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  • #889
    Bully
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    Just bought one from Amazon for £160.93p

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    #894
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    Just picked one up from Amazon for £160.93p

    I thought you was going for the RT-AC86U? or am I loosing the plot ;)

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

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    Miss typed and edited now.

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    Miss typed and edited now.

    ;-) are you going to flash it with RMerlin firmware, be careful as RMerlin firmware’s does not support AiMesh , only stock ASUSWRT does

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

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    Miss typed and edited now.

    😉 are you going to flash it with RMerlin firmware, be careful as RMerlin firmware’s does not support AiMesh , only stock ASUSWRT does

     

    Yes that is my plan, i will not use AiMesh.

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    Enjoy your new toy and do not forget to disable AirTime Fairness on wifi, this should provide greater wifi connection stability.

     

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

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    Enjoy your new toy and do not forget to disable AirTime Fairness on wifi, this should provide greater wifi connection stability.

     

    Thanks.

    It will arrive tomorrow.

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    Will I be able to access my Draytek Modem via its UI  behind this router without the Merlin FW?

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    Will I be able to access my Draytek Modem via its UI behind this router without the Merlin FW?

    Yes, should require no further setting up. (I believe)

    Edit: They key is to ensure both Modem and ROUTER are on different IP subnets, I believe the DrayTeK comes figured with the IP address http://192.168.2.1 and the ASUS DSL-AC86U is http://192.168.50.1 which is all that is needed.

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

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    Thanks.

    Any tips on getting open NAT on multiple xbox’s?

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    With RMerlin Firmware, ASUSWRT-Merlin support Full Cone NAT and is ideal at supporting multiple Xbox’s / PS etc in OPEN NAT /Nat Type 1

    With ASUS stock Firmware, their NAT is of the Symmetric NAT type, which has its challenges, but from when I used it last, as long as you enable UPnP then this has worked well in the past for multiple Xbox’s (for myself)

    Key I think is not to assign devices, there unique IP addresses and let router handle all that via DHCP etc.

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

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    All setup and running well.  currently using std Asus firmware.

    #964
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    My old rt ac66u use to log what time clients connected to the router in the system log, the 86u is not doing this, I have checked if I have to tell it to do this but can’t find anything anywhere in the settings.

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    Was your RT-AC66u running RMerlin firmware ? I assume you are running upto date firmware for your RT-AC86U? (Version 3.0.0.4.384.32799 )

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    Yes my 66u was running Merlin FW, and yes I am running the latest Asus FW.

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