DSL-AC68U – Support setup as AiMesh RE node/child (Beta)

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  • #4775
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    Flashed with the DSL-AC68U_9.0.0.4_384_81451-g2429703.trx.zip succesfully. Added as a aimesh node succesfully. Adjusted the priority to the ethernet. Made a LAN to LAN connection (LAN Port 1 of DSL-AC68U) But no matter what I did, it didnt switch to the ethernet backhaul. I think ASUS disabled this feature in the firmware considering there is no WAN port.

    I will ask ASUS on Monday about Ethernet backhaul (Node) for DSL-AC68U

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    #4776
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    Thanks, at least we got a general idea of how this stuff will work.

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    you could try to first change WAN port to LAN1 instead of DSL and then connect as Aimesh-node.

    #4797
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    @Lax – Ok, so I have received feedback from ASUS and as you thought, Ethernet AiMesh backhaul for DSL-AC68U (RE) Node option does not work (not supported).

    The latest Beta (DSL-AC68U_9.0.0.4_384_81451-g2429703.trx.zip) from ASUS does support AiMesh Ethernet Backhaul (CAP) Primary, but not for (RE) Node.

    I also asked if they plan to allow the DSL-AC68U to support Ethernet backhaul for (RE) Node at some point in the future and they have no plans currently.

    DSL-AC68U_9.0.0.4_384_81451-g2429703.trx.zip

    https://www.asuswebstorage.com/navigate/a/#/s/01E2DCEAF27B46BDA1DD34E9B4FB7697Y

    Such fun!

     

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    #4798
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    Thanks for the information.

    #5326
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    Hi guys, thanks for the great job.
    After I upload the latest firmware, I can’t figure out how to put the DSL in AiMesh node mode.
    I can’t find it anywhere even on the app.

    #5328
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    Hi guys, thanks for the great job. After I upload the latest firmware, I can’t figure out how to put the DSL in AiMesh node mode. I can’t find it anywhere even on the app.

    So you have the DSL-AC68U and have loaded stock Firmware Version 3.0.0.4.384_81727 ?

    What are you using as the Primary AiMesh router?

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    #5329
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    Primary Dsl AC68U  3.0.0.4.384_81727-g7c23ae8

    node 1 RT AC68U  3.0.0.4.385_10000-gd8ccd3c

    node 2 Dsl AC68U DSL-AC68U_9.0.0.4_384_81451-g2429703.trx

    I can’t set the dsl2 in AiMesh node mode. Consequently the master does not find it.

    tks

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    Ensure both DSL-AC68U’s  are using the same version firmware – 3.0.0.4.384_81727

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    #5331
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    Done! but how do I set the second dsl in Aimesh mode?

    #5333
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    Done! but how do I set the second dsl in Aimesh mode?

    Ok, so AiMesh is supposed to support both Hub and Spoke (Star) and/or Daisy Chain

    Do not use app, log onto primary and use UI.

    It is a fully automatic process and the AiMesh code decides what is best which includes whether to use 5GHz or 2.4GHz as backhaul (5GHz is better) but does have distance limitations.

    Unsure of where your nodes are placed, (whether you have any ethernet backhaul) but best to bring Primary and Nodes within a Metre of each other and setup us as follows for wifi AiMesh

    Setup up as Hub and Spoke topology so all nodes are within wifi range of primary

    DSL-AC68U as Primary

    DSL-AC68U as 1st Node

    RT-AC68U as 2nd node

    I have only ever tried AiMesh with 1 node and it is working well, currently in my house with RT-AC86U as Primary and DSL-AC68U as AiMesh Node

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    #5335
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    Setup up as Hub and Spoke topology so all nodes are within wifi range of primary

    sorry but I didn’t understand where to make these settings inside the ui.
    I can’t find them under the wifi menu, not even under the administration menu.
    As for AiMesh I can only search for nodes

     

    #5336
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    Currently Dsl ac68u primary and Rt ac68u node
    they work great with AiMesh, I want to try adding the second DSL to keep it from doing nothing

    #5337
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    The Firmware decides if Star or Daisy Chain (automatic) Change your set-up as per my suggestion regarding Primary and Nodes order of adding, Break current Aimesh and start again.

    This will help clarify if 2nd DSL-AC68U is faulty and DSL-AC68 does not support Ethernet Backhaul for AiMesh

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

    #5359
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    I finally succeeded,
    after 3 attempts the dsl was installed as the first node, as you said the router did everything automatically.
    Thanks again

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