RT-AC86U Rebooting over and over

PaddyPDX

Occasional Visitor
Hi, Brand new RT-AC86U to upgrade from RT-AC66U. I put the most recent Merlin firmware on it (not Beta).
I connect directly to the ONT (no Centurylink modem) over their VLAN 201. Not sure if that is relevant but since I set this up to mirror my previous AC66U i find that every few minutes it is rebooting. I also see those "buggy" messages in the log. Is this constant rebooting something that anyone has seen and if so, do you know why it might be happening? I have had to revert back to my AC66U until I can resolve this.
 

madfusker

Regular Contributor
What version of firmware? And did you go back to factory defaults using initialize which will wipe everything?
 

PaddyPDX

Occasional Visitor
Firmware 384.5 by Merlin. No I didn't reset it back to defaults yet. It took some time configuring it so was hoping not to have to do that. But I guess I'll start there and see if it is stable on the ASUS Version 3.0.0.4.384.20648 which is their most recent stable release.
 

PaddyPDX

Occasional Visitor
I initialized and went to the ASUS .20468 firmware and so far so good. Stable for over 24 hours.
 
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madfusker

Regular Contributor
Did you go back to Merlin firmware and try again? Mine is rebooting as well. :(
 

Geraner

Regular Contributor
No issues here, with latest Merlin stable firmware. Since firmware upgrade: Uptime 2 days 17 hours 54 minute(s) 8 seconds
 

Hawk

Senior Member
I have rt-ac86u with merlin and been running for 3 days + straight without any reboot
 

isr25

Occasional Visitor
I used to have that problem on AC86U 384.4 beta all the way to the 384.4 release. Had to use 384.3. No longer facing any issues on 384.5.

Merlin told me after I shared the logs that I was having crashes in different firmware components (once in httpd, once in networkmap).

Do share the logs for Merlin to at least have a look at what’s causing it.
 

PaddyPDX

Occasional Visitor
I have not gone back to Merlin firmware yet. I am slowly bringing it back to the same configurations as it had previously to ensure it is stable on ASUS firmware in the first instance. Once I am satisfied that it is nothing in my configuration that was causing the behavior, I will try Merlin firmware again.
Did you go back to Merlin firmware and try again? Mine is rebooting as well. :(
 

PaddyPDX

Occasional Visitor
I used to have that problem on AC86U 384.4 beta all the way to the 384.4 release. Had to use 384.3. No longer facing any issues on 384.5.

Merlin told me after I shared the logs that I was having crashes in different firmware components (once in httpd, once in networkmap).

Do share the logs for Merlin to at least have a look at what’s causing it.
I don't follow... when you say different firmware components, does not his firmware update the device? Mine was factory default at ASUS firmware (the previous one to the current release) then straight to Merlin FW. I was unable to pick and choose components to do FW upgrades on.

Also, how to share the logs with Merlin? Is there a feedback form on his download site?
 

Mojolacerator

Occasional Visitor
Mine isn't rebooting either.
Uptime: 4 days 18 hours 50 minute(s) 17 seconds
 

New2This

Regular Contributor
All stable here running over 5 days 16 hours- No hiccups
 

Sean

Occasional Visitor
I am having a similar issue with my AC86U. It was happening on stock ASUS firmware - I then decided to install Merlin FW 384.5. I did a factory reset both before the flash and after, but it's still rebooting daily. Can anyone take a look at my logs? I'm not sure what to look for personally. Thank you.
 

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madfusker

Regular Contributor
I had the same issue, even exchanged mine to find the same thing. It's something with advanced settings causing this. Maybe QOS, Game boost, or traffic analyzer... To solve I did a complete reset to factory and ONLY setup the basics of wifi, static DNS, and VPN, and now it's stable. I guess I also turned on AI protection. I'm scared to touch anything else as it's stable right now with 14 days and counting.
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
I'd start by unplugging the device in switch port 1 and seeing if that makes things more stable.
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Jun  5 11:26:50 kernel: eth2 (Ext switch port: 1) (Logical Port: 9) Link DOWN.
Jun  5 11:26:53 kernel: eth2 (Ext switch port: 1) (Logical Port: 9) Link UP 1000 mbps full duplex
Jun  5 11:26:55 kernel: eth2 (Ext switch port: 1) (Logical Port: 9) Link DOWN.
Jun  5 11:26:58 kernel: eth2 (Ext switch port: 1) (Logical Port: 9) Link UP 10 mbps full duplex
Jun  5 11:30:23 kernel: eth2 (Ext switch port: 1) (Logical Port: 9) Link DOWN.
Jun  5 11:30:27 kernel: eth2 (Ext switch port: 1) (Logical Port: 9) Link UP 1000 mbps full duplex
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Sean

Occasional Visitor
I'd start by unplugging the device in switch port 1 and seeing if that makes things more stable.
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Jun  5 11:26:50 kernel: eth2 (Ext switch port: 1) (Logical Port: 9) Link DOWN.
Jun  5 11:26:53 kernel: eth2 (Ext switch port: 1) (Logical Port: 9) Link UP 1000 mbps full duplex
Jun  5 11:26:55 kernel: eth2 (Ext switch port: 1) (Logical Port: 9) Link DOWN.
Jun  5 11:26:58 kernel: eth2 (Ext switch port: 1) (Logical Port: 9) Link UP 10 mbps full duplex
Jun  5 11:30:23 kernel: eth2 (Ext switch port: 1) (Logical Port: 9) Link DOWN.
Jun  5 11:30:27 kernel: eth2 (Ext switch port: 1) (Logical Port: 9) Link UP 1000 mbps full duplex
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I have an un-managed, 8-port switch connected to that port, that has about 6 devices connected to it. I suppose I can start there, thank you for the suggestion!
 

Sean

Occasional Visitor
My AC86U has been going strong for over 2 days straight now, which is better than the past few weeks. Looks like my Xbox One X was the culprit, which has acted weird from a networking standpoint since I got it on day one. I plugged it into the switch instead, and all seems to be well. Not sure why doing that versus connecting it directly to the router matters, but in my case it does. I plugged my PC into the port on the router where the Xbox was and it does not exhibit the same behavior in the logs.
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
Does the Xbox have a Wi-Fi connection to the router setup as well as a wired one? That would create a network loop.
 

Sean

Occasional Visitor
Does the Xbox have a Wi-Fi connection to the router setup as well as a wired one? That would create a network loop.
Not that I know of. I have used Wi-Fi briefly on it in the past, but I assumed that once I hardwired it, the Wi-Fi would turn off. I also don’t see it reporting as a connected device on the router via Wi-Fi, only wired.
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
OK. It was just a thought. I don't have a Xbox. I thought it might be flip-flopping between the wired and wireless connections.

I seen reports from people that say they've had issues with the Xbox's network once it's gone into standby. I don't know the details.
 

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