1. gspannu

    AX88U - LAN DNS or WAN DNS?

    Query on WAN DNS Server vs LAN DNS Server. I have tried searching the forums but could not get a clear answer; hence asking it here. This is my first ASUS router; hence maybe a NOOB question. My setup: VDSL Modem - for connection to Broadband ISP ASUS RT-AX88U - as router (
  2. J

    Asus RT-AC86U Speed Issue

    Hi all, I recently bought the Asus RT AC86U and have updated to the Merlin firmware. My ISP speeds are 200mbps, and I have speedtest'd on my ISP's router (now a modem - the Superhub 3 from Virgin Media) and achieved 200mbps. This test was done in Router and Modem mode. Changing the ISP to...
  3. J

    OpenVPN on phone connects to LAN but cannot access file server.

    I have an android phone w/ openvpn connect on it and a laptop PC running openvpn windows client. My home router is an asus router w/ stock software running openvpn server. I have successfully connected from my laptop connected through my phone's data connection and can navigate to my file server...
  4. V

    Asus AX88U router - LAN clients IP missing

    Hello Everybody. I'm new to the forum, and not very experienced LAN biulder but the problem seems to be quite primitive and obvious. Angry IP scanner shows the correct number of 21 devices present in the LAN. Same time ASUS GUI Network Map shows there are 9-17 devices present in the LAN (what is...
  5. tekrich

    Ditch 4 switches and use just one?

    We have a house with 3 levels, ground, 1st, and 2nd floor, with the ISP modem coming in on the 1st floor. My current set up is Modem > AX88U > Main 8 port switch. From the main 8 port switch I have 2 lines run up to the 2nd floor, each to a switch, one is a PoE switch for CCTV, the other...

    OpenVPN Server and internet connection

    I have setup up the OpenVPN Server on my RT-AX88U, and enabled the "Client will use VPN to access" "Both" (LAN & Internet). I have disabled the OpenVPN Profile (ExpressVPN) in the Router. I have put my ISP's router/modem into "Bridge Mode". I have installed the .ovpn config file into the...
  7. N

    Help Decide Mesh/Router Upgrade for Large House with Many devices (40+)

    I currently own and have been using an ASUS DSL-AC68U for many years now with TalkTalk Fibre Optic 64mb line. Most of the time this has worked fine for us, however we have a large house with 3 floors, mostly only require internet on the first 2 floors though and a bit in the back garden for...
  8. A

    Help needed to make a router on LAN accessible remotely

    I have a Linksys LRT 214 router facing WAN and acting as a DHCP server for LAN ( A LAN port of an ASUS RT-AC68U (with Merlin’s Asuswrt v384.13) is connected to a LAN port of the Linksys router (Asus has static IP / mask The DHCP server on Asus is...
  9. P

    [AC68U] using IPv6 on LAN

    Hi there. I’ve been having issues getting some Nest Protects onto my network. Nest support are out of ideas, but I suspect the issue is because they need to use IPv6. I’ve just done a factory reset of my AC68U, and set it to use a native IPv6 WAN connection, and stateful LAN. However my device...
  10. Y

    poor LAN performance on 384.13.1 (AC87U)

    Hey there Thank you for opening this thread! I just hard resetted my AC87U, upgraded from 384.13 to 384.13.1 and configured it as a AP. Furthermore, I deactivated both radios (I only need it as a switch). But now the performance is very poor. I ran some speedtests and got results like: ~40...
  11. D

    Philips Hue Bridge & Sonos connected to AiMesh node randomly not discoverable on LAN

    When it happens I can still ping everything connected to the node just fine from behind the master AP. Everything on the node still has internet. But, for some reason the Hue app will connect via WAN instead of LAN, which still works, but the Sonos speakers disappear from the app (besides the...
  12. Z

    Clients cannot access LAN via VPN service

    I'm currently on Voxel's firmware version. In the VPN Service settings, both TUN and TAP ports are on UDP 12973 and 12974 respectively. I have tried changing the clients setting to auto, all, and home network only but I'm still unable to connect to devices on the subnet.
  13. H

    howto route VPN IPSEC clients to local LAN for SMB access

    Hi, I'm wondering if anyone can show me how to route an IPSEC subnet back to my main LAN subnet so that I can access the SMB server when offsite. I found an Asus FAQ with an image that is exactly what I'm after, but it's for BRT routers and not RT-AC5300 series, and so the GUI options shown...
  14. bzowk

    Best Method to Monitor Home LAN

    Hey Guys - I'm posting to hopefully get some ideas for the best way to centrally monitor the health & performance of my home LAN - if even possible given my hardware. Below is some information about it, what i currently use, and what I'm looking for specifically. Environment I work from home...
  15. rmiller1959

    Differing Internet Speeds for Wired Devices

    We just had a 300 mbps Internet service installed in our home, and my desktop routinely registers average speeds of 315 mbps. Needless to say, I'm very pleased. My wife and son, however, have their desktops connected to the same router via Cat 6A Ethernet cables, as I do, and their average...
  16. G

    rt-ac68u lan issues

    Merlin rt-ac68u new updates having issues or finding a way to increase my LAN speed. right now it is 100 Mbps. wireless connection is 1gbps and it extra fast no complaints but my hard wired connections are all at 100 Mbps and slow. any ideas or settings adjustment ? thanks , Gio
  17. P

    how do I restrict music streamer's access to certain devices on my LAN

    I have a Auralic Aries music streamer connected (wirelessly and wired) to my home network and would like to "isolate" it's access to a NAS drive containing music files. I control the Aries through an iPhone and iPad app. I'm not quite sure how to do this or if it's even possible using my set...
  18. B

    LAN setup and online access to NAS.

    Hi I am a novice, I want to find the best way to organise our LAN and I would also like to have remote access to a NAS. We have telephone and net (@ max 5.5Mbps download) connected through a Vodafone Easybox 803, we also have a Netgear R6250, 3 computers (2 x Ubuntu Mate and 1 windows) and a...
  19. Ghaffar

    Sharing resources among different networks in LAN

    Dear All, I came here to dwell deep into networking. I have an office with 50 employees and currently setup a simple network not using a high end router, firwall or a domain. Our main router is D-Link DIR-619L which is connected with ISP via PPPoE. This router has some switch ports which are...
  20. N

    Building Home Network, help with segmentation

    This is my first network I've created from the ground up. Cat6 wired in each room with a tech closet. The gateway is a fiber 1 Gbt service. The Netgear switches are L2+, L3. The Qnap NAS has the ability to segment the cameras and Iot devices. A handful of IoT devices require an internet...