All wired or a mix of wired and wireless?
how big is the house, how many floors?
do you currently have any access points just the asus wifi router?
is you house wired for ethernet or coax at all?
In general i would say the hap ac2 is the more powerful router in that it has ipsec hardware built in (better vpn performance) PLUS its throughput is much better, especially if looking at an eventual 1gig fibre connection.
hapac2 for 512packet size - 1445Mbps - 986Mbps (bridging -routing: 25 filter rules) whereas for the hapac 518Mbps-318Mbps
So based on WAN connection alone, not even considering VPN the hapac2 may be better for your.
However, the hapac has much better wifi. It has 3 chains vice 2 chains per radio and is a higher rated AC chip 1200 vice the 867 for the hapac2.
If this were the only wifi unit in the location it would probably be better suited, but you do have a second wifi device by repurposing the asus as an AP/switch.
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on Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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