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    Is [WTFast] the Same thing as [AES-NI]?

    while looking through the specs of the Asus RT-AC86U (which I have been informed supports AES-NI) I see that it supports [WTFast] without mentioning AES-NI in their specs. I know that Faster VPN speeds are possible with the Hardware encryption afforded by AES-NI. So is [WTFast] merely a...
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    [Alpha] 386.2

    philosophically/businesswise I tend to agree with what you are saying. The way you could think of it is, the lowest price that you can get something from a manufacturer if you are indifferent to when you get the item is the actual "MSRP". If you can wait a week to 6 months to get something then...
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    NordVPN and DNS

    In the specific case of NordVPN they do have their own *private* DNS servers. When one does a dns leak test the IP address of the VPN tunnel and the DNS resolver is one and the same thus no "DNS leak". If one were to chose a public dns server then the leak test would show the VPN tunnel and...
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    NordVPN and DNS

    Are you on Windows? -Open the NordVPN Windows Client App -Left Click on the [Settings] "Cog" at the upper right of the App -Left Click on the [Advanced] menu item at the left -At the top where it says [Custom DNS] Left Click on the line "Set a DNS server address" Then enter your Custom DNS...
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    Best router choices for Merlin support on a budget

    Well, I did it. bought the Asus RT-AC86U from Bestbuy.com. Amazon had a better price, bestbuy "Price Match" chat session matched it--free shipping. I used a debit card that had an additional promo of 10% off any bestbuy.com purchase (That's why I went with bestbuy). SWEET! Now the weird...
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    ASUS RT-N12E C1: Prevent router from power saving?

    I tried keyword(s) "pwr" , "save", and then (thanks to @ColinTaylor) "green" Examining your nvram.txt file I did see two interesting lines: 664 wl_GreenAP=0 748 wl0_GreenAP=0 Dunno what all that means, and AM NOT SUGGESTING you do anything with this information, and I don't wanna be blamed...
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    Best router choices for Merlin support on a budget

    Thanks, I've been thinking about upgrading my router. Just trying to weigh the pros and cons. Having a more modern Linux kernel would definitely be a plus
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    Best router choices for Merlin support on a budget

    I tried typing it out directly and using the ["] Quote symbol. Got the error message. Trying the [</>] "code box" thingy now.... NOPE! get the error message: EDIT: spacing it out cat / proc / version << That worked, but it's really weird, maybe somebody here doesn't like me anymore. :(
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    ASUS RT-N12E C1: Prevent router from power saving?

    I went to the website thermia.com/online. So, trying to picture this setup and thinking about how I would "hack" a temporary/workable solution (until a better/typical/officially supported solution was evident). If it is the Thermia router that goes to "power save mode" and it's behind the...
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    Best router choices for Merlin support on a budget

    What version of the Linux kernel do owners of the RT-AC86U have? I know my version on my older RT-AC68U is 2.6.36.4. RMerlin has mentioned that some of the routers he supports have Linux kernels of 4.x.x. I wonder if that is the newer AX models only. On a side note: I tried to type in a...
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    Best router choices for Merlin support on a budget

    @OzarkEdge What linux kernel does the 86U run? I have been drooling over the 86U on newegg.com and amazon.com. The price is currently $161.72US on both sites. I have tried to find this information within snbforums.com and searching online. Maybe that's too geeky information for most search...
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    Issue with SSH on RT-AC68U

    Have you noticed if the [Tools] [Sysinfo] [Internal Storage] [JFFS] is unmounted?
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    Release Asuswrt-Merlin 386.1 is now available

    I want to dispel this commonly held notion that @L&LD EVER sleeps in the first place. :D BTW: updated to 386.1_2. Smooth sailing so far.
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    Solved Logging into SSH: How to set up/use [Authorized Keys] feature?

    Yikes! :eek: My incompetent "How to" will be SURE way for me to get permanently banned from this site! :D It would be easier to write a "How NOT to..."
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    Solved Logging into SSH: How to set up/use [Authorized Keys] feature?

    That helped especially watching the putty puttygen pageant youtube videos. When I'm in Connection->SSH->Auth in the configuration I only see [About] [Help] [Open] [Cancel] I don't see a way to [Save] and NOT to keep having to [Browse] and keep finding/choosing the "Private key for...
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