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Asus ax56u with hub3.

So decided to bite the bullet and try a Asus router with the sh3 before my 14 days cooling off period finishes . Due to excellent reviews I've gone for the Asus AX 56U and hopefully someone on the forum has installed the same . I know I need to put sh3 into modem mode and connect the two via ethernet cable but that's as far as I know until the router arrives . Ideally I would like all devises to connect without resetting all the password etc but no idea if this is possible .Any tips would be great to hopefully get it up and running and tested by Fri .

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Re: Asus ax56u with hub3.

This is the procedure to follow:

1. Navigate to 192.168.0.1
2. Log in to the Hub
3. Go to 'Modem mode' (on the left) and put the hub into modem mode
4. Wait until the bottom light on the Hub turns magenta / red (HUB 3) (can take about 5 minutes)
5. Turn off the Hub
6. Power on and set up your new router as per the manufacturers instructions - Set the same SSIDs as the hub if you want - then your devices should just reconnect!
7. Plug an ethernet cable (usually supplied with the new router) from port 1 on the Hub into the WAN (usually blue) socket on the new Router
8. Power on the Hub and wait about 5-10 minutes until it stabilises - You should have internet!



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Re: Asus ax56u with hub3.


@rickj64 wrote:

Ideally I would like all devises to connect without resetting all the password etc but no idea if this is possible


This will not be possible, even if you put the Asus routers SSID and password the same as the Virgin hub you will still need to connect all the devices to the new router.

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Thanks for advising... obviously 2 different opinions so will see how it goes .if I have to reconnect everything then so be it .

Main hope is superior coverage to the useless sh3 

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Re: Asus ax56u with hub3.

Apologies - I was pretty sure that as I had named my SSIDs the same as previous with the same passwords - my devices connected fine!

(it was a while ago and I have slept / drank wine since then)

Follow @conman33158's advice! (feels odd typing follow Con Man's advice....)

You will undoubtedly get superior coverage!! 🙂




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Re: Asus ax56u with hub3.

It usually depends on the devices that connect to it as some devices see a different Mac address and simply crap themselves but because I use an Asus RT-AX56U this was the case with that particular router before I put it into an AiMesh setup 🙂 Who knows, you might be different but you won't know until you try 🙂

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Re: Asus ax56u with hub3.

Ok thanks. Think will just set up with details which come with the Asus then reconnect all my devises currently 18. I have 3 devises cabled in my sh3 so presume this is a simple plug into my Asus router once it's set up.

Thanks for advice

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Re: Asus ax56u with hub3.

ABsolutely! - Only one port on the hub will work but all the ports on the ASUS will - just swap 'em over and all should work!



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Re: Asus ax56u with hub3.

Hi there - I tried EXACTLY that but still could not connect... very frustrating! I followed it to the letter... would love some suggestions what i might be doing wrong...

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Re: Asus ax56u with hub3.

Is the ASUS set to Automatic/DHCP as the connection type?

Have you made sure no other devices are connected to the hubs Ethernet ports?

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