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    Asus Axe 7800 setting WiFi AC only mode and problem with devices not finding WiFi on specific channels.

    Before I bought this router I was using Asus ax55 that had a clear switch for wifi6/AX mode in wireless settings. I've been using AC before because not all devices were able to use AX. I wanted to do the same here but the option is gone. I can't find anything related to AX/AC mode. Is there a...
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    Apple devices cannot connect to the 5Ghz network

    Currently running Merlin 388.1 on my AX88U. Both bands are "on" (2 & 5Gz) however for some reason neither my iPhone 13 Pro, or my wife's, or my MacBook Pro M1, or the MacBook Air cannot view the 5gz network. Other devices in the house (ie Samsung TVs), can view it and connect with no problems...
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    Unable to change channel on my ZenWifi AC CT8

    Hi! I am in need of changing channel on my wifi, both 2.4Ghz and 5 Ghz could benefit from not being on the same channel as my neighbours. Though I can't find where to change channel on this router, i can find it on my old router (rt-ac56u). There is a "controll channel" under general wifi...
  4. cdysthe

    WiFi channels for a R7800 and the X4s extender running SmartConnect /Mesh

    Hi, I have set up my R7800 with a X4S extender in "Netgear Mesh" mode with Autoconnect and the extender on a fixed IP. It's been running great so I will keep this setup. I've been using channel 44 for 5 Ghz wifi when I ran the R7800 alone and had great 5 Ghz connections. However the X4S keeps...
  5. sfx2000

    Orbi - the bandwidth annihilator

    Interesting... reviews on the Main Site - Orbi's are the shizzle... A comment from that review... When I first got NETGEAR's pitch for Orbi, I expressed concern about its exclusive use of 5 GHz for backhaul. But NETGEAR assured me they had done their homework and that the results would be...
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    [Request] SMART-CONNECT - Allow to manually change Control Channels

    Hi, I'm one of those people who like to tinker everything to see how it works, especially with new technologies and features. In my time playing with the ASUSWRT I encountered the promising SMART-CONNECT feature, a really nice feature that uses only one access point for all the bands, and moves...
  7. solo

    RT-AC5300: Issues with slow wifi speeds on low control channels

    Hi folks, I have an RT-AC5300 router running Merlin's latest FW 380.68_4, factory reset and reconfigured. Running 2 separate 5GHz streams, 5GHz-1 and 5GHz-2, identical setup for each. 5 GHz-1 is using the lower control channels (36,40,44,48) and is set on auto. 5 GHz-2 is using the higher...
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    Asus RT-AC68 Settings

    I just installed the latest Merlin firmware without a hitch. It looks like the stock firmware on steroids with its extra features. Thank you, Merlin. Does anyone know where I can find a good settings guide, especially for wireless settings, so that I can get maximum performance from the...
  9. chriskauffman

    [Question] Asuswrt-Merlin - "Auto select channel including band1 channels" Ignored

    I am running into a problem configuring my 5 GHz wireless. Router: RT-AC66U Asuswrt Merlin Version: 380.64 I am having some minor connectivity problems and I would like to use the higher 5 GHz channels (for higher power and less conflict) for my 5 GHz radio. I would like to set my 5 GHz to...
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    2.4Ghz wireless mode "auto": defaulting to Ch. 14; can I disable 12-14?

    I am using HGG's 380.59.1 fork on my RT-ACU. We are getting a range extender, but for the time being, have a very weak signal downstairs. Trying to optimize it but still get all of my devices to connect. The problem device is my Brother HL-L2380DW, which runs on the N standard, but it only runs...