Thanks, I am not a coder and I have to learn how to setup a mesh network before with other openwrt router. My health is not good in the next time, so I need time anyway.
The 4200 is what i wanted to buy to be on the sure side, but then the price difference was very small to the 6000. I am hoping for offers for the Asus RT-AX53U. The 53 should be used with the 6000 in a mesh.
I can get a Black Friday deal on this router in Europe, so I was wondering if this community could clarify two questions I have:
For flashing, does the .trx approach have any downsides? I saw some discussions here about partition issues, was that an isolated case? If it's an issue I'll just use a USB-serial adapter.
In terms of stability, is WED the only issue currently or are there other known issues? I also saw an issue mentioned with several SSIDs but it also seems like an isolated case.
I have a GL.iNet Flint 2 on pre-order but I'm tending towards this because I just trust Asus hardware more (I currently have one and it's rock solid, and I've heard some horror stories with GL.iNet albeit mostly about portable routers).
Did you ever use GL.INet? Years ago I bought a router from them, they said it uses OpenWRT. Then this was a 2 year old OpenWRT with modifications and flashing an uptodate OpenWRT was not easy, so I sent it back, When I am buying a router with Openwrt I expect, that I can simply flash a file.
Me too and I bought it. Until I am ready to use it (maybe in 2 months, depends on my health), I hope the most important things are solved.
Finally managed to get access to 1Gbps to test this router.
The outcome is somewhat confusing. This router is for some reason not delivering more than 300Mbps on WAN. I tried different cables, installing irqbalance (cores are <5% loaded), changing SpeedTest servers, enabling/disabling offloading (soft and hard), but no use.
On the very same connection and cable, on old Linksys WRT1900AC I'm getting speeds around 900Mbps (hardware limit of that router). Meaning 1Gbps internet is working well, and cables are all good.
For the records, I'm on latest SNAPSHOT (r24414-255d5c9bf8). Not sure if this was version related, since I had slower ISP on previous snapshot versions (only 100Mbps).
It's interesting that Internet speed on Wi-Fi (5Ghz) gets to around 400Mbps next to the router, and it's faster than on cable.
Not sure how fast the stock firmware could work, but this hardware is more than capable of handling 1Gbps, even 1Gbps SQM cake. I tested iperf3 running from the router on LAN and got 1Gbps LAN speed. So the issue is only on the wan side (eth1). Could it be a poor NAT translation? Is offloading supposed to work at all? I bet yes, since this router has 2.5Gbps WAN port (and also dual WAN).
Anyone has an idea what could be an issue? I hope it's again an isolated issue like previously.
P.S. Since I had issues in past, only to clarify, I managed to restore stock firmware previously, and installed @remittor's new trx build and after that the latest official snapshot sysupgrade bin.
Im trying to try openwrt for the 1st time. Is the recent wrt firmware stable to use with this router? Anyone can provide a link on how to install? I do have a usb to TTL connector. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Yes, but you use the files from the AX6000 folder from his google drive. If you are on stock (Asus firmware) get the trx file and install from web interface. After that you will need the latest update from the "OpenWrt-23" folder.
Please dont use my ax6000 trx files. @remittor images are not official and not tested (probably) with this router yet but you can try do it with images from @remittor .
If you have serial converter you can flash router quite simple. You don't need to open the case.
No, it just means that some LEDs will not work, for me only the blue LED works from the TUF logo. The 2.5gb LAN port LED is probably the same, it's just lights at the end of the day so not important for me.
I live in the EU so I don't know any deals in the US, sorry...