RT-AX58U- 386.5_2 - Random disconnects both ethernet and wifi

bojji

New Around Here
Hello guys!

I've recently purchased an RT-AX58U and installed merlin on it and I'm having weird connection drops ever since. (Both ethernet and Wifi affected)

Everytime that this happens the logs are registering this: (No other recent activity besides that messages)

Code:
Apr 22 18:45:30 kernel: httpd (1489): drop_caches: 1

Logs for the same timestamp as the message:

Code:
Apr 22 18:01:14 hostapd: eth5: STA WPA: group key handshake completed (RSN)
Apr 22 18:01:14 hostapd: eth5: STA WPA: group key handshake completed (RSN)
Apr 22 18:01:14 hostapd: eth6: STA  group key handshake completed (RSN)
Apr 22 18:01:15 hostapd: eth6: STA  WPA: group key handshake completed (RSN)
Apr 22 18:01:15 hostapd: eth6: STA  WPA: group key handshake completed (RSN)
Apr 22 18:20:01 acsd: eth5: selected channel spec: 0x100a (10)
Apr 22 18:20:01 acsd: eth5: Adjusted channel spec: 0x100a (10)
Apr 22 18:20:01 acsd: eth5: selected channel spec: 0x100a (10)
Apr 22 18:39:06 acsd: eth5: selected channel spec: 0x1009 (9)
Apr 22 18:39:06 acsd: eth5: Adjusted channel spec: 0x1009 (9)
Apr 22 18:39:06 acsd: eth5: selected channel spec: 0x1009 (9)
Apr 22 18:45:30 kernel: httpd (1489): drop_caches: 1
Apr 22 18:54:23 dnsmasq-dhcp[14819]: DHCPDISCOVER(br0)
Apr 22 18:54:23 dnsmasq-dhcp[14819]: DHCPOFFER(br0)
Apr 22 18:54:23 dnsmasq-dhcp[14819]: DHCPREQUEST(br0)
Apr 22 18:54:23 dnsmasq-dhcp[14819]: DHCPACK(br0)

The router sits almost all the time around 0% CPU utilization and has 250MB RAM Allocated

And I cannot find information about that message.

Any ideas?
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
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All those messages are normal. The drop_caches message is generated when you log into the router's GUI.

At 18:39:06 your 2.4GHz WiFi changed from channel 10 to channel 9 because it had less interference. That may be the cause of your problem. Change the 2.4GHz Control Channel from Auto to 11. Change the 2.4GHz Channel bandwidth to 20MHz.
 

bojji

New Around Here
Hi @ColinTaylor,

Thanks for answering and for clarifying that!

That would impact ethernet connectivity? because the problem that i'm having is both affecting Wifi and ethernet.

I logged in immediately to the router when I noticed that behavior, that's why I thought it was an error message.
 
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ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
That would impact ethernet connectivity, because the problem that i'm having is both affecting Wifi and ethernet?
No that wouldn't affect Ethernet so your problem must lie elsewhere.
 

Riley600

New Around Here
I'm also using an AX58U on 386.5_2 and am having similar occasional drop out issues both on wireless and ethernet. I haven't figured out what's causing it yet.
 

bojji

New Around Here
Hi @Riley600!

Have you seen any error message on your sys logs? have you experienced the same behavior using the official firmware?


Edit: I've switched to OFW 3.0.0.4.386.48631, I will report back if the problem persists or if it gets solved
 
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Riley600

New Around Here
Hi @Riley600!

Have you seen any error message on your sys logs? have you experienced the same behavior using the official firmware?


Edit: I've switched to OFW 3.0.0.4.386.48631, I will report back if the problem persists or if it gets solved
I haven't noticed anything in my system logs but will check a little more diligently next time it happens. I haven't used the official firmware for a while, so I can't comment on that (although it looks like you switched and still have the issue).

I don't really remember this issue before 386.5, so maybe there's an Asus firmware bug? I did do a factory reset, however, the problem still persists albeit maybe it occurs a bit less often.
 

bojji

New Around Here
Hi @Riley600,

I followed @crkpot suggestion and performed a hard factory reset and the problem seems to be solved.

I will update the post in a few days to let you know if the problem reappears.
 

Riley600

New Around Here
Hi @Riley600,

I followed @crkpot suggestion and performed a hard factory reset and the problem seems to be solved.

I will update the post in a few days to let you know if the problem reappears.
Hi @bojji
Is your router still problem free? The issue is getting worse for me...I did a factory reset already but am contemplating doing a hard reset as mentioned above with hopes that it'll fix the issue.
 

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