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ASUS ZenWiFi AX (XT8) Won’t work with StarLink


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Due to the area that  I needed to cover in two locations (both have StarLink)  I purchased 7 ASUS ZenWiFi AX (XT8) routers.  The first one  I installed went amazingly well.   I setup Starlink then put it in bypass mode and connected the ASUS ZenWiFi AX (XT8) via the optional Ethernet port.   I installed 4 more routers as a mesh network and was very pleased with the speed and coverage.


The second install was a nightmare.  Again  I installed StarLink and put it in bypass mode and attached a ASUS ZenWiFi AX (XT8) router via the optional Ethernet adapter.  Everything seemed to go well but  I was not able to access the internet.   I compared settings between the two installations and could not find any difference.   I bought a new Ethernet adapter and cable with no change in status.   I tried installing all three of the remaining ASUS ZenWiFi AX (XT8) routers (as the primary) with the same results.   I bought a new StarLink router again with the same results.   I have reset the ASUS ZenWiFi AX (XT8) routers and StarLink routers so many times  I lost count.   I spent three weeks on this project trying everything  I could think of and at no time did  I gain access to the internet.  Ever time that reset the Starlink router  I could access the internet with no issue.  It also works fine in mess mode as long as  I use the second StarLink router.   Just for reference  I have a BS in Computer Science but retired in 2003 so  I might be a little rusty but this one has me stumped.


Any help greatly appreciated.

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I had the same issue with the same hardware.  I finally give up and placed my XT8 in Access Point(AP) mode / AiMesh Router in AP mode.Loosing all the configuration ability of the XT8 makes me sick.


I was hoping by now a firmware update would have solved this issue.

I did have success using the XT8 as a router behind the bypassed Starlink router, using a switch as a pass through. Although this method worked, it created periodic dropouts of internet service several times per day.


Thanks for posting !

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