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    RT-AX88U (PERHAPS ANY ASUS ROUTER) - 2.4GHZ SMART DEVICES DROPPING ON AND OFF I have an RT-AX88U and I am finding that my 43+ attached devices are sometimes not responding, not all of them simultaneously, just a random one or two, all the problem ones are on the 2.4Ghz channels. These devices...
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    AX88U 2.4Ghz Max PHY Rate

    Hello, What is the correct Max PHY Rate speed I should be reaching in 2.4Hgz?? Right now I see 385Mbps. I thought the max was 1148Mbps Here's my config Thanks
  3. Rana Imran

    ASUS Aimesh Node Connects to 2.4GHz instead of 5GHz

    Hi, I am using ASUS RT-AC5300 as Aimesh Router with another ASUS RT-AC5300 as Aimesh Node (Wired) and ASUS RT-AC68U as second Aimesh Node (Wireless). My RT-AC68U node was able to connect to 5GHz Wi-Fi till last week.. But now it only connects to 2.4GHz. I have also tried to resolve the issue by...
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    Here are the settings that resolved my issues with iOT devices and the RT-AX86U

    Hey all, After having a very frustrating day yesterday of my smart bulbs not working correctly after the recent firmware update to my RT-AX86U, I finally was able to put together a list of settings from older iOT based threads here on the forums, and other sources I gained by reading online. I...
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    2.4Ghz and 5Ghz connection inconsistent with smart connect rules.

    I have some problems with my 2.4GHz and 5Ghz bands. It seems that the smart connect rules do not help at all the clients roaming between the 2.4GHz and 5Ghz bands. I have one main router and two aiMesh nodes. The mesh nodes have the standard ASUS firmware, whereas the main router as the merlin...
  6. R

    AX88U/MBA 2020 switching between channels randomly

    Video: https://streamable.com/5nf8k0 I just reset the router to default settings as well, I have no idea what it could be. Has this happened to anyone here?
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    2.4GHz network stops with RT-AX56U as Mesh Node

    I have just upgraded my AC68U to a AX56U, all seemed to work fine at first, but then I find that a number of 2.4GHz devices can no longer connect to the internet. My original configuration has a AX88U as the main router and the AC68U as the node which worked fine, swapping the old AC68U back...
  8. whippoorwill

    Devices preferentially connect to 2.4GHz band suddenly

    Dear Friends, I have an odd problem all of a sudden. Earlier most of my devices, most of which are new, were connecting to the 5GHz band by default. Suddenly, and I can't pinpoint what exactly caused this, but now many of them prefer to connect to the 2.4GHz band. Don't know why. After that I...
  9. dragon31337

    [AC88U, 384.15] 2.4GHz WiFi channel setting is not respected

    I had the channel set auto for 2.4GHz on ac88U, 384.15 release. And it picked 8 as optimal which was no optimal it should be either 1 or 10/11. But whenever I set the channel manually it goes to channel 2, I verified that with wifi analyzer on my phone.
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    Does BCM43684(or Archer AX6000) support OFDMA on 2.4GHz band?

    I want to buy a router that support 802.11ax / OFDMA on 2.4+5GHz UL+DL / Beam Forming / Band Stirring / HE+VHT 160MHz / >2.5G Ethernet WAN / DLNA, SAMBA service on >USB3.0 port. I'm interested by Tp-link Archer AX6000 because it's quite cheap right now in my country, and I know it support UL/DL...
  11. Kashif Tasneem

    AC-5300 only 5Ghz-1 band working

    Hi. I purchased a used ac-5300. I had set it up it’s dual wan option with fall back selected. It worked fine for 2 days. Then on the 3rd day, I restarted it and it got stuck with power led and both bands leds on. No wifi option ssid was shown, i connected it directly with ethernet but could not...
  12. bsiegel

    RT-AC86U no traffic on 2.4GHz interface

    Experiencing a very strange issue with my RT-AC86U. Everything works great via the 5GHz radio (eth6), but when a device connects to the 2.4GHz radio (eth5), no traffic is routed. The most I see in the logs is that the client associates with the STA, a DHCPOFFER is sent, but no communication ever...
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    RT-AC86U weird issues

    Hello everyone, Recently I've upgraded my trustworthy RT-N18U to RT-AC86U in order to achieve greater VPN speeds and 5 GHz. I've immediately flashed stable Merlin firmware 384.12, reset it to factory and configured the thing. Wi-Fi is 2.4/5GHz SmartConnect (default settings), ISP is simple...
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    Poor wireless performance

    Hello, Since a month or 2 my wireless internet is much slower than before. I have 3 accespoints (2x netgear WNDR4300 and 1x dlink DIR600) so wifi coverage is not the problem, I have tested the wired performance of every accespoint including the main router (ISP provided router) these speeds are...
  15. Erah

    AC86U - 2.4Ghz Band Dropping Connection

    Firmware Version: 384.6 (AC86U) For the past few days, the 2.4Ghz wireless band has been dropping/losing connection to the connected devices: however the 5Ghz band remains stable. 2.4Ghz gets ultimately slow, to a point where it's non-usable. It then requires a reboot to start working as it...
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    Asus RT-AC87U vs RT-AC88U wireless distance

    I am currently using an Asus RT-AC87U. There is a guest room that is separated from the house by 3 walls and the wireless strength is not strong enough. Tried with multiple devices; some points of the room (closer to the door and my router) the signal is strong enough even to play a YouTube...
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    Would you recommend using Merlin to fix 2.4Ghz channel flakiness?

    First time poster, been reading a ton of existing posts though. Thanks for all the contributions! So...I purchased a RT-AC88U about 2 months ago. 5Ghz and wired are incredible. 2.4Ghz worked for a week then things couldn't connect and communicate to that channel. Did some research and set...
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    Data discrepancy for retest of ASUS RT-AC68U

    https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/32325-ac1900-router-wireless-retest On the first page, retest of AC68U is on par with R7000 and EA6900 in terms of 2.4GHz uplink and downlink throughput vs atten, peaked at 120Mbps. (First image(Right) for downlink) On the second page...
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    Best 2.4 GHz router(s) to cover whole house?

    I would like to replace my old wifi router(using it as access point) with a new solution… I live in a 2 store family house, and have ethernet connections in a few rooms around the house. We are away from populated spaces, so no much interference from neighbors. All devices apart from laptop and...
  20. Arz Bhatia

    ASUS RT-AC88U - 2.4Ghz broadcasting as 5Ghz / No 2.4Ghz - Urgent

    Folks, Just registered right now after scrubbing the internet for people having similar issues but couldn't seem to find any. So I bought this router considering it's been rated and called the latest and greatest but unfortunately, didn't turn out like that, for me at least. So this is a...