GT-AC5300 Version

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2021/01/26 65.08 MBytes
ASUS GT-AC5300 Firmware version
1. AiMesh 2.0
- System optimization: one click in AiMesh to optimize the topology
- System Ethernet backhaul mode, all nodes will only connect by ethernet, and all bands can release for wireless clients.
- System factory default and reboot.
- Client device reconnect, make the device offline and online again.
- Client device binding to specific AP.
- Guest WiFi on all Mesh nodes (all node need to upgrade to firmware)
- Access nodes USB application.

Connection priority and Ethernet backhaul mode introduction

How to setup ASUS AiMesh or ZenWiFi Mesh Ethernet backhaul under different conditions

2. New Family interface in ASUS router App.
ASUS Router App for iOS must greater than iOS v1.
Android version greater than v1.

3. The unit of the WiFi time scheduler goes to 1 minute.

4. Support IPSec IKE v1 and IKE v2, and you can use the Windows 10 native VPN client program to connect to the router's IPSec VPN server. The Windows 10 new FAQ is in

5. 2.4 and 5G settings on the network map could modify in the same tab.

6. Captcha for login can be disabled in the administration -> system.

7. Printer server port can be disabled on the USB app page.

8. Clients who connect to the guest network can be viewed in the network map -->view list --> interface

9. Fixed Let's Encrypt issue.

10. Added IPTV supports for a specific region.

Please unzip the firmware file first then check the MD5 code.
MD5: ee65d41542ebce9947a261ef4405d812

Released! Mesh 2



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Does anyone have the direct link for the GT-AC5300 firmware? Either ASUS pulled it or it's not showing up (doesn't show up in the firmware update page).

Nevermind, found it. You have to select "Windows DCH 64-bit" from the OS drop-down. I was able to flash this firmware over RC2-10 without any errors.
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For those updating to this firmware from RC2-10...

I was able to dirty-flash over the beta without errors - I downloaded the firmware file from the website, unzipped, then used the UPLOAD option to flash the new firmware. I did not use the "firmware upgrade" button.

A few issues I already instantly noticed...these may or may not occur after a factory reset...

(1) Login to UI freezes after entering username/password - admin interface hung/did not load after my GT-AC5300 rebooted when the flash completed. This was a problem in RC2-10 and might be able to be fixed by a factory reset. This problem carries over from RC2-10 and the workaround is to reboot the router after pulling the WAN cable (power off AiMesh nodes as well). Leave the WAN cable disconnected until you are able to load the Admin web UI and login. Then plug the WAN cable back in. Should work fine.
(2) Traffic Analyzer stats appear to remain out of whack, off by a factor of 10 or 100.

When I flashed RC2-10 onto my GT-AC5300, I did a complete factory reset and set all my configs from scratch. All of my settings, client lists, port forwarding rules, etc. carried over from RC2-10 to the newest firmware without incident. I may factory reset now that this firmware is installed in order to find out if the "freeze after login to web UI" is fixed.


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Same dirty flash over RC2-10.
No problems to login using either http or https.
Traffic Monitor in Traffic Analyzer looks good, but Bandwidth Monitor tab is completely off. For me, at the present state, it doesn't matter


Regular Contributor
I have factory reset my GT-AC5300 (after dirty flashing the latest public stable 386 firmware over the RC2-10 beta) to find out if the web UI login issue resurfaces. So far I've added my AiMesh nodes back in, and set all my static DHCP mappings within the UI. Router has restarted a couple of times and the problem has not occurred (yet). I've tested login over http and https using my DDNS. If it does, I'll post here.

Traffic stats seem to have been corrected and are no longer off by a factor of 10/100. I have not enabled Ethernet backhaul yet on the AiMesh nodes. When I did this on the RC2-10 beta, any client connected to the 5G-1 band would not connect to any AiMesh nodes. They connected to the main router only. 5G-2 was fine.
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