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post Sep 1 2017, 12:00 PM, updated 2d ago

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Author's Note: The original review can be found at my blog - ASUS RT-AC86U Review @ JayceOoi.com.

Important Note - Do buy local unit with Asus Malaysia warranty at Lazada. Install fans to avoid overheat issue.

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Introduction
A surprise gift from GearBest. I was not expecting ASUS RT-AC86U AC2900 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router with MU-MIMO at all. In short, ASUS RT-AC86U is the replacement for the popular ASUS RT-AC68U that serve me well for past 3 years. Loaded with built-in WTFast, faster AC2900 speeds boosted with NitroQAM, MU-MIMO, 256MB flash, 512MB RAM and newer PC-grade 1.8GHz dual-core processor. How does it perform compare to older RT-AC68U? Let's find out...

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Package Content
My ASUS RT-AC86U is China version as you can see. Well protected as well. In short, it shares the same packaging as my existing RT-AC68U. Once taken out RT-AC86U, you can find 3 detachable antennas, 19 V with max. 1.75 A power adaptor (US plug), RJ-45 cable, warranty info and quick start guide (in Chinese). No worry, you can download both English quick start guide and user manual at ASUS Website.

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Build quality & Design
If you own / seen ASUS RT-AC68U previously, then you will familiar with RT-AC86U too. Basically, they are the same in shape and design. RT-AC86U has cooler and simpler cyber design at front while RT-AC68U has stylish diamond pattern design. By the way, RT-AC86U is a bit heavier at 872g. Having LED light indicators for 4 LAN ports, Internet WAN, 2.4GHz & 5GHz Wi-Fi and power status. Missing USB ports status from RT-AC68U. That's the major different. The rest are the same.

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At back, there are reset button, power button, DC input, USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, WAN port, LED on/off switch and 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports. By the way, the back ASUS panel does not lit up anymore too (if you care about lighting effect).

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Wi-Fi on/off and WPS buttons are located at the right as usual.

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3 antenna jacks on top for detachable antennas. And another internal 3dBi antenna hidden inside for 5 GHz 4 x 4 connection.

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Finally, there are 2 long anti-skid pads at bottom to provide stability.

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Installation
Mine is China version as you know. Therefore, the web interface is in Chinese by default. No worry, you can select the language that you prefer. ASUS Router firmware is loaded with multiple languages for all the users in the world. There are English, Japanese, and a lot more Europe countries' languages that I don't know. As for installation, it is pretty straight forward. Basically, you need to connect cable/DSL modem Internet cable to WAN port. Setup router login name and password. Then Internet setup. Follow by router configuration - network name (SSID) and password for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz. That's it. You can start using ASUS RT-AC86U wireless router to access Internet now.

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Software
ASUS wireless router's web and mobile interfaces are the same among these 2 routers. Yup, not a stranger to me since I am using it for the past 3 years. Not an IT expert, no worry, you can start using ASUS RT-AC86U after completed installation setup. However, if you want to get all the features out of it, this is the place that you need to spend time on. By the way, do download and read the online user manual in order to know all of the functions. As usual, ASUSWRT user interface has more stuffs and details than the mobile app - ASUS Router. In short, mobile app covers the essential stuffs while web interface has all including the advanced stuffs.

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ASUS RT-AC86U Wi-Fi Router is loaded with lot of goodies and useful features. There are AiProtection with Trend Micro, Adaptive QoS, Traffic Analyzer, Game Boost (WTFast - Gamers Private Network_, USB applications like AiDisk, UPnP, iTunes, FTP, Samba, 4G modem, Android phone as a USB modem, Apple Time Machine, Download Master for BT torrent files and AiCloud 2.0. Advanced settings like IPv6, VPN and firewall can be setup as well. Can't cover all of them one by one in details here. So do check them out at ASUS Website. By the way, IPTV is supported. A great news for Malaysia users' with Maxis, UniFi and Singaporeans with Singtel and M1.

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Performance Result
Err... Wireless range is not better / on par than existing ASUS RT-AC68U? Yes, that's the case for the new ASUS RT-AC86U Wi-Fi Router. Run lot of tests on different locations, both 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless range does a bit shorter than previous one. Little bit disappointed no doubt with 4 dBm shorter. As usual, both of them are placed at the same spot on 1st floor. And screenshots below were taken while I was on ground floor. Note - Jayce-ASUS == RT-AC68U. Anyhow, it still can cover whole double storey house easily with 2.4GHz. 5GHz good for half the coverage as usual.

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On the bright side, ASUS RT-AC86U has better wireless transfer rate ~ around 20 Mbit/s more than RT-AC68U based on iPerf3 tests. Yes even with shorter range, RT-AC86U has more throughput at the same location. That's great as long as it is within wireless coverage range. Therefore, on actual usage, RT-AC86U does perform slightly better no doubt. As for LAN, it performs at maximum speed that my devices support @ 960 Mbit/s.

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You can throw away your network-attached storage (NAS) now. Yes, just plug in a normal USB 3.0 hard drive will do. You will get NAS alike performance with ASUS RT-AC86U. Constant reading at 110MB/s and more than 100MB/s while writing. A huge improvement when compere to RT-AC68U with around 40MB/s only. Of course, that's the result from LAN connection. Wireless transfer will be limited by wireless devices themselves.

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ASUS RT-AC86U supports Wireless router, repeater, Access Point (AP) and media bridge modes. And lot of other useful features that I mentioned previously. Overall, RT-AC86U does performs faster with new 1.8 GHz dual-core processor, more RAM and storage. I hate to reboot previous RT-AC68U router when applying settings as it needs take around 2 minutes plus to do so. Guess what? RT-AC86U does it within 40 seconds. Serving 10+ devices smoothly with MU-MIMO support are piece of cake for it. Does not slow down at all when someone is transferring file to/fro USB hard drive. Yes, I am getting the lowest latency on online games like Mobile Legend thanks to Adaptive QoS. WTFast will improve more when your games are supported.

Anyway, all of these issues will be fixed ASUS for sure. Why? RT-AC68U is still getting firmware upgrade on improvements until now. RT-AC86U will get the same treatment as well. Furthermore, it will be getting Asuswrt-merlin custom firmware anytime soon too.

Update – Above issue had been solved on ASUS RT-AC86U Firmware version 3.0.0.4.382.16466. Stable for everyday use as I am using it now. Sometime, its wireless range performance is slightly better than RT-AC68U.

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Advantages
  • 4×4 MU-MIMO 802.11ac
  • Support up to 2900Mbps & Gigabit Ethernet
  • 110MB/s USB 3.0 HDD transfer speed
  • Packed with lot features
  • Built-in download manager
  • Top-notch build quality
  • Multiple languages support
  • 3 years warranty
Limitations
  • None from me
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Conclusion
ASUS RT-AC86U is a feature-packed advanced wireless router with excellent performance no doubt. Enjoy 4×4 MU-MIMO 802.11ac and NAS alike 110MB/s transfer rate. Great wireless range that suitable for both home and office. Don’t forget that it is loaded with lot of useful features too. Worry free with 3 years warranty. Interested? More information can be found at ASUS Website.

P/S – ASUS RT-AC86U is my current wireless router at home now. Highly recommended!

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Thanks for the review. Hmm, so wireless coverage is a little bit weaker than the older AC68U?

Don't understand why Asus did not put 4 external antenna for the AC86U instead of 3 external and 1 internal.

I also saw that Merlin doesn't support the AC86U as yet.
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QUOTE(kmrdeva @ Sep 1 2017, 05:33 PM)
Thanks for the review. Hmm, so wireless coverage is a little bit weaker than the older AC68U?

Don't understand why Asus did not put 4 external antenna for the AC86U instead of 3 external and 1 internal.

I also saw that Merlin doesn't support the AC86U as yet.
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You are most welcome. Yes, at least for my unit here.

Asus has other models with 4 external antenna already. Besides, most of the devices are using 2x2 only now. 3x3 is more than enough. 4x4 is overkill for me. biggrin.gif
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Thanks for the awesome review. The USB3 transfer speed is amazing. How much will or is it selling for?
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post Sep 2 2017, 11:13 AM

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QUOTE(soonwai @ Sep 1 2017, 11:20 PM)
Thanks for the awesome review. The USB3 transfer speed is amazing. How much will or is it selling for?
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$179.99 free shipping with discount code at GB biggrin.gif
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post Sep 2 2017, 06:16 PM

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Can install malaysian firmware?
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This is must more better than the Dlink router which given by the ISP that does not need a Mi WiFI extender flex.gif
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QUOTE(DeepMemory @ Sep 2 2017, 06:16 PM)
Can install malaysian firmware?
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Asus router is using one firmware for all regions. At least for both routers that I own. rclxms.gif
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QUOTE(JayceOoi @ Sep 2 2017, 11:13 AM)
$179.99 free shipping with discount code at GB  biggrin.gif
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mind to share where you get the discount code?
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The design look familiar, more like MSI GT83 / GT75 / GT73. haha
but its fine, i'm also try look wireless router also. But may i know whats the price is it?
where can i look for it?
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QUOTE(lala_cai @ Sep 9 2017, 01:17 AM)
mind to share where you get the discount code?
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QUOTE(superhuman88 @ Sep 9 2017, 09:15 AM)
The design look familiar, more like MSI GT83 / GT75 / GT73. haha
but its fine, i'm also try look wireless router also. But may i know whats the price is it?
where can i look for it?
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It is listed at my blog - http://www.jayceooi.com/asus-rt-ac86u-review/
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HI,

I was going to buy this router later, before that how do you configure with local ISP Modem. I am using Maxis HomeFibre. I guessing Unifi will be very simple, but Maxis use the router as Unifi was it backbone.

any guides on setting up both connection with Asus Router?

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QUOTE(elenatec @ Sep 14 2017, 12:10 PM)
any guides on setting up both connection with Asus Router?
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Please follow this guide to setup Maxis Fiber
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Version 3.0.0.4.382.16466
2017/09/14 update 54.99 MBytes

ASUS RT-AC86U Firmware version 3.0.0.4.382.16466
Security fixed
- Fixed CVE-2017-12754
- Fixed CVE-2017-11345
- Fixed CVE-2017-11344
- Fixed CVE-2017-11420

Bug fixed
- Fixed networkmap wan connection issues.
- Fixed AiCloud related issues.
- Fixed AiProtection related issues.
- Fixed wireless interoperability issue.
- Fixed game boost related issues.
- Fixed ASUS router app connection issues when router does not have public WAN IP.

New
- Added HDD hibernation feature.
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This nice , cost around how much MYR ?
possible to use on UNIFI ?
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QUOTE(louiszzz @ Sep 20 2017, 12:46 PM)
This nice , cost around how much MYR ?
Estimated between RM800 ~ RM1.2K once it reaches Malaysian shores
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possible to use on UNIFI ?
Yes, definitely can use for UniFi
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QUOTE(louiszzz @ Sep 20 2017, 12:46 PM)
This nice , cost around how much MYR ?
possible to use on UNIFI ?
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Around RM758 + free shipping with discount code

QUOTE(sHawTY @ Sep 20 2017, 01:17 PM)
Estimated between RM800 ~ RM1.2K once it reaches Malaysian shores
Yes, definitely can use for UniFi
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Based on Asus Malaysia pricing, it should be near RM1200. Unless they slash price for older AC68U which selling at RM900 now.
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Nice!,But which moderm does you use for" streamyx"
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QUOTE(Doraku @ Sep 20 2017, 07:14 PM)
Nice!,But which moderm does you use for" streamyx"
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TM bundled one - Dlink DSL-2640B
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QUOTE(JayceOoi @ Sep 21 2017, 08:25 AM)
TM bundled one - Dlink DSL-2640B
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didnt know that you can use router on Moderm Router too!
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Updated with firmware version 3.0.0.4.382.16466 result - Stable for everyday use. biggrin.gif
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Merlin firmware is here - https://www.snbforums.com/threads/alpha-asu...-1-alpha.41380/
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Still not officially available here?
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QUOTE(arslow @ Oct 8 2017, 12:50 PM)
Still not officially available here?
Should be arriving in end of November 2016
SRP around RM1500
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QUOTE(sHawTY @ Oct 8 2017, 01:48 PM)
Should be arriving in end of November 2016
SRP around RM1500
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lol guess i will continue using my ac68u till i move to ubiquiti or a wireless AX asus in a few years laugh.gif


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QUOTE(sHawTY @ Oct 8 2017, 01:48 PM)
Should be arriving in end of November 2016
SRP around RM1500
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Why Asus Malaysia always sell so expensive? US is selling at $199.99 only. hmm.gif
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QUOTE(JayceOoi @ Oct 9 2017, 11:39 AM)
Why Asus Malaysia always sell so expensive? US is selling at $199.99 only. hmm.gif
SRP bro, Suggested Retail Pricing
It doesn't mean you have to sell it at that price biggrin.gif

Have to wait for it to arrive first to know for sure
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Bought from GearBest to replace my current AC66U, maybe it'll arrive in 2 weeks. Not worth buying it from Malaysia - priced too high. Just look at the current AC68U prices to estimatehow much they'll price it here.

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bro...i need some help pls....i dont understand about the warranty..if bought from GearBest...the router got problem ....how to i do?
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QUOTE(jloke6563 @ Oct 17 2017, 10:04 PM)
bro...i need some help pls....i dont understand about the warranty..if bought from GearBest...the router got problem ....how to i do?
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I think you need to ship back to GearBest at own cost for them to help you claim warranty.
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QUOTE(JayceOoi @ Sep 20 2017, 02:03 PM)
Around RM758  + free shipping with discount code
Based on Asus Malaysia pricing, it should be near RM1200. Unless they slash price for older AC68U which selling at RM900 now.
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hi did you get into problem while getting this into malaysia ? any tax and SIRIM ?
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hi did you get into problem while getting this into malaysia ? any tax and SIRIM ?
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Nope. No tax and SIRIM AP issue.
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I bought one unit base on ts review. Shall see. Cannot use Ur code. Says expired. So price is $186usd. I added insurance and another item. Usd195. Hopefully it arrives. I paid with PayPal credit card. As per your recommendation.

Thanks. I did click thru Ur link.

Edit : buyers beware gearbest shipment for me got blocked at gateway. **** Unaccepted international export***

And four days later still no resolution.

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QUOTE(skywardsword @ Oct 22 2017, 03:05 PM)
I bought one unit base on ts review. Shall see. Cannot use Ur code. Says expired. So price is $186usd. I added insurance and another item. Usd195. Hopefully it arrives. I paid with PayPal credit card. As per your recommendation.

Thanks. I did click thru Ur link.
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QUOTE(skywardsword @ Oct 22 2017, 04:05 PM)
I bought one unit base on ts review. Shall see. Cannot use Ur code. Says expired. So price is $186usd. I added insurance and another item. Usd195. Hopefully it arrives. I paid with PayPal credit card. As per your recommendation.

Thanks. I did click thru Ur link.
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I am also interested in this model as an upgrade for my existing 68U. Do let us know when the parcel arrivands and your reviews as well. biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
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QUOTE(peguin78 @ Oct 24 2017, 03:12 PM)
I am also interested in this model as an upgrade for my existing 68U. Do let us know when the parcel arrivands and your reviews as well. biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif
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It is selling at $175.99 now. Discount code at my blog as usual. smile.gif
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Version 3.0.0.4.382.18219
2017/10/2455.48 MBytes
ASUS RT-AC86U Firmware version 3.0.0.4.382.18219
Security fixed
- Fixed KRACK vulnerability
- Fixed CVE-2017-14491: DNS - 2 byte heap based overflow
- Fixed CVE-2017-14492: DHCP - heap based overflow
- Fixed CVE-2017-14493: DHCP - stack based overflow
- Fixed CVE-2017-14494: DHCP - info leak
- Fixed CVE-2017-14495: DNS - OOM DoS
- Fixed CVE-2017-14496: DNS - DoS Integer underflow
- Fixed CVE-2017-13704 : Bug collision
- Fixed predictable session tokens, logged user IP validation, Logged-in information disclosure (special thanks for Blazej Adamczyk contribution)

Bug Fixed
- Improved compatibility for Qualcomm client card.
- Fixed IGMP snooping related issue.

Weird... This firmware was installed without my knowledge. ASUS auto install firmware on router now?
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bro...this latest version firmware very stable...
after upgraded u need turn off the router..not click reboot...
cos..if u click reboot...u wan color will become red..this is a bug..!!!
i tried both us and australia regions..australia range is better.....
if compare with ac68u....
ac68u range better than ac86u...haha
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QUOTE(jloke6563 @ Nov 3 2017, 08:41 PM)
bro...this latest version firmware very stable...
after upgraded u need turn off the router..not click reboot...
cos..if u click reboot...u wan color will become red..this is a bug..!!!
i tried both us and australia regions..australia range is better.....
if compare with ac68u....
ac68u range better than ac86u...haha
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You also got it from GearBest?
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Hi is ipv6 on unifi working with this router?
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This router selling for RM1,569. Taobao is half the price. Gearbest is closed to Taobao price. Not sure whats happening.
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I bought on 22oct. My shipment finally shipped on 2nov. But on 7nov. City link tracking says **unaccepted international export.

I think I got scammed?


It is now even cheaper....usd169.9...

Anyone else actually got theirs from gearbest? Or only smoke....


Edit: will check package tonight. If ok will not post back. Will last post.

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QUOTE(skywardsword @ Nov 7 2017, 03:48 PM)
I bought on 22oct. My shipment finally shipped on 2nov. But on 7nov. City link tracking says **unaccepted international export.

I think I got scammed?
It is now even cheaper....usd169.9...

Anyone else actually got theirs from gearbest? Or only smoke....
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Try to call Citylink to find out. No idea what is that also. Got twice using it. The rest were ABX. All okay.

Anyway, if really does not arrive. Just ask PayPal to refund. No worry. nod.gif
https://www.paypal.com/my/webapps/mpp/ua/us...greement-full#7
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Alamak.. I also just bought one last Sunday at USD169.99/. Lastest status is 'packed'. Looks like it be shipped using Kerry.

I have used Paypal before and bought items from US and Mexico but then they all prior to GST and have had no problems. Now I am also worry lor..
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QUOTE(JayceOoi @ Nov 7 2017, 04:03 PM)
Try to call Citylink to find out. No idea what is that also. Got twice using it. The rest were ABX. All okay.

Anyway, if really does not arrive. Just ask PayPal to refund. No worry.  nod.gif
https://www.paypal.com/my/webapps/mpp/ua/us...greement-full#7
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Do you have email support for gearbest?I cannot login as I don't have my password with me.

Tq.
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Do you have email support for gearbest?I cannot login as I don't have my password with me.

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i bought it from taobao ..it came with two fan...so far so good...using latest firmware 3.0.0.4.382_18219.. thumbup.gif

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i bought it from taobao ..it came with two fan...so far so good...using latest firmware 3.0.0.4.382_18219.. thumbup.gif
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Two fans? You mean free gift from Taobao? Have you tried Asus Merlin yet?
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Two fans? You mean free gift from Taobao? Have you tried Asus Merlin yet?
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Still no news from gearbest after four days. Buyer beware.


Edit will check package tonight.

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Mine also still stuck at "packed" since Sunday..sad.gif
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Gearbest will send it late. Around 4-5 days before shipping. This is true for most products that I buy from them. You will get them, so not a scam.

http://www.hardwarezone.com.my/tech-news-a...ts-gaming-first

Malaysia official price is crazy expensive tho...

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QUOTE(skywardsword @ Nov 7 2017, 03:48 PM)
I bought on 22oct. My shipment finally shipped on 2nov. But on 7nov. City link tracking says **unaccepted international export.

I think I got scammed?
It is now even cheaper....usd169.9...

Anyone else actually got theirs from gearbest? Or only smoke....
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China custom so hard working lately? I got one TV box from other company with normal China Post got rejected too due to 安检不合格. confused.gif
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QUOTE(JayceOoi @ Nov 13 2017, 10:36 AM)
China custom so hard working lately? I got one TV box from other company with normal China Post got rejected too due to 安检不合格.  :confused:
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My parents just told me the package came in. Will check tonight.
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Hey guys, I am looking around for a good router which can support many concurrent connected devices.
I think easily more than 10 devices including smart TV, Android box, PS4, Laptops and mobile.
Does this router support stable WiFi for that many devices?
And is the coverage wide enough for double storey landed?

Thanks

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QUOTE(skyp @ Nov 14 2017, 08:45 PM)
Hey guys, I am looking around for a good router which can support many concurrent connected devices.
I think easily more than 10 devices including smart TV, Android box, PS4, Laptops and mobile.
Does this router support stable WiFi for that many devices?
And is the coverage wide enough for double stores landed?

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Yes stable, my house has more than 10 devices connected all the time. CPU is super fast. No worry about that.
Mine is double storey semiD, AC86U at middle 1st floor living room. No issue to use it at extended back kitchen (farthest part indoor). Still getting 10Mbit/s transfer rate on 5Ghz with my Mi 6. nod.gif
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QUOTE(JayceOoi @ Nov 14 2017, 09:06 PM)
Yes stable, my house has more than 10 devices connected all the time. CPU is super fast. No worry about that.
Mine is double storey semiD, AC86U at middle 1st floor living room. No issue to use it at extended back kitchen (farthest part indoor). Still getting 10Mbit/s transfer rate on 5Ghz with my Mi 6.  nod.gif
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Glad to hear that!
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My parents just told me the package came in. Will check tonight.
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Hi..Have you received yours?
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Hi..Have you received yours?
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Yes and it works. Will see when I get my VPN setup.

Btw the tracking for mine still say *unaccepted international export. Omg.....

When my heart gets better I might try to get some money to get the xiaomi laser projector

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QUOTE(skywardsword @ Nov 15 2017, 04:55 PM)
Yes and it works. Will see when I get my VPN setup.

Btw the tracking for mine still say *unaccepted international export. Omg.....

When my heart gets better I might try to get some money to get the xiaomi laser projector
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Glad to hear that. Mine is still in limbo..javascript:emoticon(':cry:')

Have you tried Asus Merlin 382?
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QUOTE(skywardsword @ Nov 15 2017, 03:55 PM)
Yes and it works. Will see when I get my VPN setup.

Btw the tracking for mine still say *unaccepted international export. Omg.....

When my heart gets better I might try to get some money to get the xiaomi laser projector
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I also want Xiaomi laser projector. Who want to sponsor me? brows.gif

BTW, anyone try Merlin 382.1 yet?
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QUOTE(peguin78 @ Nov 15 2017, 04:56 PM)
Glad to hear that. Mine is still in limbo..javascript:emoticon(':cry:')

Have you tried Asus Merlin 382?
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QUOTE(JayceOoi @ Nov 16 2017, 09:17 AM)
I also want Xiaomi laser projector. Who want to sponsor me?  brows.gif

BTW, anyone try Merlin 382.1 yet?
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rm8-9k is quite a bit of money. I hope I get lottery first, then that could be something to buy. Plus the latest Tesla roadster.
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Anyone has the link for taobao? Plan to get one as well
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Nope. Does Merlin have Aiprotection? I want ai protection because I have parents along with other devices that I dont want to just you know connect to website that is harmful.
Haha, Gearbest will eventually sponsor you dont worry. Might even be a True 4K Xiaomi laser projector... (I have not heard rumors, but I am hoping it will be released. ) fingers crossed.
rm8-9k is quite a bit of money. I hope I get lottery first, then that could be something to buy. Plus the latest Tesla roadster.
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Need to wait for long long time for this sponsor amount. blush.gif
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I received mine on Friday. The tracing still said in transit up to Saturday. It's China version of course. I was worry the the item was fake since there is a typo for the supplied ethernet Lan Cable. It was spelled something like Ethymnet Cable or something. But when I checked the ethernet Cable for 68U- local set, the spelling was also wrong.

Gearbest provide an adaptor since the power suppy was a US version. But the power supply does not have the blue LED as the 68U and although it is an Asus power supply, it looks and feels cheap compared to 68U.

But upon boot up the interface was in English. There was no problem setting it up with unifi. Both Unifi Home and Business under ISP Special requirement were there. However, the internet LED remains red after I updated to the latest firmware, although i was connected to the internet. I have to switch the LED button on and off several times to make it lighted white.

Yesterday I upgraded to Asus Merlin 382.1 which gave more options to play with. I do notice that the temperatures on both radios and CPU are higher than 68U which i normally used to and the available memory is more less than half which is a bit of surprise. Of course, I am running QOS, AIprotection, Google DNS and WTF gaming mode. That could be the reason. And I also notice that the Internet LED does become white after the upgrade - probably Merlin has corrected this issue.

Coverage was better especially on the 5Ghz. One of my desktops is running on TP Link T9E. With the 68U, the max connection was around 877.5 mbps but with 86U I can easily get 1300 mbps. However, no so good on the 2.4Ghz. I could not the get the same speed as the 68U, although it now covers bigger area. I no longer need an extender for the same coverage area. I guess I still need to tweak here and there to obtain at least the same speed as the 68U.

IPV6 and Aiprotection - both running well under Merlin.

Still need time to play with it so that I can explore the whole potential of this router. I am speaking from my experience and I am very noob in this.





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So since gearbest pricing was 169.99 now. So tempted to buy one since i had a power button mechanical failure on sunday on my 3 yrs old ac66u. Was looking for either 2nd hand ac68u or this ac86u.

Dilemma. Current ac66u unable to fully cover my house area. Im extended using homeplug wifi.

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QUOTE(KIntos @ Nov 20 2017, 09:05 PM)
So since gearbest pricing was 169.99 now. So tempted to buy one since i had a power button mechanical failure on sunday on my 3 yrs old ac66u. Was looking for either 2nd hand ac68u or this ac86u.

Dilemma. Current ac66u unable to fully cover my house area. Im extended using homeplug wifi.
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I am selling my AC68U if you are interested. :-

https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/4460123

Can always PM me for the best price.

Cant advise you on the exact coverage. But for a typical double storey house 68U provides an adequate coverage.
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If buy from gear best, any custom tax imposed or item being held issue?

And the plug is 3 pin plug that normally we use?


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If buy from gear best, any custom tax imposed or item being held issue?

And the plug is 3 pin plug that normally we use?
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As long as not using big courier like DHL, FedEx, you should be fine.

It's US plug. But UK adapter is given.
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QUOTE(peguin78 @ Nov 20 2017, 08:59 PM)
I am selling my AC68U if you are interested. :-

https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/4460123

Can always PM me for the best price.

Cant advise you on the exact coverage. But for a typical double storey house 68U provides an adequate coverage.
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Thx for the offer but i have decided to buy ac86u for the new feature and usb3 speed
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QUOTE(JayceOoi @ Nov 21 2017, 09:23 AM)
As long as not using big courier like DHL, FedEx, you should be fine.

It's US plug. But UK adapter is given.
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Sea express is usiing which courier? Coz i saw option for sea or air
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Sea express is usiing which courier? Coz i saw option for sea or air
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From my experience...

SEA Express = Kerry / ABX
SEA Air Line = Citylink

And ABX reaches faster than Citylink for my case.
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QUOTE(JayceOoi @ Nov 21 2017, 12:57 PM)
From my experience...

SEA Express = Kerry / ABX
SEA Air Line = Citylink

And ABX reaches faster than Citylink for my case.
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Oic. Ya what i heard city link delivery process very slow.
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I'm use Asus for 10 year

Good Product
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Asus Merlin 382.1.2 has just been released.
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Just got mine on 30th Nov, ordered on 20th Nov.

Overall coverage and speed is good, need more time to study on the configuration.
Previously im using RT-14HP which quite unstable to me.

AC-68U so far so good on coverage and speed after i manually pick the Wifi channel.
Do you guys set Wifi Channel to Auto?


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QUOTE(skyp @ Dec 4 2017, 11:20 AM)
Just got mine on 30th Nov, ordered on 20th Nov.

Overall coverage and speed is good, need more time to study on the configuration.
Previously im using RT-14HP which quite unstable to me.

AC-68U so far so good on coverage and speed after i manually pick the Wifi channel.
Do you guys set Wifi Channel to Auto?
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I set my own channel. I use the least congested one.
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ordered on 20th Nov and received on 30th Nov. Today i just setup the ac86u. yet to test performance. 2.4 ghz signal more or less similar to my ac66u. updated firmware for krack issue.
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My case is different. I got much poorer performance on 2.4 but way better on 5 ghz.
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By the way I am using the smart connect feature. Could it be the reason? Anyone using this feature as well. I use the cut off point for 2.4 at -90 and 5 ghz at -70.
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QUOTE(peguin78 @ Dec 5 2017, 09:29 AM)
By the way I am using the smart connect feature. Could it be the reason? Anyone using this feature as well. I use the cut off point for 2.4 at -90 and 5 ghz at -70.
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I used Smart connect at first, then i find it not so stable so i turn it off.

Still prefer to keep 2.4 and 5 ghz separately.

I am using manual wifi channel, auto is giving me coverage issue.
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NitroQAM 1024QAM Wireless Test rclxms.gif


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Version 3.0.0.4.382.18848 2017/12/0655.49 MBytes

ASUS RT-AC86U Firmware version 3.0.0.4.382.18848
Release note:
- Performance Improvement.
- Fixed WAN LED issue.

new firmware released
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Version 3.0.0.4.382.18848 2017/12/0655.49 MBytes

ASUS RT-AC86U Firmware version 3.0.0.4.382.18848
Release note:
- Performance Improvement.
- Fixed WAN LED issue.

new firmware released
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Glad to know that. Just installed... thumbsup.gif
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The WAN led issue has been fixed by Merlin prior to this. But, do you know which part do they improve the performance?

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Glad to know that. Just installed...  :thumbsup:
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Let us know if u notice any performance improve
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A quick range test with both latest firmware. AC68U uses Merlin while AC86U still on stock.

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Hi

Do you have a working Gearbest coupon for this?

It seems to have shot up in price.

Thanks

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Hi

Do you have a working Gearbest coupon for this?

It seems to have shot up in price.

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Let's me find new one for you. nod.gif
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Any luck with the coupon?
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finally got my ASUS RT-AC86U from tmall at RMB860 which is approximate RM533

anyone here can share all settings need to set in wireless.. i got the high ping responses as compare to my previous RT-N66U
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QUOTE(audiocool @ Dec 24 2017, 12:22 PM)
finally got my ASUS RT-AC86U from tmall at RMB860 which is approximate RM533

anyone here can share all settings need to set in wireless.. i got the high ping responses as compare to my previous RT-N66U
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Thats real cheap with rm533 conversion.
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QUOTE(audiocool @ Dec 24 2017, 12:22 PM)
finally got my ASUS RT-AC86U from tmall at RMB860 which is approximate RM533

anyone here can share all settings need to set in wireless.. i got the high ping responses as compare to my previous RT-N66U
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hi, i am interested to get this unit as well.

can i know is it a new or refurbished unit?

can use consolidate shipping and did it need sirim permit? got tax?

thanks.

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QUOTE(Ebony & Ivory @ Dec 28 2017, 07:47 AM)
hi, i am interested to get this unit as well.

can i know is it a new or refurbished unit?

can use consolidate shipping and did it need sirim permit? got tax?

thanks.
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is from Asus Official store in Tmall. Yes, I'm using consolidate shipping and I don't see any sirim sticker.
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is from Asus Official store in Tmall. Yes, I'm using consolidate shipping and I don't see any sirim sticker.
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Glad to know that. But why you have higher ping response? How much in number by the way?
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Glad to know that. But why you have higher ping response? How much in number by the way?
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hi Jayce,

I'm connecting to 5Ghz to my iphone. Basically I need to know what is the recommended settings in Wireless so that I can get the optimal performance.
One thing I notice, with Asus firmware, I can't find the Tx Power while Merlin has.

I always confuse on 2.4ghz and 5ghz wireless setting such as channel width (20, 40, 80). Please share out your wireless setting.

Thanks.
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QUOTE(audiocool @ Dec 28 2017, 09:29 AM)
hi Jayce,

I'm connecting to 5Ghz to my iphone. Basically I need to know what is the recommended settings in Wireless so that I can get the optimal performance.
One thing I notice, with Asus firmware, I can't find the Tx Power while Merlin has.

I always confuse on 2.4ghz and 5ghz wireless setting such as channel width (20, 40, 80). Please share out your wireless setting.

Thanks.
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I did not try Merlin firmware on AC86U yet. Not sure it has Tx Power setting or not. But based on Merlin himself, his firmware does not improve wireless range. So same as stock.

I did not change any wireless settings. Just let it as stock.
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QUOTE(JayceOoi @ Dec 28 2017, 12:45 PM)
I did not try Merlin firmware on AC86U yet. Not sure it has Tx Power setting or not. But based on Merlin himself, his firmware does not improve wireless range. So same as stock.

I did not change any wireless settings. Just let it as stock.
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I am using merlin but i am away from router now. I did not remember whether there was any setting for TX power unlike AC68U. But I could be wrong. Will recheck the setting later.



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Glad to know that. But why you have higher ping response? How much in number by the way?
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Finally get to know that the new Oklaa speedtext in iOS always point to Medan and it caused higher ping.
After manually select nearer server, then I got the ping response closer to LAN.
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QUOTE(audiocool @ Dec 24 2017, 12:22 PM)
finally got my ASUS RT-AC86U from tmall at RMB860 which is approximate RM533

anyone here can share all settings need to set in wireless.. i got the high ping responses as compare to my previous RT-N66U
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Do you mind to share the link for Tmall and did you pay any custom tax for your router or apply for SIRIM sticker?

I went to taobao but the price is 899RMB for new year sales and 999 at the moment
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QUOTE(NecroPhilia @ Dec 29 2017, 02:58 PM)
Do you mind to share the link for Tmall and did you pay any custom tax for your router or apply for SIRIM sticker?

I went to taobao but the price is 899RMB for new year sales and 999 at the moment
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I just paid as usual payment made to other stuff in Tmall. Once it reach warehouse, I just paid again for the shipping fee to Malaysia.
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QUOTE(audiocool @ Dec 29 2017, 03:12 PM)
I just paid as usual payment made to other stuff in Tmall. Once it reach warehouse, I just paid again for the shipping fee to Malaysia.
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Thanks for your reply, audiobook.

How much is your shipping fee if you don’t mind to share.
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Thanks for your reply, audiobook.

How much is your shipping fee if you don’t mind to share.
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it is 1.57kg where less than 1kg is RMB23. i'm not sure in actual because i consolidate other items as well
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it is 1.57kg where less than 1kg is RMB23. i'm not sure in actual because i consolidate other items as well
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Okay bro. Thank you so much for your sharing. Will order it on the upcoming 31.12 sales.

Much appreciated smile.gif
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QUOTE(NecroPhilia @ Dec 29 2017, 08:58 PM)
Okay bro. Thank you so much for your sharing. Will order it on the upcoming 31.12 sales.

Much appreciated smile.gif
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oh ya, the power plug is china version. u need a adapter.
usually got some discount voucher, pls grab it if there is.

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I just got mine too.

I tried getting it from Taobao but they do not ship outside China. I do not know how much shipping and using an agent is so net I probably paid about RM 150 more getting it from Gearbest.

Can anyone walk me through how to set it up for use with TM Unifi? What do I need to note down from the TM router settings?

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QUOTE(mikey8811 @ Jan 4 2018, 10:30 PM)
I just got mine too.

I tried getting it from Taobao but they do not ship outside China. I do not know how much shipping and using an agent is so net I probably paid about RM 150 more getting it from Gearbest.

Can anyone walk me through how to set it up for use with TM Unifi? What do I need to note down from the TM router settings?

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U just need your unifi username and password. Setting choose Home-Unifi and keyed in your unifi usernama and password to complete the setting.
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aimesh(my 1 is ac86u and ac68u) damn great......but AiMesh node list in AiMesh system got bugs didnt show wireless connection ...need asus fixed it...lol
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Anyone know if the ac86u usb 3.0 perform better than the one on the ac88u when attached to external drive as a nas.. read in some reviews that the performance is not so good for ac88u.. thanks
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Anyone know if the ac86u usb 3.0 perform better than the one on the ac88u when attached to external drive as a nas.. read in some reviews that the performance is not so good for ac88u.. thanks
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QUOTE(peguin78 @ Nov 20 2017, 01:48 PM)
Of course, I am running QOS, AIprotection, Google DNS and WTF gaming mode. That could be the reason. And I also notice that the Internet LED does become white after the upgrade - probably Merlin has corrected this issue.


IPV6 and Aiprotection - both running well under Merlin.

Still need time to play with it so that I can explore the whole potential of this router. I am speaking from my experience and I am very noob in this.
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Hi Peguin78

What are the parameters to use for QoS and IPv6?

I am using Unifi 50Mb package.

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What are the parameters to use for QoS and IPv6?

I am using Unifi 50Mb package.

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I think it is all automatic.

I am using adaptive QoS with automatic setiing and customise it. I have set mine with web surfing on top whilst File Transferring at the bottom. You should do yours accordingly.

IPV6 is on native and I am using googe DNS:-

2001:4860:4860::8888

2001:4860:4860::8844



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I think it is all automatic.

I am using adaptive QoS with automatic setiing and customise it. I have set mine with web surfing on top whilst File Transferring at the bottom. You should do yours accordingly.

IPV6 is on native and I am using googe DNS:-

2001:4860:4860::8888

2001:4860:4860::8844
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Do you mean 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 for the Google DNS?

Also, when I enabled IPv6, my computer says I am joined to 2 networks at the same time. Is this normal?

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Weird... Asus auto pushed latest firmware with AiMesh support to my AC86U again. Anyone facing the same issue?
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Do you mean 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4  for the Google DNS?

Also, when I enabled IPv6, my computer says I am joined to 2 networks at the same time. Is this normal?

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Yes. It is for Google DNS.

2 networks means one for ipv4 and the other one is for ipv6?
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Yes. It is for Google DNS.

2 networks means one for ipv4 and the other one is for  ipv6?
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They are Network & Network 1. They don't differentiate between IPv4 & IPv6.

I restarted my computer and it's back down to on network now with a different name. It prompted me to say if it was a home, public network etc when it restarted so i guess it is treating it like a totally new network.
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Going to test out AiMesh with AC68U too. brows.gif
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3.0.0.4.384_10007

Going to test out AiMesh with AC68U too.  brows.gif
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By the way, off topic but I found since changing to Google DNS, some websites I used to access have been blocked. the message says it doesn't comply with Malaysian regulations.
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By the way, off topic but I found since changing to Google DNS, some websites I used to access have been blocked. the message says it doesn't comply with Malaysian regulations.
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DNS IP: 9.9.9.9
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Guys - which region did you set for your AC86U?

Wireless -> Professional -> Region

Asia
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Europe
Korea
Singapore
US
Australia

I am currently using Asia, but problem is that my 5Ghz wireless is not detected by some of my devices (Nintendo Switch etc). Most devices (iPhone, Mate 9 etc) can detect the 5Ghz wireless without issues.

This happens for Singapore, China option as well... I could set the Wireless channel manually of course, but just wanted to know if there is a solution out there
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Guys - which region did you set for your AC86U?

Wireless -> Professional -> Region

Asia
China (Default)
Europe
Korea
Singapore
US
Australia

I am currently using Asia, but problem is that my 5Ghz wireless is not detected by some of my devices (Nintendo Switch etc). Most devices (iPhone, Mate 9 etc) can detect the 5Ghz wireless without issues.

This happens for Singapore, China option as well... I could set the Wireless channel manually of course, but just wanted to know if there is a solution out there
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I left it at the default. So far everything of mine works.

Does it really matter? I mean aren't wireless standards the same throughout?
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QUOTE(isr25 @ Jan 11 2018, 06:35 PM)
Guys - which region did you set for your AC86U?

Wireless -> Professional -> Region

Asia
China (Default)
Europe
Korea
Singapore
US
Australia

I am currently using Asia, but problem is that my 5Ghz wireless is not detected by some of my devices (Nintendo Switch etc). Most devices (iPhone, Mate 9 etc) can detect the 5Ghz wireless without issues.

This happens for Singapore, China option as well... I could set the Wireless channel manually of course, but just wanted to know if there is a solution out there
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Check your Wireless key encryption. The Switch doesn't seem to support WPA2 TKIP. It only supports the more secured WPA2 AES.

Source
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QUOTE(mikey8811 @ Jan 11 2018, 10:40 PM)
I left it at the default. So far everything of mine works.

Does it really matter? I mean aren't wireless standards the same throughout?
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Check your Wireless key encryption. The Switch doesn't seem to support WPA2 TKIP. It only supports the more secured WPA2 AES.

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Thx for the reply guys. Wireless key was WPA2-Personal+AES already. Seems that the router has a preference to always use 149 and above channels in my case - somehow the Switch does not detect the SSID. I manually selected control channel 48 for now and everything works.
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QUOTE(muncheno @ Jan 11 2018, 08:25 AM)
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aimesh....both 2 router(example...ac86u and ac68u) ssid is same....

i.m using ac86--> lan cable connect to ac68u wan port..
ac68u as a node....then using ac86u connect it...

if using wireless connect...inside AiMesh node list didnt show anything....i think this is a bugs..
after upgraded latest firmware...it always show upgrade available ---> this also a bugs...lol

repeater mode....both 2 router...different ssid...
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QUOTE(jloke6563 @ Jan 12 2018, 09:34 PM)
aimesh....both 2 router(example...ac86u and ac68u) ssid is same....

i.m using ac86--> lan cable connect to ac68u wan port..
ac68u as a node....then using ac86u connect it...

if using wireless connect...inside AiMesh node list didnt show anything....i think this is a bugs..
after upgraded latest  firmware...it always show upgrade available ---> this also a bugs...lol

repeater mode....both 2 router...different ssid...
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Did you manage to setup AC68U as repeater? I failed to do so.
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Did you manage to setup AC68U as repeater? I failed to do so.
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haha...u must be cant search aimesh right?

1) setup ac68u first..upgrade to latest firmware.(3.0.0.4.384_10007).. .goto Administration - Operation Mode---> select aimesh node...

2)setup ac86u ...upgrade to latest firmware.(3.0.0.4.384_10007)...goto Administration - Operation Mode---> Wireless router mode / AiMesh Router mode (Default)...


3)inside ac86u ...network map---> click aimesh node....-->search...u will see ur ac68u node...
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QUOTE(jloke6563 @ Jan 13 2018, 11:35 PM)
haha...u must be cant search aimesh right?

1) setup ac68u first..upgrade to latest firmware.(3.0.0.4.384_10007).. .goto Administration - Operation Mode---> select aimesh node...

2)setup ac86u ...upgrade to latest firmware.(3.0.0.4.384_10007)...goto Administration - Operation Mode---> Wireless router mode / AiMesh Router mode (Default)...
3)inside ac86u ...network map---> click aimesh node....-->search...u will see ur ac68u node...
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No, I am not taking about AiMesh. That's can be setup easily. blush.gif

It's the old repeater mode. Can't seem to get 2 of them link together.
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Hi

OK I have experienced an issue that I haven't before with the TM Unifi Innacom RGX 44000.

One of my computers, a MacBook with a manually assigned static IP address keeps getting periodically disconnected from the the AC-86U. The IP address is outside of the DHCP pool of addresses.

How do I troubleshoot why this is happening and fix the issue?

I have the AiProtection and Adaptive QoS prioritising web surfing enabled.

I also have Dual Band Smart Connect enabled.

Before, on the Innacom router, the MacBook would occasionally switch between the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks and both of them are prioritised on my Macbooks' Network Settings in Preferences.

Now with Dual Band Smart Connect, it only sees the 5 GHz network. Could it be that when the AC86U "smartly connects" the MacBook disconnects from the 5 GHz network, looks for the 2.4 GHz network, can't find it and hence just stays disconnected? This is just something that is annoying. Any help on how to fix it is much appreciated.

The other differences in settings from the Innacom router are as follows:

1. The Asus 86U is now using WPA 2 instead of WEP

2. The channel selection of both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands are on "Auto" with Dual Band Smart Connect. Before, 5 GHz was on "Auto" but I seleceted the 2.4 GHz channel manually between 1, 6 and 11.

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can this support IPTV - Hypptv and what will be the setting?
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can this support IPTV - Hypptv and what will be the setting?
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can...inside asus setup page...--->lan--->iptv--->Select ISP Profile...unifi-home biggrin.gif

bro...u're right....after upgraded latest firmware...the Repeater mode can not be used..it cannot connect the host...!!! cry.gif

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Yeah... Installed Merlin firmware finally.

Official firmware can't even solve one simple issue - UPnP Media Server address always change after reboot after so many revision. Err...
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Yeah... Installed Merlin firmware finally.

Official firmware can't even solve one simple issue - UPnP Media Server address always change after reboot after so many revision. Err...
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Mind to share the feature that Merlin offer and how was it perform over the official firmware in term of stability ?
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Official firmware is stable. No need to install Merlin unless it is needed. For example, OpenVPN is not working on official one (wasted lot of time on this previously). DLNA issue that I faced. Or you need to customize stuffs that not supported on official one. And so on...

Do check out snbforums for more Merlin stuffs. smile.gif
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QUOTE(JayceOoi @ Jan 25 2018, 04:36 PM)
Official firmware is stable. No need to install Merlin unless it is needed. For example, OpenVPN is not working on official one (wasted lot of time on this  previously). DLNA issue that I faced. Or you need to customize stuffs that not supported on official one. And so on...

Do check out snbforums for more Merlin stuffs.  smile.gif
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Hi, anyone gearbest code for discount on this router? CNY promo code?

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If anyone wants to buy this router, you can get it from 11street
Even cheaper than buying from GearBest

http://www.11street.my/productdetail/asus-...c-wifi-59886844

With an 11street coupon, you can get this router at only RM682 (Free Shipping)

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QUOTE(sHawTY @ Jan 27 2018, 02:51 PM)
If anyone wants to buy this router, you can get it from 11street
Even cheaper than buying from GearBest

http://www.11street.my/productdetail/asus-...c-wifi-59886844

With an 11street coupon, you can get this router at only RM682 (Free Shipping)

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I'm interested.. mind sharing how to get the 11st coupon for mentioned price.. btw anyone else bought from this seller b4? Appreciate the experience.. thanks
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I'm interested.. mind sharing how to get the 11st coupon for mentioned price.. btw anyone else bought from this seller b4? Appreciate the experience.. thanks
Just click add to cart then checkout now, there you'll receive the coupon as per the screenshot beloiw

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QUOTE(sHawTY @ Jan 27 2018, 02:51 PM)
If anyone wants to buy this router, you can get it from 11street
Even cheaper than buying from GearBest

http://www.11street.my/productdetail/asus-...c-wifi-59886844

With an 11street coupon, you can get this router at only RM682 (Free Shipping)

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QUOTE(sHawTY @ Jan 27 2018, 02:51 PM)
If anyone wants to buy this router, you can get it from 11street
Even cheaper than buying from GearBest

http://www.11street.my/productdetail/asus-...c-wifi-59886844

With an 11street coupon, you can get this router at only RM682 (Free Shipping)

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Thanks for the pointer. Made a booking for the router at 11th Street. Hope it arrives fine.
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Great price from 11street. And based International Shipping Policy - custom tax is borne by the global sellers. Does that include SIRIM AP as well?

Anyway, as long as it arrives safely without issue. That's good. FYI, latest firmware DOES improve AC86U 5GHz performance compare to AC68U. A lot!!! smile.gif
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Great price from 11street. And based International Shipping Policy - custom tax is borne by the global sellers. Does that include SIRIM AP as well?

Anyway, as long as it arrives safely without issue. That's good. FYI, latest firmware DOES improve AC86U 5GHz performance compare to AC68U. A lot!!! smile.gif
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when you say new firmware is it original asus firmware or some third party firmware like the merlin firmware?

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when you say new firmware is it original asus firmware or some third party firmware like the merlin firmware?
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Performance wise. Both of them are the same. Merlin firmware won't give you extra boost on that. But does have more features. rclxms.gif
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Wtfast auto connect use or need download another software?
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Wtfast auto connect use or need download another software?
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Built-in at router. No need extra software. smile.gif
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Hey guys, I want to get this router from tb, but someone from other thread mention about this

QUOTE(chocobo7779 @ Feb 2 2018, 08:43 PM)
Just some more information:

Usually different countries have different laws on wireless frequency transmission - it's best not to import a router from other countries as the underlying firmware may transmit wireless signals at frequencies that may be forbidden here icon_idea.gif

Also the router from Taobao may have a different firmware (which may have a backdoor installed, due to government regulations) in it instead of the international firmware  icon_idea.gif
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https://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopi...post&p=87881183

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Hey guys, I want to get this router from tb, but someone from other thread mention about this
https://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopi...post&p=87881183
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It has several regions to select. I select Asia now. As for firmware, just install official firmware from Asus website will do. Or Merlin that I am using now. smile.gif
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Hi, was thinking about AiMesh. How goods is the system?

Looking for 2nd hand ac68u to try it out.
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Hi, was thinking about AiMesh. How goods is the system?

Looking for 2nd hand ac68u to try it out.
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Great by using cable method. Wireless performance is just like repeater but with same SSID.
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Hi Sifus here, i just bought this router from Taobao. Any tutorial for set up Unifi account in this router? (including Hypptv set up) Many thanks.

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Hi Sifus here, i just bought this router from Taobao. Any tutorial for set up Unifi account in this router? (including Hypptv set up) Many thanks.
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How did you manage to buy this from Taobao? I browse two weeks back Taobao was having promotion for this router, about RM500 only right. But all sellers I asked cannot ship it here. In the end ordered it from 11street for RM 680.
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In the end ordered it from 11street for RM 680.
Have you received it?
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Yup, setup and it will auto download latest official firmware and using it. Signal is better than the default router by time, but not spectacular. Iphone in my room used to be zero or one bar, with asus is one bar to two bar.

p/s: I point all the antenna to the direction of my master bedroom which is furthest from my computer room where I need wifi the most cause there's multiple wall blocking it. Is that the best way to orient the antenna?

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How did you manage to buy this from Taobao?  I browse two weeks back Taobao was having promotion for this router, about RM500 only right.  But all sellers I asked cannot ship it here.  In the end ordered it from 11street for RM 680.
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Just clicked the Tmall apps , then search and paid...

How to you set up unifi account?

at beginning, it unable connect to internet, even i keyed in all the correct details...

after i have selected "unifi home" at iptv setting there, it start working.

quite good router if compare with TM TP-link router.
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QUOTE(lchee @ Feb 13 2018, 03:43 PM)
Yup, setup and it will auto download latest official firmware and using it. Signal is better than the default router by time, but not spectacular. Iphone in my room used to be zero or one bar, with asus is one bar to two bar.

p/s: I point all the antenna to the direction of my master bedroom which is furthest from my computer room where I need wifi the most cause there's multiple wall blocking it.  Is that the best way to orient the antenna?
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According to Linus, the best way the orientate any antenna is by having them in 3 different position.

My AC86u is coming tomorrow. I hope it's better than the 5 year old AC66u I have.
My issue isn't so much the range as I've a second router as an access point. Rather it's the transfer speed between a NAS and my desktop.

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Just got it.
The max speed so far is slower than the asus66u via LAN.
this is at default settings. Will go through the menu a bit more later to optimize it.

I'm getting 30-40% my Max download speed while the asus 66u can achieve 70-80% that speed.

Wifi Range is definitely better though.
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QUOTE(LegendLee @ Mar 8 2018, 08:35 AM)
Just got it.
The max speed so far is slower than the asus66u via LAN.
this is at default settings. Will go through the menu a bit more later to optimize it.

I'm getting 30-40% my Max download speed while the asus 66u can achieve 70-80% that speed.

Wifi Range is definitely better though.
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Hmm... LAN speed should be the same if not better. I am getting 960 Mbit/s locally.
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Hmm... LAN speed should be the same if not better. I am getting 960 Mbit/s locally.
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I am getting 650-800mbit from my NAS.
The NAS aka running 2 4TB in raid 0.
But it's going through an access point which is a AC56U router.

My internet speed is low though. Speedtest shows a speed of 300mbps download but I'm expecting a higher speed. Upload seems ok at 400mbps. The asus 86u is directly connected to the modem. Connecting the pc directly to the modem gives me speeds of 800mbps down/ 400mbps up.

I'll enable jumbo packets when I get back home later. I heard that might help.

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According to Linus, the best way the orientate any antenna is by having them in 3 different position.

My AC86u is coming tomorrow.  I hope it's better than the 5 year old AC66u I have.
My issue isn't so much the range as I've a second router as an access point. Rather it's the transfer speed between a NAS and my desktop.
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Thanks, i pointed my router to 3 different direction. Signal strength still the same but less drop wifi connection. I think the walls are really blocking the wifi strength alot. Though distance is not far, the walls are a killer. Is there any other settings within to router to boost strength across multiple walls or to boost signal towards that one specific spot which is my master bedroom?
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Hi everybody, I just bought the Asus router from Taobao during the sales for RMB899. When I try to set it up, the strange thing is that when setup internet connection, I don’t have the special request or option for Unifi. When I key in unifi id and password, it doesn’t work.

Anybody knows how to get it to work?
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QUOTE(NecroPhilia @ Mar 31 2018, 11:50 AM)
Hi everybody, I just bought the Asus router from Taobao during the sales for RMB899. When I try to set it up, the strange thing is that when setup internet connection, I don’t have the special request or option for Unifi. When I key in unifi id and password, it doesn’t work.

Anybody knows how to get it to work?
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what do u mean it doesnt work?

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Just setup this router for Time broadband, did the speedtest with tplink ac1300 usb wifi adapte, the download speed is only 4mbps while upload speed 100mbps, using laptop and Note8 no problem getting 100mbps for both, previously using tplink ac1200 router also can get both 100mbps. I wonder is it compatibility issue with the asus router and tplink wifi adapter?
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Another cheap RT-AC86U in 11Street:
https://www.11street.my/productdetail/asus-...c-wifi-60487996

With RM50 discount it'll become RM689
Not as cheap as Taobao, but for those who doesn't read Chinese, this is your best bet

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Hi all, I have some issue with my 2.4Ghz band. Whenever I plug a USB3 device into the USB3 slot, my 2.4Ghz wifi will go missing.

I have tried enabling "Reducing USB3.0 Interference" in Wireless Professional tab, which basically just disabled the whole USB3 ports, but to my surprise, my 2.4Ghz wifi is still missing when a device is plugged in. Once I remove the device physically from the port, the 2.4Ghz wifi came back immediately.

Has anyone also seeing this issue? Or is it my HW failure that I should RMA my unit?
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i just bought an unit from taobao yesterday because they are having promo, RMB899 (around RM600). I hope it can arrive without any problem.
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QUOTE(sHawTY @ Apr 14 2018, 12:31 AM)
Another cheap RT-AC86U in 11Street:
https://www.11street.my/productdetail/asus-...c-wifi-60487996

With RM50 discount it'll become RM689
Not as cheap as Taobao, but for those who doesn't read Chinese, this is your best bet

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Thanks bro for sharing the info.. I just bought one unit from the seller laugh.gif
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Thanks bro for sharing the info.. I just bought one unit from the seller  laugh.gif
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I cant find the rm50 discount coupon.. where can i get it? Mind sharing how to get 1..
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I cant find the rm50 discount coupon.. where can i get it? Mind sharing how to get 1..
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QUOTE(llk @ Apr 13 2018, 01:43 PM)
Just setup this router for Time broadband, did the speedtest with tplink ac1300 usb wifi adapte, the download speed is only 4mbps while upload speed 100mbps, using laptop and Note8 no problem getting 100mbps for both, previously using tplink ac1200 router also can get both 100mbps. I wonder is it compatibility issue with the asus router and tplink wifi adapter?
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Try reconnect with your wifi adapter. For some reason my old Galaxy Note 3 also eventually went 4mbps (It even shows low speed in the devices page) after staying connected for few days then upon reconnecting it goes back 100mbps. All other devices never suffers from this issue. However I had this issues once only.

I put my AC86U below my table and it is able to reach 600Mbps / 75MB/s while transferring movies to my S8 through FTP (Theoretical 1083.3Mbps as shown in devices page), my sd card is bottle-necking now.. lol.
The TB version uses the same firmware but upon resets it will show mandarin words again, so the software is international but after resets there is some defaults that is pre-set to china region.
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QUOTE(NoobHacker @ Apr 23 2018, 01:21 PM)
Try reconnect with your wifi adapter. For some reason my old Galaxy Note 3 also eventually went 4mbps (It even shows low speed in the devices page) after staying connected for few days then upon reconnecting it goes back 100mbps. All other devices never suffers from this issue. However I had this issues once only.

I put my AC86U below my table and it is able to reach 600Mbps / 75MB/s while transferring movies to my S8 through FTP (Theoretical 1083.3Mbps as shown in devices page), my sd card is bottle-necking now.. lol.
The TB version uses the same firmware but upon resets it will show mandarin words again, so the software is international but after resets there is some defaults that is pre-set to china region.
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My problem already solved, the culprit was the TPlink wifi adapter driver, i reinstall the driver and the problem solved.
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QUOTE(chengsiong80 @ Apr 16 2018, 01:56 PM)
i just bought an unit from taobao yesterday because they are having promo, RMB899 (around RM600). I hope it can arrive without any problem.
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Anyone using this router with Unifi having any issues with it? My connection seems to hang every few days requiring me to disconnect and reconnect to Unifi. I can't seem to pinpoint any reason for it happening.

Everything will work just fine without any issues and then suddenly, no incoming traffic until I reconnect.
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Do u guys have problem with the LAN after plug in the USB 3.0? All my LAN no connection after used the USB3.0 port. I remember I saw someone posted about this problem in LYN before, but I can't this it anymore.
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QUOTE(tro11 @ Apr 24 2018, 03:03 PM)
Anyone using this router with Unifi having any issues with it? My connection seems to hang every few days requiring me to disconnect and reconnect to Unifi. I can't seem to pinpoint any reason for it happening.

Everything will work just fine without any issues and then suddenly, no incoming traffic until I reconnect.
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Hah... i thought I was the only 1. Am using 2 AC86U and 1 AC68U ; all as part of the MESH. Have been using since 20th Apr but have been getting lots of disconnect from Unifi at random.

In the system log, can't seem to find any error other then PPPoE unable to connect.


BTW, anyone using merlinwrt in the parent node and working coincide with the other node using the normal asus FW? Merlinwrt hasn't support AImesh but seems like someone in the forum has managed to get it working.
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deciding to get this router, current am using Unifi with their 50mb plan and my house is about 2000/3000 sq.feet. Would you guys recommend it?
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deciding to get this router, current am using Unifi with their 50mb plan and my house is about 2000/3000 sq.feet. Would you guys recommend it?
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likely will need at least 2 router or more
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QUOTE(Rightslash @ May 9 2018, 10:56 PM)
deciding to get this router, current am using Unifi with their 50mb plan and my house is about 2000/3000 sq.feet. Would you guys recommend it?
For a house that big, you will need to use Mesh network like the ASUS Lyra, not just a single router

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actually, currently using it and its not bad. i can get 20/30mbps in the bottom floor corner of the house while the router is on the 2nd floor
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I just got AC86U from oversea, had it setting right with my unifi ID and password, Enable PPP echo detect, with Interval 6 and Max failures 10, MTU and MRU same as 1492, everything else in default settings.

Updated to latest firmware, 3.0.0.4.384_21045

Reset both main modem and AC86U multiple times....

But still no internet access as the connection LED light remains RED.

So i pop back old D-link TM free router, it connected internet perfectly!

So what goes wrong here sad.gif Anyone may guide me here, many thanks.
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QUOTE(benghee @ Jun 11 2018, 12:18 AM)
I just got AC86U from oversea, had it setting right with my unifi ID and password, Enable PPP echo detect, with Interval 6 and Max failures 10, MTU and MRU same as 1492, everything else in default settings.

Updated to latest firmware, 3.0.0.4.384_21045

Reset both main modem and AC86U multiple times....

But still no internet access as the connection LED light remains RED.

So i pop back old D-link TM free router, it connected internet perfectly!

So what goes wrong here sad.gif Anyone may guide me here, many thanks.
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Try using AsusWRT Merlin firmware. I'm using that and able to connect to my Maxis without any problem.
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QUOTE(thamch @ Jun 11 2018, 10:02 AM)
Try using AsusWRT Merlin firmware.  I'm using that and able to connect to my Maxis without any problem.
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So it's just purely firmware issue? Wondering anyone encountered this before...
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QUOTE(benghee @ Jun 11 2018, 12:18 AM)
I just got AC86U from oversea, had it setting right with my unifi ID and password, Enable PPP echo detect, with Interval 6 and Max failures 10, MTU and MRU same as 1492, everything else in default settings.

Updated to latest firmware, 3.0.0.4.384_21045

Reset both main modem and AC86U multiple times....

But still no internet access as the connection LED light remains RED.

So i pop back old D-link TM free router, it connected internet perfectly!

So what goes wrong here sad.gif Anyone may guide me here, many thanks.
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I have similar problem before.
You may try this, login to your asus router page.
On the left hand side, click "LAN".
Then select "IPTV" tab, and under the "Select ISP Profile" drop down, select the option for unifi.
Hope it helps.
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QUOTE(chengsiong80 @ Jun 12 2018, 09:21 AM)
I have similar problem before.
You may try this, login to your asus router page.
On the left hand side, click "LAN".
Then select "IPTV" tab, and under the "Select ISP Profile" drop down, select the option for unifi.
Hope it helps.
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Thanks, have it solved. The ISP profile is a hint why it won't work as the router light back to WHITE and Internet status stated CONNECTED, yet still no internet access at all due to a TM message display the password is invalid. I contacted TM twice to reconfirm my login info and they said nothing is changed and everything looks "ok". So i pop back the good-old unifi free TP-link router to check again the UNIFI password stored inside (must updated the firmware to enable the password review option), and voila, it wasn't the same one as TM provided to me. Weird, huh?

I entered the new Unifi password into Asus router and everything goes back to normal. So its not the firmware, not the settings, and what struggling me for days is TM passwords. (I still have no idea how this new passwords come from?)

Thanks everyone for help. By the way, since i have 2 units of AC86U, the merlin firmware temporarily not supported Aimesh so i switched back the factory firmware.

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QUOTE(ROGueWan @ Jun 19 2018, 11:25 PM)
This versus ASUS RT AC5300 which one more powerful?
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Any differences on local set vs China set? I've found Lazada sell China made much much cheaper .... (one of our forumer here is the seller)
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Would you guys consider this router strong for its range in its price range? Any other routers have better wifi coverage in this price :/?
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QUOTE(Irzani @ Jun 24 2018, 12:51 AM)
Any differences on local set vs China set? I've found Lazada sell China made much much cheaper .... (one of our forumer here is the seller)
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Order directly from Taobao even cheaper.
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Order directly from Taobao even cheaper.
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Any disadvantages using the china set?

Tq
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