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maylyn 25-08-2017 01:56 PM

[Maylyn - Networking] ASUS RT-AC86U
 
ASUS RT-AC86U has finally arrived @ our shores, it was first debuted in China in early Jul and one is able to find it @ JD.com, taobao etc. Sporting a new BCM4906 ~ 1.8GHz dual core 64bit CPU from Broadcom. Armed with 256MB Flash and 512MB RAM and looking almost like an ASUS RT-AC68U. Is it the successor to it? Let's find out ^^

The ASUS RT-AC86U box (Front/Back)

http://i.imgur.com/FzfM0IS.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/5KHzslV.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/0oyMJF9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/mGsQ28c.jpg

What's inside

http://i.imgur.com/sYoSYVM.jpg

Correction over my first post. it's due to the renaming by the USB-IF organisation

Quote:

When USB 3.0 became USB 3.1 Gen 1

Recently however, the USB-IF organisation published an article where they announced that USB 3.0 connectors capable of 5Gbps (SuperSpeed) would now be classified as USB 3.1 Gen 1. While the new USB 3.1 connectors, capable of 10Gbps (SuperSpeed+) would now be classified as USB 3.1 Gen 2.

USB 3.0 is now called USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Speed up to 5Gbps)
USB 3.1 is now called USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Speed up to 10Gbps)
1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1x LED On/Off button, 1x WAN, 4x LAN

http://i.imgur.com/xv87t27.png

http://i.imgur.com/XW6g6Rc.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/V6tO2AQ.jpg

Also introducing AMAS (beta) for ASUS RT-AC86U first as well.

What is AMAS?

It's ASUS Multiple Access-Point System

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wilson_Deng, post: 342297, member: 44807
Hi Everyone,

This is Wilson from ASUSTek, product manager of ASUS networking, and today we are happy to invite all ASUS router users to do AMAS beta test.

AMAS (Temporarily name) is ASUS Multiple Access-Point System, the core feature is to combine ASUS powerful routers to form a whole home coverage WiFi system with centralized control.

By ASUS internal tests, we found single ASUS performance router could provide extreme WiFi coverage for almost every standard house in north America. However, there might still some dead-zones in specific environment(e.g. concrete wall or large yard), so we design a powerful software upgrade for ASUS router buyers, by software upgrading, you can combine more than one ASUS performance routers to form a WiFi system.

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!

There will be more ASUS routers support AMAS in the future, this beta test, ASUS releases RT-AC68U(Series product), RT-A1900P, RT-AC86U first. (Note: System must be the same regulation, do not combine different WiFi region models.)


Change log:
- Unlock RT-AC68P (RT-AC68U_9.0.0.4_382_16443-g9d1d1ee)
- Modify AMAS node on boarding process, allow secondary report available to primary.(RT-AC86U_9.0.0.4_382_16475-g37003b6)

For beta firmware and beta test guide, please download from:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0By...U9fbUlCSGhhaEU

It's open to anyone whom is willing to give it a spin and contribute.

The official thread is @ https://www.snbforums.com/threads/of...t-ac68u.40745/

Please post your findings and observations @ the official thread so the official ASUS TW HQ AMAS team can follow up accordingly.

maylyn 25-08-2017 01:57 PM

AMAS (ASUS Multiple Access-Point System) Overview

Setting up (Images in sequence)

http://i.imgur.com/rF9wlu9.png

http://i.imgur.com/2vyIsKr.png

http://i.imgur.com/nLvQlYM.png

http://i.imgur.com/0oCuMmC.png

http://i.imgur.com/YQKSOis.png

http://i.imgur.com/dRdQH0K.png

http://i.imgur.com/6S7vZxK.png

http://i.imgur.com/XzA6dP4.png

maylyn 25-08-2017 01:57 PM

FAQs

1. How many AMAS routers could be added in a system?

We suggest less than 5 nodes, basically 2 nodes will provide extreme coverage for
different house types.

2. What models are going to be supported?

RT-AC68U, RT-AC1900P, RT-AC86U will be supported first, and we are planning to
support GT-AC5300, RT-AC5300, RT-AC88U, RT-AC3200 in near future.
Later, RT-AC87U, RT-AC66U series, RT-AC1750, BlueCave, Lyra and DSL-AC68U will join
this family as well.

Notice: For RT-AC87U, early version RT-AC66U (A1), RT-AC3200 will be limited support
with some functions due to chipset vendor limitation.
If you want to be early an adopter of up-coming model, please contact us.

3. Should I choose Lyra or AMAS?

If you are already ASUS router customer, AMAS will be the best choice, if you are new
adopter to ASUS, and want to have a life-style WiFi system with easy app control, Lyra
might fit.

4. Will AMAS work with Lyra?

It will be supported later.

5. Dose AMAS support WiFi roaming and band steering?

Yes, it supports ASUS in-house design roaming and band steering features.

6. Dose AMAS support primary router as AP mode(Bridge)?

Early Alpha currently.

7. May I combine wireless and wired connection between AMAS routers?

Yes.

8. Dose AMAS support IPTV?

Yes

9. Will AiProtection and adaptive QoS work by applying AMAS?

Yes

10. Does AMAS support dual-wan?

Yes, both Ethernet WAN and dongle WAN.

11. Dose AMAS support full functional VPN?

Yes, PPTP, OVPN server and PPTP, L2TP, OVPN client.

ASUS RT-AC86U in AMAS action :)

http://i.imgur.com/P2M1M33.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/FrpGjw9.jpg

maylyn 25-08-2017 01:58 PM

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maylyn 26-08-2017 02:32 PM

Updated with AMAS setting up overview and FAQs

maylyn 28-08-2017 07:09 PM

Correction over my first post. it's due to the renaming by the USB-IF organisation

Quote:

When USB 3.0 became USB 3.1 Gen 1

Recently however, the USB-IF organisation published an article where they announced that USB 3.0 connectors capable of 5Gbps (SuperSpeed) would now be classified as USB 3.1 Gen 1. While the new USB 3.1 connectors, capable of 10Gbps (SuperSpeed+) would now be classified as USB 3.1 Gen 2.

USB 3.0 is now called USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Speed up to 5Gbps)
USB 3.1 is now called USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Speed up to 10Gbps)
Article ~> http://www.usb.org/developers/ssusb

Connectivity options as follows.

It's USB3.1 Gen 1

http://i.imgur.com/xv87t27.png

daniel_83 30-08-2017 09:01 AM

sadly for me

asus router looking more and more ah beng and low class :(

zuoom 30-08-2017 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maylyn (Post 109961057)
Updated with AMAS setting up overview and FAQs

Basically that Asus version of the mesh network. They do handover good?

xonix 30-08-2017 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zuoom (Post 110024602)
Basically that Asus version of the mesh network. They do handover good?

Beta just dropped this week only, must wait for those beta testers to post results and feedback here :s13:

alertz 30-08-2017 12:32 PM

AMAS sounds promising....meaning we can reuse previous routers for a mesh network if i understand correctly?

xonix 30-08-2017 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alertz (Post 110028327)
AMAS sounds promising....meaning we can reuse previous routers for a mesh network if i understand correctly?

Check the FAQ pdf in the Google drive link, only certain models are or will be compatible.

maylyn 30-08-2017 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alertz (Post 110028327)
AMAS sounds promising....meaning we can reuse previous routers for a mesh network if i understand correctly?

Yes, ASUS is progressively rolling out to almost of their current ASUS routers less that those that are mentioned with limitation with the chipsets in used etc.

ASUS RT-AC86U and ASUS RT-AC68U will be the first two models to support AMAS first.

You can always refer to the AMAS official thread over @ smallnetbuilder forums. ASUS TW AMAS team are actively monitoring that thread.

Thread @ ~> https://www.snbforums.com/threads/of...t-ac68u.40745/


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