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    Asus RT-AC5300 connecting through a captive portal and making the most of it...

    Ok, so i moved a little while back and the new building I'm living in provides free internet via a captive portal login. I need to figure out a way to use my AC5300 running merlin. I have read that if i obtain a travel router that is designed to setup a network when the captive portal is the...
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    ASUS RT-AC5300 help in diagnosis

    Hello everyone Hello everyone I have an Asus RT-AC5300 router that has started to malfunction. Namely, after starting, the Power LED lights up. Once I was able to upload a new firmware. It is currently in a loop and is resetting. Any hel needed. Below is a listing from the serial port:
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    Asus AiMesh ethernet backhaul lan aggregation

    Hello! I have an ASUS RT-AX88U and an ASUS RT-AC5300 router. Both of them support the link aggregation, and both of them are supported by AsusWRT Merlin. I'd like to make an Aimesh system, where AX88U is the primary router and AC5300 is the node. There is a lot of wall between the two routers...
  4. leeeeeo

    Bricked AC5300 with weak leds

    Hello, all, this is my first post in this forum. I read a lot of threads about my issue with no success at all. First, I'm a happy user of an AC87U model, running Merlin firmware well for years. The firmware question and security concerns let me think about a hardware substitution. So I bought...
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    RT-AC5300 RT-AC88U issues connecting PPTP VPN Server

    Hi all, There is an issue with connecting to a PPTP VPN Server, which is located in the router's network, starting with FW version 386.2_4 and UP. The last known working version is 386.2_2. We have tested with router models RT-AC5300 and RT-AC88U. On all versions PPTP VPN Passthrough is enabled...
  6. OpenSpeedTest

    Tutorial Asus Dual WAN Router Load Balancing and Failover Router Problems and Fix

    TLDR -> Do a Factory Reset using WPS button. Load Balancing and Failover working? NO Load Balancing Working? Yes but not Practical for real-world usage. [Timeouts, Connection Reset & Total Network BreakDown] Failover? YES if you spend some time on it. [Setup Static IP, Match MTU from your...
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    RT-AC5300 Will not boot/boot loop issue

    Hey guys I'm hoping you can help me as I'm all out of ideas Recently acquired a RT-AC5300 which i knew was having issues and I'm trying to fix it. Basically it seems to be stuck in a loop and trying to boot, then fails and continuously tries again. So far i have tried the following - using the...
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    Asus AC5300 issues

    I bought a AC5300 router on criaglist and have the following issue and need help. Region is US. 1) Speeds on first 5ghz band is very slow - 20-90mbos. My old AC1900 gives me 120mbps (max of my internet provider) 2) The First 5ghz Band is missing the higher control channels 149-165. I only see...
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    [Solved] AC5300 completely ghosting me after firmware update - bricked?

    My AC5300 has been a delicate flower ever since it "lost" one of its 5 GHz bands some years back. I accepted it and thought let's not mess with it (after reading about similar experiences online). It's been doing its job well enough since then, as long as I didn't try to log into it. Today I...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
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    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...
  13. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  17. 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?
  18. 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)...
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    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...
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    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...