So, I accidentally purchased the Asus RT-AC87U without realising it did not have a built in modem, but needed a standalone. It was bought based on reviews (great), but somehow missed the fact it had no modem. Regardless, I have had a few attempts and basically raged quit and put it back up for sale. Some responses in the thread have made me want to try again. I’m using the crappy TPG modem/router that is provided when you sign up for their NBN plan (TP-Link Archer VR1600v) and have tried numerous different paths to get the new Asus working, listed below. 1. TP-Link set up as normal (functions through its existing WIFI), Asus set up in wireless router mode (default) and automatic IP as below Below message is received. I’ve tried aggressive / normal mode for DHCP query frequency, have also tried using the same MAC address as TP-Link as per random forum posts on whirlpool to no avail. 2. TP-Link set up as bridging, and Asus set up with standard credentials as below. TP-LINK: Below message is received. If anyone can lend any assistance to what the issue could be, I would be incredibly thankful. To note, I have been able to set it up in AP mode, though it just means I can’t use a lot of it’s features (VPN etc).