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janderso1
Jim
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Re: [Internet] Best Routers for Bridged Networks

2 weeks or even a month should not be a problem.
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Jim Anderson


BHNtechXpert
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Great thanks!


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Just a reminder to those with Merlins code you should upgrade to the most current version if you use IPv6 tunneling. The previous version had a nasty bug that caused that feature to whack things out pretty good. Fix now in current rev.


Guide_Tim

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Asus Merlin Firmware Update build 374.43 (6-June-2014)
Supported devices are:
* RT-N16
* RT-N66U
* RT-AC66U
* RT-AC56U
* RT-AC68U
»www.mediafire.com/asuswrt-merlin/#myfiles
»dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1217···elog.txt
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Taft CA Bright House Customer Since 2003 Lightning 90/10 Motorola SB6141 Asus RT-N66U RT-N56U


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For me this is going to have to wait until I get back. I can't take the chance that it could break something while I'm gone...need full network access Go ahead and play however....


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Okay updated.... first thing I noticed is improved GUI speed....


Guide_Tim

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Very good. I been waiting for our household to stop using the internet long enough for me to do the firmware update lol
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Taft CA Bright House Customer Since 2003 Lightning 90/10 Motorola SB6141 Asus RT-N66U RT-N56U

Aprel

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said by BHNtechXpert:

first thing I noticed is improved GUI speed....

Navigating the GUI? Or saving settings?

In the previous firmware, adding a single IP to static DHCP and saving took about 15 seconds. Any settings change takes a nontrivial amount of time, and arbitrary settings (like port opening, I think, oddly) trigger a reboot that is in no hurry to bring the device back up. My only gripe about this model (RT-N66U).


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The change delay is still there but not bad was more referring to navigation period.


geo44

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Saint Petersburg, FL
reply to Aprel
I have the N66 and never understood why most things you do need a reboot. I could do most all settings on the dlink router I had and didnt need a reboot


neonhomer
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Is that 5GHz band dropout still happening? I've already had to reboot my router twice to get my 5GHz back. It just shows up as "Radio Disabled", and the only way to get it back is to put it into recovery mode, and then reboot to normal mode.


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Odd... I have not had this problem....


John97
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I have two wireless bridges on the 5GHZ band and they have never dropped off. I did have an intermittent issue on the 2.4 side but a recent firmware update made that go away.
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And take it to the limit one more time...


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said by John97:

I have two wireless bridges on the 5GHZ band and they have never dropped off. I did have an intermittent issue on the 2.4 side but a recent firmware update made that go away.

Geez John how big is your house?
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neonhomer
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I read it was an issue with the router using a older 5GHz radio driver.

I will upload the new firmware to the router when I get home tonight... Of course I have to kick everyone off the network to do it.


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said by neonhomer:

I read it was an issue with the router using a older 5GHz radio driver.

I will upload the new firmware to the router when I get home tonight... Of course I have to kick everyone off the network to do it.

It won't kill them for 4 minutes....
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said by BHNtechXpert:

It won't kill them for 4 minutes....

Easy for you to say! ROFL


neonhomer
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said by SparkyinCFL:

Easy for you to say! ROFL

EXACTLY!!!! A mother who stays on Facebook playing games, two boys who are either on the computer or on the XBox so much...... and then my g/f and her Facebook habit... me and my Tor... I mean Minecraft habit..... Yeah.... I think I need Lightning... *nudgenudge*

I'll prolly end up doing it at night or just drop it out and let em suffer...
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"F is for Fire that burns down the whole town...
U is for Uranium...... Bombs...
N is for NO SURVIVORS!!!!!" Sheldon Plankton

Keep Calm and Carry A Glock


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It's only 4 minutes tops...go put a plate of fresh cookies and milk on the counter and yell commmmme and get it! While they dash for the cookies handle your bizzzznez.


SparkyinCFL
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said by BHNtechXpert:

fresh cookies

notice who's not mentioning sharing any cake?


John97
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said by BHNtechXpert:

said by John97:

I have two wireless bridges on the 5GHZ band and they have never dropped off. I did have an intermittent issue on the 2.4 side but a recent firmware update made that go away.

Geez John how big is your house?

It's more the shape than the size, as the house is an L-shaped single story. The home office is at one end of the "L" and the router is somewhat centrally located. At the other end of the "L" is the family room where the boy has gaming consoles, a smart tv, his computer, etc. So I've got a wireless bridge in the home office for the stuff over there, and one at the opposite end of the house in the family room. I've got a secondary AP connected to each bridge, so we've got WiFi everywhere inside the house and out on the lanai.

It works, and for now it saved my pulling cable through the attic.
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And take it to the limit one more time...


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That makes sense. Although I would (and have) ran cable to feed the access points...if nothing more than using MOCA clients (which saves you from pulling cable).


John97
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said by BHNtechXpert:

That makes sense. Although I would (and have) ran cable to feed the access points...if nothing more than using MOCA clients (which saves you from pulling cable).

Someday, I'll do the nasty and go up in the attic and do some cable drops. But until then, everything works perfectly.

I've even got some wired gear connected to the bridges in both locations as well.
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So put me on a highway, and show me a sign.
And take it to the limit one more time...


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Yes well....summertime in a Spring Hill attic is as close to hell as you ever want to come...so you are given a pass until winter lol!


neonhomer
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I've spent summertime in attics (doing residential HVAC)... I try to avoid the heat whenever possible!


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Well when I was younger I crawled in attics for CATV and SATV....never again thank you very much.


John97
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I actually bought the jacks and wall plates some time ago. Plus, I've got a spool of 5e in the garage along with all the necessary tools. It should be a relatively easy job, once I get around to it.
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And take it to the limit one more time...


BHNtechXpert
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Well then snap to it


BHNtechXpert
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Hurricane Electric must be having network issues this morning OR the new firmware has whacked out my IPV6 tunnel. Was taking forever for pages to load, turn off IPv6 and issue went away....hmmm

jwt0001

join:2014-03-28
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Ok I have a problem with my ASUS RT-AC68U. I am getting the following message when I try to log into it:

Settings have been updated. Web page will now refresh.
Changes have been made to the IP address or port number. You will now be disconnected from RT-AC68U.
To access the settings of RT-AC68U, reconnect to the wireless network and use the updated IP address and port number.

Before I start researching, I figured I would ask here first. I've had the problem for at least a couple of days. What should I be looking for? I have not yet rebooted the router.