Xt8 RT-AX95Q Merlin enquiry

Rsingh

New Around Here
Was considering getting the asus xt8 and wanted to flash it to the Gnuton Merlin fork
- was wondering when i get it should i update the stock firmware before I flash it to the lastest Gnuton latest firmware?

- Also I am going to get the 2 pack mesh system, do I just flash it and have one unit connected to the other one to flash both?

- Finally if I flash it will still have the trend micro parental web filter from the stock firmware?

Your help would be much appreciated, new to the scene
 

KingBravery

Senior Member
1) no need to update the stock firmware.. you can just switch to Merlin..

2) it is better to flash both. if still dont want, its ok..

3) yes it still has trend micro parental..
 

Tech9

Part of the Furniture
- Also I am going to get the 2 pack mesh system, do I just flash it and have one unit connected to the other one to flash both?

If your backhaul is wireless - you have to experiment. Flash both to Merlin's fork and test the system. If you have issues - flash the node with stock Asuswrt and test again. If you still have issues - use stock Asuswrt on both units. I know extra features in Asuswrt-Merlin are tempting, but in my experience it breaks wireless node discovery in AiMesh. If your backhaul is wired, just flash both to Merlin's fork and you're good to go.
 

Morris

Very Senior Member
If your backhaul is wireless - you have to experiment. Flash both to Merlin's fork and test the system. If you have issues - flash the node with stock Asuswrt and test again. If you still have issues - use stock Asuswrt on both units. I know extra features in Asuswrt-Merlin are tempting, but in my experience it breaks wireless node discovery in AiMesh. If your backhaul is wired, just flash both to Merlin's fork and you're good to go.

The wireless discovery is only an issue the first time so you can collocate the node and use a jumper cable to create the association and then use wireless backhaul if you like. I've found it best to run stock on the nodes for stability and also ease of firmware updates.
 

Tech9

Part of the Furniture
The wireless discovery is only an issue the first time so you can collocate the node and use a jumper cable

I know, but this is a workaround. Not how AiMesh works with wireless nodes.
 

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