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ASUS ac66u new merlin

Discussion in 'Routers' started by wlords34, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. wlords34

    wlords34 New Around Here

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    I've recently had a netgear r7000p completely brick and i'm not happy about it, but in the intern i am going back to my faithful ac66u with merlin 380.70 which i really used to like, shame i switched. I been searching to get the latest firmware and google searches are finding 384.9 for merlin, but alot of what i see is for ac68u not 66u. Will i have a problem? is the 66u too outdated for further merlin's? Last i checked the latest mnfr firmware wasn't as up to date as merlin.


    thoughts?
     
  2. ColinTaylor

    ColinTaylor Part of the Furniture

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    Merlin dropped support for that model at 380.70.

    Either use stock Asus firmware or John's fork, both of which are actively supported.
     
  3. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    The 380.70 is the latest RMerlin build for the RT-AC66U. It was a good run!

    I recently flashed the latest official Asus firmware on an old RT-AC66U as it had more security issues addressed than 380.70. The customers noted that their internet seemed more responsive. Testing with speedtest.net showed about 10% faster speeds for their slow DSL connection.
     
  4. wlords34

    wlords34 New Around Here

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    Thank you for the reply. I think i'll investigate the fork to see what that's like. I'll reply when i found something i like.