Asuswrt-Merlin 378.54_2 is now available

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bodean

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Constant disconnects on my 5Ghz. Hopefully this is solved on the next version. I upgraded from Merlin's previous FW that he had, didn't think I had to hard reset on this update. But the drops on 5Ghz are beginning to make me wonder.

Let us know if you fix this
 

trisk

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I had to switch my network over to a lower channel recently due to interference here. I just discovered that selecting 2.4GHz band channel 6 (and only channel 6) on my RT-N66U causes clients to be unable to associate. They don't see any beacons. 2.4GHz channels 5 and 7 work fine. 5GHz operation is not affected. A factory reset doesn't fix this. I'm not sure if this is a regression in this particular version, as the last time I used channel 6 was back in 376.4x.
 

armand

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Asuswrt-Merlin 378.54_1 is now available, for all supported models.
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Since .54, when I reboot my router I don't get an internet connection until I reboot my cable modem too (ziggo (ziggo not upc) netherlands, ac66)
 
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cubano_14

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Has anybody been having issues recently with the n66u where they lose ethernet connection? i heard there were ethernet port defects on the old revision models of the n66u. anyway lately the connection on my pc has been disconnecting at random when i'm using the internet. i've switched ports but no luck. my ps4 never disconnects but sometimes when i remove the pc ethernet and put it back in the router the ps4 magically loses connection and then i would have to unplug and reconnect that back in. I am using cat6a cables as well for both ps4 and pc. i also did a reboot of the router and the disconnect happened shortly afterwards as well. I'm thinking it could be the issue that people have mentioned about the ports being defective? Also using 378.54_2 too. don't think this has been happening that much so since the newer firmwares. i'm guessing that might be the cause but merlin does an awesome job either way.

Update: Okay. So with my cat6a cables i've noticed just pulling them back while they're still in the port loses connection. it needs to be all the way up against the port. I do have cat 5 cables so i will try out this. could be the cat6a cables being too sensitive since they have a little bit different wiring on the ends.
 
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Nicotin3

New Around Here
Good day,
From the time I did the update (without reset, cause I upgrading from the previous version), I cannot see my HDD in network. View attachment 4038
This is the current configuraton. Normally it should show in network places as a computer. But I cannot see anything.

Code:
un 28 10:43:58 kernel: usb 2-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
Jun 28 10:43:58 kernel: scsi6 : usb-storage 2-1:1.0
Jun 28 10:43:59 kernel: scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access     Seagate  Expansion Desk   0737 PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
Jun 28 10:43:59 kernel: sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
Jun 28 10:44:11 kernel: sd 6:0:0:0: [sda] Spinning up disk..........ready
Jun 28 10:44:11 kernel: sd 6:0:0:0: [sda] 732566645 4096-byte logical blocks: (3.00 TB/2.72 TiB)
Jun 28 10:44:11 kernel: sd 6:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
Jun 28 10:44:11 kernel: sd 6:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
Jun 28 10:44:11 kernel: sd 6:0:0:0: [sda] 732566645 4096-byte logical blocks: (3.00 TB/2.72 TiB)
Jun 28 10:44:11 kernel: sd 6:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
Jun 28 10:44:11 kernel:  sda: sda1
Jun 28 10:44:11 kernel: sd 6:0:0:0: [sda] 732566645 4096-byte logical blocks: (3.00 TB/2.72 TiB)
Jun 28 10:44:11 kernel: sd 6:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
Jun 28 10:44:11 kernel: sd 6:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
Jun 28 10:44:11 hotplug[18189]: USB /dev/sda1(ntfs) failed to mount at the first try!
Jun 28 10:44:11 usb: USB /dev/sda1(ntfs) failed to mount At the first try!
Jun 28 10:44:11 kernel: tntfs: fail_safe is enabled
Jun 28 10:44:11 kernel: tntfs info: NTFS volume name 'Stuff', version 3.1 (cluster_size 4096, PAGE_CACHE_SIZE 4096).
Jun 28 10:44:14 syslog: USB ntfs fs at /dev/sda1 mounted on /tmp/mnt/Stuff
Jun 28 10:44:14 usb: USB ntfs fs at /dev/sda1 mounted on /tmp/mnt/Stuff.
Jun 28 10:44:14 rc_service: hotplug 18189:notify_rc restart_nasapps
Jun 28 10:44:14 iTunes: daemon is stopped
Jun 28 10:44:14 FTP Server: daemon is stopped
Jun 28 10:44:15 Samba Server: smb daemon is stopped
Jun 28 10:44:15 kernel: gro disabled
Jun 28 10:44:16 Timemachine: daemon is stopped
Jun 28 10:44:16 kernel: gro enabled with interval 2
Jun 28 10:44:17 Samba Server: daemon is started

Also this is the log from the I plugged in the HDD. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.

Any suggestions? I am trying from one week to solve it but without any results.
The drive has no errors and it is recognized as usb 3 or 2.



SOLVED
It was too easy to find it. Client for Microsoft Networks was not installed....
 
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programatix

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Ok, I tried disabling preallocation. It still seems to OOM though and I'm getting more and more ext3 errors,
Code:
Jun 26 13:47:23 kernel: EXT3-fs error (device sdb5) in ext3_dirty_inode: Out of memory
Jun 26 13:47:24 kernel: EXT3-fs error (device sdb5) in ext3_reserve_inode_write: Readonly filesystem
Jun 26 13:47:24 kernel: EXT3-fs error (device sdb5) in ext3_reserve_inode_write: Readonly filesystem
Jun 26 13:47:25 kernel: EXT3-fs error (device sdb5) in ext3_delete_inode: Out of memory
Jun 26 13:47:25 kernel: EXT3-fs error (device sdb5) in ext3_mkdir: Out of memory

Please note that I had just repaired the partition using my PC.

UPDATE:
Now it's getting worse,
Code:
Jun 26 13:55:48 kernel: journal_get_undo_access: No memory for committed data
Jun 26 13:55:48 kernel: ext3_try_to_allocate_with_rsv: aborting transaction: Out of memory in __ext3_journal_get_undo_access
Jun 26 13:55:48 kernel: EXT3-fs error (device sda5) in ext3_new_blocks: Out of memory
Jun 26 13:55:48 kernel: EXT3-fs error (device sda5) in ext3_reserve_inode_write: Readonly filesystem
Jun 26 13:55:48 kernel: EXT3-fs error (device sda5) in ext3_dirty_inode: Out of memory
Jun 26 13:55:48 kernel: EXT3-fs error (device sda5) in ext3_reserve_inode_write: Readonly filesystem
Jun 26 13:55:48 kernel: EXT3-fs error (device sda5) in ext3_reserve_inode_write: Readonly filesystem
Jun 26 13:55:48 kernel: EXT3-fs error (device sda5) in ext3_delete_inode: Out of memory
Jun 26 13:55:48 kernel: EXT3-fs error (device sda5) in ext3_mkdir: Out of memory

Would converting the partition from ext3 to ext2 help?

Hi guys,

Just in case if anyone else encounters this problem in the future, it turns out that the EXT3 partition was created in an Extended Partition and the Extended Partition itself is marked as Microsoft. The HDD has been in such state since when I was using Asus RT-N65U. So, the problem seems to be related to the EXT driver in Asuswrt and normally occurs when extensive writes to the partition occur. I'm not sure what Padavan did in his firmware for RT-N65U but his driver is very stable and it support EXT4 and XFS. Perhaps it is due to the 3.0.x kernel used.

Anyway, to resolve my issue, I had to repartition the HDD by removing non-EXT related partitions in it. In my case, I just delete everything and created a primary EXT3 partition.
 

srafa007

New Around Here
I had tried to enable adblock by replacing 0 with 1 in that SSH commands but nothing is happening. Should i try to factory reset and try again ? I have an AC68U.
 

wizardman

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Hey guys,

I just got my AC68U today and immediately put 378.54_2 on it. It works great, but I was surprised to see that under Sysinfo my reported CPU Frequency is 1000 MHz, when I have done nothing to overclock it. Logging in by SSH confirms this:

Code:
nvram get clkfreq
1000,800

Is this expected behavior? My CFE is at 1.0.2.5.
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Hey guys,

I just got my AC68U today and immediately put 378.54_2 on it. It works great, but I was surprised to see that under Sysinfo my reported CPU Frequency is 1000 MHz, when I have done nothing to overclock it. Logging in by SSH confirms this:

Code:
nvram get clkfreq
1000,800

Is this expected behavior? My CFE is at 1.0.2.5.

If it's an RT-AC68P, these are using a 1 GHz bcm4709, versus the 800 MHz bcm4708a used by the W/R models.
 

CiscoX

Senior Member
Hey guys,

I just got my AC68U today and immediately put 378.54_2 on it. It works great, but I was surprised to see that under Sysinfo my reported CPU Frequency is 1000 MHz, when I have done nothing to overclock it. Logging in by SSH confirms this:

Code:
nvram get clkfreq
1000,800

Is this expected behavior? My CFE is at 1.0.2.5.

The CFE v. 1.0.2.5 belongs to RT-AC68P/V2
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Ahh, so an RT-AC68UV2 == RT-AC68P?

Yes. Internally (at the code/development level) it was identified as V2 (that was before Asus decided how to market the product), but the device ended up being marketed as the RT-AC68P, and was (so far) a Best Buy exclusive.
 

wizardman

Occasional Visitor
Yes. Internally (at the code/development level) it was identified as V2 (that was before Asus decided how to market the product), but the device ended up being marketed as the RT-AC68P, and was (so far) a Best Buy exclusive.

Interesting. Because I purchased the 68U, got a 68UV2, and ordered it from Amazon. So it may not be a Best Buy exclusive anymore.

Also, not to dwell on it too much, but is 78 C a good idle temperature for this router/processor running at stock 1000/800?
 

eddiez

Senior Member
Since .54, when I reboot my router I don't get an internet connection until I reboot my cable modem too (ziggo (ziggo not upc) netherlands, ac66)
I'm a Ziggo former UPC....
Did you set the Asus connection setting for WAN - dhcp query setting to aggressive?
 

wizardman

Occasional Visitor
Perfect temp

Thanks for the reassurance. However, 78 C was the temp while it was out in the open when I first got it. Now that I have it placed on a confined shelf in my credenza, I see the temperature getting up to 85 C. Is this okay for long-term, 24/7 use, or am I better off finding a better spot for it?

Thanks
 

Hawk

Very Senior Member
Thanks for the reassurance. However, 78 C was the temp while it was out in the open when I first got it. Now that I have it placed on a confined shelf in my credenza, I see the temperature getting up to 85 C. Is this okay for long-term, 24/7 use, or am I better off finding a better spot for it?

Thanks
yes, these devices can work comfortable up to 90 C, beyond that I would get worried. Look at mine it is 80 in open, room temp 24 C
 

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Hawk

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Alright, that's good to know there are no concerns up to 90 C. Are you running a 68P too?
Nope, I am on 68U but I have overclocked mine to 1400 and it has been stable. Tip: Most of the time your router CPu is not doing much unless your run VPN or download using torrent etc
 
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