Release Asuswrt-Merlin 386.1 is now available

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Akbaar

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I have Flashed Merlin 386.1_2 on AC5300, but now the router is bricked.

I enetered Recovery mode, Hold reset button while powering on, then used ASUS Firmware Restoration, for some odd reason when the utility reaches 92% of restoration the transfer stop and cancelled.

here is a picture,
I tried multiple times with diffrent version of firmware, i also used diffrent PCs and laptops... i also pluged in difrent Ethernet cables. but no luck
Anyone care to help me...
Thank you

 

jerrytouille

Regular Contributor
RT-AC68U:
- router homepage (index.asp) would randomly lock up/unresponsive after login, have to kill the tab and try again.
- this was during ~1 day uptime dirty upgrade, then ~2 days fact. reset. till now.
this seems resolved with 386.1_2. fingers crossed
 

Spider80

New Around Here
How can I activate language selection on chinese RT-AC86U. Now I have only English and Chinese language selection.
On one of old firmware from koolshare I can choose from 19 languages. On all latest and on official firmwares only 2 languages.
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Robert Tickle

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Getting ready to upgrade from 386.1 to 386.1_2 on a two router AiMesh system. Is there a preferred order to apply the upgrades? i.e. should I do the main router first and the the node? Or should I do the node first and the the main router?

Also, should I wait a certain amount of time after doing one upgrade before upgrading the second router?
 

bbunge

Part of the Furniture
Getting ready to upgrade from 386.1 to 386.1_2 on a two router AiMesh system. Is there a preferred order to apply the upgrades? i.e. should I do the main router first and the the node? Or should I do the node first and the the main router?

Also, should I wait a certain amount of time after doing one upgrade before upgrading the second router?
Node then router. Just do it now.
 

HiTekRedneck

Occasional Visitor
I have Flashed Merlin 386.1_2 on AC5300, but now the router is bricked.

I enetered Recovery mode, Hold reset button while powering on, then used ASUS Firmware Restoration, for some odd reason when the utility reaches 92% of restoration the transfer stop and cancelled.

here is a picture,
I tried multiple times with diffrent version of firmware, i also used diffrent PCs and laptops... i also pluged in difrent Ethernet cables. but no luck
Anyone care to help me...
Thank you

Early on, with my first couple of AC68U's, I had problems with the firmware restoration tool and flashing when using Goggle Chrome. Those issues went away when using Microsoft Edge. I have no experience with Firefox.
 

Akbaar

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Early on, with my first couple of AC68U's, I had problems with the firmware restoration tool and flashing when using Goggle Chrome. Those issues went away when using Microsoft Edge. I have no experience with Firefox.
i dont understand... you mean i download the tool via edge browser?
 

dazedandlost

Regular Contributor
ac86u still on 386.1 going dirty to 386.1_2

I have noticed reports of being unable to log in to the router gui. These are just observations reported in case they might be useful
since getting in this am was, um, "interesting" for me and I have not seen reports of similar events.
  1. the gui would randomly prompt me, or not, for a captcha, but nothing would satisfy it.
  2. could not get in after repeated attempts using pale moon
  3. ditto using waterfox classic
However one try with epiphany was as fast and as smooth as a spender with a new credit card.

Perhaps someone has read the entrails of this particular sheep?

Anyway, if unable to log in, one can try a different browser. You just never know.

Edit: all of brave, waterfox classic, epiphany (even tho logged in), or pale moon would not complete flashing the firmware even tho one or two would begin the process and then just hang, right after completing the upload of the update file, seemingly forever.

The problem in palemoon disappeared after completely clearing the cookies. Flushing the cache was insufficient.
 
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Akbaar

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I tried diffrent Firmwares, from ASUS websites, also diffrent Merlin Firmware, I downloaded them from edge browers
I also tried old restoration tool from ASUS website,

The restoration tool just fails in the end ... this is very awkward... is there other way to force flash frimware using SSH or SCP using putty or winSCP...

My 5300 is bricked and am trying to restore it with ASUS restoration tool... but fails everytime, is there a firmware that i can tryto flash that might not fail?

am failing at restoring firmware everytime with the ASUS Tool... need your immense help please.. Thank you
 
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dave14305

Part of the Furniture
I tried diffrent Firmwares, from ASUS websites, also diffrent Merlin Firmware, I downloaded them from edge browers
I also tried old restoration tool from ASUS website,

The restoration tool just fails in the end ... this is very awkward... is there other way to force flash frimware using SSH or SCP using putty or winSCP...

My 5300 is bricked and am trying to restore it with ASUS restoration tool... but fails everytime, is there a firmware that i can tryto flash that might not fail?

am failing at restoring firmware everytime with the ASUS Tool... need your immense help please.. Thank you
When in Rescue Mode, does your router respond on http://192.168.1.1/ to manually upload the firmware?
 

AlbumMan

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Finally joined after daily forum reading and to share my f/w experiences.

Bought the RT-AX3000 around Black Friday, let it run a few days to get used to it then flashed Merlin's 384.19. My network is basic; no Mesh and no more than 7 or 8 devices between wired, 2.4 and 5. Seamless and rock solid. Along comes 386.1 and updated a few days later then began noticing random 2.4G drops only on 1 device; a LaCrosse Weather Station using Espressif Inc guts. While some have suggested changing 2.4 channels, I knew this was not the problem since the other 2 devices on 2.4 never dropped but did it anyway. No help. Then others suggested disabling beamforming. No help so it got switched back. It was apparent that something in 386.1 was the culprit that my weather station did not like (or vice-versa). I let it go for another week then for no reason, the router would no longer log entries except for the reboot entries. Then comes 386.1_2 so I tried that even though there was no mention of 2.4 fixes/changes but did not help. Back to 384.19 and all is as it was before. I hated to revert back since becoming accustomed to the additional features but really cannot have the weather station dropping as it sends data every 5 minutes to WeatherUnderground. Hope this helps others.
 

Akbaar

Occasional Visitor
When in Rescue Mode, does your router respond on http://192.168.1.1/ to manually upload the firmware?
not at all...

in windows network settings it says unindentified



EDIT: i read somehwere in ASUS forums that you can reflash the router thru tftp via lan ports... but there is no explanation on how to do it or step to do it... you think this will help? how one can reflash the router thru tftp via lan ports?

thank you for your time
 

HiTekRedneck

Occasional Visitor
i dont understand... you mean i download the tool via edge browser?
No, not when downloading downloading the tool. Use Edge when accessing the router when the router is in rescue mode.
 

Kees17760

Regular Contributor
@Akbaar What happens when you power your router on, while keeping the WPS button pressed? It should ask for a firmware image to upload. But you manually need to set the IP address of your PC to something like 192.168.1.10
 

Unisoft

Regular Contributor
How can I activate language selection on chinese RT-AC86U. Now I have only English and Chinese language selection.
On one of old firmware from koolshare I can choose from 19 languages. On all latest and on official firmwares only 2 languages.
View attachment 30745
got the full list on my AC86U. Not a Merlin issues as such (just so you know and can rule it out) something else?
 

Akbaar

Occasional Visitor
@Akbaar What happens when you power your router on, while keeping the WPS button pressed? It should ask for a firmware image to upload.
well, the power led starts to flash quickly if i press WPS and power on the router, than when i let it go, the router goes blank than power on led then flashes couple of time then it keeps doing same loop restarting then flashing
 

NX3

Occasional Visitor
AC66U_B1, since 384.19 and now 386.1_2 the web interfact to the router runs incredibly slow of often won't resolve. I've rebooted of course and tried from muliple devices, laptop, android 11 phone etc... The router is working, speeds are good and everything as you'd expect expect the web interface is basically unable to be access the majority of the time.

Anyone experienced this? Any solutuons? Thank
 

Kees17760

Regular Contributor
well, the power led starts to flash quickly if i press WPS and power on the router, than when i let it go, the router goes blank than power on led then flashes couple of time then it keeps doing same loop restarting then flashing
And no screen message in your browser?
 
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