[Amazon.com] Refurbished T-Mobile RT-AC68U Dual-Band Gigabit Router US$48 + $15 to ON
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Previous threads from Jan, Feb and March
Re-flashing Asus firmware to convert it to RT-AC68
Important info from this review
It now appears that Asus has disabled AiMesh functionality completely for anyone running a T-Mobile TM-AC1900 that is flashed to a ASUS RT-AC68U with its latest firmware update (Version 188.8.131.52.384.20624). Upon upgrading via the router admin interface, you will no longer see any AiMesh nodes nor anything to do with AiMesh, period. Also, after trying to reinstall the same updated firmware manually, my router was reset back to its original T-Mobile Firmware!!! What's worse, is that this may mean no future updates of any kind for TM flashed variants that are running AC68U firmware. Even Merlin over at SNB forums suggested somewhat cryptically that Asus is starting to tighten up on the TM-AC1900 routers and perhaps even his custom firmware won't work on them for much longer.