Beta Beta Firmware ASUS RT-AC86U - Version 9.0.0.4.386.41994

keefrto

Regular Contributor
Lockups, tons of bugs, no go... you are sort of just spreading FUD. Asus has been releasing 386 firmware for some time now.

OE
What does FUD stand for? #naive
 

DarkKnight75

Senior Member
Not spreading sh1t...I know when things are running/behaving how they should be...look at Vant post here that confirmed devices on web gui and app behaving odd...
 

OzarkEdge

Part of the Furniture
What does FUD stand for? #naive

Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt.

I've been running 386 firmware on my 2xRT-AC86U AiMesh since 9-11-2020.

OE
 

OzarkEdge

Part of the Furniture
Not spreading sh1t...I know when things are running/behaving how they should be...look at Vant post here that confirmed devices on web gui and app behaving odd...

I don't doubt that you are having issues. But there needs to be more than one or two users having trouble with 386 firmware to have sufficient consensus to wave people away from it. This is simply not the case here.

Vant's report concerned the client list which is often less than accurate... mine is accurate on RC2-11. And I suspect VANT is still running 386 firmware... not going back to 384 firmware because the client list is misreporting.

OE
 

DarkKnight75

Senior Member
I don't doubt that you are having issues. But there needs to be more than one or two users having trouble with 386 firmware to have sufficient consensus to wave people away from it. This is simply not the case here.

Vant's report concerned the client list which is often less than accurate... mine is accurate on RC2-11. And I suspect VANT is still running 386 firmware... not going back to 384 firmware because the client list is misreporting.

OE
I never steered anyone from this release ( other than what I experienced) and im sure ill update to .386 in the future.
 
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VANT

Very Senior Member
I'm on version 9-0-0-4-386-41994
btw. RC2-11 is the same that oficial beta release.
 

OzarkEdge

Part of the Furniture
I also have 386. Sometimes it loses wifi on 2.4GHz. I have to OFF/ON.

In my experience, losing WiFi is a either a firmware installation issue or a hardware issue. Having to cycle power suggests a hardware issue. Early AC86Us were reported to have 2.4 radio failure.

If it is a firmware defect, I would expect to see more reports here. I'm not aware of any such trend.

OE
 

VANT

Very Senior Member
I also have 386. Sometimes it loses wifi on 2.4GHz. I have to OFF/ON.
I also experienced such a problem. I saw my 2,4GHz network, but i could not connect. I have my 86u from 2018 year and if i good remember is a 1.5 revision.
The problem was solved by turning the 2,4GHz radio off and on from the gui interface
 
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keefrto

Regular Contributor
Since my update, my web pages take a bit longer to load up. I did the dirty upgrade cos I didn't want all the hard work entailed with my 30 connected devices however I might just have to eh? Otherwise its problem-free so far
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Hard work? :)

Get a cup of your favorite beverage and before you know it, you'll be done.
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
I see a lot of people report slowness or general performance issues lately, all blaming it on the firmware. Keep in mind folks that with the current pandemic, a lot of ISPs are overloaded. Earlier last week for instance, my 400/50 Mbps connection was giving me only 300/10 Mbps (which made it painful to restore this 3 GB backup on a customer's website). The same speedtest at 1 am that night gave me my full 400/50 Mbps.

So when experiencing performance issues, make sure you test outside of peak hours to determine if your issue isn't caused by ISP congestion. Quite frankly, very little can change in a firmware that could cause general performance issues on the Internet. Far more likely to be a problem related to your DNS configuration, or your iSP suffering from congestion.
 

keefrto

Regular Contributor
I see a lot of people report slowness or general performance issues lately, all blaming it on the firmware. Keep in mind folks that with the current pandemic, a lot of ISPs are overloaded. Earlier last week for instance, my 400/50 Mbps connection was giving me only 300/10 Mbps (which made it painful to restore this 3 GB backup on a customer's website). The same speedtest at 1 am that night gave me my full 400/50 Mbps.

So when experiencing performance issues, make sure you test outside of peak hours to determine if your issue isn't caused by ISP congestion. Quite frankly, very little can change in a firmware that could cause general performance issues on the Internet. Far more likely to be a problem related to your DNS configuration, or your iSP suffering from congestion.
I appreciate the conversation around slow speeds, thank you. The only thing that has not changed since I updated to this software is the DNS settings. I still have Quad9 in place, is there anything else I should be reviewing around the DNS? Thanks
 

Frankflash

Senior Member
I see a lot of people report slowness or general performance issues lately, all blaming it on the firmware. Keep in mind folks that with the current pandemic, a lot of ISPs are overloaded. Earlier last week for instance, my 400/50 Mbps connection was giving me only 300/10 Mbps (which made it painful to restore this 3 GB backup on a customer's website). The same speedtest at 1 am that night gave me my full 400/50 Mbps.

So when experiencing performance issues, make sure you test outside of peak hours to determine if your issue isn't caused by ISP congestion. Quite frankly, very little can change in a firmware that could cause general performance issues on the Internet. Far more likely to be a problem related to your DNS configuration, or your iSP suffering from congestion.

and they never accept any Critism on their terrible buggy firmware and trend Micro stuff just ask Grisu
 

OzarkEdge

Part of the Furniture
and they never accept any Critism on their terrible buggy firmware and trend Micro stuff just ask Gris

I think they always accept criticism very well.

OE
 

ForkWNY

Regular Contributor
I appreciate the conversation around slow speeds, thank you. The only thing that has not changed since I updated to this software is the DNS settings. I still have Quad9 in place, is there anything else I should be reviewing around the DNS? Thanks

Are you using the router to supply DNS to clients, or are you using a dedicated internal DNS resolver/forwarder? For my own home network, I'm using an unbound/Pi-hole internal DNS, and have my AP router pointed to Cloudflared for upstream DNS, as I know the firmware relies on external DNS for some limited operations, such as network time, etc. This combo has worked very well for me...as far as using the router/AP for DNS, I can't comment on whether or not it is problematic for clients on the LAN.
 
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OzarkEdge

Part of the Furniture
may be they do but dont seam to do any thing about fixing their buggy firmware both asus @ broadcom's SDK's are as buggy as hell and are bad as one another

They both have far more credibility in the business than you do, so you may not get much traction here with your complaint.

OE
 

bbunge

Part of the Furniture
same old same old nothing gets fixed just a buggy firmware
You can feel that way as long as you let others feel Asus is doing a good job. My home router and several Asus at customers are all running the current beta firmware with no apparent issues. Asus/Trendmicro is not buggy.
 

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