Release Asuswrt-Merlin 386.1 is now available

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skeal

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Anyone know what this is referring too? Or is it more log spam?
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Feb 13 10:00:01 RT-AC68U-B790 kernel: URGP=0 MARK=0x85840041
 

dave14305

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Anyone know what this is referring too? Or is it more log spam?
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Feb 13 10:00:01 RT-AC68U-B790 kernel: URGP=0 MARK=0x85840041
Looks like the ass-end of a truncated firewall log entry.
 

pirx73

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Smooth upgrade from 386.1 to 386.1_2
If i am allowed to use memes: Asuswrt-Merlin is 20% cooler than any other Asus router firmwares :cool:
 

SammyG

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And it's not even just GN2 . It happens on GN3 too!! And when it does that thing. It'll just freeze the clients on main 2.4ghz radio. It won't be able to reach the internet or local network. Usually it calms down after 10 mins or more. Sometimes it doesn't. And to fix it well u need to reboot . Or in ssh just do "radio off 0" then do "radio on 0" . It'll restart the 2.4ghz and it'll work again.

Although I haven't tried running 2.4ghz without guest networks enabled. Since i need my IoT devices to be connected to the internet.. so I don't know if it's just a guest network problem or the whole 2.4ghz . It's been stable here just fine on 384.19 ... Just for info, what's your bootloader ver? Mine is 1.0.1.0 . New late 2020 unit i guess.. what's yours?

The issue I'm seeing doesn't go away till a reboot.

How do I check the bootloader?
 

L&LD

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I did a ”full/proper reset” after upgrading to 386.1 (8 days ago). Everything was working fine, except I couldn’t upgrade to 386.1_2.

As no issues you've described have happened to others (including myself and my customers' routers moving to 386.1_2), then I am assuming everything 'wasn't' fine.

Up to you how to proceed.
 

gattaca

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I powered off my RT-AC88U, removed the USB flash drive, powered the router back on and am still getting an error flashing. The error is that the firmware is not compatible.
The error appears after about 15 seconds of "Please wait, Applying Settings...".
I saw a bug report / readme somewhere that if the router has any "bad flash" blocks, this version is going to expose it and may not flash or may take multiple attempts. I recall seeing this mentioned / fixed somewhere in RMerlin's alpha (maybe) but I cannot locate the post right now. I am sorry. :(

To know, watch the router boot normally b/c that's when the bad blocks are flagged by the format. Maybe too many bad-blocks?

I know one of my units has bad flash blocks from my 384.19 upgrade nightmare. I have not attempted an upgrade to 386.***anything*** yet. A small number of "bad flash blocks" are OK as long as they can be mapped around and do not occur in the "wrong spots" which may need to be continuous. Again, IDK if that would cause your router not to flash. Just seems a possible candidate to consider. Stay safe, stay alive!
 
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Morac

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I know one of my units has bad flash blocks from my 384.19 upgrade nightmare. I have not attempted an upgrade to 386.***anything*** yet. A small number of "bad flash blocks" are OK as long as they can be mapped around and do not occur in the "wrong spots" which may need to be continuous. Again, IDK if that would cause your router not to flash. Just seems a possible candidate to consider. Stay safe, stay alive!

would “bad blocks” explain why flashing 386.1 to 386.1_2 doesn’t work, but 386.1 to 384.19 to 386.1_2 does?
 

bh56

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noooo :( That will cost so much time to re-config Mesh nodes, LAN, VPN... :(
Oh well....
I'm having the exact same issue as tomasevicius; Have just upgraded from 386.1.0 to 386.1_2 on my AX58U and can no longer login!!!
Tried the admin/admin account. Router still works and can connect, but not able to login anymore.

Did you figure a way around this without having to do a factory reset? Appreciate any insight.
 

Matthew Patrick

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My bootloader is 1.0.0.9

I haven't used the SSH commands. Ill give that a shot next time. usually just easier to open up the app and hit reboot from my phone.
Oh so yours pretty new too.. just trying to figure out if it's something to do with hw differences etc haha.. thanks for the info!

Anyways yeah, rebooting causes everything to reboot. Everything gets disconnected. With those commands I gave you, it'll only turn off and turn on the 2.4ghz only. That way you'll still be able to use the internet on 5ghz and ethernet..
 

SammyG

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Oh so yours pretty new too.. just trying to figure out if it's something to do with hw differences etc haha.. thanks for the info!

Anyways yeah, rebooting causes everything to reboot. Everything gets disconnected. With those commands I gave you, it'll only turn off and turn on the 2.4ghz only. That way you'll still be able to use the internet on 5ghz and ethernet..
Thanks

I configured an iOS shortcut with those commands. Makes it so much easier.

Still infuriating that I have to do this for a $200+ router. My ISP modem/router is more stable than this.
 

Matthew Patrick

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Thanks

I configured an iOS shortcut with those commands. Makes it so much easier.

Still infuriating that I have to do this for a $200+ router. My ISP modem/router is more stable than this.
I think it's a bug or something. Since it's fine on 384.19 and older. For now I'm just staying on 384.19 since i kinda need the network to be stable without the 2.4ghz freaking out every few hours.. but ye. Atleast it works fine on 384.19 ..
 

Wanabo

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Smooth upgrade from 386.1 to 386.1_2 on both routers.
From RT-AC88U web UI, I first upgraded the node (RT-AC86U_RT-AC2900) and than the RT-AC88U itself. Left both usb-drives plugged in.

My RT-AC88U doesn't seem to have the 160 MHz for wifi available.

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Tried different servers, but the speed seems to be 15-20 % to low compared to a web speedtest. But it is a nice feature.
 
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marko

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Why?? I don't see why adding this "bloated" (pun intended) stuff to Merlin's firmware would be needed.
It would be definitely handy for some people. Equivalent is if you said that speedtest is not needed in the merlin firmware but it still is present there?
 

HorseCalledHorse

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I'm having the exact same issue as tomasevicius; Have just upgraded from 386.1.0 to 386.1_2 on my AX58U and can no longer login!!!
Tried the admin/admin account. Router still works and can connect, but not able to login anymore.

Did you figure a way around this without having to do a factory reset? Appreciate any insight.
Sounds like the same "issue" people had when initially installing 386.1: there's database/maintenance stuff going on and you just have to wait and be patient. Some reports suggested it could take anything up to a couple of hours before you're able to access the web GUI. I know my RT-AC86U took over 90 minutes.

I haven't updated to 386.1_2 yet and didn't expect this would be an issue going from 386.1 but it sounds like it might be.
 

bh56

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Sounds like the same "issue" people had when initially installing 386.1: there's database/maintenance stuff going on and you just have to wait and be patient. Some reports suggested it could take anything up to a couple of hours before you're able to access the web GUI. I know my RT-AC86U took over 90 minutes.

I haven't updated to 386.1_2 yet and didn't expect this would be an issue going from 386.1 but it sounds like it might be.
Thanks for the insight. I didn't have any issues going to 386.1 with this. It's been about 2 hours since I updated, so you would think it would be done now. Especially if I didn't have any issues prior.
Really don't want to do a factory reset and have to reconfigure things. Will reboot again and wait a bit longer and see if that maybe clears itself. After the FW upgrade it did say to reboot as well. Which I did.
 

HorseCalledHorse

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Thanks for the insight. I didn't have any issues going to 386.1 with this. It's been about 2 hours since I updated, so you would think it would be done now. Especially if I didn't have any issues prior.
Really don't want to do a factory reset and have to reconfigure things. Will reboot again and wait a bit longer and see if that maybe clears itself. After the FW upgrade it did say to reboot as well. Which I did.
Was curious and had an opportunity (wife and kids stepped out, so nobody would howl about the network being down for three minutes) so I just updated my RT-AC86U to 386.1_2 (from 386.1) with no issue whatsoever - straight into the web GUI after the update. As I said, I had to wait for 90 minutes or so after the initial update to 386.1. Others had a longer wait, others shorter, some had no wait at all. Seemed like it depended on the router and its configuration. It might be the same thing going on here, in which case rebooting isn't going to help. If your network is up and running and the only issue is being unable to reach the web GUI, I'd wait some more.
 

bh56

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Was curious and had an opportunity (wife and kids stepped out, so nobody would howl about the network being down for three minutes) so I just updated my RT-AC86U to 386.1_2 (from 386.1) with no issue whatsoever - straight into the web GUI after the update. As I said, I had to wait for 90 minutes or so after the initial update to 386.1. Others had a longer wait, others shorter, some had no wait at all. Seemed like it depended on the router and its configuration. It might be the same thing going on here, in which case rebooting isn't going to help. If your network is up and running and the only issue is being unable to reach the web GUI, I'd wait some more.
Ended up doing a reset. Not wanting to reconfigure, thought I would see if the backup/restore would work. Restored my backup, was able to login and appears I'm back in business again.
 
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