Tyler's Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair VIII Formula X570 (buy from Amazon)
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (buy from Amazon)
- RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB 2x8GB DDR4 3600 (buy from Amazon)
- Cooler: Corsair Hydro H60 (buy from Amazon)
- Case: Corsair Carbide 275R (buy from Amazon)
- OS Storage: Corsair MP600 1TB (buy from Amazon)
- Power Supply: Corsair RM850x (buy from Amazon)
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 (buy from Amazon)
The setup follows many of the ASUS platforms seen in the past.
A key feature of the 89X is the ability to choose between the two 10Gbe ports or the blue 1Gbe for WAN connectivity.
We then move into setting up the SSIDs for the wireless networks.
Finishing up the setup, we land here, a familiar place from past solutions. The center gives a quick overview of the 89X status and connected devices. To the left, we have the sidebar menu to navigate options.
AiProtection is still a staple in the ASUS interface. This includes parental controls and Network protection options.
Adaptive QoS offers traffic control for those with congested networks or a large number of users.
Like many ASUS solutions, we still have USB application support with AiDisk and media servers, printer, and Time Machine along with 3G/4G WAN.
AiCloud takes the ASUS storage platform to another level allowing you to access connected USB drives anywhere in the world.
Moving to advanced settings, we have Wi-Fi options with a drop-down for changing bands. Across the top, we have higher level settings for WPS, WDS, and Mac filters.
Moving to LAN, we have the typical options across the top with LAN IP, DHCP server settings, but the last menu option allows you to turn on jumbo frame along with link aggregation.
We then move into WAN where you can enable dual WAN for redundancy along with typical passthrough and DMZ options above.
The administration menu offers the ability to change the operation mode for the 89X should you want to use it as an AP or part of an AiMesh platform.