Replacing Router - Will RT-AX68U Safely Use a cfg File Exported From RT-AC68U ?

Seventh Monkey

Occasional Visitor
I'm replacing a RT-AC68U with a RT-AX68U. Using factory firmware on both units.sing factory firmware on both units.

Can I use the cfg file just downloaded from the old router for the new one to speed up configuration?
Any reason the AC cfg file might be an issue for the AX router?
 

Tech9

Part of the Furniture
Safer that way and it takes me less than 15 minutes.

How much time it will take depends on how complicated your configuration is. Your router is close to default on everything.
 

Seventh Monkey

Occasional Visitor
How much time it will take depends on how complicated your configuration is. Your router is close to default on everything.

Definitely longer than 15 minutes here. Mostly wanted to rule out human error and minimize testing. Also delays the conversion of the old router to an AI Mesh node since I will want it for reference until I'm 100% sure everything is working properly. Also means an existing mesh node will need to be re-added.

No biggie, but super busy. The old router is starting to show signs of age (needs periodic reboots) and I telecommute, so I don't want to delay and risk a work outage.
 

Tech9

Part of the Furniture
The two routers are completely different hardware and run different software on different Linux kernel. You have to setup the new router manually. Settings backup works only between same firmware version on the same hardware. Sorry.
 

Seventh Monkey

Occasional Visitor
The two routers are completely different hardware and run different software on different Linux kernel. You have to setup the new router manually. Settings backup works only between same firmware version on the same hardware. Sorry.
No worries! Glad to know for sure rather than having to waste time (or worse) fixing a false step. Thanks for the explanation.
 

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