Gaming port Ax86 | Firewall rules all off!! | Gaming settings help? Hardware accel

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Xrsenal

Regular Contributor
Just wondering if anyone actually knows how the “gaming port on the ax86” works?

I don’t see any documentation on how it works? Does it use QoS?? I tried it for cod and wasn’t a fan ; found more success with the 2.5 g port but now having inconsistencies (saw in another thread as well) will try a regular lan port

any type of hardware acceleration that would help with gaming (ps5 in Merlin??) lmk!!
Jumbo frame?

also can someone list lmk if I should disable all of these? Or are these only vpn related?

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L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Your image is too small/blurry to read. There is no such thing as a 'gaming' port (even if it's advertised as such). What router and firmware are you actually using?
 

Xrsenal

Regular Contributor
Gaming port on the asus ax86 — the fw I’m using is the latest Merlin for the ax86– the screenshot is the nat pass through page
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Still not giving any real information. 'latest Merlin' isn't specific enough. 'ax86' isn't a model number to give advice on.

Still have no idea what the 'gaming port' is you keep referring to.
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Okay, first things first. RT-AX86U.

Why are you not running the current RMerlin firmware today (386.2_6)? In your shoes, I might even consider testing the latest (sort by date) Pre-beta test builds on that link below (very stable on my 2x RT-AX86U wired 2.5GbE backhaul AiMesh v2.0 setup).

Download | Asuswrt-Merlin

After flashing the (real) current RMerlin firmware, you probably need to do a full reset to factory defaults before you can effectively troubleshoot anything.

I'll repeat myself here once more. No such thing as a gaming port (don't believe the marketing fluff).


The following links will get your router/network to a good/known state. If (from the recommended defaults offered below), the issues you're seeing persist, you may be able to successfully troubleshoot from there.

Fully Reset Router and Network

Best Practice Update/Setup Router/AiMesh Node(s) 2021
 

Xrsenal

Regular Contributor
Okay, first things first. RT-AX86U.

Why are you not running the current RMerlin firmware today (386.2_6)? In your shoes, I might even consider testing the latest (sort by date) Pre-beta test builds on that link below (very stable on my 2x RT-AX86U wired 2.5GbE backhaul AiMesh v2.0 setup).

Download | Asuswrt-Merlin

After flashing the (real) current RMerlin firmware, you probably need to do a full reset to factory defaults before you can effectively troubleshoot anything.

I'll repeat myself here once more. No such thing as a gaming port (don't believe the marketing fluff).


The following links will get your router/network to a good/known state. If (from the recommended defaults offered below), the issues you're seeing persist, you may be able to successfully troubleshoot from there.

Fully Reset Router and Network

Best Practice Update/Setup Router/AiMesh Node(s) 2021
My apologies ; I am on the latest firmware!
I’m not home so I’m trying to type from my phone I must have made a typo ; Is there anyway I can disable every single firewall rule? I am a gamer on console so I’m security is not needed ; plus if I get hit offline , I just reset my ont and get a new dynamic ip ; is there anything that would help w gaming in the Merlin fw? I got fiber w Verizon Fios (600/900 speeds)
 

bbunge

Part of the Furniture
Remove any USB devices, do a hard factory reset followed by a minimal config. Then try to upgrade the firmware followed by another hard factory reset. If successful manually configure. Do not use saved settings!
 

Xrsenal

Regular Contributor
Remove any USB devices, do a hard factory reset followed by a minimal config. Then try to upgrade the firmware followed by another hard factory reset. If successful manually configure. Do not use saved settings!
???? Default settings enable firewalls man
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
???? Default settings enable firewalls man
You can't turn off all firewall rules, if you did the router wouldn't work. Even if you could do that it wouldn't make anything "faster". If anything it might make things slower because of all the bots/hackers swarming around your now open connection.

If you really want your console connected directly to the internet unplug your router and connect your console directly to your modem.
 

Xrsenal

Regular Contributor
You can't turn off all firewall rules, if you did the router wouldn't work. Even if you could do that it wouldn't make anything "faster". If anything it might make things slower because of all the bots/hackers swarming around your now open connection.

If you really want your console connected directly to the internet unplug your router and connect your console directly to your modem.
That doesn’t make sense ; so far I’ve got dmz, fullcone nat, and firewall disbaled and ipv6 disbaled. Anything that can possible hinder gaming packets I’m turning off…anytning I’m missing?
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
I think you're misunderstanding how the router's firewall works.
 

1ceLaz0r

Regular Contributor
That doesn’t make sense ; so far I’ve got dmz, fullcone nat, and firewall disbaled and ipv6 disbaled. Anything that can possible hinder gaming packets I’m turning off…anytning I’m missing?

Enjoy all your viruses and stolen information and bandwidth
 

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