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  1. b4dw01f

    ASUS RT-AC5300 with some networking issues

    I am now on my third replacement AC5300 router and about to give up on ASUS completely. I used to have a Netgear Nighthawk AC2300 with a matching exteneded router that worked great for about 8 years until it went out. Went the ASUS way because of the AI mesh system and also bought 3x AC1900 all...
  2. Laxarus

    !SMBV1 and Network Discovery Problem

    Hello guys, I wonder if any of you are having the same problem. 384.19 with rt-ac5300. When you enable Samba whereas on windows, you don't enable deprecated SMBv1 support, you stop seeing network devices on "My Network Places". The logic here is like this. You enable Samba and even if you don't...
  3. J

    AX11000 Upload speed issue

    Ive tried everything including calling ISP and ASUS (who is currently pondering the issue). I have a few ASUS routers, most recently an GT-AX11000, a GT-AC5300, a RT-AC5300 and an older RT-AC3200. I have Fiber 1 Gig. and until within the past week was getting close to the 1 Gig on the wired...
  4. Dan Lundmark

    Availabilty of "service start_vpnclient1"

    I have been able to understand that ASUS std firmware for an AC5300 router not any longer support the function "service start_vpnclient1" in a command line approach and also of course then not as a script. My question is if i flash my router with the Merlin version of fw will I be able to write...
  5. S

    RT-AC5300 not getting gigabit speed on ethernet

    Hey there guys, so I recently upgraded to gigabit internet. The Ac5300 router I have had for a while now and followed some online guides to get it set up to get some decent speeds on wifi. I am getting about 450-530 Mbps on wifi on my phone and only 110 Mbps wireless on my laptop. So I tried...
  6. C

    IKEv2 using own VPN client RT-AC5300

    Hello everyone, I was wondering if it was somehow possible, using SSH to configure it, to use IKEv2 instead of OpenVPN. OpenVPN takes my speed from 30 MB/s to 5MB/s at best. So I know that my VPN provider Windscribe has IKEv2 in their client and the speeds are usually phenomenal with that. I've...
  7. C

    How to disable "Smart Connect" on AC5300 - Merlin 384.13

    When I first installed my AC5300 I was enamored with Smart Connect, now, not so much. I've decided to disable SC and return to the more (my opinion) reliable "do it yourself" option. My question is finding the best way to accomplish this without starting from scratch. Any step by step advice...
  8. SeCrEt_BoY

    How to setup IPSec VPN with Internet Access?

    My GT-AC5300 have local IP: I have enabled IPSec VPN Server and able connect to my VPN Server over the internet. But the connected device can not access to the internet. How to setup for connected device access internet please?
  9. monakh

    [384.13] AX88U and AC5300: Can't complete AIMESH setup

    Hello all, I am having a heck of a time trying to set up the AX88 as the main router and my old but faithful AC5300 as the AIMESH node. The AX88U is running the latest Merlin while the AC5300 was switched from Merlin 384.13 to the latest Asus firmware (I believe that's recommended by Merlin)...
  10. A

    RT-AC5300 slow internet speed

    Hi, guys I'm having some slow internet speed issue with my RT-AC5300 router. Any suggestion is appreciated! Here's the situation: I got xfinity 100MBPS internet. I have a Linksys CM3024 High Speed DOCSIS 3.0 24x8 Cable Modem. When I connect my computer directly to the modem, I am seeing the...
  11. H

    Dual WAN load-balance brakes VPN on AC5300 w/ 384.10_2

    Hello all, I had my AC5300 running 384.10_2, with one WAN connection, two VPN connections, and some clients strictly locked into using the VPNs with "Block routed clients if tunnel goes down" working flawlessly, prior to today. Today a second WAN connection was installed and I enabled "Dual...
  12. SheikhSheikha

    AC5300 mode kills 2.4GHz internet access.

    Hi there, I have two AC5300. One is the router. The second is configured as repeater. both are configured with Merlin 384.9 (installed the proper way). In repeater Mode 2.4GHz is working on the repeating router but not capable to access the internet. (so devices can connect but do not get...
  13. C

    Problems adding Blue Cave to existing Aimesh

    These blue cave APs are a great price point, but I'm not sold on their functionality. I was able to add on to my existing network, but it causes stability issues and there is an SSID broadcast with no password. This ONLY happens when the Blue Cave is on. I'm also having an issue trying to add...
  14. S

    RT-AC5300 or other asus routers wifi slow down after less than 24h

    I have RT-AC5300 as router connected in pppoe, it is also the imesh node so the other router in my home are only AP. It is also the one that have more connections compare to the others (AC88u, AC3100). The firmware is for every router/AP We are talking normally to have less...
  15. J

    AIMesh Backhaul Through Ethernet and re-enable Tri-Band

    With the latest firmware update to the AC5300, the backhaul method is through the 5.2GHz channel and smart connect is now on dual band. I have an RT-AC5300 as my router for AIMesh and an AC88U as the node. The node is connected through ethernet and so I was wondering if I can move the 5300 back...
  16. J

    Asus AC-5300 (Asus Merlin) and Portal Wifi

    Thank you all for reading this first off. Here is what I am attempting to accomplish and wanted some opinions and data points around then best approach to a solution. Here is my goal: With using what I have already can i configure and setup a solid wifi network. What I have: 1 Asus AC-5300...
  17. N

    ASUS AC5300 Dual WAN

    Hi, I have an ASUS RT-AC5300 configured in dual WAN load-balancer mode I'm using a script to send upload intensive traffic out via WAN0 and download intensive traffic out via WAN1. The problem here is that WAN1 intermittently drops out and I'd like it to failover if this happens. Does anyone...
  18. K

    AiMesh unstable with third ethernet-backhaul RT-AC68U node

    I have an RT-AC5300 as the AiMesh router, and then multiple RT-AC68U AiMesh nodes. F/W: All nodes were factory reset and installed per instructions, with wired backhaul the 2.4Ghz band has Roaming Assistant, Airtime Fairness, Multi-User MIMO, Universal Beamforming off Nearly...
  19. J

    ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 Support

    Hello! I'd like to get Asuswrt-Merlin running on my GT-AC5300. I've been using the firmware for a long time on my AC-66U and would like to get it running on my new router since the AC-66U isn't being supported anymore. I tried flashing the RT-AC5300 firmware to see if it would work but I got...
  20. N

    ASUS WAN Setup - Dual or other config

    Hi, Here's my scenario: My kit is an ASUS RT-AC5300 running Merlin 384.6 firmware with a second AC5300 working as a hard wired AP. I have terrible UPLOAD on my home broadband. I mean TERRIBLE. It is on average 0.4Mbps! My download on home broadband is 12-18Mbps. I've spoken to everyone and...