Ac88u with lates merlin - Drops wifi, internet, cant connect to router

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So installed merlin yesterday and have had some issue forcing me to reboot the router a few times.

First my Homey lost connection and I noticed that no 2.4ghz was connected, a reboot fixed this.

The issue I had just now is that internet dropped via Wifi.
I couldnt connect to the router either via Wifi from my phone or my laptop connected directly into the router for 5 minutes.

After a while it started working again and I tried looking at the logs but I dont understand what to look for.
Can anyone help me understanding the issue I am having?

Attaching log, it dropped somewhere around 9.37 +- 1 minute, I was streaming youtube which could buffer a minute I guess.

It started working again around 9.43-44.

Edit: Couldnt upload a file but syslog is available here:


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Did you factory reset after installing Merlin?
If not, do that.

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New Around Here
I did since I couldnt login to it after installing it.

I did however do it that once by pressing the button, is it advised to do it inside the router also afterwards?


Very Senior Member
It’s also possible that the reset caused the issue by enabling things like Airtime Fairness. Worth looking in Wi-fi Professional settings and turning that off as a starting point. Quite a few adapters don’t like it.
Per this article sometimes beam forming causes issues too so try those options if Airtime Fairness disabled doesn’t fix it.

Failing all that try a reset via the UI as you say.

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New Around Here
Airtime fairness is off and the rest looks good.

The real problem is that the router went inactive and couldnt be connected using WiFi or an eth cabel.

A reset might be last resort.

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