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Hi. I need help setting up my Asus AC86U modem

Hi. I have recently signed up with NowTV broadband and I have an Asus AC86U modem. I installed merlin firmware on it but cannot seem to get it to work! 

I put the mac address in followed by @Nowtv|mypassword

into the Option61 dhcp box. 

Anyone know where I am going wrong here?



@Jayach wrote:


I think we got our lines crossed.😕


Couldn’t happen on FTTP 😛

Set a Payment PIN on your account so that no-one but you can buy memberships on it.
Check your bank accounts monthly for any other unexpected payments to Now.
That way you can at least nip them in the bud, while you and Now figure out whose fault they are.
Elite 2

A quick look at the basic specs shows that that ASUS model does not have a modem inside, the give away will be that it lacks an RJ11 socket on the back to connect it directly to a phone line,  only power in, ethernet and USB.

 A lot of the devices that are referred to as routers are all in one devices modem/router/firewall/wifi access point and so on .

 As the device lacks a modem you will need a modem to connect between the phone line and the router.

 you could look for a cheap or a used modem - most will be all in one units, however you should eb able to put some of them in modem only mode, but as it is you will need another box to act as a modem