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    Is one of my 86U's a paperweight now?

    When I broke down the box that it came in I noticed a sticker that said refurbished. I don't see a manufacture date on the back. The DFS channels are visible though.
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    Is one of my 86U's a paperweight now?

    Update: Did the RMA. They could not fix it so they sent what looked to be a new 86U. Overall, a good experience with Asus.
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    Is one of my 86U's a paperweight now?

    Anyone had any luck with the RMA process. Digging around on Asus's website is not easy to get answers. I did get this 86U as a gift so I am not really out anything.
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    Is one of my 86U's a paperweight now?

    Well, it is still usable as a switch or router with no WiFi.
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    Is one of my 86U's a paperweight now?

    I don't recall if the WiFi lights were on or not after the initial failure and recovery. I have done factory resets.
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    Is one of my 86U's a paperweight now?

    Update: Everything is working now except for WiFi. Both bands seem to be dead. The LED's on the front are not on and nothing happens when I press the WiFi on/off button on the side. When I look at the temperature tab it says disabled for both bands. In Wireless settings I am not able to...
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    Is one of my 86U's a paperweight now?

    Good news.....so far. I did a 30-30-30 reset then did a WPS reset then did a firmware restoration to latest stock firmware and it seems to be working now. At least it stays powered on and I am able to log-in to it for now.
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    Is one of my 86U's a paperweight now?

    I tried using the power supply that is connected to my working 86U with no results. I got it as a gift.
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    Is one of my 86U's a paperweight now?

    I have two 86U's. One as a router and one as an access point. Yesterday, the 86U I have running as a router all of a sudden I could not log-in to it and then the LED's on the front all turned off. Upon rebooting only the power LED would blink on and off slowly. I have tried factory resetting...
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    86U in AP mode firmware update?

    I have two 86U's. One in router mode and one in AP mode. How important is it to keep the firmware (Merlin 384.9 on both) updated on the 86U that is in AP mode?
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    Need help setting up 2x Asus 86u's in AP mode

    I have two 86U's at either end of my house. Both running Merlin firmware. One in router mode, one in AP mode. I assigned the 86U in AP mode a static IP address and shrank my IP address pool to accommodate the 86U in AP mode, a DVR and a wireless printer I have on my network. For WiFi, I have...
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    ASUS Firmware update problems

    Just what I was going to say.
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    DNS servers

    Be sure to run the DNS benchmark at different times of the day and when your LAN is quiet. Seems like I get a different result every time I run the test. I picked the two DNS that showed up most often at the top of the list and they aren't the usual ones everyone likes to use.
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    DNS servers

    I guess it depends on where you live and who your ISP is. Some DNS servers may be closer to you than others and may offer better performance than others. Try the DNS benchmark below to get an idea. https://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm
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    Statistics on 384.8_2 RT-AC86U

    Have you done a factory reset?
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