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Asus Rt-AC68P - WAN IP/External IP question

Honorary Alumnus

Re: Asus Rt-AC68P - WAN IP/External IP question

Modem address: 192.168.0.1

Router GUI/LAN IP needs to be 192.168.1.1

Routers range of addresses to hand out will begin at 192.168.1.2

Looks to me like you are stepping on your LAN IP


Freshman

Re: Asus Rt-AC68P - WAN IP/External IP question

Ouch - not the first thing I stepped on in life! Thanks for picking that up.

Changed as follows:

IP.1 not .100


IP starting address set to .2

Error message still showing

Honorary Alumnus

Re: Asus Rt-AC68P - WAN IP/External IP question

Compare your WAN settings:


Also, after having made the changes I would recommend a hard re-set of both Modem and Router.

Modem first, wait for it to boot completely, followed by the Router.


Can you post a screenshot of your tool bar and header info ?

Freshman

Re: Asus Rt-AC68P - WAN IP/External IP question

Regarding Wan changes the only setting I have access to is the Mac address. This was an auto fill. The UPNP ranges  as well as the MTU don't show - have searched other tabs with no luck. If the Mac address needs to be blank can you point me to an explanation.

Rebooted as requested, but had not made any changes to Wan tab. Error message still in place. If the Mac address should be blank will try that and reboot again.

Also did a cmd of and did a ping for the MTU value which was returned at 1400. Yours is 1500 which I have read is a recommend value.

Found MTU max valve it is set to 1492, had to select PPoE from Wan connection type to get MTU to appear.

Apologize for being a bit dense but I grasp enough to be dangerous!


The header snip tried to capture the message about Wan connected - spent way to much time trying to figure out that one! 

  

Honorary Alumnus

Re: Asus Rt-AC68P - WAN IP/External IP question

A dumb question: When you made the LAN IP changes a little while ago, did you scroll to the bottom and save those changes?

Giving it a second look, did they "take"

Modem 192.168.0.1

Router GUI 192.168.1.1

Address range 192.168.1.2 and up to that address + 253


There very well may be some minor differences because I'm running the Merlin firmware.

Looking at what I posted earlier pertaining to U, R and W suffix's you should have a Merlin firmware available.



Honorary Alumnus

Re: Asus Rt-AC68P - WAN IP/External IP question

From the Merlin site:




Asuswrt-Merlin
==============

About
-----
Asuswrt is the name of the common firmware Asus has developed
for their various router models.  Originally forked from
Tomato, it has since grown into a very different product, removing
some more technical features that were part of Tomato, but
also adding new original features such as support for dual WANs.

Asuswrt-merlin is a customized version of Asus's firmware. The goal is
to provide bugfixes and minor enhancements to Asus's firmware, with also
a few occasional feature additions.  This is done while retaining
the look and feel of the original firmware, and also ensuring that
the two codebases remain close enough so it will remain possible
to keep up with any new features brought by Asus in the original firmware.

This project's goal is NOT to develop yet another firmware filled with
many features that are rarely used by home users - that is already covered
by other excellent projects such as Tomato or DD-WRT.

This more conservative approach will also help ensuring the highest
level of stability possible.  Priority is given to stability over
performance, and performance over features.


Supported Devices
-----------------
Supported devices are:
 * RT-N66U
 * RT-AC66U (HW revision A1/A2 only)
 * RT-AC56U
 * RT-AC68U & RT-AC68P (including HW revision C1)
 * RT-AC87U
 * RT-AC3200
 * RT-AC88U
 * RT-AC3100
 * RT-AC5300
 * RT-AC1900 & RT-AC1900P (use the RT-AC68U firmware)

Devices that are no longer officially supported:
 * RT-N16


NOTE: all the "R" versions (for example RT-N66R) are the same as their
"U" counterparts, they are just different packages aimed at large
retailers.  The firmware is 100% compatible with both U and R versions
of the routers.  Same with the "W" variants that are simply white.

https://www.mediafire.com/folder/bkfq2a6aebq68/Asuswrt-Merlin


Freshman

Re: Asus Rt-AC68P - WAN IP/External IP question

Looks as if everything updated


Did find this in an article explaining Mac address.


MAC addresses are required to make a local Ethernet (or wifi) network function. They allow a network device to attract the attention of a single directly connected device, even though the physical connection is shared. This can be important when thousands of devices are connected together within a single organization. They serve no function on the wider internet



Freshman

Re: Asus Rt-AC68P - WAN IP/External IP question

Update

This AM had issues with the HT1100 operational status being degraded. Error message was related to web accelerator. Stopped and restarted web accelerator and HT1100 froze. Powered off and on twice HT 1100 returned to normal operational status. The router also was not operational so it was rebooted twice.

Checked the router for error messages and " The WAN IP is not the external IP. External IP-based services will not work" message has disappeared (for now).

Well that didn't last long the WAN IP error has returned. Time to read up on Merlin!


 

Oh well- learned a bit and do appreciated your help. 

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Re: Asus Rt-AC68P - WAN IP/External IP question

if I remember correctly the /P only comes from Amazon but uses the same firmware as the /R/U/W
Honorary Alumnus

Re: Asus Rt-AC68P - WAN IP/External IP question

Can you post a screenshot of the routers "network map" (click on the world icon so it displays the righthand panel info)