RT-AC86U missing settings after firmware update

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New Around Here
I just got the router and tested it out with the stock firmware that came with it (the version was from like 2018).
After loking around for a while i updated to the latest firmware,

After the update I noticed that there were some settings that went missing under:
System Log -> General Log

The settings that went missing was:

”Default message log level”
”Log only messages more urgent than”
”Auto refresh”

Does anyone else experience this? I really want to change those settings.
Any known way to get them back?

Please advice!


Part of the Furniture
”Default message log level”
”Log only messages more urgent than”
”Auto refresh”

I am pretty sure those missing features are only part of Merlin's firmware and not available in the stock Asus firmware you are running.


Very Senior Member
Log level can be changed through telnet or ssh with stock firmware.

Default is 6 so try 7 or some other number.

nvram set log_level=7
nvram commit


New Around Here
I find it strange that you cant se failed logins, failed wifi connections and so on in the stock firmware.
As it stands now I cant see much in the logs at all... Is it suppose to be like that?

Pretty sure i saw them in the stock firmware from 2018.

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