i've had a Unifi Dream Machine since January and finally had enough of it. Nightmare Machine more like.
too many of the advertised features are non-existant or broken. features that are present in product lower down the scale are missing, and you constantly have to be a "beta tester" to get basic function working that get broken in pushed out updates. thus UI can go take a flying f.
so i'm now looking at replacement routers (for virgin cable). been looking at the AsusWRT devices specifically comparing the following
RT-AC86U RT-AC87U RT-AC88U
which all seem similar with the exception of WIFI performance.
the features i do need are -ability to create VLANs -the ability to create a "guest" wifi that has total device isolation and restricted bandwidth -ability to run a VPN server allowing me to remotely connect to my network (L2TP preferred) -ability to allow the router to be a VPN client to connect to services like NordVPN/Surfshark etc (usually OpenVPN client) -some sort of threat management (IDS or IPS) -deep packet inspection if possible -ability to update DynDNS services
Probably better if you ask at Asus support - or their networking fora.
-------------------- John --------------------
I do not work for VM. My services: HD TV on VIP (+ Sky Sports & Movies & BT sport), x3 V6 boxes (1 wired 2 WiFi,) SH2 in modem mode with Airport Extreme Router +2 Airport Express's. On VIVID200, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.