Add support for ASUS RT-AX89X AX6000

would really good add support for this asus router, it have a sfp+ and a 10gbit eth

What is the core SOC and the Sfp and 10gb chipsets?

Asus marketing crud is not useful

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CPU1: Qualcomm IPQ8078 (2.2 GHz, 4 cores)
FLA1: 256 MiB (Macronix MX30UF2G18AC-XKI)
RAM1: 1 GiB (Micron MT41K256M16TW-107 × 2)
Expansion IFs: USB 3.1 (Gen 1), SFP+
USB ports: 2
SFP ports: 1
Serial: yes, 4-pin header, J901

WI1 chip1: Qualcomm QCN5054
WI1 chip2: Qualcomm QCN5054
WI1 802dot11 protocols: an+ac+ax
WI1 MIMO config: 8x8:8
WI1 antenna connector: MHF4
WI2 chip1: Qualcomm QCN5024
WI2 802dot11 protocols: bgn+ax
WI2 MIMO config: 4x4:4
WI2 antenna connector: MHF4

ETH chip1: Atheros AR8035-A
ETH chip2: Aquantia AQR107
ETH chip3: Atheros AR8033
Switch: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8337
LAN speed: 1GbE
LAN ports: 8
WAN speed: 10GbE
WAN ports: 2

Well there are no currently supported devices with the IPQ8078 SOC and none with QCN5054 wireless.

If support does come it is unlikely to be soon - unless some brave soul buys one and does the SOC porting themselves.

Should all be quite reasonable to get working, but someone with the hardware on their desk will have to do the porting work - fortunately ipq807x is now officially supported in OpenWrt.


Always wanted to get one of these as its only one with SFP, but its just so damn expensive.

that would be a great router for me, as soon as its supported by openwrt :slight_smile:

This is nice device but without 6e radios are kinda yesterday's , till end of the year maybe we will see some nice devices with wifi 7.

Given that we don't have a single device with 6 GHz radios supported by OpenWrt, yet (yes, there are candidates that might be supportable rather easily for ipq807x and filogic 830, but none of them actually are - and they are firmly in the mid- to upper 3 figure price range), I wouldn't be that optimistic about 802.11be and its time frame. In terms of practical throughput, 6 GHz won't give you much at this point either, unless you're in a very congested environment.

I've some spare fujitsu s920 4*2.4GHz thin client with intel x520 10gig card and now i'm waiting for qcn765 wifi card to play with 6GHz band, maybe this will work nicely , i'll make some test when i get this wifi card.When i make some tests with mt7916 card , the performance was quite nice but those tiny pigtails for antennas are poor and i've ordered some nicer m.2 to mini pcie adapter with normal ufl connectors.

i dont need wifi at all, i have a external AP, but the sfp+ and 10gbit rj45 is great. the only other router that i know and fits my needs is the r86s, but its x86 which i dont like
wondering whats current state of openwrt on this device. does it boot?

What are you talking about R86S?

second hit in google:

Is a hardware donation needed still? I mean I was checking the openwrt donations page only to find that I have to ask here in the forum if there is a developer interested in porting openwrt to this router.

I am a dd-wrt user and have already donated one to Brainslayer, but I figured if I send one to openwrt then we would have two groups of people taking a crack at seeing how to get open source firmware going on this thing.

Something about everybody winning if either side finds a way. Like teamwork and all that stuff.


Based on the hardware, this device should be supportable without too much fuzz - that doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be 'easy' (in terms of the flashing procedure from stock to OpenWrt, (the i2c communiction of-) the SFP+ port, dealing with the two (stacked-?) onboard switches and/ or getting the Aquantia firmware uploaded), but there doesn't seem to be anything which would make this impossible (we already have roughly similar devices from other vendors supported, e.g. dl-wrx36 or qhora-301w).

NSS is another topic, for official OpenWrt that's rather unlikely (but it would be needed to achieve the full 10 GBit/s throughput) - there isn't really much of a difference to other supported devices here either (e.g. the qhora-301w) and it's still a very capable device without NSS.

What's missing now, is someone with the hardware willing to work on it - not exactly a beginner friendly task, but not impossible either (if you could convince robimarko or Ansuel (maybe ynezz, who has just worked on the Haze devboard), chances would be rather good). The alternative would be waiting for someone else to work on their device to get it supported (just like for most other devices getting supported by OpenWrt), which may happen - or may not (that's always a question of features, availability, pricing and pure chance). There are quite a few other highend (~= expensive[0]) ipq807x devices (some even with 6 GHz radios) in the same boat, waiting for someone to notice them and willing to work on them.

[0] cheaper devices tend to have an easier chance of getting attention.

I understand that this kind of stuff is complex, difficult, and definitely time consuming hence why I am willing to donate this unit to an OpenWRT developer since they would have the brains and the tools in figuring out how to get custom firmware installed on this particular router.

And to make sense of what you are saying, I have to contact each developer individually to see which person is interested in working on this router?

I am willing to donate. Just need the info so I can get started on getting one sent and all.


Thanks to @Gin1AK-tion1 I now have one of these, luckily this one is of later production and has the v2 of SoC.

I am just poking on it, but need to figure out a way to interrupt bootloader, UART header is already soldered from the factory and it has silkscreen for the pins.

Ok, so there is a bootmenu in U-boot, you just spam 4 to enter the CLI, there is also options to boot via TFTP by default or even flash.

Secure boot is not enabled as well.


that sounds good, doesnt it! i am really looking forward :slight_smile:

Really looking forward to this, i want to use a xgs-pon sfp+ so i can get rid of the ISP adtran unit, we will have the first 10gbe all in one openwrt xgs-pon wifi router in the world <3