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    Release Asuswrt-Merlin 386.5 is now available

    I noticed that on my RT-AC86U with 386.5_2 firmware, modem is rebooting itself when "Scheduled check for new firmware " is enabled - once a day.
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    AiMesh issues - unsolved

    I followed Asus manual and only resetted the router. Once this was performed the main router was able to discover the secendary router, then shows the progress all the way to 100% completed. After that is displays error page. Anyway, this was only an experiment so no big deal. I wated to see...
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    AiMesh issues - unsolved

    Yes.
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    AiMesh issues - unsolved

    My primary router is RT-AC86U with Merlin 386.4 firmware. My secondary router has stock firmware. I do use an external DNS - local to my network and running on local NAS. In my current configuration with secondary router in Media Bridge mode all is working perfectly. I tried to configure...
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    [SCRIPT] Force IPv6 LAN DNS to mirror IPv4 DNS

    Asus DNS management and number of settings can be a hand full and the number of combinations make it difficult to figure out. I rememeber not long time ago I got frustrated trying to figure my setup. My initial setup was settiing WAN DNS to my local DNS, Forward local domain queries to WAN DNS...
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    [SCRIPT] Force IPv6 LAN DNS to mirror IPv4 DNS

    I dont use IPv6 but it should not matter in this case. My setup I descibed would pass DNS to all clients. If I do dig command form the client computer I can clearly see it is using my DNS. Router Admin Web Config 1. Tools/Other/WAN Use local caching -> No 2. WAN DNS1 -> {Local DNS IP} 3. WAN...
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    ad blocking

    By far, IMO the easiest way is to block ads and malware is to use Unbound DNS with RPZ. Its fast, flexible, very stable, uses small memory/cpu and runs on anything. You don't get the flushy graphs or management console but it works.
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    [SCRIPT] Force IPv6 LAN DNS to mirror IPv4 DNS

    I have Unbound DNS running on my Synology NAS. I configured the router as follows. 1. WAN DNS set to my local DNS unbound 2. Forward DNS to WAN - yes 3. Lan dns set to my DNS With this setup all my clients on the LAN use my local DNS.
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    AP mode question

    Since I was not able to find the information anywhere I am hoping that someone can answer this. I currenlty have primary router configured in Wireless Router mode and secondary router in Media Bridge mode. Secendary router provides wired connection for 2 devices. Question: If I configure...
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    Unbound could not open autotrust file for writing

    You can always run unbound-anchor -vvv to force root.key to be re-generated and permissions fixed. Its best if run with users that owns unbound process.
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    Unbound could not open autotrust file for writing

    This error is related to permissions, ,but not directly to the root.key. Rather its permission to directory where root.key is stored.
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    Handling Tagged VLAN on a AC86U

    In this context my AP is my main router. It provides wired secured br100 LAN (port 3,4) and is an AP for IoT devices at home (br0). Separate Guest WIFI (main router) is dedicated to IoT's that cannot access local network, only internet. Second router acting as Media Bridge has only wired devices...
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    Handling Tagged VLAN on a AC86U

    Main router provides LAN ports (br100) for secured LAN and 3 WIFI AP's. 2 of these AP's are part of br0 and guest AP (br1) is isloated from all and only access internet. None of the br0 connected devices have access to my internal br100 LAN. Its a separate lan segment and few iptables rules to...
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    Handling Tagged VLAN on a AC86U

    I have a similiar network topology and do not need VLANS. My main router is bridged so I do have public IP on WAN. The router 2 physical ports are on separate br100 network LAN. This br100 LAN is secured and isolated from br0 LAN - IoT devices. My Guest network br1 is on separate LAN and...
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    Handling Tagged VLAN on a AC86U

    I have RT-86U as a main router set up in a bridge mode. Since this router does not support VLAN directly I opted to use brctl cmd to create separate network LANS on its ports. This is totally possible and working good. This may give you some ideas...
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