AiMesh vs. Repeater vs. Access Point [ASUS RT-AC68U Operation Modes]

In this video I’m comparing 3 different operation modes of the the Asus RT-AC68U Wireless Router:
AiMesh System vs Repeater vs Access Point

Related Videos:
-How to Setup ASUS AiMesh System [Whole-Home WiFi] –
-Testing my Asus AiMesh System [Speed Test, Roaming & more] –
-WiFi Repeater on ASUSWRT [ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless Router] –
-Testing ASUS [AiMesh] [Repeater] [Access Point] Whole-home WiFi

Asus RT-AC68U Wireless Router –

Disclaimer: 1- The T-Mobile TM-AC1900 device does NOT work in the AiMesh system unless it is flashed with the right firmware, this might also require further modifications to the firmware. It is possible that it does not work in the AiMesh system at all even after flashing the firmware. Please use/ buy /flash the T-Mobile TM-AC1900 at your own risk. Models that support AiMesh are listed here: ( This video is for educational purposes only. I do not hold any responsibility on what happens after you use this information. 2- This video description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This will help my channel, so thank you for using my links!


rabinzx T says:

can you do a video compare speed between aimesh and access point for the case of one router and one node?

Fred Noritake says:

Another very useful how-to video … I didn’t realize it was from the same person until I recognized the author’s name. Thank you Behfor! You have a great talent for explaining technical IT matters in a clear and simple manner for non-techies like me.

davesdream says:

I have the ASUS-AC66R and an old Linksys WRT56GS which I flashed with DD-WRT that I setup as Bridge. Not in use too much because clients connecting to it for some reason were dropping connection or low speed. Haven’t have too much time to play around with it, but still watching your videos 😉

napoleon smith says:

very nice job. love the analogies. keep up the good work. cant wait for the next one.

Max Nguyen says:

Great videos. I’d love for you to try linksys’ seamless roaming routers to see if they work better. They make use of the 802.11 r/k/v for the client to decide to switch.

David Ziffer says:

Can you comment on the long-term reliability of both the mesh and repeater modes? I’m interested only in systems that stay up constantly, automatically recover from brief interruptions (whatever the cause), and automatically restart fully (including reconnecting to the modem no matter how slowly the modem comes up) with no human intervention after power failures. Any mesh or repeater system that can’t essentially meet my 100% up time and automatic recovery requirements is just an annoyance. So I’m very interested in your long-term experience. Thanks!

face80 says:

Great Video, this helped alot thx

Kenny Roy says:

Is it possible to connect the RT-AC68U as repeater to a wifi network that has username and password login? I can’t seem to. The security type of the network I’m trying to extend is WPA2-Enterprise and has Protected EAP login

oneman2001 says:

I believe the latest firmware now supports Ethernet connection between the router and node for more reliable connection

rmSX13 says:

Do you think they would add more routers for AiMesh like AC87U?

Karl Ireton says:

Thank you. Your the first person I found that said something about a node using another node to connect to the router. I was unsure.

reddeath says:

Hey, can you explain the difference between AI-Mesh and the following setup:
Internet -> Asus router in router mode with wifi enabled (SSID: xxx) -> cat 6 cable -> Asus router in AP mode with wifi enabled (SSID: xxx).
So both routers have same wifi network names, on same channels, same password. How is AI-Mesh better?

Loco Mole says:

Car with automatic transmission??? Poor comparison. You don’t seem understand how car transmission and acceleration really work.

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