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have any body heard of this model. Asus RT-AC68A

Discussion in 'ASUS AC Routers & Adapters' started by hacked_up, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. hggomes

    hggomes Very Senior Member

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    You will only be able to see that info inside the PCB, but your REV only has one PA, it's 5003.

    Missing / wrong info:

    A1/A2: (BCM 4708)

    PA: P100 (First HW Revision)
    CPU: 800 MHZ

    B1/B2/V2/P: (BCM 4709)

    PA: 5003
    CPU: 1 GHZ

    PA: 5023
    CPU: 1 GHZ

    PA: 85402
    CPU: 1 GHZ

    C1: (BCM 4709C0)

    PA: 5003
    CPU: 1 GHZ

    RT-AC1900/P: (BCM 4709C0)

    PA: 5003 V2
    CPU: 1.4 GHZ
     
  2. Djfox

    Djfox New Around Here

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    Guys, Im new here. I just bought asus RT68A version c1. When i set it up, will it ask me to update to new version which will cripple firmware? Please respond
     
  3. icefox

    icefox Occasional Visitor

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    I don't know what's going on now (it's been a while since the heat of the discussion), but at least what used to be was that there were two kinds of rt68a, one with crippleware and one without. Basically what you need to do is to log into your router and check if there is 3G/4G dongle under USB tools. If not it's crippled. This has nothing to do with updates. Crippleware will update to crippleware and full-function fw will update to full-function fw (at least they used to before). You can always refuse to update the fw even if the system asks you to do so.
     
  4. ung2

    ung2 New Around Here

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    my ac68a h/w version C1.

    I have a manual update f/w version Version3.0.0.4.380.3831(rt-ac68u)
    As a result, operating well .


    However, automatic updating can not be guaranteed .
     
  5. tiger_liem

    tiger_liem Occasional Visitor

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    What about the t-mobile asus router tm-ac1900? Is it still the old HW?
     
  6. KeepingItCuttingEdge

    KeepingItCuttingEdge New Around Here

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    Well I just got mixed up in this MESS. Haha

    Purchased a RT-AC1900 (no 'P') specifically because the Wikidev 802.11ac Hardware page said it has the BCM43602 wireless chipset. The box does say Hardware C1 and came with the 3.0.0.4.380.1842 firmware. The CFE is 1.1.1.2 and CPU revision C0 running 2 cores @ 1 GHz.

    I knew about the Asus lockdown of firmware and didn't upgrade it with the newer stock, but immediately put Merlin 380.59 on it and it runs fine.

    I used the 'dmesg' command and it shows BCM4360 6.37.14.126 (r561982). I am unsure if this is because I have the 380.59 Merlin and it may not have the BCM43602 driver in it or the Wikidev page was wrong... If it's no better than the other ones, I'm just going to get rid of it!

    And YES, it is RIDICULOUS how Asus has made this maddening array of hardware!

    Just joined after reading and enjoying this forum for a LONG time! THANKS EVERYONE!!!
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2016
  7. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    Any reason you're using the older firmware (380.59)?

    The RMerlin 380.61 is working (and recommended) for all instead.
     
  8. KeepingItCuttingEdge

    KeepingItCuttingEdge New Around Here

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    That has no bearing on the hardware question...

    FYI -- Because of the revert issue of 380.60+.
     
  9. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    Fair enough. That is your opinion.

    But the latest firmware isn't created for no reason. And many times, the most important reasons are not in the changelogs at all.