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Old 30-08-2017, 01:31 PM   #16
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ASUS RT-AC86U in AMAS action



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Old 30-08-2017, 01:50 PM   #17
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Basically that Asus version of the mesh network. They do handover good?
No one can claim that theirs can handover 100% flawlessly, seamlessly and instantaneously. This includes Cisco AiroNet, Aruba, Ruckus, Ubiquiti etc and bare in mind all those i have mentioned are enterprise grade of cos all of these are more than capable to to handle hundreds/thousands connections per node/in between the nodes etc etc depending on the implementation and scale.

I can't totally comment whether that ASUS AMAS can do handover good or not good yet as it's still in the works hence beta phase and fine tuning is always ongoing.

The aim of AMAS is to extend this functionality to ASUS routers is that we are not sacrificing our features in ASUSWRT whom users are using it well and without getting any other mesh WiFi solutions out there to replace their ASUS routers and find that it's not serving them well.

From ASUS TW Wilson Deng's introduction on AMAS.

For all WiFi systems on market, you will need to buy 3 in 1 pack or 2 in 1 pack at one time,
and it cost lot of money. AMAS supported ASUS routers, on the other hand, you can buy one
first, and try to find is there any room in your house you want to extend, if so, then you can
buy another one to join AMAS network.

ASUS care about all our customers and new customers.
When applying AMAS, don’t worry about losing any fancy and advanced features, such as
AiProtection, Adaptive QoS…etc. all features will be supported, just the way you are!
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Old 30-08-2017, 03:59 PM   #18
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With the comex coming tml and the price for this is $299. Do u guys think this is a good choice? Wanted to use this as wired AP to my current AC88U and in the future set it up as AMAS
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Old 30-08-2017, 06:49 PM   #19
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Is this better than AC68U? Gonna upgrade so thinking of either AC68u or this. Will Merlin create a firmware for this new AC86u?

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Old 31-08-2017, 01:47 AM   #20
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Managed to get the answers thanks to maylyn!

So for specs wise, AC86U is definitely far superior than AC68U which was release in 2013.

For Merlin firmware on AC68U. He have said that it won't be supported in near future. But uncertain about later.

So those who wants to use Merlin with this AC86U may have to think through.

Source: https://www.snbforums.com/threads/rt...c.38770/page-2
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Old 31-08-2017, 02:00 AM   #21
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Merlin have replied to my enquiry and said this.

"I don't know yet. Will definitely not be in the near future, as a lot of work is involved since this is a radically different software platform."
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:26 PM   #22
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Heads up - i just asked the guys at asus booth @ comex. Can only buy this from tomorrow onwards. Not available today.
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Old 02-09-2017, 02:56 PM   #23
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Heads up - i just asked the guys at asus booth @ comex. Can only buy this from tomorrow onwards. Not available today.
Hi bro, do u know if they already have the stocks? Went yesterday and they told me the same thing too :/
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Hi bro, do u know if they already have the stocks? Went yesterday and they told me the same thing too :/
Heads up they have stocks in at comex
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Old 02-09-2017, 05:34 PM   #25
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Heads up they have stocks in at comex
yes yes yes! the stocks just arrived in the afternoon!

Hoot ah!!
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:52 PM   #26
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Hmm my 86u can't seem to block any urls using the filter. Is this a software issue? How do I fix this?
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Old 03-09-2017, 09:30 AM   #27
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Hmm my 86u can't seem to block any urls using the filter. Is this a software issue? How do I fix this?
What urls are you trying to block, any e.g.?
There are some limitations to this url blocking:
https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1000889/
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Old 03-09-2017, 11:02 AM   #28
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Smile

What urls are you trying to block, any e.g.?
There are some limitations to this url blocking:
I have tried blocking http links like ocsp.apple.com and mesu.apple.com but it does not work. Used to work on my rt ac56s. Have opened a tech support case with them. Thx for the help!
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I seem to recall httpS links can't be blocked.
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Old 03-09-2017, 02:37 PM   #30
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Just bought it from comex and hopefully it will be a good upgrade from my 68U. Best if the AMAS works as intended and the WTFast

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