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Setting up ER-X with AC68U as AP

Discussion in 'Routers' started by gabzprime, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. gabzprime

    gabzprime Occasional Visitor

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    I just recently bought an Edgrouter X(will arrive on the weekend). I currently have an AC68U as a router. Reason for buying an ER-X is because Im not comfortable using Asus' QOS with TrendMicro's data collection.

    I do have some question:
    1. I will probably just use the wizard to setup ER-X then customize later. Anything I need to be wary of in terms of security? I am assuming that the wizard will have sensible defaults(like GUI not being accessible from WAN etc).
    2. For the AC68U, I just set operation mode to AP instead of Router. Should be it right?
    3. If the AC68U is setup as an AP, I could find the IP address from the router(ER-X). But what if my router(ER-X) got broke. How do I access the AC68U since no one will assign IP?
     
  2. ColinTaylor

    ColinTaylor Part of the Furniture

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    2. Correct.
    3. When you configure it as an AP you are given a choice whether you want it to get its IP address through DHCP or to assign it manually.
     
  3. gabzprime

    gabzprime Occasional Visitor

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    If I assign manually and the ER-X breaks, can I just assign an IP to my laptop then connect to the AP, can I access the AC68U's admin page?
     
  4. ColinTaylor

    ColinTaylor Part of the Furniture

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    Yes
     
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