Beta ASUSWRT 386 RC2 public beta with full functions AiMesh 2.0 (continued)

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SignedAdam

Occasional Visitor
I know how to do it @ForkWNY everyone seems to be missing the point

Not sure if it's different per router type (in my case, GT-AC5300)...to reset a node, login to the web UI. Head to AiMesh > Click on Node to reset > Select "Management" > Remove Node. This effectively seems to pull the node off the AiMesh network by rebooting then resetting the node (same as holding in reset button for 3 seconds). Unless this was a fluke, this was my experience when testing this under the latest GT-AC5300 firmware released a couple of days ago.

I did this to one of my RT-AC68U nodes...removed it via the web UI, which pulled it out of my AiMesh list. Then I was able to "Search" for the AiMesh node and re-add it, as if it was reset. I never used the reset button...once I initiated a removal through the web UI, it appeared to be the equivalent of resetting itself.

Note that this function is absolutely useless if you factory reset your router and don't "delete" your AiMesh nodes before doing so. If you plan on factory resetting your router, I would recommend removing all of the AiMesh nodes first using the web UI, should save you the hassle of using the reset button.


View attachment 29951
 

ASUSWRT_2020

Regular Contributor
Update on 2021/1/29

This version changed the DNSmasq version to 2.84 to fix CVE-2020-25681, CVE-2020-25682, CVE-2020-25683, CVE-2020-25687, CVE-2020-25684, CVE-2020-25685, CVE-2020-25686 aka DNSpooq

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1TW9JXxWpM-qmgGv2BixibkACVki-9g1Q?usp=sharing
The share link includes the following models

ZenWiFi XT8, XD4, CT8, CD6
GT series: GT-AX11000, GT-AC5300, GT-AC2900
RT series: RT-AX88U, RT-AX92U, RT-AX86U, RT-AX82U, RT-AX58U, TUF-AX3000, RT-AX56U, RT-AX55
RT series: RT-AC5300, RT-AC88U, RT-AC3100, RT-AC86U, RT-AC68U
 

jspuds

Occasional Visitor
Update on 2021/1/29

This version changed the DNSmasq version to 2.84 to fix CVE-2020-25681, CVE-2020-25682, CVE-2020-25683, CVE-2020-25687, CVE-2020-25684, CVE-2020-25685, CVE-2020-25686 aka DNSpooq

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1TW9JXxWpM-qmgGv2BixibkACVki-9g1Q?usp=sharing
The share link includes the following models

ZenWiFi XT8, XD4, CT8, CD6
GT series: GT-AX11000, GT-AC5300, GT-AC2900
RT series: RT-AX88U, RT-AX92U, RT-AX86U, RT-AX82U, RT-AX58U, TUF-AX3000, RT-AX56U, RT-AX55
RT series: RT-AC5300, RT-AC88U, RT-AC3100, RT-AC86U, RT-AC68U

@ASUSWRT_2020
Getting invalid Firmware upload error on my RT-AX88U upgrading from RT-AX88U_9.0.0.4_386_41535?
Also get the same error with trying to upgrade to 3.0.0.4.386.41634.
 

drabisan

Very Senior Member
@ASUSWRT_2020
Getting invalid Firmware upload error on my RT-AX88U upgrading from RT-AX88U_9.0.0.4_386_41535?
Also get the same error with trying to upgrade to 3.0.0.4.386.41634.

I could easily upgrade my AX88U from 3.0.0.4.386.41700 to 9.0.0.4.386_41994.
You most likely have a problem with either your browser, either your router needs a reload before attempting the upgrade.
Ultimately a factory reset may be needed, although that's the last resort.
 

ASUSWRT_2020

Regular Contributor
@ASUSWRT_2020
Getting invalid Firmware upload error on my RT-AX88U upgrading from RT-AX88U_9.0.0.4_386_41535?
Also get the same error with trying to upgrade to 3.0.0.4.386.41634.
RT-AX88U_9.0.0.4_386_41535 had an issue with the kernel patch. The solution is to export the config file, use the firmware restoration tool to install the firmware and then import the config file.
The firmware restoration tool is on support site or you can click here to download it.
 
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podkaracz

Guest
Asus rt-ac86u upgrade went smooth. Feeling a bit more responsive when loading websites on the internet but ill observe further how things will work.
 

VANT

Very Senior Member
Asus rt-ac86u upgrade went smooth. Feeling a bit more responsive when loading websites on the internet but ill observe further how things will work.
what about cpu wait and other green features in AC86u ?
 
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podkaracz

Guest
what about cpu wait and other green features in AC86u ?

To test it i need to ssh to router and type command right? I dont have tools installed right now sorry cant help you on this one. Maybe @ASUSWRT_2020 can shed some light if he did not xlog.
 

aublumberg

Occasional Visitor
RT-AX88U_9.0.0.4_386_41535 had an issue with the kernel patch. The solution is to export the config file, use the firmware restoration tool to install the firmware and then import the config file.
The firmware restoration tool is on support site or you can click here to download it.
Thanks. How would this process work on an Apple Mac?
 

OzarkEdge

Part of the Furniture
Posting of AiMesh 2.0 beta firmware 9.0.0.4.386.extension:

RC2-1 (2020-07-15) can't add node; loses WiFI
RC2-2 (2020-07-28) no Internet on remote node?
RC2-3 (2020-08-06) kernal crash after reboot
RC2-4 (2020-08-14) 39485 WLANs disappear; VLAN errors in Log
RC2-5 (2020-09-11) 40018, 40024
RC2-6 (2020-10-06) 40322
RC2-7 (2020-10-22) 40577 changed SDK (RA RSSI!)
RC2-8 (2020-11-12) 40947
RC2-9 (2020-12-01) 41157
RC2-10 (2020-12-31) 41535 AC86U CPU wait disabled (higher temp)
2nd thread (continued)
RC2-11 (2021-01-29) 41994 changed DNSmasq version; AC86U CPU wait enabled (lower temp)
Run SSH command: pwr show to confirm CPU wait is enabled. If not, reset the firmware.

Upload the firmware, reset it (webUI Restore w/Initialize), and configure it from scratch.

Reset FAQ
Reset Button/webUI Restore
WPS Button Hard Reset

My install notes for a baseline configuration (sans AX settings).

OE
 
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y-y

Occasional Visitor
Thanks for releasing 9.0.0.4.386_41994 beta. Dirty upgraded 2 x RT-AC5300 from 41535, stable so far for 1hr.

Still have the problem reported before -- Internet gets disconnected when Guest-1 2.4GHz is enabled and devices connected to it.
 

ATLga

Senior Member
AiMesh 2.0 public beta firmware 9.0.0.4.386.extension:

1st thread (closed)
RC2-1 (2020-07-15) can't add node; loses WiFI
RC2-2 (2020-07-28) no Internet on remote node?
RC2-3 (2020-08-06) kernal crash after reboot
RC2-4 (2020-08-14) 39485 WLANs disappear; VLAN errors in Log
RC2-5 (2020-09-11) 40018, 40024
RC2-6 (2020-10-06) 40322
RC2-7 (2020-10-22) 40577
RC2-8 (2020-11-12) 40947
RC2-9 (2020-12-01) 41157
RC2-10 (2020-12-31) 41535 AC86U CPU high temp issue
2nd thread (this thread)
RC2-11 (2021-01-29) 41994 changed DNSmasq version

OE
Thanks for doing this. I’ve always thought it would be nice to have a sticky thread with all the firmware updates. Not all the comments that go along with those (they can have a breakout thread), but just a running list of latest firmware’s by model.

maybe one or two trusted members could keep it updated, otherwise it stays locked.
 

OzarkEdge

Part of the Furniture
what about cpu wait and other green features in AC86u ?

2xRT-AC86U dirty upgrade to RC-11 with system reboot...

Power Management Configuration
Functional Block Status
CPU Wait DISABLED
Ethernet Auto Power Down ENABLED
Energy Efficient Ethernet DISABLED
Switch Deep Green Mode ENABLED (status Deactivated)

Temp is around 88C... I expect it will go to 90+C under more load, so I think this RC2-11 is similar to RC2-10 and released 41634. But Merlin suggested 41700 (not seen) has CPU wait fix?... I wonder what that is.

My previous 41634 test:

Edit: A reset was required to enabled CPU wait (lower temp). Fear the dirty upgrade!

OE
 
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VANT

Very Senior Member
2xRT-AC86U dirty upgrade to RC-11 with system reboot...

Power Management Configuration
Functional Block Status
CPU Wait DISABLED
Ethernet Auto Power Down ENABLED
Energy Efficient Ethernet DISABLED
Switch Deep Green Mode ENABLED (status Deactivated)

Temp is around 88C... I expect it will go to 90C under more load, so I think this RC2-11 is similar to current released 41634. But Merlin suggested 41700 (not seen) has the CPU wait fix... I wonder what that is.

My previous 41634 test:

OE

strange.
My 86u after dirty upgrade to 9.0.0.4.386.41994


Code:
[email protected]:/tmp/home/root# pwr show

Power Management Configuration
Functional Block           Status
CPU Wait                   ENABLED
Ethernet Auto Power Down   ENABLED
Energy Efficient Ethernet  DISABLED
Switch Deep Green Mode     ENABLED (status:Deactivated)
[email protected]:/tmp/home/root#
 
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OzarkEdge

Part of the Furniture
strange.
My 86u after dirty upgrade to 9.0.0.4.386_41994
Code:
[email protected]:/tmp/home/root# pwr show

Power Management Configuration
Functional Block           Status
CPU Wait                   ENABLED
Ethernet Auto Power Down   ENABLED
Energy Efficient Ethernet  DISABLED
Switch Deep Green Mode     ENABLED (status:Deactivated)
[email protected]:/tmp/home/root#

Well that is weird! I will revisit the matter starting with a power cycle...

Thanks!

OE
 

LimJK

Very Senior Member
Thanks. How would this process work on an Apple Mac?
aublumberg,

You can download "Asus Firmware Restoration" from AppStore, it is quite old, but, still working (I am on macOS Catalina). Hope the thread below is useful for you:

 

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