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AC-68U

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by Rick Mathes, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. Rick Mathes

    Rick Mathes Regular Contributor

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    I hadn't been on the forum for quite a while. I was having problems with my converted t-moble to ac68U router and just read it isn't supported which explains why I can't update the firmware which I though might help with my problems. So big question I am on a very limited budget and wondering what the least expensive Asus router I can buy that will still work with Merlin firmware so I can have a vpn router. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. skeal

    skeal Part of the Furniture

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    The ac66u_b1 must be version b1
     
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  3. Rick Mathes

    Rick Mathes Regular Contributor

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    Was looking on eBay and New Egg has RT-AC3200 for a little over 100.00 refurbished. Went to New Eggs website and the router has terrible reviews. Anyone else have experience with that model?
     
  4. Sanna1967

    Sanna1967 Senior Member

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  5. bbunge

    bbunge Very Senior Member

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    The RT-AC66U_B1 is less than $100.00 most places. Has the same hardware as RT-AC68U but a faster dual core processor. I've been running one for over a year and currently have Merlin 384.7_2 on it with entware/stubby/transmission. Also called an RT-AC1750 B1. This model has a front USB 3.0 port while the older RT-AC66U has two USB ports in the back.
     
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  6. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    Black Friday is in a few days. Pretty sure there will be some sweet deals then.
     
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  7. Ronald Schwerer

    Ronald Schwerer Senior Member

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    Yeah, watch for BF deals and also Cyber Monday (is that still a thing?).
    Then you can easily sell your old one on ebay to someone who knows the easy fix.
     
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  8. Rick Mathes

    Rick Mathes Regular Contributor

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    Thanks for the advice but I found an easy workaround to install latest firmware though we can't talk about it and it's working like a charm now. :)