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    Release Asus RT-AX92U - New Firmware: 3.0.0.4.386_45898

    Is this actually going to help me have a more reliable connection? My understanding is that, if there is any interference (or protected traffic, like radar) anywhere in the band being used, the router has to "back off", which means that based on the (likely inaccurate) assumption that any...
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    Release Asus RT-AX92U - New Firmware: 3.0.0.4.386_45898

    Dual band smart connect, with 5GHz-2 reserved for backhaul on a separate SSID, in AX-only mode.
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    Release Asus RT-AX92U - New Firmware: 3.0.0.4.386_45898

    I do Optimize periodically, but it doesn't seem to prevent the nodes from dropping off. I could do it more often, if you think that would help? The backhaul is on channel 120. In the Wireless Log, every channel under the backhaul channel says "RADAR Sensitive" -- that's DFS, right? It's just...
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    Release Asus RT-AX92U - New Firmware: 3.0.0.4.386_45898

    The Wireless Log tab consistently shows "Noise" as -90/-91dB. I assume that's measured at the main router, but as I say the house isn't very big so it seems unlikely to vary much. That's good, I think? That same page shows one connection at the end of the backhaul section, which I assume is...
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    Release Asus RT-AX92U - New Firmware: 3.0.0.4.386_45898

    The nodes do say "great" when they're linked the way they should be (Main -> A -> B). The mesh page in the web interface shows a backhaul PHY rate around 1Gb for each node every time I check. The place isn't that big but it's old construction, and there's literally steel wool (or something...
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    Release Asus RT-AX92U - New Firmware: 3.0.0.4.386_45898

    I've tried optimization, but it seems like a one-time fix. What usually happens is, I seem to have a weak connection via Node B so I'll open the web interface and find that both remotes are connected directly to the main router, rather than going Main -> A -> B, which reflects their physical...
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    Tutorial How to automatically run a script on asus routers that monitors your WAN link - will reboot the router if WAN is down. (from POV of a non linux guy)

    On a Mac, you can do all the remote commands (ssh / scp) from Terminal without installing new software - it's built in.
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    Release Asus RT-AX92U - New Firmware: 3.0.0.4.386_45898

    I'm on 44695, and my only issue is that sometimes one or the other mesh node drops off and needs a long wait or manual reboot to rejoin the network. Frankly, from this thread it sounds like upgrading is a bad idea - not likely to fix my issue, but likely to introduce new ones. Is that the consensus?
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    Documentation for nvram variables?

    OK, so, bottom line do *not* try to `dd` my way to a painless backup/restore, yes? (RT-AX92U) I did see several backup utilities over in the Merlin forums, but a) I don't have it and b) I don't think it's supported on the AX92U. GUI backup is a thing but I reflexively avoid it, probably...
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    Documentation for nvram variables?

    Thanks toaru, since making the OP I found a couple of posts that use a pattern like `nvram show | grep {interesting thing}` which has definitely been helpful. It would still be helpful to have some kind of notes or observations about these values, though -- I don't want to have to factory-reset...
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    Documentation for nvram variables?

    Just as a brief follow up, I think I fully understand the scmerlin addon in the context of this extension documentation which was linked from the first post of the thread you showed me. Basically, it's a textbook example of using the Merlin extension API to get system information, hook your...
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    Documentation for nvram variables?

    Thanks for the link. I dug through the sources a bit, and I strongly suspect that e.g. this template call to a function provided by the environment are the bread and butter of the extension. On stock firmware, I'm not going to be able to hook and run custom ASP like that, I have to work with...
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    AX92U keeps getting fatal error on WL1 (5 Ghz #1) - any advice

    AFAIK, you've always been able to use 5GHz-2 for clients. Wireless -> 5GHz-2 -> Hide SSID has been exposed for as long as I've had the device (probably about a year?), if you unhide the SSID and give it a known password, any clients can use it. It's better to avoid for most users, IMHO, but in...
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    Documentation for nvram variables?

    I'm happy to write a script on my laptop (or phone, for that matter) that runs ssh meshrouter "nvram set foo=bar && nvram commit && service restart_wireless" and watch the console output to make sure it worked. I thought it would be easier than trying to reverse-engineer their web API, work out...
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    Documentation for nvram variables?

    I'm not afraid to poke around in the source code, I just didn't expect to have it available for the commercial FW. Is there just not a big enough / interested-enough community to keep a wiki updated? Is there more support for this sort of "power user" stuff in Merlin vs the official FW? I'm...
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