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ASUS RT-AX92U ax6100 router configuration for gaming

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This router is replacing my TP-LINK AX50, which had high buffer bloat, poor QOS (it didnt work), and poor performance. I had another early AX router that shared similar issues. (AX WIFI 6 Router)

This one is tri-ban (three channels) but I would get their "Zen AX8" series for mesh networks (AX , this one does ac mesh) or their expensive gaming 11000 version if needed. I bought it from newegg and used paypall credit (0% interest)

ASUS will have a "tuf" line release in June as well which is geared to gamers:
https://www.newegg.com/asus-rt-ax92...t-ax92u-_-33-320-397-_-Product&quicklink=true

I bought this after reading all the awesome reviews from this site, he has a ton of good details on the higher end asus routers:
https://dongknows.com/asus-rt-ax92u-review/

settings: I used the option to have a single SSID (all three 2.4ghz, 5.2ghz AC and 5.2ghz ax).

a. use dslreports speed test to measure bufferbloat before replacing the router, after replacing then after configuring. Also use the packet loss site.
http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest
- select cable test
https://packetlosstest.com/

b. I also recommend power cycling your modem (unplug power cord, wait 30 sec) or reset it if you know how , especially if you havent since making the purchase or have issues accessing it.

BEFORE STARTING:
A. UPDATE FIRMWARE

B. WAIT FOR FIRMWARE TO UPDATE
C. AFTER IT IS COMPLETED FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS TO RESTART THE ROUTER MANUALLY (TURN OFF/ON once its done only!!!)

This is done under "administration" > "firmware update" tab in the council.

via:
http://router.asus.com/
or 192.168.50.1 or whatever your router IP address is.

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CUSTOM CHANGES:
-make sure to apply/wait between all changes tabs!

  1. AIPROTECTION: Enable this for security (click network protection and enable)
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2. ENABLE ADAPTIVE QOS
- then find your gaming pcs, xbox, nintend, ps4 etc and drag "highest/red" priority over them.
- work computers I did high priority (vpn, voice etc)
- do this on adaptive qos "bandwidth monitor" tab once enabled
- go to QOS tab after if not prompt to enable adaptive qos
-make sure to apply/wait between all changes tabs!

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3. QOS tab in adaptive qos:

- enable/on
- adaptive qos selected
- set your upload and bandwidth for your ISP services that you pay for. If you do not know, use a network cable (wifi has lower speeds!) and use a speed test like dsl reports to measure your download/upload speed, check your isp bill etc.
- My network is 200Mbs download and 10Mbs upload. However my ping was bad, bufferbloat (lag/ping) was bad, performance was poor. The trick for me was to do "a little less than max"
- so I use 182 download and 8-9 upload (8 or 9 is fine), this kicked QOS in earlier and reduced my ping and bufferbloat issues completely
- APPLY, then choose the customize profile

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REMINDER APPLY BETWEEN EACH SCREEN AND SAVE SETTINGS!!!

4. SETUP CUSTOM QOS PROFILE:
I need work pcs to work well on vpn at home and gaming to work well, therefore I prioritize streaming the lowest under QOS customize setting.
- drag the grey bars around to your preferred setting. I would rank gaming, work from home , learn from home and others above the rest.
- this let us stream 3 tvs on netflix/hulu/sling at the same time while gaming
- if you really need 4k crisp video, reconsider your QOS order and impact on gaming.

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5. game tab: SKIP THIS I KNOW IT SOUNDS WRONG BUT SKIP IT.
-if you enable "game device prioritizing", only do this if your a console gamer only. it will disable adapative qos , so warning this disables adaptive qos! worse case scenario you repeat the steps above
-only use wtffast if you know which games are compatible and have a sub (free trial too)
- skip mobile gaming unless you have some odd reason lol, ADAPTIVE QOS IMHO WAS BEST.



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6. WIRELESS setup
- consider the settings in my screenshot
-160hz has more interference but much higher speeds, use with consideration
- I like 40hz for 2.4ghz, 40hz for 5.2ghz 1 (this is AC channel) and 80hz for 5.2ghz 2 (AX)
- enable AX wifi 6 support

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7. PROFESSIONAL TAB ON WIRELESS SETTING
- three channels to configure, start with 2.4ghz (compare your settings to mine

2.4ghz:
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5ghz 1 (ac channel)
- I like enabling optimize AMPDU due to neighbor interference

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5.2ghz 2 (this is AX)
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8. LAN > dhcp server
I like to give my work pcs , gaming pcs and xbox etc a static ip via dhcp
-simply add the devices and apply
-REMINDER DOUBLE CHECK EACH SETTING SCREEN AFTER AND APPLY/SAVE CHANGES !!!


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9. ON wan MAKE SURE YOU DIDNT TURN OFF common best practice settings:
- if you do setup custom dns, try cloudflaire 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1

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10. OPTIONAL: I like setting up ipv6, its the future and can sometimes improve (or not lol) your ping, I have spectrum and use NATIVE setup. Its easier to config on automatic renewing cable device modems than it is for dsl etc
- if it doesnt work just disable

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11. i like keeping the default firewall settings enabled

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12. I use "wireless router mode" , again I wouldnt use this personally for mesh network due to AC limitations (as seen in reviews)
https://dongknows.com/asus-rt-ax92u-review/

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13. now go make sure your settings all saved!! apply on each screen and especially double check qos after. after it saves/applys you can then use the "restart router" feature in ASUS to restart it (or manually power cycle)

http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest
https://packetlosstest.com/
 
#6
how to enable QOS on some routers. BEFORE DOING this update router firmware under administration then for QOS:
a. enable it
b. setup upload qos
c. set upload speed to 90% of your rated speed from isp. a common amount is 10 so try 9 or 8.
d. apply
e. add highest priority rule for your gaming pc matched on mac address (and name)

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