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Old 01-09-2014, 10:31 AM   #301
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Y not try homeplug wifi extender. Easier. Read threads on homeplug.
Tried before homeplug, range extender, repeater via wifi all not good.
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:53 AM   #302
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Thanks Simon, Andread, ASUS@SG & Dr_ARCHer for your input & suggestion

I've searched around the net and came up with this setup, not sure if it will work. Hope to get some guidance from the gurus here.

Bridging N66U (secondary router) to AC87U (main router) via Ethernet cable :

1. Connect N66U LAN port to PC LAN port
2. Change N66U IP from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.2
3. Save settings
4. Login to N66U via 192.168.1.2
5. Untick DHCP
6. Assign new 2.4Ghz & 5GHz SSID for N66U (do I need to assign new SSIDs or can I use the same SSIDs as AC87U?)
7. Unplug N66U from PC
8. Connect N66U LAN Port to AC87U LAN Port
9. Place N66U in Living Room while AC87U remain in Bedroom 2

Will my daughter's (Bedroom 3) get stronger coverage now?

Here's the layout again for easy reference. Thanks much guys

Just set up N66 as an access point. You can choose either the same SSID or a different SSID for the N66 viz-a-viz the AC87.
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:52 PM   #303
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Hey guys, my ac87u seems to be quite hot/warm. Is this normal?
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:53 PM   #304
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Any is there any user manual instead of the quick start guide for the rtac87u?
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:07 PM   #305
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Hey guys, my ac87u seems to be quite hot/warm. Is this normal?
Yes. That's where the USB ports come in handy. I have a USB fan blowing at the AC87U.
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:19 PM   #306
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Any is there any user manual instead of the quick start guide for the rtac87u?
The English manual is available under AC87R:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download RT-AC87R
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:21 PM   #307
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Yes. That's where the USB ports come in handy. I have a USB fan blowing at the AC87U.
I keep it in server room at 16 degree celsius. Hahas
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:30 PM   #308
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I keep it in server room at 16 degree celsius. Hahas
Impressive lol
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:31 PM   #309
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Yes. That's where the USB ports come in handy. I have a USB fan blowing at the AC87U.
Good idea.. I use air cool. Not too warm for me
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Old 01-09-2014, 03:48 PM   #310
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Hi. last night finally done with the setup and wiring of my 2 x AC87.

The media bridge is not so strong for me. getting link speed of ard 780mbps only. But still much faster then my old setup using powerline.

As my room wireless signal is still not strong. I got one prolink WNR1004 small travel router to act as wireless AP connecting to one of the AC87 media bridge lan port.

But how come some device is unable to connect to it? as in its connected but alway having problem getting IP address for the unit and after that it DC.

I tried on my old setup with an old belkin router set as AP connected from my aztech powerline lan and previously all no issue.

I tried on the old belkin router connected tot he media bridge unit lan. having the same problem unable to obtain ip address and then dc.

bug in ac87 or wat setting i need to do?

thank you.


ISP--->AC87U---->(Media Bridge)AC87U----->1 x room pc lan port and 1 x to prolink WNR1004(For wireless AP within room - Set as AP cant obtain IP address from device. Set Prolink WNR1004 as router mode can have internet working but device are managed by the prolink and cant access the AC87U network)
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Hi JK,

Both 2.4Ghz signal were quite weak in her room, 5Ghz is like non-existence .

As I've no knowledge of how to setup a repeater, is it possible to guide me with step-by-step instructions Thanks!

Dear oric1,

You should place RT-AC87U or RT-N66U at the middle of Living room, so your wireless able to cover your whole house.


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JK,

Some bugs found in AIProtection on .2678.

I found that with Vulnerability Protection set to ON, my upload speedtest to MR and general speedtest servers will always hang at around 80-90% of upload leg.. and then proceed to timeout.

This always happen on Wireless Router LAN, 5Ghz wireless, and at PC in Media Bridge, to both speedtest.myrepublic.com.sg and speedtest.net:

'Max' Settings that allow full speedtest to be completed are:

- Malicious Site Blocking = ON
- Vulnerability Protection = OFF
- Infected Device Blocking and Prevention = ON (with gmail email notification)
- Web & Apps Filters = ON without any entry. Cant OFF it AND ON Malicious Site Blocking at same time.
Dear SimonLam,

Thank you for your feedback and your feedback is very important to us

However, Vulnerability Protection switch on will slow down internet speed, due to scanning every single inbound and out bound data.

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Hey guys right now My singtel router is doing. Can I make it as a wifi repeater or like a wifi adapter? How do I bridge it?
Dear Evildoctor,

Why would you still want to use singtel router?

You should replace Singtel router to ASUS router as a main router.

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Hi. last night finally done with the setup and wiring of my 2 x AC87.

The media bridge is not so strong for me. getting link speed of ard 780mbps only. But still much faster then my old setup using powerline.

As my room wireless signal is still not strong. I got one prolink WNR1004 small travel router to act as wireless AP connecting to one of the AC87 media bridge lan port.

But how come some device is unable to connect to it? as in its connected but alway having problem getting IP address for the unit and after that it DC.

I tried on my old setup with an old belkin router set as AP connected from my aztech powerline lan and previously all no issue.

I tried on the old belkin router connected tot he media bridge unit lan. having the same problem unable to obtain ip address and then dc.

bug in ac87 or wat setting i need to do?

thank you.


ISP--->AC87U---->(Media Bridge)AC87U----->1 x room pc lan port and 1 x to prolink WNR1004(For wireless AP within room - Set as AP cant obtain IP address from device. Set Prolink WNR1004 as router mode can have internet working but device are managed by the prolink and cant access the AC87U network)
Dear cochran,

You mean

ISP >>> AC87U>> AC87U>> Prolink WNR1004 [AP]>>Devices

Why do you need Prolink WNR1004? when there are 2 extra port for lans.

Please provide both AC87U firmware version?

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Alright guys! Thanks for the advice. So I should get a laptop cooler and put the router on top of it?
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