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ASUS RT-AC86U firmware release 3.0.0.4.384.45149 12/05/2018

Discussion in 'ASUSWRT - Official' started by Raptor, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Raptor

    Raptor Occasional Visitor

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    Version 3.0.0.4.384.45149
    2018/12/05 60.66 MBytes
    ASUS RT-AC86U Firmware version 3.0.0.4.384.45149
    AiMesh
    - Improved AiMesh stability
    - Lyra, Lyra Mini, and Lyra Trio can be added as AiMesh node into RT-AC86U network.
    Please refer to https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1038071 for more detail.

    Security
    - Fixed CVE-2018-14710, CVE-2018-14711, CVE-2018-14712, CVE-2018-14713, CVE-2018-14714. Thanks for Rick Ramgattie's contribution.
    - Fixed AiCloud/ Samba account vulnerability. Thanks for Matthew Cundari's contribution.
    - Fixed DoS vulnerability. Thanks for Ruikai Liu's contribution.
    - Fixed CVE-2018-17020, CVE-2018-17021, CVE-2018-17022.
    - Fixed stored XSS vulnerability. Thanks for Duda Przemyslaw's contribution.
    - Updated OpenSSL library.

    New Alexa skill and IFTTT actions
    - Add Alexa skill “ ask ASUS ROUTER to report security status”
    - Add Alexa skill “ ask ASUS ROUTER how many devices are online”
    - Add IFTTT actions : Wake on LAN
    - Add IFTTT actions : check new firmware available and upgrade
    [Note] You have to upgrade the firmware version up to 3.0.0.4.384_45149 if you want to use these new Alexa skills and IFTTT actions.

    Bug fixes and improvement
    - Improved wireless stability.
    - Modified “Dual Wan” user interface.
    - Modified “Port Forwarding” user interface.
    - Modified “Restore” user interface.
    - Fixed GUI bugs on user feedback page.
    - Fixed “Adaptive QoS” bugs.

    Please unzip the firmware file first then check the MD5 code.
    MD5: 1ca78fe37882cac19fbf9c5a50cb2c0f

    Download Link: https://www.asus.com/us/Networking/RT-AC86U/HelpDesk_Download/
    Go though OS list until you find the new firmware. Asus usually adds it to the 32-Bit versions first.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018
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  2. VANT

    VANT Very Senior Member

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    Nice :)
     
  3. VIper_Rus

    VIper_Rus New Around Here

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    Where link? :)
     
  4. Raptor

    Raptor Occasional Visitor

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    Added link to my original post.
     
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  5. jld368

    jld368 New Around Here

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    At only 8Mb, it looks like the one for the AC5300 is screwed up.
     
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  6. mlippold

    mlippold Regular Contributor

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    Agreed, the only one I could find for the RT-AC5300 is 8MB on their website as well which is about 50 MB less than it should be.
     
  7. citrixscu

    citrixscu Occasional Visitor

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    Wow. What a nice surprise. Looking forward to upgrading to this.
     
  8. Robert MUFF Vandiver

    Robert MUFF Vandiver Occasional Visitor

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    OK so now we have a new release. Should I upgrade and leave my 2 68U nodes with the 99 firmware. I am running the 40 firmware in the 86U because the previous 2 versions were bad. Hope this new one is stable!!! The UI was bad and the DHCP reservation would disappear.
     
  9. Grisu

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    have a look in my thread, 68U versions released too: https://www.snbforums.com/threads/r...c68u-r-w-p-rt-ac1900-u-and-rt-ac66u_b1.50249/


    WHERE is DownloadMaster, others also missing it or only me on 86U and 68U?
    Not usable anymore, with new stick you can install, but then it says DM is deactivated.
    I am running the router in AP-mode if this will make any differences.

    Update: DM needs very long time to be shown again, just wait (maybe over night).
     
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  10. whitey019

    whitey019 Regular Contributor

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    I can no longer get AiMesh to work/connect after installing this firmware. 86U router with 68U node. I've tried with the new firmware on 68U and the previous version. The new version at least finds the node, but never successfully adds it as a AiMesh node. It doesn't really matter because I don't really use AiMesh because I get better performance from a single router, but I do like to update firmware and check for improvements.
     
  11. Grisu

    Grisu Very Senior Member

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    did you update both routers firmware? Try to first mesh them and afterwards update main an then node firmware.
     
  12. whitey019

    whitey019 Regular Contributor

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    I first updated the 86U and tried AiMesh and it wouldn't even locate the node. Then I updated the 68U and then it would locate it, but then fails adding the node everytime. I reset both routers several times and re-flashed the 68U to no avail.
     
  13. CriticJay

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    Update Dec 8 2018:
    Hyperbole removed; it seems the issues I was having in my original post (below) are because I had certain Trend Micro features enabled (Adaptive QoS). After disabling those features and doing a full factory reset/initialization (and then continuing to leave those features disabled), I no longer have any strange "dcd" kernel crashes or any loss of IPv6 connectivity.


    Original Post:
    I don't think this firmware is very good and I think it should be avoided by everyone.

    It's constantly soft-crashing my RT-AC86U (crashing without restarting my router) and every time it does that, all my devices lose their IPv6 connections.

    Clearly, this firmware was not tested thoroughly by Asus. There are many people who are actually quite dependent on IPv6.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2018 at 10:56 AM
  14. apotts

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    Critic,

    Your sentiment might be diluted by your over-reaction. I am not using IPv6, and this firmware so far seems to be better (86U router, 2x 68U nodes). Your "avoid" advice directed at users like me is therefore inaccurate.

    The client list on this new firmware is still a bit of a mess.

    Improvements: it now resolves names, and chooses appropriate icons.
    Backwards steps: the number of clients jumps all over the place, every few seconds. One moment 8 clients, the next moment 24. Impossible to read and use.
    Same old: Wired clients on DHCP appear as "static".
     
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  15. VANT

    VANT Very Senior Member

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    Web & Apps Filter have lmit to 16 devices ! This is to small even for small networks. Asus please expand this to min. 32
     
  16. ablatt

    ablatt Regular Contributor

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    Critic, how do you know the router is 'soft-crashing'? Do you see something in the log?
     
  17. CriticJay

    CriticJay Occasional Visitor

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    Yes. Please see this:

    Dec 7 07:49:15 kernel: pgd = ffffffc00ae8b000
    Dec 7 07:49:15 kernel: [00000000] *pgd=000000001253c003, *pud=000000001253c003, *pmd=000000000af31003, *pte=0000000000000000
    Dec 7 07:49:15 kernel: CPU: 1 PID: 23051 Comm: dcd Tainted: P O 4.1.27 #2
    Dec 7 07:49:15 kernel: Hardware name: Broadcom-v8A (DT)
    Dec 7 07:49:15 kernel: task: ffffffc0170f54c0 ti: ffffffc00ae58000 task.ti: ffffffc00ae58000
    Dec 7 07:49:15 kernel: PC is at 0xf7169f44
    Dec 7 07:49:15 kernel: LR is at 0x1dc74
    Dec 7 07:49:15 kernel: pc : [<00000000f7169f44>] lr : [<000000000001dc74>] pstate: 80070010
    Dec 7 07:49:15 kernel: sp : 00000000fff85f28
    Dec 7 07:49:15 kernel: x12: 000000000009ff10
    Dec 7 07:49:15 kernel: x11: 00000000f63ff024 x10: 00000000000a0766
    Dec 7 07:49:15 kernel: x9 : 0000000000000028 x8 : 00000000000a076c
    Dec 7 07:49:15 kernel: x7 : 0000000000000028 x6 : 00000000f63ffd54
    Dec 7 07:49:15 kernel: x5 : 0000000000000000 x4 : 00000000f63ffcf0
    Dec 7 07:49:15 kernel: x3 : 00000000f63ffd7c x2 : 00000000ffffffff
    Dec 7 07:49:15 kernel: x1 : 000000000007c674 x0 : 0000000000000000
     
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  18. CriticJay

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    Wow, I just looked at my log in it's entirety! It's currently 0812 EST. For the past 8 hours (while I was sleeping) that same "soft crash" has been happening every 15-30 minutes. That same error is repeated numerous times in my log. I last rebooted my router about 9 hours ago.
     
  19. whitey019

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    I see the same activity. It started at about 1800 12/6 and lasted until around 0300 12/7.
     
  20. Gitsum

    Gitsum Regular Contributor

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    I see the same thing on AC86U with Merlin's latest firmware. Router is working fine though. No loss of internet.