More RT-AX58U woes

warpc0re

New Around Here
Question - Merlin firmware - Is there anyway to determine which version of the ASUS firmware was used to build the Merlin firmware?

I have an AX58U which crashes on some versions of both ASUS and Merlin firmware. A replacement router from ASUS has the same problem. Router is flawless on Merlin 384.19 & now the latest ASUS (RT-AX58U_3.0.0.4_386_43406-g99010d8_cferom_puresqubi.w) firmware. On all other "386" firmware versions that I have tried the router crashes in less than an hour.

My experiences with this model are *very* similar. It's pretty solid on 384.19 (see uptime below), but on all the other 386.X firmwares I've tried, it will intermittently crash + reboot on its own. Did you find any stock 386 firmwares that were stable for you? If so, which specific version?

$ ssh [email protected]
[email protected]'s password:


ASUSWRT-Merlin RT-AX58U 384.19_0 Fri Aug 14 19:19:17 UTC 2020
[email protected]:/tmp/home/root# uptime
14:47:11 up 105 days, 18:24, load average: 0.38, 0.46, 0.51
 

det721

Part of the Furniture
You must have a bad unit. I ran Merlin's latest beta 4 had up time of over 30 days not one issue what so ever. Think its something in our environment or bad setting maybe a faulty unit.
 

warpc0re

New Around Here
I actually have three RT-AX3000 units that all exhibit this same behavior. I wouldn't suspect all three are simultaneously faulty. It definitely could be environmental though. Some similarity in the lan environment that's not obvious....


unit 1 (main router)
$ ssh [email protected]
[email protected]'s password:


ASUSWRT-Merlin RT-AX58U 384.19_0 Fri Aug 14 19:19:17 UTC 2020
[email protected]:/tmp/home/root# uptime
15:59:40 up 105 days, 19:37, load average: 0.43, 0.50, 0.53
[email protected]:/tmp/home/root# exit
Connection to 10.10.10.1 closed.

unit 2 (configured as an ap)
$ ssh [email protected]
[email protected]'s password:


ASUSWRT-Merlin RT-AX58U 384.19_0 Fri Aug 14 19:19:17 UTC 2020
[email protected]:/tmp/home/root# uptime
15:59:49 up 105 days, 19:39, load average: 0.46, 0.44, 0.44
[email protected]:/tmp/home/root# exit
Connection to 10.10.10.253 closed.

unit 3 (configured as an ap)
$ ssh [email protected]
[email protected]'s password:


ASUSWRT-Merlin RT-AX58U 384.19_0 Fri Aug 14 19:19:17 UTC 2020
[email protected]:/tmp/home/root# uptime
15:59:57 up 105 days, 19:39, load average: 0.61, 0.59, 0.55
 

Bill D.

Occasional Visitor
I do not take Psychedelic Drugs! My AX58u is prone to crash was RMA'd new one has same prob.

Asus ver 3.0.0.4.386_43588 works well no crashes. Couple of days past the router crashed, looked at the firmware it was now 3.0.0.4.386.45898.

Router is NOT set to autoupdate - auto firmware is OFF, I did not upgrade. Reloaded 3.0.0.4.386_43588, all looked ok, but then some time later router crashed again. You guessed it, firmware was back to 3.0.0.4.386.45898.

Reloaded 3.0.0.4.386_43588 and went to bed. Next day the router was running 3.0.0.4.386_47029 which is the latest ASUS version, the web site notes: Due to core software module upgrade, if you wanna to upgrade to this version, please must update your router to 3.0.0.4.386.45898 first.

The good news is that the latest ASUS version 3.0.0.4.386_47029 has been running fine for 1 day and 13 hours.
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
That's what everyone says who takes Psychedelic Drugs! :D

Hope that version 3.0.0.4.386_47029 continues to work well for you.
 

JWoo

Senior Member
Hopefully Asus will either terminate this router or update it to address all the bugs. In other news, RT-AX58U named wurst router of 2021!

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serialtoon

New Around Here
So its Jan 2022, and im still, seemingly at random, getting random lock ups or reboots. Currently running the latest ASUS Merlin 386.4. At this point i want to upgrade to something better that is more reliable than this unit. Is there a common thread on BCM used on this unit vs others? I ask because i want to stick with ASUS with something like the AX86U but would like to avoid these issues obviously. Ive never used a TP-Link device but im not opposed to them unless they are also having similar issues as evident by Amazon reviews.
 

underdose

Regular Contributor
I have been happily using an AX58U for more than a year and had no problem with it hardware-wise. No random reboots, no problem with the radios, great coverage, and still running smooth regardless of anything I throw at it.

I guess I’m one of the few lucky ones.
 

Bill D.

Occasional Visitor
So its Jan 2022, and im still, seemingly at random, getting random lock ups or reboots. Currently running the latest ASUS Merlin 386.4. At this point i want to upgrade to something better that is more reliable than this unit. Is there a common thread on BCM used on this unit vs others? I ask because i want to stick with ASUS with something like the AX86U but would like to avoid these issues obviously. Ive never used a TP-Link device but im not opposed to them unless they are also having similar issues as evident by Amazon reviews.
I've had similar problems and have found that my unit is firmware fussey. Try ASUS version 3.0.0.4.386_47029 has been running fine for me for 8 days +. If that does not work, try going back a version at a time, hopefully you find one that works. No offense to Merlin however I would stick with ASUS firmware for testing.
 

BuhBuhRay

New Around Here
I guess I must be another lucky one. Bought a AX58U last december to use it for the "internet" part of our Bell Fibe 500 service. The Bell HH2000 router/modem is used only for the TV and phone services, and the AX58U for all internet connections. I also have a AC68U and a RP-AX56 hardwired to it as mesh nodes. Everything is stable and running smoothly, with Diversion and Skynet installed. I'm still on Merlin 386.3.2 however, I'm hesitating to upgrade to 386.4 for now.
 

cptnoblivious

Regular Contributor
I've had mine for over a year and it seems to be running well. Now on 386.4 (previously 386.2_6 and others).

Having said that, if there are QC issues, this is exactly what you'd expect. Some work fine, other have ongoing issues.
 

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