RT-AC87U as range extender for RT-AX58U ?

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Is there any way of using RT-AC87U as range extender for primary RT-AC58U router? Both are running Merlin. Apparently RT-AC87U cannot run as repeater due to chipset limitation. Any other way to hack the way through or is this just the end of it entirely? Any way that I could utilize it to expand range would be great.


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Think you can use it as a access point via Ethernet cable if that is a possibility for you.


Part of the Furniture
Is switching the roles of the two routers you have an option?

Do you have the RT-AX58U or the RT-AC58U as stated in your title and first post?


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I was hoping for a wireless solution if possible.
Maybe you could use "home plugs" to avoid a long Ethernet cable as a solution

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