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Can i use my Asus AC86U instead of the useless router provided on Gigafast?

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Dadabongo
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I have my Vodafone username and password.  I have see something about going into the Iptv settings and changing them to 911. But I'm not sure if I need to do anything else.

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Yup, you should be able to connect your router to the ONT/(G)PON and with your username ending in @ broadband.vodafone.co.uk , password and then on the AC86U:  LAN > IPTV > Select ISP Profile: Manual Setting and Internet VID: 911    it should work!

 

The RT-AC86U can run somewhat hot, so you may want to consider mounting a cooling fan on it!

 

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Anonymous
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Yup, you should be able to connect your router to the ONT/(G)PON and with your username ending in @ broadband.vodafone.co.uk , password and then on the AC86U:  LAN > IPTV > Select ISP Profile: Manual Setting and Internet VID: 911    it should work!

 

The RT-AC86U can run somewhat hot, so you may want to consider mounting a cooling fan on it!

 

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Dadabongo
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Thanks. Got it to work in the end. Was ready to cancel contract when my signal was "poor" in the room next door to the supplied router 🤣

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Anonymous
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With it all up and running you might want to have a look at the "enhanced" Merlin firmware for your RT-AC86U.  If you've multiple users and game players using Cake QOS and enhanced NTP can be really beneficial!

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Dadabongo
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It's as easy as manually uploading the standard Asus firmware, and can be found at: https://www.asuswrt-merlin.net/

 

For more info and additional support there's a lot more info available at: https://www.snbforums.com/forums/asuswrt-merlin.42/

 

The one thing you probably would want to avoid though is the Diversion Ad blocker - it doesn't seem to like the RT-AC86U

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