Problem with login to the router after firmware upgrade


Occasional Visitor

I'm using the router ASUS RT-AC68U, hardware version E1 from year 2017, and I've upgraded the Asuswrt-Merlin firmware from version 384.19_0 to version 386.3_2.
After the upgrade all internet connections of the connected devices seem to work fine, but unfortunatelly I have lost access to the login page of the router - the page cannot be displayed

I had the access only a short time after the upgrade (ca. 2-3 minutes, could check the settings) but not later.
I also get the access when I switch the router off and on, but also only for 2-3 minutes.
After that the login page only appears every 10-15 minutes for a very short time and then it is not available again.

Do you have any idea about the reason and could help with the solution of this problem?

With best regards,


Very Senior Member
Have you read changelog?


Occasional Visitor
Thank you for this thread. I will check again tomorrow..
I've been checkig and see that the login-page started to be available again.
So the system needed about 5 hours to be ready.
It is functioning properly now.
Thank you, Correlor, for the above link. It was helpful.
Best regards,


Very Senior Member
What you mean with the change log?
- NOTE: Some users upgrading might have to go through some
database maintenance on first boot, which means the
router might be slower or have a non-responsive webui
for a while.
This can take anywhere from 5 minutes up to an hour,
depending on your model, just give it time to complete
the process.

- NOTE: First time you boot into this version, you need to
either shift-reload the main index page, or clear
your browser cache.
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