V386.4 did some strange things to my RT-AC88U

Kapitikarl

New Around Here
Hi there,
I have been having quite a few strange things that appear to be 'fixed' by rolling back to 386.3.2. For instance:
  • Cannot connect to 2GHz wireless
  • Cannot access login page without going through lots of Chrome warnings that the page is insecure
  • Cannot connect my Smart Lightbulbs int he house (probably because I cannot connect to 2GHz wireless)
  • Lots of anonymous devices connected to my wifi (now blocked) this could have been guest at our house.
I know very little about networking, but I think the first two points are the critical ones with the remaining two being somewhat ... circumstantial.

I would be interested in any thoughts or comments.

Many thanks.
 

torstein

Regular Contributor
Ouff, you’re referring the poor guy to a thread of 26 pages with tons of people posting about very specific to them issues with the beta, clustered together with lots of «dirty upgrade no problems here» that’s not nice haha.

Usually if you have problems with updating your firmware it’s due to old “gunk” that’s messing up the new code. Take a backup of your router, and factory reset and set up as new. if that fixes everything then you found the solution. Don’t restore the old backup as this will probably will cause the problems to re-emerge.
 
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jass

Regular Contributor
Ouff, you’re referring the poor guy to a thread of 26 pages with tons of people posting about very specific to them issues with the beta, clustered together with lots of «dirty upgrade no problems here» that’s not nice haha.

Usually if you have problems with updating your firmware it’s due to old “gunk” that’s messing up the new code. Take a backup of your router, and factory reset and set up as new. if that fixes everything then you found the solution. Don’t restore the old backup as this will probably will cause the problems to re-emerge.
I totally agree with you, but i didn't mean to be mean... I just wasn't up for reading it one more time on behalf on another...

I vagely remember some chatter about:

Asus made changes to the login part
Asus made changes to the wireless part which resulted in some trouble for quite a few smart home products, and that you had to change some settings in the wireless section.

That said, all for starting off fresh. The first thing I do whenever I try a new fw is to factory reset and manually set it up again just to be sure...
 

Kapitikarl

New Around Here
All good guys, I tried reading ... understood little and then realised it was referring to the wrong firmware version (making me less unsure if it was relevent). Planning a factory reset today, update to 386.4 again but have 386.3.2 waiting in the wings if it all goes badly. I will have a look at the link again, Jass, to see if I can find those 'wifi settings' you are referring to. Just seemed very odd that the 5GHz worked but not the 2 GHz. Cheers
 

jass

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Kapitikarl

New Around Here
After I have installed the firmware .... right. Funny i did a factory reset before installing the latest fw and it is all working now.
 

torstein

Regular Contributor
Complete factory resets usually fixes any problems on electronic devices from phones, to computers to routers. I tend to them every year or so. Happy your problem is fixed.
 

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