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

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  • #2571
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    That sounds more like it, the xDSL range of routers for AiMesh can only be set up as Primary Router, the RT can be set as Node and Primary I believe?

    Enjoy the conversion ;-)

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

    #2604
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    Ironically since I have been running a two box solution of my old router using the external EchoLife HG612  modem I’ve realised it still is a better modem than the integrated one. When I got the new router with working modem going it looked like the HG612 had purged the DSL connection over the last month. When my original router was fully working I had to drop the D/L SNR to and reduce the uplink power to achive a 50/8 speed. The errors and interleave was high. After running the HG612 for a monthI could get 52/10 with fastpath and low errors.  When I got the replacement router working with integrated DSL the connection quickly adjusted back interleave again and struggled to get the DL/UL speeds. It just proves that the HG612 is still a good modem, especially if it’s has modded firmware with G vector capability. I’m now tempted to convert both routers to RT now. So despite the last month of me trying to get the DSL part working I’m now tempted to ditch it on the new router. At least I have a choice now of going integrated or not, which I no longer had with the old router.

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    #2611
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    The DSL-AC68U modem is MediaTeK, fairly good for short lines on ADSL, but long lines and VDSL, they are far from ideal.

    The HG612 is a Broadcom Modem, and much better all round ;-) just the DSL-AC68U like the DSL-AC88U is a convenient as they are a one box solution.

    Enjoy your new found freedom ;-)

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

    #2645
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    nobody here who could help with stock NVRAM to repair his broken DSL-router?

    Need stock nvram dump of DSL-AC68U

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    #2647
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    My DSL-AC68U is running as AiMesh (RT) , likewise, publicly sharing live NVRAM dumps online is not wise – hence why I ignored this originally.

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

    #2648
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    There may be only secret code and MACs which shall be blanked or “x”ed.

    Everything else after factory reset should be the same on all routers.

    I told him he may ask in here …

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    There may be only secret code and MACs which shall be blanked or “x”ed. Everything else after factory reset should be the same on all routers. I told him he may ask in here …

    Thanks, hopefully they have resolved the issue another way

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    #2885
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    Big thanks for quite simple instruction. My DSL can now be used as a aimesh node. One question however. Asit is acting as a node is there still a way to configure it to use one of the LAN ports as a wired connection to aimesh router?

    #2886
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    DO you mean, instead of using wifi to connect Primary to Node, you are thinking of using a wired connection between Primary and Node?

     

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    #2887
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    DO you mean, instead of using wifi to connect Primary to Node, you are thinking of using a wired connection between Primary and Node?

    It’s a while since I played with this but I believe it’s possible if the node is wired or powerlined to the hub. If they can see each other on the network I think it will work automatically.

    #2888
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    AiMesh supports both Wirelss and Wired (backhaul) options, I think @RistoE means as the DSL-AC68U does not have a WAN port (RJ45) then they are seeing if ETH LAN 1 port or another is do able?

    @Six – side question, did you receive notification by email on this post, and has this always been the case?

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    #2889
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    Thanks, later this week when I have time I will try if the converted DSL sees the RT-AC86U automatically when wired from aimesh router LAN to node LAN. I have tried to find a way to change node settings afterwards but did not believe router could automatically configure also this setting. Thanks.

    #2890
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    AiMesh supports both Wirelss and Wired (backhaul) options, I think @ristoe means as the DSL-AC68U does not have a WAN port (RJ45) then they are seeing if ETH LAN 1 port or another is do able? @six – side question, did you receive notification by email on this post, and has this always been the case?

    I think any Ethernet Port will work.

    Yes I got an email notification, and yes I normally do get them.

    #2891
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    It will be interesting exercise as setting AiMesh Node requires the router to reboot at set itself up, as the AiMesh -ed DSL-AC68U does not have a WAN Port, I wonder if AiMesh (RT-AC68U Fimware) will give an option for LAN ports also ?

    Thanks for update on Email notifications of new posts ;-)

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

    #2959
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    It will be interesting exercise as setting AiMesh Node requires the router to reboot at set itself up, as the AiMesh -ed DSL-AC68U does not have a WAN Port, I wonder if AiMesh (RT-AC68U Fimware) will give an option for LAN ports also ?

    I indeed seems that any AiMesh -ed DSL-AC68UEthernet Port can be connected to Aimesh router LAN. My setup has been working several days now.

    Thanks for help!

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