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RT-AC87R Stopped routing and 5G gone too

Discussion in 'ASUS AC Routers & Adapters' started by Macysumo, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. Macysumo

    Macysumo New Around Here

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    Newbie, long time lurker...

    Rebooted perfectly good RT-AC87R ASUS router after 3 mo. and afterward it won't connect to WAN (no IP) and the 5G no longer broadcasts SSID (and is possibly dead).

    Gone through numerous resets and Recovery with Firmware Restoration Tool and still can't get the box to route. I can wirelessly connect to the AC87 (2.4GHz) and put it in Repeater mode where I can link it to a ASUS RT-AC3100 but it won't pass packets nor can I see it with the AIMesh app from the AC3100.

    I've tried to install the latest stable release of ASUSWRT-Merlin but I get a failed upload message saying the firmware isn't compatible.

    Any suggestions how to recover this beast or is it dead?
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2019
  2. Macysumo

    Macysumo New Around Here

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    Anybody?