[384.18_Alpha Builds] Testing all variants

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QuikSilver

Very Senior Member
RT-AX88U_384.18_alpha1-g38ed4a85db
after Chrome update version 83.0.4103.61, the wireless log is not displayed correctly





:p
Already discussed...numerous times in this thread.

https://www.snbforums.com/threads/384-18_alpha-builds-testing-all-variants.63954/page-5#post-586603
https://www.snbforums.com/threads/384-18_alpha-builds-testing-all-variants.63954/page-4#post-583092
 

nzwayne

Regular Contributor
This new RT-AC86U code of 22nd May (1:44am) "alpha1-g8c95540a9a_ubi.w" ... installed seamlessly on 2x RT-AC86U AIMesh units off a RT-AX88U.
 
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charlie2alpha

Senior Member
RT-AX88U_384.18_alpha1-g38ed4a85db
after Chrome update version 83.0.4103.61, the wireless log is not displayed correctly

:p
It's fixed on git, I compiled a build myself and it works fine now. Silly little bug but annoying nevertheless.
 

maghuro

Very Senior Member
Google play, speedtest.net, Apple iMessage, Google itself, google analytics, google translate, plex.tv,........ considered as learn-from-home?

Default category is audio and video streaming? So all unidentified traffic go to streaming?


Nice work Asus... not.
 
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L&LD

Part of the Furniture

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Google play, speedtest.net, Apple iMessage, Google itself, google analytics, google translate, plex.tv,........ considered as learn-from-home?

Default category is audio and video streaming? So all unidentified traffic go to streaming?


Nice work Asus... not.

Basically what Asus did was simple:

- They renamed VoIP and Instant Messaging to Work-From-Home (with no change at all in traffic types grouped under that one)
- They added a new Learn-From-Home category, which has two duplicate traffic types (Web Services and I forgot which other one) that already existed (and still do) under two other categories. So whichever category has the highest priority will inherit that traffic first.

There is nothing new or special really about these two "new" categories. As you can see, one of them is just an existing category that got renamed. Only eLearning is actually new, and still it only contains two already existing categories, and generally does a pretty bad job at handling things due to what it contains.

As for Default, it's not assigned to a specific category, it's assigned to priority 4. So, whatever is the category you assign as the fourth priority will also inherit default traffic, so it gets more or less an average priority (out of 8 possible priorities). It's not a bad decision in itself, it allows you to have both higher and lower priority traffic.
 

maghuro

Very Senior Member
Basically what Asus did was simple:

- They renamed VoIP and Instant Messaging to Work-From-Home (with no change at all in traffic types grouped under that one)
- They added a new Learn-From-Home category, which has two duplicate traffic types (Web Services and I forgot which other one) that already existed (and still do) under two other categories. So whichever category has the highest priority will inherit that traffic first.

There is nothing new or special really about these two "new" categories. As you can see, one of them is just an existing category that got renamed. Only eLearning is actually new, and still it only contains two already existing categories, and generally does a pretty bad job at handling things due to what it contains.

As for Default, it's not assigned to a specific category, it's assigned to priority 4. So, whatever is the category you assign as the fourth priority will also inherit default traffic, so it gets more or less an average priority (out of 8 possible priorities). It's not a bad decision in itself, it allows you to have both higher and lower priority traffic.
So basically it is more a Covid marketing thing than something else...
 
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Smokey613

Very Senior Member
It looks like, since I do not plan to update hardware anytime soon, I will remain on 384.17 for a long time. It is rock solid and FreshJR is working very well for my 50/5 connection and I am not doing anything to jeopardize it’s functioning, especially for Asus marketing hype. I will continue to follow the progress on Merlin firmware updates as I like to keep informed.
 

heysoundude

Very Senior Member
It looks like, since I do not plan to update hardware anytime soon, I will remain on 384.17 for a long time. It is rock solid and FreshJR is working very well for my 50/5 connection and I am not doing anything to jeopardize it’s functioning, especially for Asus marketing hype. I will continue to follow the progress on Merlin firmware updates as I like to keep informed.

Update when they’re officially released, even if some “features” are overhyped or lipstick on a pig - it keeps you up to date with security patches. This is an alpha release for testing, after all.


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Smokey613

Very Senior Member
Update when they’re officially released, even if some “features” are overhyped or lipstick on a pig - it keeps you up to date with security patches. This is an alpha release for testing, after all.


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That is actually my plan with one caveat, the QoS part. If Asus does anything to “break” FreshJR then it will be a “no go” on updates. If I had a large pipe like I used to before moving ( 1g / 100m ) then I would not even worry about using QoS.
 

heysoundude

Very Senior Member
That’s one thing I suspect isn’t on the horizon, since it doesn’t seem they have people working on (or who know how to improve) their implementation. Thus, we get marketing hype AND FreshJR left alone for those of us who care and wish to tweak.


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regae

Occasional Visitor
since ahs binary has been merged, does anyone has /tmp/ahs.log flooded with process_json and monitor_jffs log? (for firmware compiled with the latest commit)
Code:
May 24 23:18:02 2020 [process_log:(1455)]gArraylen=[5]
May 24 23:18:07 2020 [process_json:(1256)]A=>bootup_check = 0, periodic_check = 1
May 24 23:18:07 2020 [process_json:(1280)]B=>bootup_check = 0, periodic_check = 1, period=2271
May 24 23:18:07 2020 [process_json:(1290)]period = 2272, period_retry = 2, bootup_check = 0
May 24 23:18:07 2020 [monitor_jffs:(1732)][monitor_jffs] used=[1867776], total=[65798144], rate=[2.84%]
May 24 23:18:37 2020 [process_json:(1256)]A=>bootup_check = 0, periodic_check = 1
May 24 23:18:37 2020 [process_json:(1280)]B=>bootup_check = 0, periodic_check = 1, period=2272
May 24 23:18:37 2020 [process_json:(1290)]period = 2273, period_retry = 2, bootup_check = 0
May 24 23:18:37 2020 [monitor_jffs:(1732)][monitor_jffs] used=[1867776], total=[65798144], rate=[2.84%]
May 24 23:19:07 2020 [process_json:(1256)]A=>bootup_check = 0, periodic_check = 1
May 24 23:19:07 2020 [process_json:(1280)]B=>bootup_check = 0, periodic_check = 1, period=2273
May 24 23:19:07 2020 [process_json:(1290)]period = 2274, period_retry = 2, bootup_check = 0
May 24 23:19:07 2020 [monitor_jffs:(1732)][monitor_jffs] used=[1802240], total=[65798144], rate=[2.74%]
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
So basically it is more a Covid marketing thing than something else...

In my personal opinion, yes.

So most likely, the best thing to do is to set Work-from-Home at the priority level you would normally want VoIP and Instant Messaging (probably fairly high), and put eLearning at the bottom so web traffic gets properly prioritized by their proper respective categories. I'm assuming that the traffic gets prioritized by the first rule hit.
 

maghuro

Very Senior Member
In my personal opinion, yes.

So most likely, the best thing to do is to set Work-from-Home at the priority level you would normally want VoIP and Instant Messaging (probably fairly high), and put eLearning at the bottom so web traffic gets properly prioritized by their proper respective categories. I'm assuming that the traffic gets prioritized by the first rule hit.
That's sort of my config right now.
What do you personally recommend?
 

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