There haven't been any Asus firmware updates to this router, if you go to the Asus website there are still none listed. But if you look up the RT-AC68U which this router is based off of there are a lot of recent updates.
yes no maybe?
You bump the thread, you delay an answer from T-Mobile (their T-Force group). They answer threads oldest first.
As for the answer they'll give, T-Mobile will not announce firmware updates for any device (like phone software updates, and I'll now include router firmware) until the update is available to the public.
Thanks. I am thinking of going through the flashing procedure on the TM-AC1900 and basically turning it into a stock Asus RT-AC68U. I don't like the idea that TM is doing keeping this device current.
If you flash a non-T-Mobile firmware on it, T-Mobile may charge you for the device.
Remember, it's not yours (unless you paid the $100 for it, or whatever the retail price is). It's T-Mobile's. They're just letting you borrow it.
I paid the $100. I already had the cel-fi booster and was not eligible for the free router. Even at $100 it was still a great deal, the 68U still goes for around $200.
In that case, do what you will!
If I hadn't bought a new Linksys router like a month before this program came about, I probably would have bought this one, simply due to the price compared to it's equivalents (as you did). I don't have a WiFi Capable device currently (well, I do, it's just my backup device), so I would have used it for it's performance capabilities.
I have a wifi calling device, an iPhone 6, but don't use wifi calling anymore. Even using the TM-AC1900 router and a 20MBdown/2MBup internet connection I found wifi calling buggy. I have it disabled now on the iPhone 6, so I am not taking advantage of any wifi calling features build into the TM-AC1900 firmware. Why I am considering flashing it to an Asus 68U, which is getting updates.
That's not even broadband anymore! (the FCC or someone is redefining broadband as at least 25/5, if I have my numbers right)
I get an ok enough signal at home [most of the time, although for some reason I've been shifting to H a lot recently] that calls are fine. I don't even swap to WiFi while I'm home.
But, yeah, the router itself is awesome. And, if flashing it to the original is easy, hopefully flashing it back to T-Mobile is just as easy if updates come out and you want to go back to the WiFi Calling setup.
True, not smoking fast, but certainly fast enough for wifi calling
Does anyone have any word on when Tmobile will pass an update?
I keep having my wifi signal drop when I have devices running on both the 2.4 and 5 ghz spectrum's. A problem hat has been fixed by ASUS in a firmware update about 2-3 months ago.
Good question. I ended up dumping the Tmobile firmware, the router is now a straight RT-AC68U. Glad I did too, there are a lot more features in the Asus firmware than the stripped down TM version.
There's also a DD-WRT implementation. My issue is that I don't know what T-Mobile may believe I agreed to. I just called them and asked for one and they sent it to me. I didn't pay, sign for or verbally agree to anything. For now, I'm treating it as if it were a loaner.
Not sure what the deal is there drnewcomb2. I know for me, I paid $100 for the router because I already had the cel-fi booster. Once device per account. I KNOW they want the cel-fi booster back but I am not positive about the routers that they sent out for free or next to free.
I'd flash it anyway but that's just me.
So you just used the firmware provided by Asus on their website right for the ac68u?
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