GL-AXT1800 Tailscale update

of course - I hope I didn’t suggest the error was caused by your script / I’m sure the error is on my part…

Forgive me, but where can I check to see that my DNS settings are correct?

Within the GL GUI there are several places.
Network > DNS for example. Or within the WAN interface.

I have “manual” selected with the Google dns servers selected…

btw, I’m accessing this router from a distance through Tailscale… would that matter?

In that case, I can’t really help you, since these issues are serious, and I don’t know how you configured your router. By default, DNS is working, so it must be something that you changed.

Maybe, not sure. I don’t use Tailscale at all.
During the update Tailscale will be stopped as well - so it’s advised to use another method of connecting.

ok - Thank You, for your input

sorry - 1 more question: I ssh into the router using Terminal and then perform your script, correct?
Or is it done through Luci?

^+ this one. But ofc it could fail - in that case tailscale might stop.

yes - it’s a new router / i did nothing more than activate Tailscale…
fyi, in case this helps you with some insight:

ajl@Tony ~ % df -h

Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity iused ifree %iused Mounted on
/dev/disk3s1s1 460Gi 9.4Gi 367Gi 3% 394k 3.8G 0% /
devfs 201Ki 201Ki 0Bi 100% 696 0 100% /dev
/dev/disk3s6 460Gi 20Ki 367Gi 1% 0 3.8G 0% /System/Volumes/VM
/dev/disk3s2 460Gi 5.7Gi 367Gi 2% 1.1k 3.8G 0% /System/Volumes/Preboot
/dev/disk3s4 460Gi 51Mi 367Gi 1% 46 3.8G 0% /System/Volumes/Update
/dev/disk1s2 500Mi 6.0Mi 482Mi 2% 1 4.9M 0% /System/Volumes/xarts
/dev/disk1s1 500Mi 6.1Mi 482Mi 2% 18 4.9M 0% /System/Volumes/iSCPreboot
/dev/disk1s3 500Mi 1.6Mi 482Mi 1% 50 4.9M 0% /System/Volumes/Hardware
/dev/disk3s5 460Gi 77Gi 367Gi 18% 755k 3.8G 0% /System/Volumes/Data
map auto_home 0Bi 0Bi 0Bi 100% 0 0 - /System/Volumes/Data/home

ajl@Tony ~ % uname -m

Nope, does not help.
Your DNS server is broken, but I don’t know how to troubleshoot this.

Restarting won’t solve the problem, I guess, but it’s worth a try.
Maybe try changing from Google DNS to for testing.

yes, for sure, I have a DNS problem - - from Luci:
ping: bad address ‘

I’m sorry - i can delete this whole string / I don’t want to hijack this thread with my particular issue… but Thank You, for your help…!!!

Last question on this topic / I have this GL-AXT in “repeater” mode - getting service from a hotel WIFI… could that possibly cause a DNS issue?

Indeed, that causes trouble.

ok - - thank you again - - very useful info

But to be honest, it seems to be some kind of bug. I will try to understand what’s happening and open a bug report here later.

well, I can tell you that I have 2 of the same device / both are connected in Repeater mode… use them to communicate “LAN - to - LAN” … and they work very well using Tailscale… I just wanted to update that software… but could not… :frowning:

thank you for your input, tho

It IS rather odd, tho… of course, I’m connected to the internet through this GL-AXT device - I have great connectivity… It’s a new router / I didn’t make any real changes in configs… happy to let GL-Inet remote into it, if it were to help…

As the same issue/error exists on both routers, I kind of think it may be a bug… can you tell me how I can open up an issue with the Help Desk?

ahhh - - - yes, there may be a bug…

OK - Progress…
I updated to the latest Beta firmware, and that seemed to fix the DNS issue… however your script returns the following error:

root@GL-AXT1800:~# wget -O \

&& sh
–2024-01-26 10:57:27--
Resolving…,,, …
Connecting to||:443… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 3128 (3.1K) [text/plain]
Saving to: ‘’ 100%[==============================================================>] 3.05K --.-KB/s in 0.003s

2024-01-26 10:57:28 (1.08 MB/s) - ‘’ saved [3128/3128]

This script only works on arm64 architecture.

With the Updated Firmware now uname returns this:

Here’s a screenshot from Luci:

So - Do you, by chance, have a script that will update Tailscale for the ARMv7 Processor rev 4 (v7l) Architecture?

I will look into this.

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Thank you very much - - and thank you for helping me identify the problem - - I thought I was going bananas…!