Recent content by PDinDetroit

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    Handling Tagged VLAN on a AC86U

    I didn't have an AC68U, I started with AC86Us but moved to AX88U AiMesh Router (in basement), AX86U AiMesh Node (1st Level, far end of house), and AX88U AiMesh Node (2nd level, far other end of house). It's overkill but I got to a point where I just wanted it to work for Main WiFi Networks and...
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    Handling Tagged VLAN on a AC86U

    I ran into roadblocks trying to use VLANS on RT-AC86U/RT-AX88U/RT-AX86U. I wanted the separation similar to yours, especially IOT. I instead went with AiMesh Router/AiMesh Nodes configuration and using the 1st Guest for IOT 2.4/5 GHz (which works across Router & Nodes). It just works and made...
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    To AiMesh or not to AiMesh - that is the question

    I have a similar situation. Longer house on a corner lot. The main reason I went with AiMesh was for Guest networks that can span the AiMesh Nodes for IoT devices. I do see, at times, IoT devices that get "locked" to specific AiMesh Router or AiMesh Nodes. If I walk away for awhile, the IoT...
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    I need a plan

    I have a longer house on a corner lot, so I run more routers to cover off "perceived" signal issues. I have an AX88U at point of presence in the basement that runs as an AiMesh Router with Diversion and Skynet. I have an AX88U AiMesh Node in the Living Room on 1st floor at one end of the house...
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    Beta Asuswrt-Merlin 386.1 Beta (stage 2) is now available

    2021-01-10 Upgrade Notes Pre-Merlin BETA State: RT-AX88U: HW Ver - A1.1, Production Year - 2019, AiMesh Router, RELEASE ASUS, 386_41249, Location - Basement (Point of Presence) RT-AC86U: HW Ver - R1.5, Production Year - 2018, AiMesh Node, BETA ASUS, 386_41157, Location - Living Room RT-AC86U...
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    NAS Help Required

    Another vote for a Raspberry Pi, but I would go with a 4 B as the Network and USB are separated and can run at faster speeds. The following could be a potential solution for you:
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    ASUS RT-AX88U Firmware v3.

    The 2.4 GHz WiFi is more reliable/stronger signal for 386_41249 on my RT-AX88U. I have been able to run this single WiFi Router for my entire home now. Will likely follow in @LimJK footsteps with 386_41249 on the RT-AX88U and beta 386.41157 on 2 RT-AC86Us to boost signal strength in certain...
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    Problems blocking IoT devices from internet (ASUS Merlin)

    There could be several reasons. First, some questions: 1. What routers are you using (IE: model number, RT-AC86U for example)? 2. Are you manually selecting channels or using Auto? 3. Is this occurring on 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, or both? 4. What version of Merlin-WRT are you using?
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    [Release] Asuswrt-Merlin 384.17 (and 384.13_8) are now available

    Dirty flash to .17 for AX88U (Router) and 2 AC86U's (AP). Working great for 6+days.
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    [Beta] Asuswrt-Merlin 384.16 beta (and 384.13_5) are available

    AiProtect shows ZERO items running for months with Diversion and Skynet. Might consider those as an option...
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    Not Directly Related, Which AX Router Would (Do) You Have for Use w/Merlin

    I have an RT-AX88U as primary and 2 RT-AC86Us for APs. I can change them at some point to AiMesh with wired backhaul. I could take 1 or both of the 86Us and make them Routers to manage traffic differently. Nice to have options. I have not had the experience of some with WiFi issues on 384.15...
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    Weird Google problem

    I would reset (M&M) both systems and leave them with bare minimum configuration (no add-ons). Then test this out to see if the issue resurfaces in that 2-4 hour range. Then, install add-ons 1 at a time and see if the issue resurfaces in that 2-4 hour range each time. I think that could help...
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    ASUS RT AC66U Disable 2.4GHz

    Consider making the RT-AC66U a Router instead of an Access Point. You could possibly use the following script (with the correct firmware version): 1. Setup pfSense for an OpenVPN Server...
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    [Release] Asuswrt-Merlin 384.15 (and 384.13_4) are now available

    Running 384.15 on AX88U (Router) and 2 AC86Us (Access Points). They were all on 384.15 Beta 1 prior to upgrade, did dirty flash (removed USB from AX88U though). Running AMTM, Diversion, and Skynet. All have been up for 18 hours and running just fine including all WiFi devices. My work laptop...
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    [Beta] Asuswrt-Merlin 384.15 Beta and 384.13_3 are now available

    ASUS website for RT-AX88U lists that firmware version has improved wireless compatibility and performance (384.15 is not based upon that AFAIK). You could try that version and see if it performs better. Link: