Beta Asuswrt-Merlin 386.1 Beta (stage 2) is now available

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86Upino

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Hello everyone

on the ac86u with the 386 beta4b I notice that the openvpn in this case of Surfshark the download and upload speeds are low and do not pass in the case dow 87 and up 90, more or less. while with 384.1 the speeds go 190 dow and 120 up, I liked to know if it is normal and will correct it.

386.1 beta picture 390 dow its without VPN
picture 86 dow with VPN

384.1 +icture 182 dow with VPN
picture 518 dow without VPN

NOTE : my service its 500/100 by MEO
 

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aex.perez

Occasional Visitor
AX88U HW 1.1, AT&T Fiber - Bandwidth results

The ~910/~600Mbps I had reported on Beta 3 and Beta4b were comprimised. As soon as I disabled Skynet, the results shot back up to match the ~930Mbps on the PC. As soon as I turned on AIprotection/Two-Way IPS and Infected Device Protection and Blocking the results were back down into the ~400/~500Mbps range. Disabling but still opting in to TrendMicro Privacy, back up to ~930Mbps up and down. Enabling Skynet inbound only drops me to ~920Mbps in both directions. Left Skynet set to inbound only. Several runs againt same target server to get an average, in case anybody is curious.

Will continue to monitor with spdMerlin to see if the anomaly of the random drop that required me to withdraw from privacy comes up again.

I suspect, based on metrics I'm seeing on Skynet and having both inbound and outbound monitored, that something with it and AIProtect happened causing the trigger that created the bandwidth drop as if the features were turned on since while the features were off I had still not withdrawn from Privacy. Could be completely off base but basing this assumption on a outbound http ban of "BanAiProtect:" in its metrics...
 

ajp2k14

Regular Contributor
Hello everyone

on the ac86u with the 386 beta4b I notice that the openvpn in this case of Surfshark the download and upload speeds are low and do not pass in the case dow 87 and up 90, more or less. while with 384.1 the speeds go 190 dow and 120 up, I liked to know if it is normal and will correct it.

386.1 beta picture 390 dow its without VPN
picture 86 dow with VPN

384.1 +icture 182 dow with VPN
picture 518 dow without VPN

NOTE : my service its 500/100 by MEO
I noticed the same thing with my AC86U, almost half the normal speed compared to 384.19. I just thought there was something wrong with mine at the time...
 

John Fitzgerald

Regular Contributor
I'm using a password based SSH access. When enabling SSH on a linux system it will generate a SSH key pair but looking at the logs I'm getting this

Code:
Jan 13 17:47:04 dropbear[3465]: Failed loading /etc/dropbear/dropbear_rsa_host_key
Jan 13 17:47:04 dropbear[3465]: Failed loading /etc/dropbear/dropbear_dss_host_key
Jan 13 17:47:04 dropbear[3465]: Failed loading /etc/dropbear/dropbear_ecdsa_host_key
Jan 13 17:47:04 dropbear[3465]: Failed loading /etc/dropbear/dropbear_ed25519_host_key
Jan 13 17:47:04 dropbear[3465]: Early exit: No hostkeys available. 'dropbear -R' may be useful or run dropbearkey.
Jan 13 17:47:04 hour_monitor: daemon is starting
Looking at more logs I think its because the JFFS Partition is read-only, or not mounted but hard to tell without SSH access

I did a nuclear reset the other day and formatted on next boot the JFFS Partition and its the first time enabling SSH again and assume its all linked

Not sure what you mean about CERT, I assume you mean the management SSL CERT or DDNS
Does this help: https://superuser.com/questions/130...ssh-login-on-router-with-asus-merlin-firmware



 

beerglass007

Regular Contributor
Does this help: https://superuser.com/questions/130...ssh-login-on-router-with-asus-merlin-firmware




No sorry that doesn't help in the current state. Those URL's help with either a SSH key access or Password access

The problem my AX86u is having is it cannot generate a SSH key itself. When you enable SSH in the GUI its basically generating a key pair and you can see from the logs it cannot do that. So pasting a client public key into the GUI or just enabling SSH password access isn't going to help

The AX68u cannot generate a key pair and so doesn't even attempt to start the SSHd and its not listening on port 22

Looking at the logs it looks like a jffs read-only problem and very possible since I reset the router yesterday. It looks like toast now 8(

Some people say click the format jffs box and reboot, once will take longer because its formatting and then reboot again because sometimes it doesn't mount. I can't see if anything is mounted or not because I don't have SSH access

Its like going around in circles trying to get CLI access to the device to see what's happening
 

John Fitzgerald

Regular Contributor
No sorry that doesn't help in the current state. Those URL's help with either a SSH key access or Password access

The problem my AX86u is having is it cannot generate a SSH key itself. When you enable SSH in the GUI its basically generating a key pair and you can see from the logs it cannot do that. So pasting a client public key into the GUI or just enabling SSH password access isn't going to help

The AX68u cannot generate a key pair and so doesn't even attempt to start the SSHd and its not listening on port 22

Looking at the logs it looks like a jffs read-only problem and very possible since I reset the router yesterday. It looks like toast now 8(

Some people say click the format jffs box and reboot, once will take longer because its formatting and then reboot again because sometimes it doesn't mount. I can't see if anything is mounted or not because I don't have SSH access

Its like going around in circles trying to get CLI access to the device to see what's happening
And another link and inside see the sub link:
 

beerglass007

Regular Contributor
And another link and inside see the sub link:

Yeah sorry this is all for client side and generating keys to load onto the GUI

My problem is the key on the AX86u, when enabling SSH it doesn't generate them
 

beerglass007

Regular Contributor
Yeah sorry this is all for client side and generating keys to load onto the GUI

My problem is the key on the AX86u, when enabling SSH it doesn't generate them
I can confirm SSH isn't listening because its failed to load using NMAP on a client

Code:
[email protected]:/home/pi# nmap  -sV 192.168.0.1
Starting Nmap 7.70 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2021-01-13 18:55 GMT
Nmap scan report for Router_001.home.com (192.168.0.1)
Host is up (0.010s latency).
Not shown: 996 closed ports
PORT      STATE SERVICE  VERSION
53/tcp    open  domain   (generic dns response: NOTIMP)
80/tcp    open  http     ASUS WRT http admin
8443/tcp  open  ssl/http ASUS WRT http admin
49152/tcp open  upnp     Cisco-Linksys E4200 WAP upnpd (UPnP 1.0)

So when enabling SSH on the GUI this is happening in the background, the key pairs on the router cannot be made and SSH fails to start

Code:
Jan 13 19:00:04 syslogd exiting
Jan 13 19:00:04 syslogd started: BusyBox v1.25.1
Jan 13 19:00:04 kernel: klogd started: BusyBox v1.25.1 (2021-01-08 17:43:19 EST)
Jan 13 19:00:10 dropbear[6479]: Failed loading /etc/dropbear/dropbear_rsa_host_key
Jan 13 19:00:10 dropbear[6479]: Failed loading /etc/dropbear/dropbear_dss_host_key
Jan 13 19:00:10 dropbear[6479]: Failed loading /etc/dropbear/dropbear_ecdsa_host_key
Jan 13 19:00:10 dropbear[6479]: Failed loading /etc/dropbear/dropbear_ed25519_host_key
Jan 13 19:00:10 dropbear[6479]: Early exit: No hostkeys available. 'dropbear -R' may be useful or run dropbearkey.
Jan 13 19:00:10 dnsmasq[1231]: exiting on receipt of SIGTERM
 

jerry6

Very Senior Member
so far beta 4 is working well on my rt5300 , no problems in 4 days use . thanks Merlin for al the work you put in
 

John Fitzgerald

Regular Contributor
I can confirm SSH isn't listening because its failed to load using NMAP on a client

Code:
[email protected]:/home/pi# nmap  -sV 192.168.0.1
Starting Nmap 7.70 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2021-01-13 18:55 GMT
Nmap scan report for Router_001.home.com (192.168.0.1)
Host is up (0.010s latency).
Not shown: 996 closed ports
PORT      STATE SERVICE  VERSION
53/tcp    open  domain   (generic dns response: NOTIMP)
80/tcp    open  http     ASUS WRT http admin
8443/tcp  open  ssl/http ASUS WRT http admin
49152/tcp open  upnp     Cisco-Linksys E4200 WAP upnpd (UPnP 1.0)

So when enabling SSH on the GUI this is happening in the background, the key pairs on the router cannot be made and SSH fails to start

Code:
Jan 13 19:00:04 syslogd exiting
Jan 13 19:00:04 syslogd started: BusyBox v1.25.1
Jan 13 19:00:04 kernel: klogd started: BusyBox v1.25.1 (2021-01-08 17:43:19 EST)
Jan 13 19:00:10 dropbear[6479]: Failed loading /etc/dropbear/dropbear_rsa_host_key
Jan 13 19:00:10 dropbear[6479]: Failed loading /etc/dropbear/dropbear_dss_host_key
Jan 13 19:00:10 dropbear[6479]: Failed loading /etc/dropbear/dropbear_ecdsa_host_key
Jan 13 19:00:10 dropbear[6479]: Failed loading /etc/dropbear/dropbear_ed25519_host_key
Jan 13 19:00:10 dropbear[6479]: Early exit: No hostkeys available. 'dropbear -R' may be useful or run dropbearkey.
Jan 13 19:00:10 dnsmasq[1231]: exiting on receipt of SIGTERM
So to clarify, you are not inserting a premade key but are trying to create the key from scratch.
Looking at this:
 

beerglass007

Regular Contributor
I can confirm SSH isn't listening because its failed to load using NMAP on a client

Code:
[email protected]:/home/pi# nmap  -sV 192.168.0.1
Starting Nmap 7.70 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2021-01-13 18:55 GMT
Nmap scan report for Router_001.home.com (192.168.0.1)
Host is up (0.010s latency).
Not shown: 996 closed ports
PORT      STATE SERVICE  VERSION
53/tcp    open  domain   (generic dns response: NOTIMP)
80/tcp    open  http     ASUS WRT http admin
8443/tcp  open  ssl/http ASUS WRT http admin
49152/tcp open  upnp     Cisco-Linksys E4200 WAP upnpd (UPnP 1.0)

So when enabling SSH on the GUI this is happening in the background, the key pairs on the router cannot be made and SSH fails to start

Code:
Jan 13 19:00:04 syslogd exiting
Jan 13 19:00:04 syslogd started: BusyBox v1.25.1
Jan 13 19:00:04 kernel: klogd started: BusyBox v1.25.1 (2021-01-08 17:43:19 EST)
Jan 13 19:00:10 dropbear[6479]: Failed loading /etc/dropbear/dropbear_rsa_host_key
Jan 13 19:00:10 dropbear[6479]: Failed loading /etc/dropbear/dropbear_dss_host_key
Jan 13 19:00:10 dropbear[6479]: Failed loading /etc/dropbear/dropbear_ecdsa_host_key
Jan 13 19:00:10 dropbear[6479]: Failed loading /etc/dropbear/dropbear_ed25519_host_key
Jan 13 19:00:10 dropbear[6479]: Early exit: No hostkeys available. 'dropbear -R' may be useful or run dropbearkey.
Jan 13 19:00:10 dnsmasq[1231]: exiting on receipt of SIGTERM


Managed to install OEM firmware and get TELNET [ Yuk ] enabled. I can now cli to the device and see the JFFS isn't mounted or something else

The host keys appear to be in /etc/dropbear and linked to /jffs/.ssh/ which it can't access

So now stuck as what is the problem

Any idea's please ?
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Some people say click the format jffs box and reboot, once will take longer because its formatting and then reboot again because sometimes it doesn't mount. I can't see if anything is mounted or not because I don't have SSH access
The JFFS partition state is shown on the Tools -> Sysinfo page.
 

det721

Part of the Furniture
What router ? On my AC3100 formatting JFFS don't work. The router always boots back up unmounted. A simple reboot with out formatting seems to bring it back to mounted and working.
 

beerglass007

Regular Contributor
I think I'm gonna throw it out the window in a minute...

No clue as to way this isn't mounted but without it you can't SSH 8(


UPDATE....Its going out the window or bin

I have done a complete rebuild again and taken all the logs off the device during boot up and can't see anything. I can't paste on here because there to big but really stuck now at run out of ideas

I know its the JFSS which is unmounted causing the SSH problem but why would that happen, I came from OEM > Beta 3 > Beta 4 and never installed any custom script or even enabled JFSS for scripts
 
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det721

Part of the Furniture
I think I'm gonna throw it out the window in a minute...

No clue as to way this isn't mounted but without it you can't SSH 8(


UPDATE....Its going out the window or bin

I have done a complete rebuild again and taken all the logs off the device during boot up and can't see anything. I can't paste on here because there to big but really stuck now at run out of ideas

I know its the JFSS which is unmounted causing the SSH problem but why would that happen, I came from OEM > Beta 3 > Beta 4 and never installed any custom script or even enabled JFSS for scripts
Try Asus stock firmware never seen any issues with JFFS like there is with Merlin's. He must handle it differently for what ever reason.
 

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