Recent content by Michael Clifford

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    Neet budget AIMesh node for RT86U

    Thanks for the reply. However, that model is twice the price. Also, the wife doesn't want a black box with antennas (sigh).
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    Neet budget AIMesh node for RT86U

    I have a new AX86U router that performs almost perfectly. However, it's on the 3rd floor at the North end of the house. New Cat6 wiring has been run to the first and second floors at the South end. A couple of rooms need a small boost. What's known about the AX1800 *Repeater* (as distinct from...
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    I need a plan

    So let me get this straight. Here's a table of the existing temporary SIDs Freq Router Name 2.4 AX86U M1 5 AX86U M2 2.4 AC68U M1AP 5 A68U M2AP You're saying boil this down to M1 and M2 for both routers? Regards, mjclifford
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    I need a plan

    I’ve lurked on this site for many years and, even after due diligence, have some questions. Please excuse the extensive elaboration. I’ve just upgraded to a RT-AX86U, which replaced an AC68U. The former is still running stock firmware (3.0.0.4.386_41535)in the wireless router operational mode)...
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    Transfer settings from one router to another

    I have a spanking new RT-AX86U and wish to transfer the settings from an AC68U to it. The AC68 is running Merlin 384.5 and the new one will (temporarily) run the latest stock firmware. Screen caps have been taken of all panels of the old but I'm worried about the manual transfer of DHCP...
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    goCoax MoCA 2.5 adapter

    < You don't need a stand alone PVR anymore > It's just a simple cable box with no DVR capability. < .. were you able to use the cable box once the MoCA network was up and running? > Yes I didn't mention anything about power over ethernet. Right now, the MoCa network works if the X1 device...
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    Any clear instructions for setting up an AP?

    Here's an update that my benefit other newbies. I was able to set up the N66 to function as an AP. The same SSIDs were used with different channels. The ethernet cable was strung down from the main router on the third floor down to the first floor at the back of the house. However, due to metal...
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    Any clear instructions for setting up an AP?

    I have an RT-AC68U as the main router, on the third floor. Reception on the first floor is spotty and I therefore wish to retask an N66, most likely in an AP role. There is a cat 5-E wired connection and/or Powerline adapters are working, so a wired backhaul can be used. Most of the directions...
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    RT-AC86U stock vs merlin

    < What was your final solution, did you try Asus Stock? > Here's an update on my situation. I'm simply doing nothing at the moment. To be clear, my plans were to purchase an upscale ASUS model for the third floor and use the revised TM-AC1900 on the bottom floor. That's all been dismissed now...
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    RT-AC86U stock vs merlin

    Is this really true? This is important for me, for I was one of those evil interlopers that acquired a 1900 and converted it to a 68U. The entire purpose was to get coverage from routers on the 3rd floor and the basement. I have a perfectly good N66 as well and a Cat 5E connection to these two...
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    SNBForums Policy on ASUS TM-AC1900 Conversion Discussion

    The router model was at the time only a backstory. I was requesting (as a near novice) information on putting Merlin on what I thought was an Asus router. I only had a glimmer about the need to now use Recovery since prohibitions were put in place a few years ago. Details on the methods since...
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    SNBForums Policy on ASUS TM-AC1900 Conversion Discussion

    I've been monitoring this forum nearly daily for years. Yes, I purchased that $ 50 router and (long story short) loaded an ASUS modern trx file on it. My question on the forum was titled "How Do I return to the Merlin fold?". Two people provided some tips (Recovery, etc.). However, the entire...
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    Updating RT-N66U to recent release fails.

    I have an N66 and am contemplating an upgrade (from 376.47). Please keep us informed. Good luck
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    Intermediate FW update necessary?

    I'm finishing due diligence to upgrade my N66U from Merlin 376.47 to either John's fork or the latest Merlin. I came upon this post (https://www.snbforums.com/threads/merlin-update-firmware-wont-update-rtac68u.33543/#post-269921) that suggests that an upgrade to an intermediate version is...
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    Call for recommendations of Merlin's software for RT-N66U

    I've had this router for several years now, running 376.47 Merlin, with no problems. However, transmission from the equipment room on the 3rd floor to the first is barely adequate. Tx power is set at 100%. I'd like to upgrade and have been monitoring this forum regularly. I'd like to pose a...
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