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LookingForMyMojo
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:41    Post subject: Reply with quote
Mark1958 wrote:
@Mojo

I missed out on a deal Micro Center in (Detroit) had last month on the Ac86u two for $299 plus a $40 rebate thats $130 each. Sad

But my question is with the Rmerlin are you running AiMesh for your wireless network?

Just wondered if Rmerlin supported the mesh feature.

Thanks Mark


Not yet:

https://www.snbforums.com/threads/release-384-ng-asuswrt-merlin-384-4-is-now-available.45406/

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:26    Post subject: Reply with quote
Its only about 20 minutes for me. Wink
-bill

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tutorial for flashing "WRT" series:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=287813
DD-WRT Installation, Upgrade & Basic Setup–Cliff Notes:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=311117
Kong DD-WRT Config Tutorial:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Install-and-Configure-a-DD-WRT-Kong-Router/
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BostonDan
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 13:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
myersw wrote:
Its only about 20 minutes for me. Wink
-bill


<Off-Topic>
Unfortunately the Madison Heights (Detroit) Micro Center location leaves me with PTSD. Got hit outside of it about 3 weeks ago in a 3 week old car (< 2000 miles on the ODO). I was waiting at a red light to turn to get onto 75 at 9:00 at night, and some guy in a pickup truck was looking at his phone and ran right into my stopped car. Sad

At least he was honorable and we both pulled over to the Sprint store and waited for the cops to arrive. I'm still waiting to get my car back from the shop (the shop was backed up).
</Off-Topic>

Cheers,
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Eyerex
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 15:23    Post subject: Reply with quote
LookingForMyMojo wrote:
How do you find it?


Have to say the firmware is a thing of beauty with stock and merlin as everything you could ever need is there but the one thing that lets it down for me is i can't get the same speeds when sharing a USB 3 drive over WiFi, with Asus it sit's at around 35mbs but with Linksys it's just under 55mbs on good day speeds via ethernet are the same about 102mbs

Have tried playing with all the Asus settings but can't match the Linksys speed

Plus it also looks like a decapitated transformer

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pscott05
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 14:36    Post subject: Reply with quote
I see a lot of mention about the RT-AC86U. What about the RT-AC88U? Seems to have better wireless performance (according to specs) I'm very close to replacing my WRT3200ACM and want to make sure I'm getting the right one this time.
myersw
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 16:49    Post subject: Reply with quote
pscott05 wrote:
I see a lot of mention about the RT-AC86U. What about the RT-AC88U? Seems to have better wireless performance (according to specs) I'm very close to replacing my WRT3200ACM and want to make sure I'm getting the right one this time.


I would also look at Netgear r7800. Rated number 1 on smallnetbuilder right now.
https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/tools/rankers/router/view

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Asus ac86u: RMerlin 384.5
Netgear r7800: LEDE Firmware
Modem:ARRIS SURFboard TM822R Voice and Data.
ISP:Comcast
tutorial for flashing "WRT" series:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=287813
DD-WRT Installation, Upgrade & Basic Setup–Cliff Notes:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=311117
Kong DD-WRT Config Tutorial:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Install-and-Configure-a-DD-WRT-Kong-Router/
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phinn
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 15:57    Post subject: Reply with quote
R7800 is likely my next router after the R7000. They can now be had refurb for $130 instead of the $200 new price.

I really want to like the RT-AC86U, especially with SmallNetworkBuilder tests so good and there is Merlin to fall back on (granted Netgear has Merlin based Xwrt-Vortex). USB Storage performance is very important to me and R7000 is lacking there. But I just can't stand (pun intended) the way the Asus sit upright, don't want a router like that.

So the R7800 is next if DD-WRT support keeps up. Mainly because the Wrt3200ACM has proven so unreliable with poor open source support (bad Wi-Fi drivers with drops, no power output control, lack of CTF support, etc.).
pscott05
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 17:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
phinn wrote:
R7800 is likely my next router after the R7000. They can now be had refurb for $130 instead of the $200 new price.

I really want to like the RT-AC86U, especially with SmallNetworkBuilder tests so good and there is Merlin to fall back on (granted Netgear has Merlin based Xwrt-Vortex). USB Storage performance is very important to me and R7000 is lacking there. But I just can't stand (pun intended) the way the Asus sit upright, don't want a router like that.

So the R7800 is next if DD-WRT support keeps up. Mainly because the Wrt3200ACM has proven so unreliable with poor open source support (bad Wi-Fi drivers with drops, no power output control, lack of CTF support, etc.).


If you hate the way the RT-AC86U stands up, look at the RT-AC88U. https://goo.gl/zcPpBH
phinn
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 17:28    Post subject: Reply with quote
pscott05 wrote:
If you hate the way the RT-AC86U stands up, look at the RT-AC88U. https://goo.gl/zcPpBH


Interesting. Looks good actually. Obviously Asuswrt-Merlin would be a way to go for this, but how's DD-WRT for the RT-AC88U?
myersw
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 0:09    Post subject: Reply with quote
phinn wrote:
pscott05 wrote:
If you hate the way the RT-AC86U stands up, look at the RT-AC88U. https://goo.gl/zcPpBH


Interesting. Looks good actually. Obviously Asuswrt-Merlin would be a way to go for this, but how's DD-WRT for the RT-AC88U?


33% 1 egg on new egg does not instill confidence in me. That is 1/3 of folks very unhappy.

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Asus ac86u: RMerlin 384.5
Netgear r7800: LEDE Firmware
Modem:ARRIS SURFboard TM822R Voice and Data.
ISP:Comcast
tutorial for flashing "WRT" series:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=287813
DD-WRT Installation, Upgrade & Basic Setup–Cliff Notes:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=311117
Kong DD-WRT Config Tutorial:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Install-and-Configure-a-DD-WRT-Kong-Router/
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sesshomaru86
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:59    Post subject: Reply with quote
Reading this thread and after LookingForMyMojo's wife hammered the Linksys make me honestly want to pass to asus too. Lost entire days trying to connect the wrt54gl as a repeater bridge to the wrt1200ac but i didn't suceed except with some super old firmware. The thing is that i need to cover more space in my house cause my wife wanna hit me too as the signal doesnt arrive to her office but i dont want a wireless extender thing (half bandwidth, big pings,etc ).

Checked the RT-AC86U seems a bomb but the cost is forbidden for me at 230eu per unit. Found on amazon.com the AC-1900 from T-mobile at 48$ per piece that seemed that i can flash to the RT-AC68U . For 2 devices shippings costs and customs as i live in Europe , it will cost me around 130 eu for 2 units. Seems fair. Also its the most cheap way to try the mesh network but i should stay on asus firmware and not on Merlin. Does someone know if the asus default firmware has the possibility to set a vpn with policy based routing and have firewall scipts with iptables or is it a must to flash Merlin? Also if i put Merlin can i connect the routers through WDS ? Any suggestions ?
LookingForMyMojo
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 14:33    Post subject: Reply with quote
sesshomaru86 wrote:
Reading this thread and after LookingForMyMojo's wife hammered the Linksys make me honestly want to pass to asus too. Lost entire days trying to connect the wrt54gl as a repeater bridge to the wrt1200ac but i didn't suceed except with some super old firmware. The thing is that i need to cover more space in my house cause my wife wanna hit me too as the signal doesnt arrive to her office but i dont want a wireless extender thing (half bandwidth, big pings,etc ).

Checked the RT-AC86U seems a bomb but the cost is forbidden for me at 230eu per unit. Found on amazon.com the AC-1900 from T-mobile at 48$ per piece that seemed that i can flash to the RT-AC68U . For 2 devices shippings costs and customs as i live in Europe , it will cost me around 130 eu for 2 units. Seems fair. Also its the most cheap way to try the mesh network but i should stay on asus firmware and not on Merlin. Does someone know if the asus default firmware has the possibility to set a vpn with policy based routing and have firewall scipts with iptables or is it a must to flash Merlin? Also if i put Merlin can i connect the routers through WDS ? Any suggestions ?


checkout RMerlin on the forum, ask those questions there. But I will tell you, any newer Asus router running RMerlin will outperform anything else.

https://www.snbforums.com/forums/asuswrt-merlin.42/

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tutorial for flashing "WRT" series:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=287813
DD-WRT Installation, Upgrade & Basic Setup–Cliff Notes:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=311117

My "WRT" rant

https://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=312142&highlight=ac86u
sesshomaru86
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 22:09    Post subject: Reply with quote
LookingForMyMojo wrote:
sesshomaru86 wrote:
Reading this thread and after LookingForMyMojo's wife hammered the Linksys make me honestly want to pass to asus too. Lost entire days trying to connect the wrt54gl as a repeater bridge to the wrt1200ac but i didn't suceed except with some super old firmware. The thing is that i need to cover more space in my house cause my wife wanna hit me too as the signal doesnt arrive to her office but i dont want a wireless extender thing (half bandwidth, big pings,etc ).

Checked the RT-AC86U seems a bomb but the cost is forbidden for me at 230eu per unit. Found on amazon.com the AC-1900 from T-mobile at 48$ per piece that seemed that i can flash to the RT-AC68U . For 2 devices shippings costs and customs as i live in Europe , it will cost me around 130 eu for 2 units. Seems fair. Also its the most cheap way to try the mesh network but i should stay on asus firmware and not on Merlin. Does someone know if the asus default firmware has the possibility to set a vpn with policy based routing and have firewall scipts with iptables or is it a must to flash Merlin? Also if i put Merlin can i connect the routers through WDS ? Any suggestions ?


checkout RMerlin on the forum, ask those questions there. But I will tell you, any newer Asus router running RMerlin will outperform anything else.

https://www.snbforums.com/forums/asuswrt-merlin.42/


Thanx for the reply man! Merlin is definitely better than asus stock ! Also from what i understood right now mesh networks are in general slow. Merlin offers a media bridge from what i saw that provides Wi-Fi connection to the Ethernet-enabled devices. WDS connects the repeater with the clients with wire and supports wep..I checked all the options and i think at the end i will go with Ubiquiti . A Unify Gateway and how many APs i want depending the needs.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 23:41    Post subject: Reply with quote
For Asus or rmerlin firmware on the tm-ac1900 read this thread https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2693988
Don’t ask on the smallnetbulder forum. It is verboten.

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Mark1958
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:57    Post subject: Reply with quote
Well I myself took Mojo’s advice, and picked up Two Asus 86u’s on sale May 1st, and all I can say Wow!!!
They have been running flawlessly, other than to take down to update Merlin.
I only wish I knew this before wasting all my time with the Wrt 3200acm.
Thanks Mojo

Mark

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