AsusWRT and AsusWRT-Merlin and Open NAT Filtration (aka Full-Cone-NAT) only on Asus RT-AC86U?

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RamGuy

Senior Member
What's the current status of AsusWRT and Merlin firmware in terms of supporting Full Cone NAT / Open NAT Filtration? I noticed in the feature overview that you mention; "Full cone NAT support (RT-AC86U only)" which sounds great. But what is the reason for this only being available on this specific model and not any of the others? And is this something you had to add yourself or is it supported by default by this model? Is this feature a simple toggle in the webui in order to choose between secure/strict nat filtration and open nat filtration?
 

Vexira

Part of the Furniture
What's the current status of AsusWRT and Merlin firmware in terms of supporting Full Cone NAT / Open NAT Filtration? I noticed in the feature overview that you mention; "Full cone NAT support (RT-AC86U only)" which sounds great. But what is the reason for this only being available on this specific model and not any of the others? And is this something you had to add yourself or is it supported by default by this model? Is this feature a simple toggle in the webui in order to choose between secure/strict nat filtration and open nat filtration?
Kernel version, the 86u is newer in kernel version than all the other supported units
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Broadcom only implemented it in the newer kernel versions. All I did was implement code to enable it on platforms that use the newer kernel.
 

RamGuy

Senior Member
Great, then I will drop my plans of getting the Netgear XR500 and just get the Asus RT-AC86U instead.
 

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