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LookingForMyMojo
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:41    Post subject: Reply with quote
Mark1958 wrote:
@Mojo

I missed out on a deal Micro Center in (Detroit) had last month on the Ac86u two for $299 plus a $40 rebate thats $130 each. Sad

But my question is with the Rmerlin are you running AiMesh for your wireless network?

Just wondered if Rmerlin supported the mesh feature.

Thanks Mark


Not yet:

https://www.snbforums.com/threads/release-384-ng-asuswrt-merlin-384-4-is-now-available.45406/

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:26    Post subject: Reply with quote
Its only about 20 minutes for me. Wink
-bill

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BostonDan
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 13:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
myersw wrote:
Its only about 20 minutes for me. Wink
-bill


<Off-Topic>
Unfortunately the Madison Heights (Detroit) Micro Center location leaves me with PTSD. Got hit outside of it about 3 weeks ago in a 3 week old car (< 2000 miles on the ODO). I was waiting at a red light to turn to get onto 75 at 9:00 at night, and some guy in a pickup truck was looking at his phone and ran right into my stopped car. Sad

At least he was honorable and we both pulled over to the Sprint store and waited for the cops to arrive. I'm still waiting to get my car back from the shop (the shop was backed up).
</Off-Topic>

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Eyerex
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 15:23    Post subject: Reply with quote
LookingForMyMojo wrote:
How do you find it?


Have to say the firmware is a thing of beauty with stock and merlin as everything you could ever need is there but the one thing that lets it down for me is i can't get the same speeds when sharing a USB 3 drive over WiFi, with Asus it sit's at around 35mbs but with Linksys it's just under 55mbs on good day speeds via ethernet are the same about 102mbs

Have tried playing with all the Asus settings but can't match the Linksys speed

Plus it also looks like a decapitated transformer

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pscott05
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 14:36    Post subject: Reply with quote
I see a lot of mention about the RT-AC86U. What about the RT-AC88U? Seems to have better wireless performance (according to specs) I'm very close to replacing my WRT3200ACM and want to make sure I'm getting the right one this time.
myersw
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 16:49    Post subject: Reply with quote
pscott05 wrote:
I see a lot of mention about the RT-AC86U. What about the RT-AC88U? Seems to have better wireless performance (according to specs) I'm very close to replacing my WRT3200ACM and want to make sure I'm getting the right one this time.


I would also look at Netgear r7800. Rated number 1 on smallnetbuilder right now.
https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/tools/rankers/router/view

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tutorial for flashing "WRT" series:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=287813
DD-WRT Installation, Upgrade & Basic Setup–Cliff Notes:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=311117
Kong DD-WRT Config Tutorial:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Install-and-Configure-a-DD-WRT-Kong-Router/
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phinn
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 15:57    Post subject: Reply with quote
R7800 is likely my next router after the R7000. They can now be had refurb for $130 instead of the $200 new price.

I really want to like the RT-AC86U, especially with SmallNetworkBuilder tests so good and there is Merlin to fall back on (granted Netgear has Merlin based Xwrt-Vortex). USB Storage performance is very important to me and R7000 is lacking there. But I just can't stand (pun intended) the way the Asus sit upright, don't want a router like that.

So the R7800 is next if DD-WRT support keeps up. Mainly because the Wrt3200ACM has proven so unreliable with poor open source support (bad Wi-Fi drivers with drops, no power output control, lack of CTF support, etc.).
pscott05
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 17:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
phinn wrote:
R7800 is likely my next router after the R7000. They can now be had refurb for $130 instead of the $200 new price.

I really want to like the RT-AC86U, especially with SmallNetworkBuilder tests so good and there is Merlin to fall back on (granted Netgear has Merlin based Xwrt-Vortex). USB Storage performance is very important to me and R7000 is lacking there. But I just can't stand (pun intended) the way the Asus sit upright, don't want a router like that.

So the R7800 is next if DD-WRT support keeps up. Mainly because the Wrt3200ACM has proven so unreliable with poor open source support (bad Wi-Fi drivers with drops, no power output control, lack of CTF support, etc.).


If you hate the way the RT-AC86U stands up, look at the RT-AC88U. https://goo.gl/zcPpBH
phinn
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 17:28    Post subject: Reply with quote
pscott05 wrote:
If you hate the way the RT-AC86U stands up, look at the RT-AC88U. https://goo.gl/zcPpBH


Interesting. Looks good actually. Obviously Asuswrt-Merlin would be a way to go for this, but how's DD-WRT for the RT-AC88U?
myersw
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 0:09    Post subject: Reply with quote
phinn wrote:
pscott05 wrote:
If you hate the way the RT-AC86U stands up, look at the RT-AC88U. https://goo.gl/zcPpBH


Interesting. Looks good actually. Obviously Asuswrt-Merlin would be a way to go for this, but how's DD-WRT for the RT-AC88U?


33% 1 egg on new egg does not instill confidence in me. That is 1/3 of folks very unhappy.

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Internet Router: Ubiquiti EdgeRouter
Netgear r8000: r35767
Netgear r8000p: OEM Firmware
Modem:ARRIS SURFboard TM822R Voice and Data.
ISP:Comcast
tutorial for flashing "WRT" series:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=287813
DD-WRT Installation, Upgrade & Basic Setup–Cliff Notes:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=311117
Kong DD-WRT Config Tutorial:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Install-and-Configure-a-DD-WRT-Kong-Router/
I tried to be normal once. Worst 2 minutes ever.
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