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  1. A

    AX86U after fw upgrade: The Country Code is not exist! Please enter Country Code.

    Dear all, I face the above problem... I have an AX86U. I did find two similar threads, but my router was bought by me, and worked well (more on that in a second!), until I upgraded from 386.3_2 to 3004.388.5. A bit longer story: I noticed, that the router could not mount my HDDs (4 of them are...
  2. usamario

    Asus homepage times out

    Hi I am using my asu AX86U behind an AT&T BGW320, my computer, laptop and other devices work fine, however, getting to my Asus page takes forever. I am using firmware 3004_388_4. Every site loads fine except the Asus Router page. Any idea what the issue might be? Thank You Mario
  3. stef1949

    CPU utilisation spikes AX86U?

    I keep getting strange CPU utilisation spikes on my AX86U for the past few months and I cant figure out how to fix it. I've done numerous L&LD resets & minimal config before performing more resets and I still can't find the cause of this. It only occurs on core 3. Whenpon SSH into my router and...
  4. D

    Is my port forwarding with WireGuard working properly or?

    I have set up a WireGuard connection with port forwarding on my Asus RT-AX86U (with the latest Asuswrt-Merlin firmware). Everything seems to be working great... This is my iptables FORWARD table: As you can see marked in green above the iptables firewall is letting through a ton of packets...
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    WiFi Radar (Site Survey) does not work on 5Ghz.

    WiFi Radar doesn't show 5Ghz signal and works on 2.4Ghz, I see there are some related topics, but it doesn't solve the problem. Does WiFi Radar not work on most models, or is it limited to the AX86U? Resetting the router had no effect.
  6. N

    [Need Help Plz] RT-AX86U not picking up WAN IP from XB7

    Hi guys, I really need your help to figure out what's happening with my ASUS router. 🧐 Background: I am in Canada and been with Rogers for many years - currently I am using the Technicolor TG4482 (XB7) gateway. For the past few years, I've been putting my Rogers gateway in bridge mode and use...
  7. H

    ax86u vs ax88u Pro vs GT-ax6000 vs GT-ax11000

    Since my ISP is providing 1.6Gbps/950Mbps I'm looking into replacing my ax88u with a router that has a 2.5G WAN port. My actual setup is ISP -> AX88U -> aimesh -> AX88U From the following models: ax86u vs ax88u Pro vs GT-ax6000 vs GT-ax11000 What would be the recommended one? Before this...
  8. M

    AX86U sudden high CPU usage

    AX86U - 388.2_2 Recently, I have been experiencing high CPU usage on my router, which has been causing connectivity issues. When that happens the DNS service (Adguard Home) stops responding. Additionally, I am unable to open an SSH connection to the router. Occasionally, I can access the...
  9. M

    USB drive not mounted and read-only error

    Hey everyone. I wanted to share something I noticed today regarding the RT-AX86U router. It caught my attention that AdGuard wasn't running, so I decided to investigate further. Upon checking the router, I discovered that Entware was not mounted. To my surprise, the USB drive itself was not...
  10. BlueOrbit

    OpenVPN Server on AX86U - not able to access remote LAN resources

    I setup OpenVPN Server on AX86U at my parents' house with DDNS. When connecting on my laptop from my house (also have AX86U), I see an IP address change and I can access the internet, but when trying to access remote LAN resources, I have access to resources on my local LAN only. For example I...
  11. D

    Wifi signal disappears after setting router to AP Mode

    Set Up: Asus AX86U as main router, with Asus AX55 as AI mesh connected via ethernet backhaul. Previously, my AX86U was connected to the ISP modem in bridge mode, meaning my AX86U got its own public facing IP and all was well. However, I changed ISPs recently, and the new modem was installed in...
  12. toothmania

    RT-AX86U | 388.1 | Slow

    Not sure if it's a general issue, but after upgrading to 388.1, my router page is super slow and it either crashes after a minute or it just keeps refreshing, is anyone else having that issue?
  13. D

    Which AX86 router has (will have) the best Merlin support?

    I'm about to replace my AC86U router and I can see 3 candidate routers on the market: AX86S AX86U AX86U Pro I don't care too much about processor speed, but I'm rather interested about the software. "AX86U Pro" doesn't have the same Merlin software as the other ones. Are there some differences...
  14. Rick Dean

    Asus RT-AX86U How to stop hackers...Nothing works

    I've tried everything but still my 86U is taken over within hours of a hard reset. Appears to me the certificate is being replaced. My passwords are 32 characters generated. It's like an evil spirit has taken over the router. Been thru all the settings and have contacted Asus with little...
  15. M

    AX3000v2 vs AX86U

    I have a 600mbs fibre connection to my modem. Have opted to get an Asus router as they support wireguard on some models. I don't really need the wifi as I have a Linksys MX5300 mesh system set up (total of 5 nodes, of the 4 remote nodes, 3 are wired: CAT 5e,7,and 8). I need a new router as I...
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    AX86u & GT-AX6000 2.5gb LAN speed issue

    Hey all, I’ve been testing out an AX86u and GT-AX6000 and am having a weird issue with LAN speed. internet connection: 1200/200 Xfinity Devices: Xfinity XB8 modem/router, in bridge mode (needed for 200 upload on xfinity unfortunately) AX86u, latest Merlin installed GT-AX6000, latest Merlin...
  17. N

    AX86U Hard wired node works but showing disconnected

    Since latest firmware update (388.1). My hard wired node AX86U showing cable disconnected. Cable is connected and works fine. When mesh status is checked on android app. It shows normal. Have both screenshots attached. I have reset both Router and node to factory and setup mesh again, that...
  18. kelsso

    ASUS RT-AX86U What port to use?

    I know very little about networking and need advice. I’m upgrading my parents second access point router from RT-N66U to RT-AX86U. Their main router is an AirPort Extreme (they’ll update this too in the future). They’re on a 500 mbps internet plan. What wan port should I use? Lastly, should I...
  19. D

    Maximum Password Length AC86U & Security of AX series

    Hi Maximum Password Length & Format for AC86U running the latest Asus WRT firmware (March 2022) ? Also, does the Asus AX series have better security? Thanks for your help. Polar
  20. i0ntempest

    AX86U PPPoE MTU problem/questions

    Hi all, So I've been trying to optimize my WAN MTU. I'm with Bell Fibe 1.5G and using HH4000 PPPoE passthrough, using merlin 386.7_2. From what I heard Bell should support baby jumbo frames and should allow 1500 MTU. But I noticed that if I set MTU and MRU to 1500 in WAN settings, I get...