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Enabling Link Aggregation via NVRAM?

Discussion in 'ASUS AC Routers & Adapters' started by JDB, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. JDB

    JDB Very Senior Member

    Aug 28, 2016

    So I have a new NAS coming which will be connected to an AiMesh Node (RT-AC5300). Also directly connected to the same node are the devices most commonly using the NAS.

    As such, it would be nice to enable the Link Aggregation between the NAS and AiMesh Node.

    Problem is the AiMesh Node allows no Web GUI interaction so I can't enable it. I do have SSH access to the Node though so was hoping to be able to set an NVRAM value (on the basis that the Web GUI must do similar?) to enable it.

    Anyone know if this is indeed possible?!

    Otherwise, I have this option https://github.com/RMerl/asuswrt-merlin/wiki/Link-Aggregation - which I could drive from my @RMerlin AC88U which would have to SSH to the Node periodically, check if the bond exists, and if not remotely execute the scripts etc... Though this approach is obviously not favoured!

    Many Thanks in advance :)
  2. JDB

    JDB Very Senior Member

    Aug 28, 2016
    So I managed to work this out;

    nvram set lacp=1
    nvram set lacp_enabled=1
    nvram set lacpdebug=0
    nvram set lacpdev=vlan1
    nvram set lacpmode=1
    nvram set lacpports="1 2"
    nvram commit

    It should work the same on the RT-AC88U, just change this one line due to the different internal port mapping;
    nvram set lacpports="2 3"