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    [384.18_Alpha Builds] Testing all variants

    The binaries/drivers required for AX hardware to support this aren't included within this build yet (despite now being available from Asus and hence their release note, per mentioned in my post above these will presumably be integrated once compatibility is achieved across the other two AX...
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    [384.18_Alpha Builds] Testing all variants

    Thanks Merlin. I look forward to this merge/release, as and when, which I guess will make most sense (ie. most bang for buck) when Asus get round to releasing updated binaries and code for the RT-AX56U and RT-AX58U respectively (or at least one of them).. or you get bored of waiting which of...
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    [Release] FreshJR Adaptive QOS (Improvements / Custom Rules / and Inner workings)

    Apologies if I'm breaking "old news" here, I was following this thread but have missed the last few weeks of posts.. For those running AiMesh: seems upgrading a node to firmware including Asus' updated QoS, when connected to a base router that doesn't yet include the Asus QoS update (eg. Merlin...
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    [Release] FreshJR Adaptive QOS (Improvements / Custom Rules / and Inner workings)

    I suspect it will be a combination of traffic identifiers that come via Trend Micro update signatures (no firmware update required), QoS categories (firmware update required), and hopefully some bug fixes and better QoS logic (this one is a bit of a hopeful wish!).
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    [Release] FreshJR Adaptive QOS (Improvements / Custom Rules / and Inner workings)

    I'd advise having a good think about the pro's/con's for excluding a regularly scheduled speed test from QoS - not saying I know the definitive answer, but worth thinking about! To Exclude from QoS: + more accurate result, - could impact network performance (=the very reason a user has QoS...
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    [Beta] Asuswrt-Merlin 384.16 beta (and 384.13_5) are available

    It will certainly be interesting to see both: If Asus have now fixed the glaring QoS-ignoring-all-wifi-traffic bug they recently introduced (at least across a number of models, if not all) otherwise this makes any QoS improvements somewhat redundant! Where this update to the much-neglected QoS...
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    [Beta] Asuswrt-Merlin 384.16 beta (and 384.13_5) are available

    This is a very valid point. However, my purpose/interest in QoS is to protect real-time sensitive services (in my case VoIP) from background data transfer services, elsewhere on my network, that will regularly be pulling large quantities of data from other sites (these bursts will max out the...
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    [Beta] Asuswrt-Merlin 384.16 beta (and 384.13_5) are available

    I always get an upload graph that negativity slopes, usually with a couple of spikes along the way, starting at a value a number of multiples of my actual upload link speed, with the resulting average varies but again often above what is even theoretically possible for my connection. The...
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    [Beta] Asuswrt-Merlin 384.16 beta (and 384.13_5) are available

    I noticed a failure of the routers NTP server last night, as in I have it configured to intercept client NTP requests and various IoT, controllers etc that came online were erroring with time-related issues across multiple reboots = disabled the interception setting and everything worked again...
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    Is QoS broken?

    What’s the simplest method to do this please? I’m a big fan of logging issues with manufacturers - you can’t complain about X/Y/Z being broken and never fixed in forums etc unless you actually report the bugs formally.. I’m not expecting immediate resolution, or a personalised response from a...
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    [Beta] Asuswrt-Merlin 384.16 beta (and 384.13_5) are available

    The much discussed new graph (current upload/download speed on the main page) is, in my opinion, a nice visual add-on that @RMerlin has introduced = a good use of page space, thanks. But I can't believe the amount of airtime and chatter this is now causing.. colours, scale, Mbs vs/ MB/s etc...
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    spdMerlin - Automated speedtests with graphs

    For the record, no complaints from me as-is whatsoever - I think this is a great plugin that adds value - my curiosity was purely understanding how it works/interacts with QoS to allow me to schedule and interpret the results accordingly. Keep up the good work, thanks.
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    spdMerlin - Automated speedtests with graphs

    Thanks. Interesting, so potentially a "30 second blip" every half an hour on an otherwise QoS-managed network.. something for users to be aware of perhaps. Personally, I find this add-on of most value to track bandwidth availability over time (and in this case actually advantageous for it not to...
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    AiMesh evolution - ZenWifi - 3.0.0.386.x firmware branch

    In part yes, though if you re-read my post, they can (could) certainly help achieve a similar result. The Roaming Assistant, as I understand it, is a blunt instrument: kicks off a client it thinks could be better connected in the hope the client does better when it reconnects. What I'm hoping...
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    AiMesh evolution - ZenWifi - 3.0.0.386.x firmware branch

    A question to those using ZenWifi devices which I believe runs a 3.0.0.386.x branch of the Asus firmware and in which has a more evolved version of the AiMesh configuration.. Is there the concept of making certain clients "sticky" to certain nodes? This is something I feel is sorely missed in...
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