Question Router Recommendation

Which should I choose?

  • ASUS RT-AC59U (around $76)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • TP-LINK AX50/AX3000 (around $128)

    Votes: 1 100.0%
  • ASUS RT-AC680 (around $140)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
Jun 29, 2020
Hi Guys,

First time posting here. :)

I'm planning to upgrade my current router (Linksys E1200) with a new one. However, I'm having a hard time deciding which model should I pick. Here are my top 3 (in-order):

ASUS RT-AC59U (around $76)
Pros: Cheapest of the 3 ; Recently released (Oct 2019)
Cons: Doesn't support bridge or MESH mode (in case I re-purpose it); Doesn't have any removable antenna

TP-LINK AX50/AX3000 (around $128)
Pros: Latest Wifi standard (Wifi 6) (I have Wifi 6 supported device). Recently released (Nov 2019)
Cons: Common negative reviews about heating issues; Doesn't have any removable antenna

ASUS RT-AC680 (around $140)
Pros: Have multiple features (bridge, AP, router and MESH mode); Removable antennas
Cons: Most expensive of the 3; Old manufacture date (Sept 2013)

I'd like to get your opinion on which of these should I choose. If you can recommend other models that has a similar price, please let me know.

-Work (online meetings, calls, presentation etc.). The router is placed just accross a room but I'm still having packet loss and connectivity issues sometimes.
-Gaming (but I'll be using LAN for this)

Additional info:
-It will be for 2/3 story house
-Internet speed is around 17mbps (wireless) and around 40mbs (wired) (i know it's not that fast :sweatsmile:)

Thank you!