Same for me with the XT8. Factory rest (including WPS reset each time) and tried twice and each time had to add node manually.One downside of this firmware is that if you reset router and node on an AiMesh system and start from scratch the router wont be able to detect the node and add it wirelessly. You will have to wire the node to the router to add it to the AiMesh. Other than that so far no issues. Been running it for 2 days.