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Dual-band with the latest 802.11ac 3x3 technology for combined speeds of up to 1900 Mbps
1GHz Dual-core CPU enables smart multitasking by dedicating separate lanes for Wifi and USB data
Effortless router setup with the ASUSWRT web-based interface
Monitor and manage your network with ease from your mobile device using the intuitive ASUS Router App
Instructions to convert the ASUS TM-AC1900 to a regular ASUS RT-AC68U
Use the guide provided by Bay Area Tech Pros to the convert the T-Mobile OEM-branded, TM-AC1900, to the original Asus retail brand, RT-AC68U: http://www.bayareatechpros.com/ac1900-to-ac68u/
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: https://www.dslreports.com/forum/...es-Primary
DDWRT can be installed on this router. If you do not need AIMesh, Latest updated DDWRT firmware (krack patched) is available for this router and runs great and has an excellent android app too for remote controlling the router.
Follow this guide: (https://www.bayareatechpros.com/ac1900-to-ac68u/) :
1) Allows flashing to RT-AC68U firmware w/ AiMesh
2) Cleans the /dev/mtd5 partition which removes a file on the TM-AC1900 that is not on a stock RT-AC68U. This currently will allow stock ASUS 384.20648 firmware to install with no rollback)
3) Enjoy your up-to-date RT-AC68U
*If you get stuck, read the comments on the bayareatechpros site, there's a wealth of information on how to get it to work*
You can flash this router to an RT-AC68U: https://www.bayareatechpros.com/ac1900-to-ac68u/. Avoid CFE 188.8.131.52 from the RT-AC68P, as the newest Asus firmwares (184.108.40.206.384.20624 and later) detect this on the TM-AC1900 and revert the mod. Instead, use CFE 220.127.116.11 US AiMesh; it was dumped from an actual RT-AC68U by user goggles99 at SNB.
Note: some routers may ship with a firmware version that allows SSH access. If you get one of these you can skip steps 5-10 of the bayareatechpros guide. To check if you have SSH available, go to Administration > System in the router interface. If your firmware permits SSH, there will be a setting to Enable SSH. If so, choose Yes then Apply. Move on to step 11.
If you only follow the bayareatechpros guide linked above, the latest ASUS firmware you can run without your mod being undone is: 18.104.22.168.384.20308[asus.com] (AiMesh is supported in this version)
If you would like to run newer firmware (tested up to 22.214.171.124.384.20648[asus.com] so far), then start by getting your router on 126.96.36.199.384.20308 using the bayareatechpros guide. Be sure to use CFE 188.8.131.52 US AiMesh (use the generator[pipeline.sh] by danielfeng). After you're running 184.108.40.206.384.20308, enable SSH in settings. Then, you can SSH into the router and wipe the T-Mobile certificates from the mtd5 partition. The instructions that originally existed on SNB before that forum thread was shut down[snbforums.com] are below (Credit to XVortex and rdallen at SNB for these instructions!). Once you've cleared the files out of the mtd5 partition and rebooted the router, you can flash 220.127.116.11.384.20648 using the GUI.
# Backup MTD5 (dd produces identical bin)
cat /dev/mtd5 > /jffs/mtd5_backup.bin
# Manually copy mtd5_backup.bin from router using scp or Winscp. Keep it safe on your computer for each router.
# Wipe files which identify the TM-AC1900
ln -s /sbin/rc mtd-erase
./mtd-erase -d asus
nvram unset fw_check && nvram commit && reboot
ASUS RT-AC68U firmware[asus.com]
It looks like ASUS no longer shows previous firmware versions there. Here are some direct links (the URL structure is pretty easy):
If you are on TMobile firmware and having problems accessing the mini-CFE webserver this works.
Power off the router using the power button
Ensure a LAN cable is connecting your PC and the router's #1 LAN port (a yellow one, not the blue one)
Set your PC's IP to 192.168.29.2 (assuming the recovery mode is 192.168.29.1)
Navigate to 192.168.29.1 using your browser. Browser status will spin indicating looking for page
Press and hold the reset button while powering on
When the mini-CFE webpage appears on the browser, release the reset button
The browser status must be spinning (looking for a webpage) for this to occur. This method seemed much easier than the hit and miss of trying to go into mini-CFE webserver blindly.
"Specified time interval can not overlap." error:
After upgrading to firmware version 18.104.22.168.384.20308, if you see this error when trying to make any change on the Administration -> System page (such as enabling SSH), change the timezone to GMT (or something that doesn't require DST settings) and then make your changes.
It seems to be a router GUI bug in this version of firmware where DST start/end parameters can not be set and that cases this error.
This issue goes away once you upgrade to firmware version 22.214.171.124.384.20648 (after removing the mtd5 partition first, as mentioned above). With this firmware version, you can set the timezone with DST settings.
Note: Asus has deleted Firmware 126.96.36.199.384.20308 from their site. This is the interim Firmware used in the upgrade method mentioned above. You may still obtain this firmware from alternate websites. Confirmed that this one worked today with a TM-AC1900 that was converted to a RT-AC68U.Asus 188.8.131.52.384.20308 Firmware[softpedia.com]