Should I buy the AmpliFi Alien?


  • I currently have a TP-Link Archer AX11000, but really like the look of the AmpliFi Alien. I can think of several things that the Archer AX11000 has that the Alien does not, such as 8 LAN ports, USB ports, two 5 GHz WiFi 6 radios, 160 MHz channel bandwidth and WPA3. I know that a couple of these things are hopefully going to be addressed in a later version of the Alien's firmware. Will the Alien give me anything that the Archer AX11000 does not, apart from a much nicer looking router?


  • The 8 LAN ports can be fixed with an unmanaged gigabit switch. By the latest beta firmware it looks like WPA3 and 160mhz channels are pretty close to be implemented. If the second 5g channel and the USB ports aren’t important then the Alien is good choice. Really solid, no issues, haven’t touched it in a long time.


  • Thanks @Paul-Miller. I am a bit concerned by the reports that people are having issues with the range of the EU model, so have not decided whether to buy one yet.


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