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Bricked RT-AC88U

Discussion in 'ASUS AC Routers & Adapters' started by Col8eral, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. Col8eral

    Col8eral Regular Contributor

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    My AC88U has been running perfectly for many months and then yesterday it shut down. The LAN and WPS lights are lit only faintly. if I reboot it goes to the same state. I have tried pressing the reset. I have long pressed the reset during power on and ive tried long pressing the wps during pwr on. No effect.

    Any thoughts. Am I looking at an expensive paperweight now!
     
  2. Crazy

    Crazy Occasional Visitor

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    Have you tried a different power supply with the same spec as the original?
     
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  3. OzarkEdge

    OzarkEdge Part of the Furniture

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    I had a similar experience yesterday.
    https://www.snbforums.com/threads/one-of-my-rt-ac86us-died-and-shipped-to-asus.62318/unread

    OE
     
  4. Col8eral

    Col8eral Regular Contributor

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    yes, tried another ASUS pwr supply but no change
     
  5. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    Time to RMA or return/exchange it at the store purchased.

    Suggest considering a newer router if a refund is offered such as the RT-AX88U or the RT-AC86U if the budget is too tight.
     
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  6. Kal-EL

    Kal-EL Very Senior Member

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    Yes except don't get a Asus router why borrow trouble. Seems it's getting harder and harder to find a decent home router with firmware that works.

    @L&LD are you a SHILL for Asus. There is nothing special or different with there garbage apposed to others. You talk a lot of BS about certain ways to reset jumping people through a bunch of hoops and it's no better then any standard reset method. All your advise is HOG WASH as far as resetting a router. :rolleyes: Pressing and holding the reset button is all thats is needed anything more does nothing different period.
     
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  7. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    @Kal-EL, no, I'm not a shill for anyone. Asus + RMerlin firmware is head and shoulders above any other consumer router currently available and I am glad to have discovered them through these forums so many years ago.

    The suggestions I offer are not my own (at least not the majority of them). They have been collected throughout the years on these very forums. Some from members that are still active today, just as you and I still are here. I just happen to list all of them at a single time to try and help others with a single post/link.

    Glad you don't need to use anything I've suggested so far. But there are others that would disagree strongly with your un-requested and very narrow-minded opinion of their worth, not for me, but for their original posters. Some of these suggestions, for instance, are from RMerlin himself.

    These suggestions are not 'common knowledge' nor have I found them anywhere else as I present them.

    You may know a superior method(s) to get a network to a known/good state. Please share it if you do.

    Otherwise, feel free to privately PM others who feel as you do. If you really must get it out of your system, that is. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Kal-EL

    Kal-EL Very Senior Member

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    @ L&LD Fair enough I still think it's mostly just smoke and mirrors.
     
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  9. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    @Kal-EL it may be all just smoke and mirrors. But if it makes us believe that the network is functional again, as we want to use it, I'm in too. :)
     
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    martinr Part of the Furniture

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  11. royarcher

    royarcher Senior Member

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  12. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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  13. OzarkEdge

    OzarkEdge Part of the Furniture

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    See post #1. His router is dead! :)

    OE
     
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  14. royarcher

    royarcher Senior Member

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    Pity about that I hate to see an RT AC 88 U go down it reminds me of the inevitable demise of mine
     
  15. royarcher

    royarcher Senior Member

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    I known I just wanted to get in my 2 cents
     
  16. Col8eral

    Col8eral Regular Contributor

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    This thing is still bricked. If I pwr it up the LAN and WPS lights are partially illuminated. If i press te restet button while pwr is on nothing happens. I have also tried pressing and holding resent while pwr off, then pwr on holding a few seconds and releasing> Still nothing.

    I have had it a few years so im guessing its out of warranty :(
     
  17. OzarkEdge

    OzarkEdge Part of the Furniture

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    If you are not sure, call ASUS Support and ask them. But if it's been two years, I'd shop for a new router.

    OE