FW 3.0.0.4.270 and new utilities

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  1. valerima

    valerima Regular Contributor

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    Dears,
    As probably everyone noticed new stock FW is available accompanied with 2 new utilities. It was no changelog so far, but wireless driver still is the same there.
    Anyone tried and noticed some new useful features there?
     
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  3. ChrisR

    ChrisR Regular Contributor

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    Change log available now:

    ASUS RT-N66U Firmware Version 3.0.0.4.270
    Fixed
    1. Parental control time shift issue in GMT-8 time zone
    2. Quick internet setting wizard connection issue in iOS platform
    3. Quick internet setting wizard login issue when multiple device connect to router at the same time
    4. Network place hyperlink issue on IE8 and IE9
    5. Live update related bug.

    Add
    1. Android phone USB Tethering suport. (For more information, please refer to http://support.asus.com/search.aspx?SLanguage=zh-tw&keyword=3G tethering )
    2. Select all in parental control
    3. Login password strength checker
    4. Show lease time at log
    5. Add hostname info for who is login
    6. YES ISP support in Malaysia
    7. More 3G /4G dongles support
     
  4. maycribb

    maycribb Occasional Visitor

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    What are those 2 new utilities?
     
  5. valerima

    valerima Regular Contributor

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    utilities

    http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=11&m=RT-N66U+(VER.B1)&os=8

    1.Utility supports MFP (Multi-function Peripheral, MFP or All-in-One Printer) version 1.0.3.3
    This utility can help you set up the USB printer to connect to the router, and use EZ printer sharing in Windows OS.


    2. ASUS RT-N66U Device Discovery version 1.4.6.4
    You can use the Device Discovery tool to find the IP address of wireless router.
     
  6. RMerlin

    RMerlin Part of the Furniture

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    As expected. very few changes in this version. Two undocumented changes that I can see by comparing the code with build 266:

    • They seem to have redesigned the way NTP will sync with a server. I haven't looked at the code in depth, but a lot of code in that section has changed.
    • Some cleanups and tweaks to TX power management.
     
  7. maycribb

    maycribb Occasional Visitor

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    Size after compilation has increased quite a lot.(more than 0.6MB)
    I think my router runs a little cooler than before.
     
  8. Stimpy

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    Hmmm, they have probably found more ways to screw the power output up again. It's hardly ever worked, and the later limitations on TX power output are crazy.
     
  9. RMerlin

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    I also saw that the wireless driver was different. Same version, but different build - might be a fix for the regression that was introduced with 246.
     
  10. RMerlin

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    Asus doesn't decide those limitation - country regulations does.
     
  11. randomName

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    Looks like they removed the ability to disable generic offload under LAN Switch Control
     
  12. woland

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    Do you plan to use new driver in your next FW release?
     
  13. wickedny5

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    This has been the best FW I have used, I've been a long time lurker and have tried many stock and merlin builds but this firmware has been super stable for me.

    One major issue I was having was stability issues with apple products on the 2.4ghz G network, I would have many dropped signals every other day or troubling connecting to the wifi network, my iphone would say "unable to join wifi network". Also with airplay feature would be super lagging and sometimes it just wouldnt connect to airplay at all, now its super stable.

    Another issue resolved is the tx power adjuster, now it is really pumping out power through those antennas when I put the tx power to 120 my signal was -39 through about 5 walls, pretty outstanding. tuned it down to 100 because afraid of over heating.
     
  14. RMerlin

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    Yes. I've been using it on my AC66 and (to a lesser extent) my N66 test builds these past few days, seems good so far. Will be part of the last 24 beta so more people can confirm it's working properly.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
     
  15. Wizard19

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    I bought new AVRs (Pioneer VSX-53's) and the N66U at the same time. Have had very inconsistent airplay connections and its only successful about 33% of the time. (Although I also have a Yamaha HTR-4065 AVR that Airplay works all the time on). I was going to bring the receivers back this week but I'll see if the new FW makes a difference.

    Update: Yeah! After updating to this firmware, the Internet Radio and Airplay seems to be working fine now on my AVR's. Also, my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone is now able to update/load apps from Playstore. This was a problem related to a Sprint Airave that I have connected to the router due to poor cell coverage from Sprint.
     
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  16. Dr.No.pt

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    RMerlin, i've been using the 3.0.0.4.321 Beta leaked a couple of weeks ago.
    It's working fine for me so far. Should i "downgrade" for this one or "if it's working don't change it" ?

    Thank you.

    :)
     
  17. RMerlin

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    Up to you. I only know that the 3.0.0.4.321 driver isn't the finalized one yet, so it might still have issues.
     
  18. angelsevov

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    More 3G /4G dongles support
    BUL**hiT
    nothing new for 4G modems.. still same shit 3g generic. is it so hard to implement a feature like that? Merlin why is it so hard? there so many people actually uses E398 LTE Huawei in Europe. asus sweden wrote last year at their facebook page that they would fix this but nothing new....
     
  19. got_milk

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    The kernel used in the router is aging pretty rapidly...to add support for newer modems, they'd likely have to backport drivers from the 3.x series of kernels down to a 2.6.22 kernel version, and that can be a pretty complicated task.
     
  20. RMerlin

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    Also, a lot of these modems are probably using proprietary/closed sources drivers, which makes it hard to support them properly under Linux.

    Broadcom-based devices probably work best, since there's the Beceem driver integrated into the firmware.
     
  21. Zooks64

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    I was using the .321 as well but flashed the .270 because it was official. I've been pleased with it. The 2.4 used to bog down with the previous official release but that has been fixed. So far so good with this version.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
     

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