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AC5300 Merlin Low Range

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by ASadani, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. ASadani

    ASadani Regular Contributor

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    hi all,

    I changed from hugo to merlin on the ac5300 at a friends place and the range is significantly lesser. The places where I used to get 3 bars is now getting 1 and at times none. I know hugo's branch is not being supported here and he too no longer makes firmware but Hugo's latest firmware has a lot of speed / vpn issues and downgrading to his old firmware is not working at all.

    Is there a way to downgrade to old base firmware tips? I have bricked a few routers trying to downgrade so am terribly confused on what to do
     
  2. ASadani

    ASadani Regular Contributor

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    I managed to tftp to the older firmware that works but once the old firmware starts the cpu1 spikes to 100 percent in a cycle with cpu2. Setting up telnet does not do anything and telnet / ssh is not enabled. If I change from static to dhcp I don't get an IP too.

    I have tried the WPS clean etc and can't get the router to work with that firmware. Has some things changed that you cannot go back to an old working firmware?