Top positive review
Worked right out of the box, also sufficiently customizable
Reviewed in Australia on 16 August 2020
Very happy with purchase. Using the Asus AX88U with a TP-Link Archer VR400 in pass-through mode on an NBN FTTN connection. Excellent coverage throughout the house, even on low TX power setting. Worked right out of the box, also sufficiently customizable. Dual Band Smart Connect is a nice feature, the router can decide whether devices connect via 2.4 or 5G, which means no need to setup separate SSIDs.
Asuswrt-Merlin custom firmware unlocks a whole lot of new potential for customization (ad-blocking, tor, VPN, and more which I'm yet to discover). Decently future proof with good specs on the CPU and memory. Will update review if I notice anything else worth mentioning, but for now, just happy to login and play around with it a bit each day.