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EpsilonStar
post Jan 16 2018, 03:03 PM

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anywhere in kl i can still buy this router?
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post Jan 17 2018, 11:30 AM

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QUOTE(EpsilonStar @ Jan 16 2018, 03:03 PM)
anywhere in kl i can still buy this router?
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Are you interested to test this router?
Wave2 MU-MIMO AC1200 Router
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post Jan 17 2018, 10:01 PM

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QUOTE(EpsilonStar @ Jan 16 2018, 03:03 PM)
anywhere in kl i can still buy this router?
At the price of RM199, nowhere
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post Jan 17 2018, 10:14 PM

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QUOTE(hotwheelz @ Jan 17 2018, 11:30 AM)
Are you interested to test this router?
Wave2 MU-MIMO AC1200 Router
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similar product to ws880/ac68u?

QUOTE(sHawTY @ Jan 17 2018, 10:01 PM)
At the price of RM199, nowhere
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er no.. I dont expect it to be still rm199..... but anywhere still got stock?
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post Jan 17 2018, 10:49 PM

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QUOTE(EpsilonStar @ Jan 17 2018, 10:14 PM)
but anywhere still got stock?
Nowhere
You can get refurbished Netgear R7000 for RM500
https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/4476700

You can flash XWRT-VORTEX firmware on Netgear R7000
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post Jan 27 2018, 12:54 AM

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QUOTE(sHawTY @ Dec 13 2017, 12:01 AM)
XWRT-VORTEX has just released firmware version 380.69 Stable for WS880

Download: http://xvtx.ru/xwrt/download.htm

Changelog: [Mark changes from 380.68_4]
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380.69 (11-Dec-2017)
 - NEW: Added option to disable the Asus NAT tunnel service under
        Other Settings -> Tweak.  Not quite sure what this
        partly closed source service is for, but it eats a
        fair amount of CPU and RAM (backport from 382)

 - CHANGED: Updated odhcp6c to be in sync with upstream
            (patch by theMIRon)
 - CHANGED: Updated libogg to 1.3.3 and libvorbis to 1.3.5.
 - CHANGED: Updated wget to 1.19.2 (fixing connectivity to some
            TLS 1.2 servers)
 - CHANGED: Updated RT-N66U and RT-AC66U SDK to GPL 380_8120's
            (fixing KRACK in repeater/bridge mode)
 - CHANGED: Updated openssl to 1.0.2n.
 - CHANGED: Updated tor to 0.2.9.14.
 - FIXED: allow IA_NA mode downgrade with forced IA_PD
          (for ISPs with broken IPv6 support)
          (patch by theMIRon)
 - FIXED: Trend Micro signature check might randomly fail the
          RSA validation.
 - FIXED: Security issues CVE-2017-15275, CVE-2017-12163
          and CVE-2017-12150 (backported to Samba 3.6 and 3.5)
 - FIXED: Httpd crash when accessing certain webui pages with
          no connected Ethernet clients
 - FIXED: DNSFILTER rules would have priority over OPENVPN Client
          rules (when client has DNS set to Exclusive mode).
 - FIXED: traffic routing from the router itself would fail when
          restarting the firewall while using an ovpn client with
          policy rules in effect.

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I have download it. Currently using the stock firmware.
How do i flash it.. not able to find the guide since page up to 86 now

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post Jan 27 2018, 12:58 AM

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QUOTE(wangdu @ Jan 27 2018, 12:54 AM)
I have download it. Currently using the stock firmware.
How do i flash it.. not able to find the guide since page up to 86 now
The guide is on the first post
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post Jan 27 2018, 09:10 AM

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Been using ws880 since Aug 2016 with Unifi. Just running stock firmware. Recently I changed to Time & flashed the ws880 with Merlin. So far so good.

Just wondering has anyone compares this head to head with Asus AC68U? Is there anything that AC68U betters the ws880? Wifi coverage, etc?
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QUOTE(jimbet1337 @ Jan 27 2018, 09:10 AM)
Is there anything that AC68U betters the ws880? Wifi coverage, etc?
I'm using both
AC68U wins in wireless coverage, bigger RAM capacity, lower operating temperatures & original non-stripped out ASUSWRT-Merlin firmware
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post Jan 27 2018, 12:05 PM

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QUOTE(sHawTY @ Jan 27 2018, 11:00 AM)
I'm using both
AC68U wins in wireless coverage, bigger RAM capacity, lower operating temperatures & original non-stripped out ASUSWRT-Merlin firmware
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Thanks for the feedback. What's the fair price for AC68U at the moment? Asus official store at Lazada sells this at RM999
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post Jan 27 2018, 12:08 PM

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QUOTE(jimbet1337 @ Jan 27 2018, 12:05 PM)
Thanks for the feedback. What's the fair price for AC68U at the moment? Asus official store at Lazada sells this at RM999
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You do realise that is a fair price? Good routers don’t come cheap, especially the AC68U. RM999 is a good deal, unless you want to buy it from overseas, where there won’t be any warranty from Asus Malaysia if you do. There’s even a discount 5%, up to RM100, if you buy now, so it is a good deal.

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post Jan 27 2018, 12:22 PM

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QUOTE(SilentVampire @ Jan 27 2018, 12:08 PM)
You do realise that is a fair price? Good routers don’t come cheap, especially the AC68U. RM999 is a good deal, unless you want to buy it from overseas, where there won’t be any warranty from Asus Malaysia if you do. There’s even a discount 5%, up to RM100, if you buy now, so it is a good deal.
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Then it's a good deal. thumbsup.gif
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post Jan 27 2018, 12:25 PM

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QUOTE(jimbet1337 @ Jan 27 2018, 12:22 PM)
Then it's a good deal.  thumbsup.gif
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Definitely. Just remember to apply the voucher. However, I am using the TP Link C3150 v2, and I find it comparable to the Asus, and it’s cheaper as well, so just letting you know you have the option to go cheaper if you want.
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post Jan 28 2018, 10:39 PM

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QUOTE(sHawTY @ Jan 27 2018, 12:58 AM)
The guide is on the first post
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Ok done.. tq..
Previously stock firmware have problem durinh port forwarding.
Usinh this xwrt solve it..
Can automate my smartHOME now
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post Jan 31 2018, 10:29 PM

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XWRT-VORTEX has just released firmware version 380.69 Update 2 Stable for WS880

Download: http://xvtx.ru/xwrt/download.htm

Changelog: [Mark changes from 380.69]
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380.69_2 (28-Jan-2018)
 - FIXED: IE11 field validation issues on OpenVPN and
          DHCP pages.
 - FIXED: Router crash when importing an OpenVPN certificate
          longer than 3499 characters (the supported limit)
 - FIXED: Users were allowed to enter invalid characters on
          some of the OpenVPN client page fields.
 - FIXED: CVE-2018-5999 in httpd (backport from 384_10007)
 - FIXED: CVE-2018-5721 in httpd (Merlin & theMIROn)

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post Feb 1 2018, 02:36 PM

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Anyone using WS5200?
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post Feb 1 2018, 08:12 PM

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QUOTE(crusher @ Feb 1 2018, 02:36 PM)
Anyone using WS5200?
You can't flash Merlin on that model
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post Feb 1 2018, 09:46 PM

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QUOTE(jimbet1337 @ Jan 27 2018, 12:05 PM)
Thanks for the feedback. What's the fair price for AC68U at the moment? Asus official store at Lazada sells this at RM999
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https://www.lazada.com.my/asus-rt-ac68u-dua....7144885eVfEdrf

Basically T-Mobile rebranded the AC68U with their own fw to sell it cheap in USA. Looks like some1 stock locally. Google around to flash the fw back to ASUS or flash it to Merlin. If u willing to tinker around it looks like a really good bargain.

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