Release ASUS ZenWiFi XT8 Firmware version Version 9.0.0.4.386.48966 (2022/05/27)

Dodgydrains

Regular Contributor
This is a beta release:

Please download and unzip the firmware and Refer to "Method 2: Update Manually" in https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1008000 to update this firmware.

ASUS ZenWiFi XT8 Firmware version 9.0.0.4.386.48966
Fixed the AiMesh node connection issue if the WPA Pre-Share key is over 32 characters.

Please unzip the firmware file first then check the MD5 code.
MD5: 66cb3f933ceded6019aefffee6dd920a

 

acc3d

New Around Here
This is a beta release:

Please download and unzip the firmware and Refer to "Method 2: Update Manually" in https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1008000 to update this firmware.

ASUS ZenWiFi XT8 Firmware version 9.0.0.4.386.48966
Fixed the AiMesh node connection issue if the WPA Pre-Share key is over 32 characters.

Please unzip the firmware file first then check the MD5 code.
MD5: 66cb3f933ceded6019aefffee6dd920a

Flashed this version to my wired node, and all seems to be well. It resolved issues with WPA Pre-Share key being over 32 characters!

Curious about the massive jump in version numbering though. Is going from 3.0.0.4.X to 9.0.0.4.x a typo?
 

Dodgydrains

Regular Contributor
Flashed this version to my wired node, and all seems to be well. It resolved issues with WPA Pre-Share key being over 32 characters!

Curious about the massive jump in version numbering though. Is going from 3.0.0.4.X to 9.0.0.4.x a typo?
3.0.0 are stable releases and 9.0.0 are beta releases.
 

OzarkEdge

Part of the Furniture
9.0.0.4.x

Also note that 9.* beta firmware will not auto-update and may not alert the availability of a new version, so plan to download and apply the next update manually.

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Bobdobolina

Occasional Visitor
Updated router first node second w/o any reset procedure. Updated from last beta-FW. System stable since update. Yet to learn if will be stable w/o daily scheduled reboots w/o issues.
 

xt8user

New Around Here
I too upgraded from the previous Beta release to 9.0.0.4.386.48966. All seems to work just fine with the same configuration changes I had made to the 9.0.0.4.386.46980 release. One thing I did notice is that it appears that SCP is missing from the shell in this version. I was using SCP to download logs from my router + 2 node system. Any ideas why it has been removed and if it will get replaced in the next release?
 

Dodgydrains

Regular Contributor
I too upgraded from the previous Beta release to 9.0.0.4.386.48966. All seems to work just fine with the same configuration changes I had made to the 9.0.0.4.386.46980 release. One thing I did notice is that it appears that SCP is missing from the shell in this version. I was using SCP to download logs from my router + 2 node system. Any ideas why it has been removed and if it will get replaced in the next release?
Which beta did you update from? Was it ASUSWRT 386 RC3-3? If so, this feature is probably not yet released officially yet.

 

xt8user

New Around Here
Which beta did you update from? Was it ASUSWRT 386 RC3-3? If so, this feature is probably not yet released officially yet.

No its was an OEM Beta dated 2022/02/22 (9.0.0.4.386.46980). It worked really well for me after I made a few configuration changes. I've only got a day's experience on this version (9.0.0.4.386.48966), but so far all is good (other than the absence of SCP (which was present in 9.0.0.4.386.46980). I did not take the previous OEM version due to the reported issue that turned out to be a problem with long (> 32 character) Wifi keys (which would have applied to me). From another comment I've seen on this forum (after I made my post) SCP was also missing from released version 3.0.0.4.386.48706 but was present in previous released versions. I'm a relatively new XT8 user so I can't speak to that but I've used other BusyBox based systems that did have SCP. Hope this clarifies things.
 

Fyew-jit-tiv

Regular Contributor
This is a beta release:

Please download and unzip the firmware and Refer to "Method 2: Update Manually" in https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1008000 to update this firmware.

ASUS ZenWiFi XT8 Firmware version 9.0.0.4.386.48966
Fixed the AiMesh node connection issue if the WPA Pre-Share key is over 32 characters.

Please unzip the firmware file first then check the MD5 code.
MD5: 66cb3f933ceded6019aefffee6dd920a

I wonder if this is the same problem im having with the AX88U node. Im using a 63bit key and i can connect to router but not possible to connect to the node as devices says unable to connect.
 

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