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  • #16175
    Liam f
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    Is this relevant to setting up my n56u with virgin? I tried the quick setup with automatic IP and it didn’t work.

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    So put the VM hub4 (I think)  in “modem mode” which I think you have done already as per other threads

    On you RT-N56U make sure you are running the latest firmware (Version 3.0.0.4.380.73780)

    The RT-N56U is an old router model (2017 was last firmware release) so try setting up the router via QiS option and hopefully it will pick up the connection type automatically.

    If the setup fails try setting the WAN on the N56U to DHCP/auto (if that exist) or dynamic IP and then power off Router and Hub, then power back on router and leave on for 5 minutes and then power on hub and see if that connects.

    Virgin is a tricky set-up at best (temperamental)

     

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

    #16183
    Liam f
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    Ok I’ve got it working but now this.

     

    edit: the Asus router app is working

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    Congrats, let us know what U did to get the connection  as I am sure will want to know ;)

    then I am sure we can work thru the UI issue

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

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    Liam f
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    To get it working I left the connection type on automatic. It will fail. But turn the virgin hub off and Asus off. Wait for the virgin hub to come on and then turn the Asus on.

     

    The app was working and as you can see the CPU usage isn’t flying up all over the place. That 30% usage there was me doing a speed test.

     

    Obviously there’s some kind of issue with the DSL ac88u.

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    Great news the RT-N56U is much more stable and not having high CPU usage etc,

    Yes, DSL-AC88U is a good project never finished from an ASUS perspective

    Did u upgrade firmware ?

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

    #16190
    Liam f
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    I have latest firmware for both router from Asus website

    #16191
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    Are you using a Windows or Mac, ? If windows, try a different browser ? Same for Mac  for the UI issue .

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

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    Liam f
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    I’ve put the router away now. I tried brave browser on my phone and chrome on chromebook

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    So what’s the plan ? Are You going to treat yourself to a new wifi router as an early Black Friday present to yourself ;)

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

    #16194
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    I’m in a dilemma with it now.

    The ac88u as far as I know actually isn’t giving me any performance issues with it’s random CPU spikes. Although a good QoS option would be helpful.

     

    I was looking at the Asus tuf ax5400. I don’t know if you know how good that is.

    I don’t have any WiFi 6 devices currently although it does have mu mimo, better QoS for gaming and a better CPU.

    It looks like I could sell my DSL ac88u for around £100 and the ax5400 currently costs £120

     

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    £100 for the DSL-AC88U sounds a great price to sell at.

    The Asus tuf ax5400 is Broadcom BCM6750 @ 1.5 GHz, tri core so a good solid chipset and wireless is Broadcom, so for £120 , a good buy

    FYI – ASUS ROG is the “premium” line whereas the TUF line is “budget” in terms for Gaming etc.

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

    #16196
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    Ok I may get it. Unfortunately I have certain mental health problems and can’t verbally speak which obviously causes me issues interacting with people.

    I do live will people that don’t understand technology and will start moaning at me “why do you need a new router etc”

    I will try and get my point across. I’ll let you know if I get it and how well it’s performing.

     

    Thanks for your help

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    Hope all goes well ;)

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

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    Liam f
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    <p style=”padding-left: 40px;”>Hello. Just to let you know I did get the router £90 in sale. Still have the old one up for sale.</p>
     

    As you can see CPU usage is alot more normal now. Still testing the new router and some of the new features.

     

    I’ve attached screen shots showing the difference.

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