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    Latest router recommendation for high speed VPN

    just came across this company a moment ago... https://www.vilfo.com/ european and seems like they make routers focused on VPN... hmm curious about this.
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    Merlin firmware for the new RT-AX86U?

    last week only? wow. very popular. i for one need a newer asus just for the better vpn performance.
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    merlin firmware with open VPN & pi-hole - does it 'bump' the client on the vpn, to the router's WAN DNS entries?

    I ask because most discussions, including this one: https://www.snbforums.com/threads/asus-rt-ac68u-the-correct-way-to-configure-dns-for-pi-hole-standalone-device.65010/ with pihole setup discussions suggest not putting the ip of the pihole to the WAN DNS 1 box, instead put it only in the LAN...
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    ASUS RT-AC68U - The correct way to configure DNS for Pi-Hole (standalone device)

    that's awesome, wasn't aware. but within Firefox, I thought there was a easy way to turn DoH off already.
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    ASUS RT-AC68U - The correct way to configure DNS for Pi-Hole (standalone device)

    ooh yes, i was very curious. ive recently been running unbound. unbound is my pihole's upstream dns. ive only so far have read that unbound supports DoT. im not yet versed to know if i have to enable DoT or still have to proceed w/ stubby. but very curious.
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    ASUS RT-AC68U - The correct way to configure DNS for Pi-Hole (standalone device)

    maybe a cheap PI zero would work well running pi-hole as secondary DNS?
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    ASUS RT-AC68U - The correct way to configure DNS for Pi-Hole (standalone device)

    you're right, I hadnt done that yet. on the dns filter tab page, it notes: "Router" will force clients to use the DNS provided by the router's DHCP server (or, the router itself if it's not defined). so since my router is not providing dns, its the pihole device, i should not toggle onto...
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    What should WAN DNS Setting be?

    "Forward local domain queries to upstream DNS" i have my own dns server as well. it is set as my dns in the lan side of the asus merlin page. if i do aas the OP and set up wan dns to point to the internal dns as well.... and agree to foward local queries to this dns server as it is the...
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    ASUS RT-AC68U - The correct way to configure DNS for Pi-Hole (standalone device)

    for me, i no longer was limited to using my pihole's ip address to hit the admin page after i went into my router and set the wan side dns back to automatic. i had entries in there, used my pihole ip. i had erased all my entries of my router and maybe didnt exactly set it up the same after...
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    ASUS RT-AC68U - The correct way to configure DNS for Pi-Hole (standalone device)

    i forgot about that ip range formyself.... i gave my pihole a static ip reservation of like 192.168.5.200 in the router despite that. so will it cause any real world problems?
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    Latest router recommendation for high speed VPN

    surprised no discussion here for months. im still fully happy with my RT-AC68U, except with its vpn usage w/ openvpn. w/ my vpn desktop app from my provider, i get about 60 Mbps. non vpn speed test is about upper 60s to near 70Mbps. using vpn through this asus, its about 25Mbps, tested 5...
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    upgrading a asus RT-AC68U from merlin 380.65_4 to newest merlin.

    oh snap, i didnt know what has happened to this router and asus targeting it back. well like i said i spent 20 min searching around but i wasn't in eye of looking for confirms as to the ability to update it since it's banned. wasn't aware of that. for one thing, i forgot it was called the...
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    (NOOB) Definition of "minimal and manual configuration"

    ahhhh, noted thankyou Dave.
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    upgrading a asus RT-AC68U from merlin 380.65_4 to newest merlin.

    hi. yep this is an old tmobile router. im generally one of those if it aint broke dont fix it types. i dont recall how i got through to flashing this baby years ago but i do recall it took me a weekend. all the standard steps didnt work so once i was up and running with merlin i dreaded...
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