Converting DSL-AC68U to RT-AC68U for use as AiMesh Node – Solved

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    You mean 2 x DSL-AC68U I think ?

    Yes, I have 1x RT-AC68U and 2 x DSL-AC68U

    With the latest firmware they should be able to act as a node, similar to an RT-AC68U, connecting in the same way.

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    You mean 2 x DSL-AC68U I think ?

    Yes, I have 1x RT-AC68U and 2 x DSL-AC68U

    With the latest firmware they should be able to act as a node, similar to an RT-AC68U, connecting in the same way.

    You mean I can connect th ethernet cable from the WAN port of the RT-AC68U to the LAN_1 port of the DSL-AC68U using the stock firmware ?

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    The WAN port is for telephony it won’t work for a LAN connection.

    Connect to one of the LAN ports on the DSL-RT68U and it should work fine.

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    like this ?

     

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    The WAN port is for telephony it won’t work for a LAN connection.

    Thats not correct, WAN port of RT-AC68U is an Ethernet-port, and DSL-AC68U got an DSL-port (for phone-line) there is no WAN port on it.

    @Patrik Pabo: So you have to use “alternative” picture you posted.

    AFAIK you have to set in menu which port shall act as WAN-port on your DSL-AC68U, in your case set it to LAN1 and use the port named LAN1.

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    The WAN port is for telephony it won’t work for a LAN connection.

    Thats not correct, WAN port of RT-AC68U is an Ethernet-port, and DSL-AC68U got an DSL-port (for phone-line) there is no WAN port on it. @Patrik Pabo: So you have to use “alternative” picture you postet. AFAIK you have to set in menu which port shall act as WAN-port on your DSL-AC68U, in your case set it to LAN1 and use the port named LAN1.

    I will try asap, thank you!

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    The WAN port is for telephony it won’t work for a LAN connection.

    Thats not correct, WAN port of RT-AC68U is an Ethernet-port, and DSL-AC68U got an DSL-port (for phone-line) there is no WAN port on it. @Patrik Pabo: So you have to use “alternative” picture you posted. AFAIK you have to set in menu which port shall act as WAN-port on your DSL-AC68U, in your case set it to LAN1 and use the port named LAN1.

    Correct, my mistake the blue port is DSL not WAN but my advice was correct the port is for telephony only, so you need to use one of the LAN ports.

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    Advice is good,

    Edit: I have dropped ASUS an email, just to double check as the ASUS world changes so quickly and the lack of  a Dedicated WAN port on DSL-AC68U makes me wonder 

    Edit 1: https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1039736/   

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    Ok, so had an email from ASUS this morning and it does look as though the DSL-AC68U does support both AiMesh Primary and Node but for AiMesh Node the DSL-AC68U does not support AiMesh via Ethernet backhaul.

    DSL-AC68U acting as an AiMesh Node only supports wireless backhaul due to the lack of WAN port

    Sorry for the bad news

     

     

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    Ok, so had an email from ASUS this morning and it does look as though the DSL-AC68U does support both AiMesh Primary and Node but for AiMesh Node the DSL-AC68U does not support AiMesh via Ethernet backhaul. DSL-AC68U acting as an AiMesh Node only supports wireless backhaul due to the lack of WAN port Sorry for the bad news

    nooooooo

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    Hopefully you can return your 2 x  DSL-AC68U

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

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    unfortunatelly I cant, bought used on the web…two of them …my fault

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    You could use one DSL as Mesh Master router (set LAN1 as WAN to existing modem) instead of RT, then RT as Mesh-node with LAN (its WAN port) backhaul and 2nd DSL as Mesh-node over Wifi.

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    Also There is another option called Access Point, I cannot recall if the DSL-AC68U will support Access Point mode ?

    Have a look on your DSL-AC68U > Administration > Operation Mode and see if Access Point is available ?

     

     

    Alternatively, there is a third party developer @GNUton, that has produced a Firmware that will support AP for DSL-AC68U

    https://github.com/gnuton/asuswrt-merlin.ng/releases/tag/384.17_0-gnuton1

     

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    Thats actually a very good idea! Thank you

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