July 10, 2021 at 5:40 pm #14293
Im into my fourth year of ownership with this router but a strange issue has developed.
I noticed my WiFi SSID had gone back to the default Asus SSID.
When I investigated further it was also apparent that my ip range had gone back to the default 192.168.1.** . My iprange is 192.168.2.** due to legacy nodes on my network with static addresses and openVPN.
Firstly I tried to return my ip range back to 192.168.2.** but it doesn’t save the changes.
I had a back up so I hit restore which does its thing but the ip stays at 192.168.1.1 and none of my backed up settings are loaded.
I can update or downgrade my firmware okay.
Factory reset & NVram clear hasn’t resolved the issue of not saving any changes I make.
Ran out of ideas of what could be causing the issue but noticed one time the GUI tabs were just numbers rather than labels (ie the LAN tab was something like 16001)
Can anything be done to save this unit from landfill ?July 10, 2021 at 5:48 pm #14294
Does a factory reset and manually configuring (not backup restore) for the DSL-AC88U work ?
What browser are you using ??
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).July 10, 2021 at 5:52 pm #14295July 10, 2021 at 5:56 pm #14298July 10, 2021 at 6:02 pm #14299
Yeah, I done that as I thought a NVram reset would solve it but unfortunately it hasn’t and now I’m stuck for ideas and haven’t really come across anything researching the issue so hoping for other suggestions before it enters landfillJuly 10, 2021 at 6:19 pm #14300GrisuParticipant
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Use recovery to completely reset just everything possible (its not the same as factory reset).
I heard of such things after modem has been hacked, but ususally factory reset an load FW should do it also.
Give it a try, otherwise NVRAM may be really damaged.July 10, 2021 at 7:18 pm #14301
The DSL-AC88U did run a tad hot, worth a try as @Grisu suggestion
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).July 10, 2021 at 7:33 pm #14302
Hi Grisu, I agree and suspect NVram corruption but not sure how it’s happened as the router hadn’t been logged into as far as I was aware but all the log records were also gone.
Recovery by the method below ……
ASUS router Hard Factory Reset – Method 2
1. Turn the router off.
2. Press and hold the “WPS” button and turn the router on.
3. Power light is on (keep holding the WPS button).
4. Release the WPS button after the power light is off.
5. Reboot your router by manually pressing the power button.
Or is there another method I’m not aware of ?
July 10, 2021 at 8:06 pm #14304
- This reply was modified 2 weeks ago by Andy.
Recovery mode for DSL-AC88U
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).July 11, 2021 at 5:46 am #14308
Are the PC’s both running any form of brave shield extension (adblocker) or simular as this can effect settings being saved.
Mac Book / iPad would be a good option to try if you have one to hand.
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).
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