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    ASUS ZenWiFi AX6600 (XT8) hardware fail?

    Hi all, I recently got a XT8. When turning it on the led just turns white and keeps white. Nothing else happens, no wireless, no ethernet. No reset, hard-reset is possible and also no factory reset because the ethernet port is down. I decided to check the serial console of the router. Can...
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    Loss of Ethernet with XT8

    I am at wits end and I can't figure out the problem. This similar issue was occurring with a previous router I had (Orbi), just less frequently. My router will just completely drop all ethernet connections. I have a fairly simple setup ASUS XT8, which connects to a 8port switch, then to the...
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    XT8 5GHz-2 Backhaul Doesn't Hold - Any Final Suggestions?

    Hello, I've had a pair of XT8s for the last few months, configured with a wireless (5GHz-2) backhaul. Every few hours/days, the backhaul drops to 2.4GHz, interrupting any clients connected to the secondary node and severely reducing the throughput. I've reached a point where I think I've tried...
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    XT8 wireless connection seems slow.

    Hi I recently got a gigabit fibre connection and decided to buy a couple of XT8 at the same time. One of my main reasons for buying the XT8's was to be able to have wireless backhaul across my apartment, as my fibre connection enters my apartment at the opposite end of my old internet...
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    Switching off Asus XT8 WiFi Access point

    Hi all, I am running 3 Asus XT8 in Accesspoint mode (AIMESH with a dedicated ethernet backhaul) connected to an OPNsense hardware firewall. One of the accesspoints is used very little, so I would like to switch it off, and only switch it on if needed. My question is: Is it ok to switch off...
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    NAT loopback with ZenWIFI XT8

    Hi ! I have an issue with the NAT loopback on my ZenWifi XT8. I have several container on my server and I want to use the reverse proxy on my LAN to access on this ressource. Synology block the port 80 and 443 so I need to do port forwarding on the router to redirect my traffic to my reverse...
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    Best stable firmware for XT8

    I am currently using firmware 42095 on my four XT8's. Two are hardwired whilst the other two are wireless backhaul. I want to get advice on whether there is any later version of the firmware that is stable that can support a mixed setup? Reading the various posts, I'm not hopeful.
  8. carchayser

    Slow wifi speed on Xt8

    Hi guys! My current ISP plan is 600 down and 1gb up. When running a speedtest using my pc (connected via ethernet to xt8), I am getting that said speed. However, when connecting wirelessly, I am only getting around 300-400 down and 300-400 up. When I connect wirelessly directly to the modem, I...
  9. tabormeister

    GT-AX6000 performance/guest wifi issues

    GT-AX6000 main, two XT8 mesh nodes w/ 2.5g hard-wired backhaul. Currently on 388.21617 on main and nodes. If I enable guest wifi sync to nodes, everything completely freaks out - ips don't get handed out, etc. I've submitted feedback to Asus multiple times and have gotten no response. Any ideas...
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    XT8 normal behavior?

    I've just bought a pair of XT8s to go with my 1000/1000 MB internet connection. The XT8 node has 'great' signal strength to the 'XT8 router' via wireless(5GHz) backhaul. I'll get 430/250 MB wireless wifi on my S22 phone from the node, which I'm pleased with. However, watching the World cup...
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    Extending AX6600 (XT8) mesh

    Newbie here. I have the AX6600 (XT8 2-pack). It's great, but I want to extend the signal to our back patio. What is the best and most economical way to do this? Buying a single AX6600 is pretty expensive. Details: Our home is strangely configured with interior brick walls and big appliances...
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    ASUS XT8 limited wired speed, 1gig Ethernet CAT7 CAT5e

    Hi all, My first post in the forum so go easy on me please.. I have recently got a new 1gig broadband package (with YouFibre). My set up is as follow: optical cable from outside > YouFibre ONT box (modem) > CAT 7 Ethernet > ASUS XT8 router > CAT5e WiFi speed is fine (around 700-800Mbps)...
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    ZenWifi AX xt8 - egress port already in use error

    I'm not 100% confident on this, but I keep seeing this error near/around the time that my network just takes a huge dump. When my network collapses I am unable to connect to the router (, nor any devices on network. I have to wait some 2-3 min before the router UI is accessible, and...
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    XT8 - possible to use 5GHz-2 in Bridge mode?

    Hi, question is as per the subject - does anyone know if it's possible to use 5GHz-2 in Bridge mode? It seems to be limited to 5GHz-1 for the bridge. When I try manual settings for the bridge, and select 5GHz-2, it goes into a mode where the LED flashes blue, which appears to mean it's trying...
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    ZenWifi XT8 custom DNS for Guest network

    Haven't found any answers to this out there, but is it possible to assign a custom DNS setting to a Guest network on the ZenWifi XT8 router? The only place I see where a custom DNS can be set is under the WAN setting, but this is global, meaning it affects all the networks. I don't see a...
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    Baby ping spikes with XT8 router

    While investigating a packet loss issues (now resolved) it came to my attention that my XT8 quite frequently adds up to about 20ms to ping of the ISP gateway (using ethernet). This does not occur with another router, a Mikrotik Hap AC2. Originally I noticed this with the stock firmware, but I've...
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    XT8 160MHz and 3 nodes

    New to the forum (and ASUS XT8), so apologies if this has been answered before. I have searched online but not found anything. I have an XT8 mesh, in AP mode, running the 46061 firmware and a dedicated wireless backhaul. If I configure the mesh with only two XT8 nodes, I see a 160MHz backhaul...
  18. sherl0k

    Local devices on separate XT8 nodes cannot talk to each other?

    Setup is as so: Fiber internet-->primary XT8 uplink. Local IP Ethernet port of primary XT8 -> secondary XT8 uplink. Local IP Using the ethernet backhaul, so no wireless devices here. Server connected off of primary XT8: Client connected off of secondary...
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    2.5 Gbit wired Ethernet Backhaul GT-AX11000 + 4x XT8 + QNAP QSW-M2108-2C

    Trying to get the following to work: GT-AX11000 Connected to ISP via 1Gbit WAN port + 2.5 Gbit port connected to QNAP 2.5 Gbit port with CAT7. 4x XT8s connected using CAT7 to QNAP switch In theory this should give me a 2.5 Gbit wired ethernet backhaul and ability to utilize triband purely for...
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    How to use an encrypted SSD as a networked drive with an XT8 router?

    I'm trying to figure out how to use an encrypted SSD as a networked drive with my XT8 router. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Not really sure what I need to do here