Beta ASUSWRT 386 RC2 public beta with full functions AiMesh 2.0

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jsbeddow

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Pretty cool developments, can't wait to finally try these long awaited 386 versions once they are finalized as a general release in the form of an @RMerlin firmware (once some more time goes by waiting for the GPL of course).:):cool:
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Pretty cool developments, can't wait to finally try these long awaited 386 versions once they are finalized as a general release in the form of an @RMerlin firmware (once some more time goes by waiting for the GPL of course).:):cool:

Keep in mind that it will take a fair amount of time, as I have to merge roughly 1 year of code changes on top of my own code. Last time with the 380 -> 382 jump I ended up restarting the project from scratch. I'll need to evaluate things once I get my hands on the GPL (Asus and I are already discussing it, so no need to poke at them about it).

For now, I strongly recommend people test these Asus betas, and help track down any issue so they have them resolved. Make sure you make a backup of your config BEFORE flashing these, so if you decide to go back, you will be able to recover your configuration.
 

Sanna1967

Senior Member
Flashed and so far this fw is running very well . The new Aimesh Section is nice
 

jsbeddow

Senior Member
Keep in mind that it will take a fair amount of time, as I have to merge roughly 1 year of code changes on top of my own code. Last time with the 380 -> 382 jump I ended up restarting the project from scratch. I'll need to evaluate things once I get my hands on the GPL (Asus and I are already discussing it, so no need to poke at them about it).

For now, I strongly recommend people test these Asus betas, and help track down any issue so they have them resolved. Make sure you make a backup of your config BEFORE flashing these, so if you decide to go back, you will be able to recover your configuration.
Yes, I wasn't expecting a release from you in the short term (or near future?), but I do have my fingers crossed for sometime before this miserable year is over :eek::rolleyes::).
Stay safe everyone.
Edit: While I am strongly tempted to try out the new features in this public Beta, I am not sure I can do without the extras provided by @RMerlin for now, so I will likely have to sit on the sidelines.
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Edit: While I am strongly tempted to try out the new features in this public Beta, I am not sure I can do without the extras provided by @RMerlin for now, so I will likely have to sit on the sidelines.

You could temporarily turn your AiMesh node into an AP or even a router (in double NAT) just to give it a spin.
 

jsbeddow

Senior Member
You could temporarily turn your AiMesh node into an AP or even a router (in double NAT) just to give it a spin.
Hmm...intriguing idea, but isn't it explicitly stated in the original post that both AiMesh units (the router and node) have to be running the new 386 code to benefit from most (or nearly all) of the new enhancements (I'm thinking of 802.11k/v in particular)?

Edit: Nevermind: I just re-read the original post now, it would appear that the primary loss from not running on both units would be some missing AiMesh 2.0 features. More to think about....
 
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Smokindog

Senior Member
Perhaps I missed it in the discussion but is there a published list of models that will eventually be supported or is the Beta list in the OP that list? Specifically I don't see the RT-AC3100 listed.

TIA
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Hmm...intriguing idea, but isn't it explicitly stated in the original post that both AiMesh units (the router and node) have to be running the new 386 code to benefit from most (or nearly all) of the new enhancements (I'm thinking of 802.11k/v in particular)?

The idea is to temporarily use it as an AP or a router instead of an Aimesh node, just to do some basic testing with the new firmware, without affecting your primary router. APs don't need to use any specific firmware version to connect to the main router.

The new roaming capabilities will indeed need all nodes to support 802.11k/v.
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
no AC88U ?

I think I saw a beta build on their Onedrive folder, have a look.

Also keep in mind these are betas. They might not necessarily have the time to provide builds for every single models, so they probably focus on a few that cover the different platforms.
 

lilstone87

Senior Member
I'm curious to try the build for the AX88U. As I wonder if Asus fixed upstream wifi traffic being processed by Adaptive QoS. As Adaptive QoS is pretty useless right now, when wifi devices can max out upstream bandwidth. Because this traffic oddly bypasses Adaptive QoS.
 

Matthew Patrick

Senior Member
Is it possible for SmartConnect to adopt 802.11 k/v?? That would be awesome to have on SmartConnect..

Also what models support the k/v standards??
 

Matthew Patrick

Senior Member
All models with 386 rc2 firmware support the k/v standards. 802.11 v is for SmartConnect. 802.11k helps devices search quickly for nodes.
Oh nice!!

So that means this V/K support will benefit us without AIMesh yeah? So that means this will benefit SmartConnect feature on its own with it steering clients to 5ghz and back to 2.4? Thank you

Also I've noticed on the last few version. That we can change manual channel for SmartConnect. Is it gonna be staying or ? Since it's a very good feature
 

brummygit

Very Senior Member
I'd be interested in testing on my RT-AX88U however I use RT-AX56U AiMesh nodes. I'm reading that it needs the nodes also running 386 beta and that the RT-AX56U beta isn't yet available (I'm hoping it will receive 386 at some point)?

Is there any further information available on changes included in 386 - I'm interested if traffic queueing or Adaptive QoS has been improved / changed?
 

VANT

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HellDiver

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I'd be interested in testing on my RT-AX88U however I use RT-AX56U AiMesh nodes. I'm reading that it needs the nodes also running 386 beta and that the RT-AX56U beta isn't yet available (I'm hoping it will receive 386 at some point)?

Amen to that - the 56U is a brilliant device for the price.
 

Smokey613

Very Senior Member
Yes, I wasn't expecting a release from you in the short term (or near future?), but I do have my fingers crossed for sometime before this miserable year is over :eek::rolleyes::).
Stay safe everyone.
Edit: While I am strongly tempted to try out the new features in this public Beta, I am not sure I can do without the extras provided by @RMerlin for now, so I will likely have to sit on the sidelines.

Me too. I will wait on @RMerlin as my current setup is working very good.
 
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