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AiMesh doesn't work

Discussion in 'ASUSWRT - Official' started by JakeJ, May 17, 2018 at 8:46 AM.

  1. JakeJ

    JakeJ New Around Here

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    Hi,
    I have two Asus routers, the RT-AC86U set as the main mesh router and the RT-AC68U which I am trying to set as the mesh node, but, so far I have been unsuccessful. I tried resetting both routers to factory settings, changed IPs, nothing worked. It does seem that the AC86U sees the RT-AC68U for a brief moment, but then it fails to connect to the mesh network (the 'node detected' icon disappears and the wheel spins forever).
    I have followed the steps properly, so is there a known problem or have I encountered a bug or a bad unit?
    Also, I tried the other way around, the AC68U as the router and the AC86U as the node and I got the same behaviour: it detects the node for a few seconds and then I get the message that the node has not been detected.
    Looking forward for your reply.
     
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  3. InfiniteLoop

    InfiniteLoop New Around Here

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    What firmware are you using?

    I had to downgrade 1 release to set the mesh up and then upgrade to latest after the fact.
     
  4. JakeJ

    JakeJ New Around Here

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    Both routers are on the latest 3.0.0.4.384_20648 firmware, but even if I wanted to downgrade the AC68U, I can't because ASUS has only the latest update available on the official website. I will try it with the AC86U and see if it will connect.
     
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