Thank you.. migth be the case here as well.. it is a managed switch.. Unfortunatelly attaching the nodes directly to the router is not an option as they are spread around in a three level house and ethernet cables in the walls to each levelHi Cheesehead
I was faced with the same problem on RC2-4 and RC2-5. The problem is the switch, espacially when it's a managed one. My workaround was attaching the node directly over the LAN port of the router. I had to pull the LAN cables to the nodes.
As far as I know using a unmanged switch should work. Another approach which works as well is using a daisychain drawing a LAN cable from Router to the nearest node WAN in an then on that node LAN out to the next node WAN in and so on. This works as well.
As far you don't need any Guest network over the nodes, you can enable Ethernet first on the node itself to use. This works as well over a managed Switch for the normal WLANThank you.. migth be the case here as well.. it is a managed switch.. Unfortunatelly attaching the nodes directly to the router is not an option as they are spread around in a three level house and ethernet cables in the walls to each level
Hi ginny,As far you don't need any Guest network over the nodes, you can enable Ethernet first on the node itself to use. This works as well over a managed Switch for the normal WLAN
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The node will then be served over Ethernet, but it doesn't free up a WiFi Band this way as it does over AiMesh - SystemSettings - Ethernet Backhaul mode.
If a Guest network is used you should set that it sync only the router:
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Otherwise Guest clients syncing on the don't get any IP address.
It show that the ZenWiFi XT8 is included. But the model listed after it si not the ZenWifiXT8 that I have AX6600. Is one of these firmware releases for the AX6600, if so which one?Hi There,
Update 2020/09/11 386 rc2-5 (126.96.36.199_386_40018)
1. Add important patches for AiMesh backhaul and there are two FAQs for ethernet backhaul
What is Ethernet Backhaul Mode/connection priority in AiMesh system and how to set up in different scenarios?
[Wireless] How to setup ASUS AiMesh or ZenWiFi Mesh Ethernet backhaul under different conditions (Advanced setup with network switch)?
2. Clients which connect to the guest network can be viewed in the network map -->view list --> interface
Most of the routers have three sets of guest network and each set has 2.4G and 5G-1 (triband model has 5G-2)
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3. Support IPSec IKE v1 and IKE v2, and you can use Windows 10 native VPN client program to connect to the router's IPSec VPN server.
The Windows 10 new FAQ is in https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1033576
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4. Fixed stack overflow, File Traversal, XSS vulnerabilities.
ZenWiFi XT8 (RT-AX95Q)
RT-AC5300 and RT-AC88U had some errors and we are going to fix it. The firmware will upload to the same link after fixed the problem
1. Fix AiMesh page Tx/Rx 0 issue.
2. Add more wifi stability patches.
3. Apply new backhaul optimization mechanism.
4. Apply new client device recognize rules.
Now node which supports team port (link aggregation) can be enabled here:
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In AiMesh client list, click the "chain" icon, you will be able to select a preferable AP for this device. (* note: it's prefer ap, not bind)
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386 rc2-3 firmware is in this link
1. Fixed node 5G connection problem (lots of complaints about this bug)
2. Improved IoT compatibility
1. Tx and Rx rate is still 0 in AiMesh Network fronthaul/backhaul information. We will fix this in the next build.
2. No RT-AX88U and RT-AX92U in this release. We are going to fix the build error problem.
3. Firmware extension numbers are different for different models. The range is from 386_39339 to 386_39348
Current Support models:
ZenWiFi XT8 (RT-AX95Q)
Here we have new 386 rc2 beta for public test(so the old links are removed).
1. Fixed GT-AC5300, RT-AX92U, RT-AC86U, RT-AC68U AiMesh on boarding issue.
2. Fixed WPA3 connection issue with iphone 11.
3. Fixed/modified GUI. web history page fix, 2/5G on network map could be configured together.
4. Captcha for login can be disabled in administration -> system.
5. Printer server port can be disabled in USB app page.
6. Add RT-AC3100
7. Fix GT-AC5300 5GHz bandwidth issue
RT-AC68U -> your are right, this models, this old model, we still support it.
ZenWiFi XT8 (RT-AX95Q)
(ZenWiFi CT8 will be later due to platform debugging.)
Be noted(Please read this before you use):
1. Although these are release candidates, but still under testing, there might be some bugs will cause system unstable, if you are facing issues, please leave your comments in this thread.
2. By using 9.0.0.x beta, it will not get live update from official path, you need to flash to official 3.0.0.x release to get latest updates.
3. To use full function AiMesh 2.0, all AiMesh nodes should be update to the 386-rc2 beta. If some of them are not, the functions will not work properly or limited.
4. For updating firmware manually please refer to: https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1035199/
What's new in 386-RC2
1. Supports 802.11k/v (ZenWiFi already adopted before, this is for RT GT models.)
2. AiMesh 2.0
- System optimization: one click in AiMesh topology to let topology re-org.
- System Ethernet backhaul mode, which is EAP mode, all nodes will use Ethernet as connection only, all bands will be released for coverage.
- System factory default and reboot.
- Client device reconnect, make device to offline and online again.
- Client device binding to specific AP.
- Guest WiFi on all Mesh nodes (only works on 2GHz -1 and 5GHz -1 guest network). (we know you are all waiting for this)
- Access nodes USB application. (Each node will have their own USB application server, it's not synchronized with Primary)
3. WiFi time scheduler now the unit goes to 1 minute.
1. VPN fusion bug fixes.
2. Offline client clean bug fixes.
When you installed the firmware did you do a factory reset (the button on the back you insert a toothpick or something in) ? I found without doing this step my router was unstable (would get slow web interface, sometimes not accessible at all, random reboots)AX11000 does a fast reboot every 12 hours on latest build.
Update. Reset all XT8s and started from scratch. All nodes are ethernet backhaul. Set up router with rc2-5 firmware and re-configured all my settings from scratch. No UI slowdowns and ethernet backhaul looked good. Added second mesh node, also good. Added third, seemed to go OK. Added fourth and the whole thing broke down. All nodes started blinking blue LED and started going offline, sometimes coming back under WiFi backhaul, but eventually all disappeared except for one that kept going offline and reconnecting over and over. At this point I have spent more than 8 hours trying to get everything working with rc2-5, so I gave up. Went back to rc2-4 on all nodes, restored my saved settings, and there I will stay until the next update.I attempted to update my XT8s again (I have 4), providing plenty of time for the interface to become responsive again. Router went OK but it did take 15 minutes before the web interface could be used. Added second node, that went OK too. Added third node. Interface became unresponsive and both mesh nodes started the rapid blue blinking LED and wouldn't come back after an hour. Reset the router and all nodes back to factory. Did a minimal setup of the router on the RC-5 firmware, which was OK. Applied my saved config from the RC-4 firmware and it's back to a non-responsive interface. So obviously I'm going to have to record all my settings and set up everything from scratch on the RC-5 firmware. Back to RC-4 for now.
I give it a shot! last beta was pretty stable but I just updated from the previous one without hard reset. I do a hard reset tonight! Thank you!When you installed the firmware did you do a factory reset (the button on the back you insert a toothpick or something in) ? I found without doing this step my router was unstable (would get slow web interface, sometimes not accessible at all, random reboots)
My AX11000 has been up almost 5 days (3 hours shy) and running really stable with 2 XT8's as AI Mesh nodes. I also never load settings (I re-do them). I have Traffic Analyzer ON, and QOS on as well. NO Guest Networks