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    internet status

    Looks like you have dual WAN configured. One of your two links is up, the other is down (speculation... I don't use dual WAN).
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    RT AC86U - Help me please! Bufferbloat and latency

    While those results look bad, in practice you are probably just fine "as is". Details: 1. With ~900 Mbps down and ~200 Mbps up, it is unlikely that you will ever experience any bufferbloat while gaming. The bufferbloat test is showing you what would happen if you were saturating your up/down...
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    DNSFilter does not work unless "DNS Server 1" is entered on DHCP Server tab?

    I think this might remain a mystery. When configuring from scratch, I have never imported anything from backup. I commission everything by hand, with the exception of saving a few nvram variables (custom_clientlist, dhcp_staticlist). I know, for certain, I have never messed with the...
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    DNSFilter does not work unless "DNS Server 1" is entered on DHCP Server tab?

    When I left the field empty, the clients had the Router's DNS. The problem is NOW SOLVED! THANK YOU for everyone's help! Sadly, I did not capture the bash output requested by dave14305 while it was in the failing state. I did run those commands, after it was working, and all output makes a lot...
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    DNSFilter does not work unless "DNS Server 1" is entered on DHCP Server tab?

    If DNS Server 1 is left blank, NO filtering is done for any clients. If I fill it in, all DNSFiltering works great. (and in my wacky test, if I put my router's IP into DNS Server 1, it also doesn't work). Odd.
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    DNSFilter does not work unless "DNS Server 1" is entered on DHCP Server tab?

    Running 386.2, dirty upgrade from fresh install of 386.1 on an AX86U. No IPv6. Merlin says that I am the outlier here, so it appears that I am going to need to reset everything to factory defaults and see if that fixes it.
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    DNSFilter does not work unless "DNS Server 1" is entered on DHCP Server tab?

    PiHole works just fine like this. It should be functionally equivalent to what you are doing.
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    DNSFilter does not work unless "DNS Server 1" is entered on DHCP Server tab?

    Is anyone successfully using the DNSFilter function without entering an IP address into "DNS Server 1" on the DHCP server page? Since shabbs is using "DNS Server 1" as his pihole, then DNSFilter should work for him (if he uses it). I don't know how it will help, but below is a capture of my...
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    DNSFilter does not work unless "DNS Server 1" is entered on DHCP Server tab?

    Some answers: My global filter is OpenDNS home. This keeps things safe for the kids. I have several headless devices set up with "No Filtering" (generally appliances and whatnot, so they don't pollute OpenDNS stats). I have a few clients which are re-directed to a pihole (to turn off ads on...
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    DNSFilter does not work unless "DNS Server 1" is entered on DHCP Server tab?

    I find that DNSFilter does NOT work unless I specify "DNS Server 1" or "DNS Server 2" on the DHCP Server tab? If the router IP address is the DNS server for the client, the DNSFilter function does not work. It skips DNS filtering! Is this intended? I don't think so... If I specify a DNS...
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    Beta Asuswrt-Merlin 386.2 Beta is now available

    "Maybe" all is well? I found this comment from RMerlin from way back in 2015. It "might" explain why your pings suffer when running game traffic (because QoS prioritizes ICMP lower). https://www.snbforums.com/threads/qos-causing-high-pings.23742/#post-178333 It would be nice to have some...
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    Beta Asuswrt-Merlin 386.2 Beta is now available

    This is some DEEP SCIENCE on gaming and ping spikes. The results are curious... Observations: meter.net/ping-test generates a small trickle of packets and FPS games still shouldn't be saturating your slow upload link (and certainly not your download). CoD/WZ appears to send less than 100...
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    CakeQOS CakeQoS Jitter

    The congestion (which does appear to be driven by human usage patterns) could be: 1. The "many other things connected to the XB6". Do you have any way of knowing the load which is being put on the XB6 from these other devices? Any way of controlling them? If they are putting a significant...
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    CakeQOS CakeQoS Jitter

    Connect your computer directly to the XB6 and run the test at this website: https://www.meter.net/ping-test/ That test is similar to the Network Analysis ping that you were doing on the router. You should get very low jitter (1 or 2 ms). I suspect you will see much bigger numbers. You can...
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    Latency help ax88u needed

    Original poster was talking about gaming. I was attempting to address the original poster's question. As stated above, the "The leader in latency" section of the article you posted is not an accurate way to measure the router's latency. It is mostly measuring the latency of the service...
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