Recent content by Christopher Phillips

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    Dual WAN using Xfinity Wifi?

    What I've tried doing is using my windows desktop's second NIC and a wireless Addon card, connecting to XFINITY wifi, bridging them together and then plugging in a network cable from the 2nd nic into one of the lan ports on my router. Then set up dual WAN and specified that LAN port as the...
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    Dual WAN using Xfinity Wifi?

    I have an Asus RT-AC86U running Asuwrt-Merlin. I'm bumping up against my data cap for Xfinity but don't want to spend an extra $25 a month to pay them for unlimited data ($10 more a month plus a mandatory modem rental of $15.) I live in a townhome community and have great access to Xfinity's...
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    [RT-AC86U] started randomly dropping internet after a year of use

    If I am unable to connect to my Motorola modem when the internet goes down is that an indication that there is something wrong with the modem or it still could be an ISP problem?
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    [RT-AC86U] started randomly dropping internet after a year of use

    I have an RT-AC86U on which I'm running Asuswrt-Merlin. I have it paired with a MOTOROLA MB8600. These two have been going strong for nearly a year now but in the last week I've had the internet randomly drop 3 times. I then have to restart them both to get internet back. I'm not sure if it's...
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    All devices dropping connection intermittently to RT-AC66U after upgrading Modem

    Changing over to the stock firmware didn't resolve the issue. The router is definitely restarting as most of y'all suggested. The uptime reset when I lost connectivity. I'm going to go ahead and buy the RT-AC86U. I got this router in 2013 so 6 years is pretty damn good longevity for tech...
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    All devices dropping connection intermittently to RT-AC66U after upgrading Modem

    Oh shoot, you're absolutely right. I saw June 4th and totally didn't realize that was from 2018. I have the original RT-AC66U, not the B version so as far as I know, AsusWRT-Merlin stopped supporting it a long time ago. Should I still try the newest firmware on my old router? I may just pull...
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    All devices dropping connection intermittently to RT-AC66U after upgrading Modem

    OK cool, I figured Cat5e would be sufficient. Asus has a bevy of routers on their website and it's incredibly difficult to tell the differences between all of them, even with their comparison tool. I'm trying to see if I can find a product release schedule to see which ones are the newest. The...
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    All devices dropping connection intermittently to RT-AC66U after upgrading Modem

    Thanks everyone for the replies. I've gone through and replied to each of your ideas below. If it was rebooting I would have thought it would take longer than 15-30 seconds to come back online. Next time it happens I'll walk over to the router to see if it looks like it restarted. I went...
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    All devices dropping connection intermittently to RT-AC66U after upgrading Modem

    I just recently upgraded my Comcast cable internet to gigabit and as such had to get a new cable modem that supports DOCSIS 3.1. I ultimately went with the Motorola MB8600 (although now I'm regretting not sticking with an Arris modem since my last one was so solid.) Ever since making the...
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