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Support for RP-XXX Access points?

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by jptech, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. jptech

    jptech New Around Here

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    Will support come for the Asus RP devices which are just APs, Repeaters, Media bridges?

    I'd like to get one to use the AiMesh feature, but I'd prefer it be a merlin base.
     
  2. skeal

    skeal Part of the Furniture

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    For aimesh @RMerlin advises to keep the node at stock firmware for convenience of updating the firmware.
     
  3. Equinox

    Equinox Occasional Visitor

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    Same question here.
    I set my RP-AC68U as a media bridge. The latest firmware is from June 2018. No update since then. I hope that Asus is still supporting it.
     
  4. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    There's very little point in running my firmware on an AiMesh node. Ultimately, the important portion is the wifi bit, and that part is closed source, so it will be identical to the stock firmware. And if Asus stops issuing updates, then it means I also have to stop, due to lack of compatible binary components.
     
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  5. Vexira

    Vexira Very Senior Member

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    Have doubts about Asus support, I personally consider it abandoned, I had two units loaded with defective firmware and it was a pain to get fixed one did the other is still not working correctly.