Tagged: DSL-AC88U Firmware
August 23, 2020 at 9:53 am #9295
My setup (Draytek vigor 2760 and Asus RT-AX88U) is bulletproof
Nice but the RT-AX88U is a bit too pricey for me at the moment.
If you start a new topic under ASUS Forum say call it (RT-AC88U and Draytek 130) , we can run thru a few options to hopefully help improve what you have. the Drayteks in particular are usually very good
Thanks but not really wanting to spend the time investigating this just now as I have a few interviews lined up this week (Software Engineer) and need solid internet. In fact typing this just now I’ve decided the DSL-AC88U is being retrieved from the loft…
August 23, 2020 at 10:03 am #9297
- This reply was modified 7 months ago by n13ldo.
and good luck with interviews this week
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).August 23, 2020 at 10:54 am #9298
Will the DSL-AC88U mesh with the RT-AC88U (in non router mode) ? The DSL-AC88U being the router and the RT-AC88U being a ‘repeater’ ?
I’m asking this as the RT-AC88U can be deployed into the garage for wider wifi (there’s a TP-Link in there just now)August 23, 2020 at 11:21 am #9299
Will the DSL-AC88U mesh with the RT-AC88U (in non router mode) ? The DSL-AC88U being the router and the RT-AC88U being a ‘repeater’ ? I’m asking this as the RT-AC88U can be deployed into the garage for wider wifi (there’s a TP-Link in there just now)
The DSL-AC88U has no AiMesh capability, a feature they never got round to introducing on the DSl-AC88U – you could fudge a connection to it via an ethernet cable between the two routers, but would require a different SSIDs (probable) and double natting would happen etc ?
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).August 30, 2020 at 9:43 am #9416Coops67Participant
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I would advise anyone thinking of buying the DSL-88U not to. It is an absolute dud of a product. Lots of functions are missing from the firmware but most importantly the FTTN synch speeds are very low (I was getting 78mbps on my DSL-88U and about 90mbps on 3 other modems I own.
Don’t buy any expensive combined router / modem. My advice would be get a really good wifi router and then bridge to a separate modem.August 30, 2020 at 10:00 am #9417
and good luck with interviews this week
Got the jobAugust 30, 2020 at 10:04 am #9418
Congrats. ‘you can treat yourself to a new router now’
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).September 9, 2020 at 2:50 am #9578r0b0tnikParticipant
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the debug version works great! seems a lot more stable than any of the public asus revisions. I don’t do a whole lot of advanced home networking anymore these days so I may not be facing the same issues as everyone else.
As a security engineer myself I think we all have bigger problems if telnet is exposed on the intranet..but I also have a PA220 inline and limit telnet just to that zone.
I’ve been running top as a baseline for awhile since receiving the firmware (thank you UKTechHub team!).
To free up 20-25% RAM I kill -9 httpd if I reboot it. Whenever I ever need to get back into the web gui, I just telnet back and rerun httpd to start up the web console again.
I haven’t seen any memory leaks, if you are referring to kmemleak, that is actually a good thing per man pages (I am not a linux d00d).
“Kmemleak provides a way of detecting possible kernel memory leaks in a way similar to a tracing garbage collector”
I’m getting a 2nd DSL line installed for my wife and her Mom. Thank you again for the firmware because I ended up buying another DSL-AC88U after not seeing any more problems
I will stay tuned and circle back. I hate to see a good device get such bad rep when its mfg firmware..it’s a heck of a lot better than the centurylink “upgraded” actiontec c3000A. So for any US based folks on centurylink- this device works great using the firmware provided by the team. I can’t speak to QWEST based though.
Thanks again from across the sea!
September 9, 2020 at 5:01 am #9580
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@@r0b0tnik – I seem to remember from ASUS that memory issues for the DSL-AC88U was due to a lot of temp files being created and then not deleted by the kernel,
The DSL-AC88U had good potential
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).September 12, 2020 at 12:09 pm #9632eazyParticipant
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Hi UK Sentinel,
DSL-AC88U needing SSH/Telnet access, can you please send me the firmware?
NobberSeptember 12, 2020 at 5:49 pm #9633September 15, 2020 at 10:39 am #9647emantecParticipant
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Could I grab a copy of the ssh firmware? Thanks!September 15, 2020 at 3:10 pm #9648September 21, 2020 at 5:32 am #9668Fifty89Participant
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May I grab a copy of the DSL-88U debug firmware as well please?
Thanks in advance :)September 21, 2020 at 6:31 am #9669
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