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Tanga.com has ASUS TM-AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router on sale for $59.99. Shipping is free. Thanks munzdeals92
Note, this unit is brand new in a sealed box.
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This router supports 2.4Ghz & 5GHz channel w/ 802.11ac dual-band wireless gigabit speeds (covers at least 3000 sq. feet). Includes a 30 day warranty w/ purchase. Offer valid while promotion last - Discombobulated
Flashing TM-AC1900 to RT-AC68U
Use the guide provided by Bay Area Tech Pros to the convert the T-Mobile OEM-branded, TM-AC1900, to the stock ASUS retail brand, RT-AC68U:
** If doesn't enter rescue mode (ASUS light in the back should be flashing in rescue mode), try holding WI-FI, VPS, and Reset Button when powering up. Keep holding RESET button until flashing complete. ***
Replacing the Verizon FIOS Quantum Gateway G1100 with the ASUS router
For Verizon FIOS customers, you can replace the flaky FIOS Quantum router, G1100, with the ASUS router by bridging the G1100 so that the ASUS router becomes Primary. Follow this guide:
Flashing instructions if anyone is having problems.downgrading your original TMo firmware:
FYI, the following combination of instructions has worked for me and at least a couple of others in this thread. If you've having problems, try the following:
Follow steps 1-4 here:
Then follow steps 1 & 2 here to ensure you can upload the older TMo firmware (which allows you to enable SSH):
Of note, my browser didn't show any progress while uploading the firmware...I just waited a minute or so, after which I got the confirmation message. Some have mentioned that using a different browser helped.
...then go back to the first link and follow steps 8 & beyond.