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I locked myself out of my 86u...on purpose...

Discussion in 'ASUS Wireless' started by Andy1932, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. Andy1932

    Andy1932 Regular Contributor

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    Back in June, I gave my dad the 86u I bought in October 2017 and bought myself a new one. This one just doesn't feel right. Reboots. Dropped connections. DNS not responding. Etc.
    BUT, I also think it could be because I'm constantly messing/tinkering with it. So, I tasked my 13yo daughter with making up a new password and entering on the admin screen. She wrote it down and hid it. Going to give it 7 days and see what happens... :)
     
  2. Kal-EL

    Kal-EL Very Senior Member

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    LOL this post is a classic and a first. I to was (am) guilty of constant tinkering with routers sometimes I think that's why I am divorced. Honestly though they never stopped working as intended but I bid you good luck with your quest !!! :):Do_O
     
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  3. Andy1932

    Andy1932 Regular Contributor

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    In my situation, if I change the wrong setting while my two girls are on YouTube and my wife is watching Netflix...Watch out!
     
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  4. Kal-EL

    Kal-EL Very Senior Member

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    Hey man I hear you been there done that.. :eek:
     
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  5. Greg72

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    I would just do a hard reset on it.
     
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  6. Andy1932

    Andy1932 Regular Contributor

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    C’mon man. I’ve only been clean for like two hours. Where’s the support?!?!
     
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    bitsbytes Occasional Visitor

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    i give you three days at most :D:D:D
     
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    I have the opposite experience. I bought a 86u in September 2017, did not use for a year, then in end 2018 setup merlin firmware and have it running. Have lots of problems everyday rebooting etc.
    At end could not access via gui or ssh.
    Contact the seller, got a new one. This is just rock solid.
     
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  10. royarcher

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    If I did that my daughter would blackmail me for something or other before telling me the password caution possible Shakey ground ahead
     
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  11. royarcher

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    Man I feel you there brother
     
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  12. Val D.

    Val D. Very Senior Member

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    So, how is the experiment going?
    Did you press the reset button already?
     
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  13. Andy1932

    Andy1932 Regular Contributor

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    Thanks for the reminder. I keep forgetting to post...

    Believe it or not, I actually made it almost 9 days without checking. My uptime was also just under 9 days. Of course, since then, I got my password back and have been messing with a led on/off script. Current uptime is just over 1 day.
    So, the results of my not so scientific test proven my issues are all because of my tinkering. :)
     
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  14. Val D.

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    In other words, back to normal. :)
     
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  15. Andy1932

    Andy1932 Regular Contributor

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