RT-AC88U - unable to access webui

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rn170uk

Occasional Visitor
Hi All,

I've just flashed my RT-AC88U to 386.2_6 from 384.14_2.
I can no longer access the webui. When I first connect, I get the login page, and it then just spins. First restart post install I saw the opening page but Chrome reported the page was unresponsive.
Are there any recovery options? I stupidly didn't back up my cfg before flashing and only have one from an old AC68U. Since it's binary, I can't get anything out of it.

The only saving grace is that my internet still seems to be up and working - but I'm just stuffed for doing any config.

thanks in advance
 

Adooni

Regular Contributor
try to access router using Firefox
if this will not not help you would reset router via WPS or mini CFE
 

Adooni

Regular Contributor
if you clear nvram yes

I would leave router for few hour and then turn off and turn on again - it is possible that migration will take more than 1h.
 

rn170uk

Occasional Visitor
wow... that's a long time. I've rebooted/switched off several times since I upgraded.
I did managed to use the Asus Router app on my phone and was able to "save settings". It thinks I have 1/10 saved, but where does it save it?

What is mini CFE?

Luckily I have found my ISP id/password but all my config (guest networks, VPN config etc) will to be rebuilt if I have to do a factory reset I'm assuming.
 
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rn170uk

Occasional Visitor
I would leave router for few hour and then turn off and turn on again - it is possible that migration will take more than 1h.

It's back! Phew. First time I've encountered this rebuild delay with an upgrade. Now config is all backed up (in two places)
 

Adooni

Regular Contributor
it is good it works and you did not lost your settings.

mini CFE - allow you to clear nvram and put software directly from it. you can google to check how it looks. You keep reset press and the power router when power start to flash you connect to router IP (with firefox the best) and then you will see miniCFE :)
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
This 'issue' is stated in the changelog. :)
 

rn170uk

Occasional Visitor
Clearly a Wetware / layer 8 issue - RTFM
(embarrassing as I've failed on two counts with this - and I've been in IT since the days of IBM PCs and PDP1134s)

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.
 

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