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RT-AC88U sees all USB3 disks as USB 2

Discussion in 'ASUS AC Routers & Adapters' started by Wulfie, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. Wulfie

    Wulfie New Around Here

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    I just purchased this router, before i return it, i was wondering if anyone had same issue. I am running Merlin firmware 384.9, and any and all USB disk/pen etc show up as USB 2. I read in other forums something in the 2.4 wireless settings to disable usb inteference. I cannot find that in the professional section. If anyone can advise me, I was thinking of loading up the stock firmware to see if it resolves. Rgds.

    Wulfie
     
  2. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    Please do a full reset to factory defaults after installing RMerlin firmware. See the links below.
     
  3. Wulfie

    Wulfie New Around Here

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    I did a reset using the gui 2x and reset button, still is usb2, wonder if any of this helpful:

    Feb 22 23:50:00 kernel: usb 2-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
    Feb 22 23:50:01 kernel: scsi1 : usb-storage 2-2:1.0
    Feb 22 23:50:02 kernel: scsi 1:0:0:0: Direct-Access Seagate Backup+ Mac SL A905 PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
    Feb 22 23:50:02 kernel: sd 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
    Feb 22 23:50:03 kernel: sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Spinning up disk....ready
    Feb 22 23:50:03 kernel: sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] 1953525167 512-byte logical blocks: (1.00 TB/931 GiB)
    Feb 22 23:50:03 kernel: sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
    Feb 22 23:50:03 kernel: sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
    Feb 22 23:50:03 kernel: sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
    Feb 22 23:50:03 kernel: sda: sda1
    Feb 22 23:50:03 kernel: sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
    Feb 22 23:50:03 kernel: sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
    Feb 22 23:50:04 kernel: tntfs info (device sda1, pid 1519): ntfs_fill_super(): fail_safe is enabled.
     
  4. Wulfie

    Wulfie New Around Here

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    and this is a usb stick:
    Feb 22 23:52:39 kernel: usb 2-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
    Feb 22 23:52:39 kernel: scsi2 : usb-storage 2-2:1.0
    Feb 22 23:52:40 kernel: scsi 2:0:0:0: Direct-Access SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
    Feb 22 23:52:40 kernel: sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
    Feb 22 23:52:40 kernel: sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] 30031250 512-byte logical blocks: (15.3 GB/14.3 GiB)
    Feb 22 23:52:40 kernel: sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
    Feb 22 23:52:40 kernel: sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
    Feb 22 23:52:40 kernel: sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
    Feb 22 23:52:40 kernel: sda: sda1
    Feb 22 23:52:40 kernel: sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
    Feb 22 23:52:40 kernel: sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI removable disk
    Feb 22 23:52:41 kernel: tfat: fail_safe is enabled
    Feb 22 23:52:41 kernel: tfat: cluster_heap_lbo 0x72c000
    Feb 22 23:52:41 kernel: tfat: 12 blkbits for normal inodes
    Feb 22 23:52:41 kernel: tfat: fat start lbo 0x3c00
    Feb 22 23:52:41 kernel: tfat: 9 blkbits for main FAT32 inode
    Feb 22 23:52:41 kernel: tfat: cluster size 16384
    Feb 22 23:52:42 kernel: tfat info: FAT32 volume version 0.0.
    Feb 22 23:52:42 hotplug[1754]: USB vfat fs at /dev/sda1 mounted on /tmp/mnt/sda1
    Feb 22 23:52:42 usb: USB vfat fs at /dev/sda1 mounted on /tmp/mnt/sda1.
     
  5. indark

    indark Senior Member

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    I dont use the usb drive, but it looks like to be the hardware id rather than the usb type.

    If you plug it into different usb port, it will most likely to be listed as usb #, the # will be the identifier for hardware

    again,I dont use it, someone else can clarify it
     
  6. ColinTaylor

    ColinTaylor Part of the Furniture

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    It does indeed appear to only be using the USB 2 driver. At the risk of asking an obvious question, are you sure you've got it plugged into the USB 3 socket? Only one of the two sockets supports USB 3.

    Apparently the option to reduce USB interference has been moved to the System Administration page (it's called "USB Mode" now).
    https://www.snbforums.com/threads/u...on-to-reduce-interference-384-9_alpha2.54588/
     
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  7. Wulfie

    Wulfie New Around Here

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    I was plugging it in the back, didnt realize there was another port on the front, god i feel stupid... its hidden in a compartment...
     
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  8. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    Don't worry, I did the same thing on an RT-AC3100 the first time too... in front of the customer! :D