RT-AX88U & RT-AC68U, AiMesh Configuring........

paulieman202020

New Around Here
Hi,

I was wondering if it would be better to update the firmware to merlin on my RT-AC68U and my RT-AX88U. RT-AX88U is acting as the main router and has Merlin installed.

I am not necessarily having problems but was wonder if it was beneficial and good practice to have them both running Merlin...

Thanks in advance!
 
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L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Why haven't you updated to RMerlin yet (is the question)? :)
 

skeal

Part of the Furniture
Hi,

I was wondering if it would be better to update the firmware to merlin on my RT-AC68U and my RT-AX88U. RT-AX88U is acting as the main router and has Merlin installed.

I am not necessarily having problems but was wonder if it was beneficial and good practice to have them both running Merlin...

Thanks in advance!
Leave it as you have it, those are the desired configurations.
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Leave it as you have it, those are the desired configurations.
Curious why you would say it is the desired configuration when both your routers are on RMerlin firmware? :)
 

skeal

Part of the Furniture
Curious why you would say it is the desired configuration when both your routers are on RMerlin firmware? :)
I understood it be his master was merlin and his node was stock. @RMerlin has said a few times that the ideal setup is master with merlin and nodes with stock. It's better for updating or was anyway.
 

skeal

Part of the Furniture
Curious why you would say it is the desired configuration when both your routers are on RMerlin firmware? :)
Oh and I do not use AImesh.
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Thanks, @skeal I may be misremembering that that original advice has been superseded now?
 

Stevens243

Regular Contributor
I've seen Merlin say that mesh nodes on stock FW is just fine. Personally, I run my mesh node on Merlin and I don't have any issues updating it via the WebUI after downloading the .zip from thee update site. I would say, whatever practice keeps your routers up to date is what's best.
 

paulieman202020

New Around Here
There isn't anything wrong with the way its working right now.... I just wanted to know if it was a better way of doing things. I did read somewhere that stock firmware on a node was okay tho... could it possibly be better to load merlin on the node?
 

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