HG659 Replacement

Level 2


I want to replace my HG659 with a higher performance router and have settled on the ASUS AC86U AC2900.

Does anyone have any experience with this box and any suggestions on ease of setup. I also want to extend the network with an ASUS mesh product and was thinking of the Lyra or another AC86U as they are both AiMesh compatible.

Im not a gamer or (super) high bandwidth user and am happy on NBN50.

Im happy not to use the VOIP function as all my calls are mobile anyway.

Level 15

Hi mk999. The Asus won't work with FTTN since there is no RJ11 port to connect to the wall socket. The setup is: PPPoE, username with @TPG.com.au and password. That's enough for FTTP connection. 

For the other types, you have to set VLAN ID = 2. The manual doesn't show where this is but another user has this suggestion as to where it might be:

You basically need to set the VLAN setting to 2 but this setting on the modem is in the most hidden location that one would not be able to find.

Under Advanced Settings > click on LAN > click on IPTV tab > under LAN Port select Manual Settings from the list of ISP's > set Internet VID to 2 and PRIO to 0.