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    RT-AC86U USB connected drive access denied to Windows 10 client

    Yes I have. As I mentioned it was working for years and recently - nogo! Here's a though: the message I receive is that access was denied. I try different users/pwds still without luck. When I check the connection credentials from my Linux systems I'm using the same usenames/pwds and on...
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    RT-AC86U USB connected drive access denied to Windows 10 client

    Hello! I've been using Merlin based ASUS routers for years now very successfully. However, recently attempting to access the USB connected external drive on the router shows as access denied. It is still accessible from my Linux systems. I've spent many hours trying to diagnose this and...
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    Transferring Samba Share

    FWIW I recently changed from the RT-N66U to the RT-AC86U and am happy that I did. What I did was duplicate the definition in the USB /samba section in the new router the same as the old and everything just connected and worked (access-wise). I did have an issue with file names but that has...
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    RT-AC86U + 384.5 + smb mangled file name help?

    OK - here's what I determined. Yes the colons are reserved and trust me, they occur when I create a filename and embed the output of a particular bash date command. Merlin had mentioned that the special characters "might" cause the trigger of the mangling even though it was turned off. I...
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    RT-AC86U + 384.5 + smb mangled file name help?

    I suspect its going to be a mismatch between the samba versions between the NAS and the Ubuntu VM. I'll have to dig into those. But just for your head scratching pleasure check this out: [email protected] ~ $ ls /RT-AC86U/0fdcx/BKUP_2018-05-07* |hd 00000000 2f 52 54 2d 41 43 38 36 55 2f 30 66 64...
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    RT-AC86U + 384.5 + smb mangled file name help?

    Reply for both above: I connect to a remote share using the fstab with a mount statement from 16.04. The Mint is merely a VM host for this application. As far as what may have been updated . . . literally everything. I wasn't paying too much attention to when this happened. But here's how I...
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    RT-AC86U + 384.5 + smb mangled file name help?

    I've been a long time Merlin user (thank you) and use the smb for storage. I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 in a vbox on a LinuxMint 18.3 host. In my 16.04 I can access the usb drive in the router and when I ls the contents it returns proper long filenames. However, if I use an rm command the...
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    Connection timeout with WISP mode?

    I support many, many SOHO installations across the USA where many use WISP to connect to a host site's WLAN for Internet access. The reason this is done is to keep their "SOHO" network private and secure for its members/employees. And the fact that there is little or NO support from the host...
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    WAN over WiFi

    As Merlin states, this is not supported with AsusWRT. It is a feature called WISP and quite a number of routers support it. "It" being the ability to connect your WAN using Wifi to another Wifi network. Search specifically for the WISP feature when researching routers.
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    A little help setting up ftp access on Merlin?

    FYI - No matter what I tried to define to enable ftp it would somehow stop anyone from reaching the internet. So what I did was enable ssh and I used scp to move the file(s) that I needed. Thanks for the info and I'll retry that sometime in the future.
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    A little help setting up ftp access on Merlin?

    Running RT-N66U successfully for a while and I want to upload the nvram-save files for use. I'm using port forwarding on port 21 to one of my servers so I've set the router ftp port to 2021. Accessing by IP:port didn't work so I setup a port fwd/trigger for same. Still no luck. So could...
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    RT-AC66U DNS Serving Static IPs?

    Most likely you need to access the web server with a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for it to understand and redirect the request to the proper server. Are you using apache? For my development I modify my hosts file on my development machine (desktop and/or laptop) to translate the desired...
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    Ideas for subnetting w/N66U?

    As I've been using this model router with Merlin firmware for several years now and like it, I have a requirement to split my LAN into two subnets. I realize each subnet requires a router interface and this model only has one. Is there any way to redefine the subnets or any way to interconnect...
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    RT-N66U Died???

    SOLVED! Thanks to SnakeByte it was simply the on/off switch. It appears that there is a detent to hold the switch in the ON position. This detent or at least what catches it must have worn out and it wouldn't stay on. Seeing how I would have to replace the router anyway and it is always on...
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    RT-N66U Died???

    My entire network came to a stop yesterday and upon examination I noticed that my router lights were all off. I tested my power cord and its leds illuminates and a volt meter shows voltage at the tip. But when I plug it into the router - nothing, nada. If I depress one of the buttons on the...
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