Asus RT-AC88U

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[edit] Hardware Specifications

  • FCC ID: MSQ-RTGW00
  • Industry Canada ID: 3568A-RTGW00
  • CPU: Broadcom BCM4709C0 (1.4 GHz, 2 cores)
  • Flash / RAM: 128 / 512 MiB
  • Expansion IFs: 1* USB 3.0, 1* USB 2.0
  • JTAG: yes, 5-pin header, unpopulated
  • Serial: yes, 4-pin header, unpopulated, internal, 3.3V TTL
  • Wireless chip: Broadcom BCM4366
  • Antenna MIMO config: 4x4:4
  • WI1 protocols: a/n/ac
  • WI2 protocols: b/g/n
  • ETH chip1: Broadcom BCM4709C0
  • Switch: Realtek RTL8365MB
  • LAN / WAN ports: 8 / 1 (up to 1 Gb/s)


[edit] Installation

  • Initial Flash: It is recommended to install the .trx build file with the ASUS Firmware Restoration Tool.
  • Upgrade: Flash from GUI, but research builds first, and see here for more info.

Also refer to the Asus guides Category at the bottom.


[edit] Build Size Limit

The linux mtd partition is 62.0 MB, however, the CFE limits flash size to ~27 MB.

35531: 28241920 (26.9336 MB)
35667: 28393472 (27.0781 MB)


[edit] MTD Boot Partitions

From dmesg output:

nflash: squash filesystem with lzma found at block 29
Creating 4 MTD partitions on "nflash":
0x000000000000-0x000000080000 : "boot"
0x000000080000-0x000000200000 : "nvram"
0x000000200000-0x000004000000 : "linux"
0x0000003b3e80-0x000004000000 : "rootfs"
[...]
Northstar brcmnand NAND Flash Controller driver, Version 0.1 (c) Broadcom Inc. 2012
NAND device: Manufacturer ID: 0xc8, Chip ID: 0xd1 (Unknown NAND 128MiB 3,3V 8-bit)
[...]
Creating 1 MTD partitions on "brcmnand":
0x000004000000-0x000008000000 : "brcmnand"


[edit] Notes

Router model thread: Asus RT-AC88U AC3100