Requesting support for RT-AC1300G PLUS V3

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I recently bought an Asus RT-AC1300G PLUS V3 router. As I see it has a bit older hardware, I hoped it is a know router only renamed. Could you help me finding out if it is supported or can it be supported?

ASUS says: 32 MB Flash, 128 MB RAM (

Here is what I found out from ssh:

admin@RT-AC1300G_PLUS_V3-0218:/tmp/home/root# cat /proc/version
Linux version 3.3.8 (root@asus) (gcc version 4.6.3 20120201 (prerelease) (Linaro GCC 4.6-2012.02) ) #1 Wed Sep 16 13:54:15 CST 2020
admin@RT-AC1300G_PLUS_V3-0218:/tmp/home/root# cat /proc/cpuinfo
system type             : Qualcomm Atheros QCA5502 rev 0
machine                 : Qualcomm Atheros APJET01 reference board
processor               : 0
cpu model               : MIPS 74Kc V5.0
BogoMIPS                : 385.84
wait instruction        : yes
microsecond timers      : yes
tlb_entries             : 32
extra interrupt vector  : yes
hardware watchpoint     : yes, count: 4, address/irw mask: [0x0000, 0x04b8, 0x0e78, 0x0388]
ASEs implemented        : mips16 dsp
shadow register sets    : 1
kscratch registers      : 0
core                    : 0
VCED exceptions         : not available
VCEI exceptions         : not available

I tried and but I can't find this one there.

Thanks in advance!

Here are some pictures (unfortunately not all of the chips are readable).

Here are the labels I can read off from the chips:
SOC + WiFi 2.4GHz: QCA5502
Switch: QCA8337 - AL3C PK104MB7
WiFi 5GHz: QCA9886
RAM?: UniIC SCN 18T 16160 AF-250
ROM: MX25L25645G

There are a few asus devices that are similar, like the 58u and another 1300uhg, so if you’re willing to modify the images for those to suit your device it could be an easy bring up.

Not supported right now though. and hope the v3 isn't any different.

the serial console can clearly be seen in Internal Photos 1, 1st photo on pg 10.

Thanks for the advice, but I think these are different ones. Different SOC, RAM and ROM
Actually I cant find 1300uhg with gogole or with the wikidev sites. :smiley:

I update the first post with what I could read of the chips now.

Sorry, I'm not sure which document I should open on the link.

rephrased ....

Very initial SOC and wireless support for QCA5502 is just coming up, it won't be a smooth ride and will require quite some development on your side (different hardware might be a better way out).


Ahhh that's a bummer. :frowning: Unfortunately, I'm not a good developer and I have never programmed on this level. I guess I will check another router then.

Thanks! And good luck to everyone with the development!

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