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    HELP! RT-AC5300 CFE messed up and need original

    But the RT has not, which is what caused the issue and what this thread is about. My *RT* AC5300 is bricked because I made modifications to the CFE before ASUS pushed out firmware these past 2-3 years that encrypted them going forward. The RT's CFE was completely modifiable in the beginning and...
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    HELP! RT-AC5300 CFE messed up and need original

    Unfortunately, I bricked it shortly after the OP. I found the original CFE on my desktop from my router when I started making those changes but it was from back in 2015 before ASUS started encrypting CFEs but my AC5300 was updated to the latest firmware that encrypts the CFE. I applied the CFE...
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    HELP! RT-AC5300 CFE messed up and need original

    Hi all! I'm in desperate need of help. We're having major storms roll through the area right now and my GT-AC5300 got zapped by a lightning strike somehow and it fried the WAN port as well as LAN ports 1-6. 7 and 8 are oddly just fine. But we're without internet right now and I was gonna swap to...
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    LEAKED: GT-AC9600

    Right. But the router will still have to handle which band (in the USA) to assign 80MHz clients, UNII-1 or 3, beings they’re separate bands and 160MHz is only accomplished via aggregation. So, it may be able to behave like a triband router with 80MHz clients, in a sense.
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    LEAKED: GT-AC9600

    Maybe someone can answer this question. Obviously, for 160MHz capable clients, this router will be dual band. What about traditional 80MHz wide clients? Would this behave as a triband router and assign clients to the lower and upper portions of the 5GHz band based on traditional triband Smart...
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    LEAKED: GT-AC9600

    Honestly, the “dead spider” is more appealing to me than that weird beetle design Netgear started using or the partial triangle body shape D-Link went with. When you’re fitting that many external antennas on a router, design matters. Doesn’t feel like that mattered with other manufacturers. ASUS...
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    LEAKED: GT-AC9600

    I own most of the modern 802.11ac ASUS routers. You could call me a collector, I suppose. I didn’t mind the 87U, TBH. I had no issues with it. It’s all a matter of personal opinion. Honestly, I admire a large company like ASUS keeping faith with a small brand and trying to boost them up when...
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    LEAKED: GT-AC9600

    Wasn’t until recently that actual pictures of the unit surfaced though. Trust me, I’ve kept a close eye on it since the entry was made in high anticipation for this model to hit the market. Now we just need a launch date and I will be satisfied.
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    LEAKED: GT-AC9600

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    Asus RT-AC3200 Smart Connect Rules Fine Tuning

    It shouldn’t be cutting into your bandwidth. I have a ~120Mbps connection with my ISP and all devices perform just fine with Smart Connect enabled. Not sure why it’s the opposite for you. Have you ensured you’re on the latest firmware and have performed a full factory reset?
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