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  • #10078
    UK Sentinel
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    Hi, I bought an asus dsl-ac88u last year and recently the httpd started crashing a lot. I have the latest firmware released (1.10.06_Build591) and I guess there is no chance it will be updated, is it possible to have a copy of the debug version? It’s really frustrating having to restart it everyday, having telnet access would be a blessing. Thanks in advance.

    Alas no new firmware for DSL-AC88U as ASUS have dropped support for DSL-AC88U 

    Hi @Orion – email / PM sent about firmware

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #10079
    Orion Sinner
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    Thank you very much!

    It’s sad they abandoned this product in this state after only 1 year after release (if I’m not wrong, last firmware was released in 2018), aside the software part it’s not bad.

    Part of the blame is on me though, as I bought it with blind faith being an asus customer for almost 30 years.

    I’ll surely be more cautious next time (I had a combo with a rampage VI extreme, that has the cmos battery hid under the shield and it’s a pain to change it).

    Thanks again!

    #10080
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    A commercial outsourcing exercise that went very badly for ASUS and there DSL-AC88U customers

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #10115
    Shamza
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    Hi Sentinel,

    Can you PM me details for Telnet Build 591 as well please?

    Thanks

    #10116
    UK Sentinel
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    Hi @Shamza – email / PM sent about firmware

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #10125
    SM9CC
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    Hi. its been a little while, (my email should be working now), can I get the telnet build?

    Cheers

    #10126
    UK Sentinel
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    Hi. its been a little while, (my email should be working now), can I get the telnet build? Cheers

    2nd time lucky, email / PM sent about firmware

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #10164
    Ballantin
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    Hi Sentinel,

     

    Can I have the telnet beta too please? Also, what is the most stable build?

    I no longer need to use the DSL part of the router but want to try and configure it for my Vodafone Gigafast connection.

    I already have the router so if it works better than the ISP one I will not need to spend in a new router :)

     

    Thank you!

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    #10166
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    Nothing like a challenge  /PM – Email sent about firmware

     

    Version 1.10.05_Build503 was fairly good considering.

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #10167
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    Thanks a lot Sentinel, appreciate it :)

    #10177
    Andy
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    Hi Guys,

    Ive not been active since the old support forum closed.

    To echo UK Sentinel, Version 1.10.05_Build503 is very stable. Hence why I have not been around for over 2yrs.

    I was in direct contact with Paul Lee & Sam Wen when to DSL-AC88U was first released as I identified bugs with the VPN server and was also suffering Wifi drop outs.

    I only revisted today as im about to move ISP from VDSL to WAN and thought I better have a look around to see if any WAN issues exsisted in my firmware.

    Disappointed to see ASUS have already dropped support for this model so I guess im going to have go it alone this time with the help of other forum members.

    Has anyone got their WAN port connected to a BT modem so I can be aware of any common problems/issues ?

    Im moving from BT VDSL to TalkTalk Gfast fibre, hence having to move to the WAN port.

    #10179
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    Those were the days

    The DSL-AC88U supports G.fast but if you are planning to utilise the WAN port then as far as I recall the DSL-AC88U had a modem clicking noise which was later fixed in a firmware update (I cannot recall which version)

    Also AiProtect had trouble handling speeds above 100Mbps and I seem to recall issues around DHCP, but generally using the DSL-AC88U as a router only should work well

     

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #10180
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    Clicking comes from relais switching input signal between VDSL and G.fast chip – AFAIR.

    #10184
    Andy
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    Thanks for the update guys.

    @Sentinel.

    Yeah, I also miss the ASUStech forum. It was great the report bugs directly back to ASUS for gurus. It made a refreashing change for the views and findings of the beta testing consumer to be not only heard but acted upon. For me it was a major feather in ASUS cap

    I thought the external openreach external modem plugged into the WAN port ?

    If im wrong, can you please advise which would be the best configuration/hardware set up to keep my exisiting OpenVPN server & OpenVPN client settings in effect with the least amount of trouble after my migration from BT.

     

    #10185
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    G.fast is much like VDSL in that it uses your existing copper twisted pair line from you home to the cab at the end of your street.

    So you can either set up your DSL-AC88U to use G.fast via its DSL port (it has an inbuilt VDSL/ G.fast modem) or just use the DSL-AC88U WAN port and piggy back of the BT G.fast modem.

    Alas I am not sure what kit Talk Talk will provide as in the early days a BT engineer visited and updated your BT faceplate to a BT G.fast Faceplate and then installed a BT or other G.fast modem

    This was a while ago and ISP may have started to suplly there own modem/router combos etc.

    If the BT engineer supplies you with a modem, then that is great and use it, but if you are given a modem / router combo unit, then I would try to use the modem inbuilt into the DSL-AC88U.

    Either way, let us know what you end up with as I am sure many others are very interested in this little  project

     

     

     

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

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