RT-AX68U wireless resets

c152driver

New Around Here
My new RT-AX68U is experiencing fairly regular resets of the wireless interfaces which results in client disconnects for a short period of time. I've seen it on both wl0 and wl1, but primarily wl1.

Over the course of a day this will happen dozens of times.

Corresponding log messages:
Code:
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: wl1: PSM microcode watchdog fired at 7194 (seconds). Resetting.
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: wl1: reason = psm watchdog at 7194 seconds. corerev 131 ucode revision 1570.159 features 0x3106
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: psmdebug 0x01ff000c phydebug 0x0 macctl 0x4160403 maccmd 0x4
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: psm_brc 0x0980 psm_brc_1 0x0200 M_UCODE_DBGST 0x2
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: brwk_0 0x05cb brwk_1 0x0014 brwk_2 0x22a0 brwk_3 0x0ff0 brwk_4 0x0006
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: ifsstat      0x1ea0 ifsstat1     0xff   txectl       0x481c txestat      0x405 
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: rxestat1     0xa2   rxestat2     0x500  rcv_frmcnt   0x0    rxe_rxcnt    0xe   
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: wepctl       0x35   
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: aqmf_ready0  0x0    aqmf_ready1  0x10   aqmf_ready2  0x0    aqmf_ready3  0x0   
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: aqmf_ready4  0x0    wepstat      0x8000 wep_ivloc    0x10   wep_psdulen  0x8179
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: rxe_errval   0x80   rxe_errmask  0x20f  rxe_status3  0x20a  txe_status2  0x405 
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: dbg_bmc_status 0x0    psm_chk0_err 0x0    psm_chk1_err 0x0   
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: PC :
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: R0: 0x1860     0x1860     0x1860     0x1860   
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: psm stack_status : 0x8000
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: psm stack_entries:
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: 0x1860
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: 0x1965
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: 0x1ac4
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: 0x1ab1
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: 0x0f73
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: 0x30b5
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: 0x1bff
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: 0x199a
Aug 26 13:18:40 kernel: wl1: fatal error, reinitializing, total count of reinit's[1]

Is this likely a hardware issue?

I've tried the following but the problem persists:
  • Factory reset
  • Rolling back to older firmware
  • Turning off smart connect
  • Disabling auto control channel
  • Splitting the bands into separate SSIDs
  • Turning off WiFi 6
  • Turning off explicit beamforming

Thanks.
 

jpthsd

Regular Contributor
I would return (if still in return window otherwise send in for repair) it as long as it does self-reset the configuration/settings on anything!! This reminded me the old AC86U I bought from Amazon, it kept rebooting itself anytime it wanted,,,I ended of getting another one as Asus Support said it shouldn't have done it..well the replaced AC86U after 1 years usage got 2.4Ghz radio issue so I will be about sending in for repair!
 

c152driver

New Around Here
I would return (if still in return window otherwise send in for repair) it as long as it does self-reset the configuration/settings on anything!! This reminded me the old AC86U I bought from Amazon, it kept rebooting itself anytime it wanted,,,I ended of getting another one as Asus Support said it shouldn't have done it..well the replaced AC86U after 1 years usage got 2.4Ghz radio issue so I will be about sending in for repair!

Thanks for the advice. I ended up exchanging my AX68U for another unit. This one still has wireless resets, although not as frequently. It has been up for 12 days and wl1 has reset 15 times.

I've scheduled a weekly reboot of the router and will hope that maybe a future firmware update will help.
 

jpthsd

Regular Contributor
Thanks for the advice. I ended up exchanging my AX68U for another unit. This one still has wireless resets, although not as frequently. It has been up for 12 days and wl1 has reset 15 times.

I've scheduled a weekly reboot of the router and will hope that maybe a future firmware update will help.
are you using Asuswrt fw or Merlin? I have 2 AX86U , one as AiMesh router , another node...I could only check the wireless log that the 5Ghz backhaul stays connected since the last time I rebooted the 10 days ago.

the shown logs look like you are using Merlin?
 

c152driver

New Around Here
are you using Asuswrt fw or Merlin? I have 2 AX86U , one as AiMesh router , another node...I could only check the wireless log that the 5Ghz backhaul stays connected since the last time I rebooted the 10 days ago.

the shown logs look like you are using Merlin?

I'm running the Asus firmware, latest version.
 

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