Release Asuswrt-Merlin 386.1 is now available

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Wade Coxon

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I updated over a week ago and the temperature is still high
This has been discussed heavily in the beta thread if you are keen to go and have a read.
Those temperatures aren't great, but not critical. Mine hovers around that mark as well.

If you are using more than a single Ethernet port on the ac86u, then you will find that they can actually generate a bit of heat, and the last update disabled "Energy Efficient Ethernet".
You can switch that back on by running the following command.
pwrctl config --eee on

That setting should drop the temps a further 5 degrees or so. You will need to add that to a startup script so that it is re-enabled after a reboot.
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
If I enabled "Enable 160 MHz" for 5GHz Wireless, then my wifi is not in the graph.
RT-AX58U
Firmware Version: 386.1.2
Broadcom hasn't updated their visualization tool to support 160 MHz.
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
This thread is going to be locked soon, as it has run its course (it's been two weeks since the 386.1_2 release).
 

heysoundude

Very Senior Member
I updated over a week ago and the temperature is still high
can you describe the placement of the router? is there enough space around it to breathe? is it placed near a ceiling where heat builds up anyway? or worse, a corner near the ceiling, where little to no air flows? how are the vents on the case - have you dusted them recently?
mine's currently sitting next to a window getting full sun, and above a heating vent, and it's still only 78C...but I vacuum out the vents with a soft-bristled brush attachment every few months when I remember to.
 

lilstone87

Senior Member
Sorry if this has been asked already.. however today I tried giving a device on my network a static IP on my AX88U running this firmware. When I set the static IP on the router, and refresh things on the device. The device shows the previous IP. If I manually set the IP on the device itself. Looking at the DHCP Leases on the router, it shows the original IP, not the static IP I have set on the device*. Something seems broken... the router log does show this message often "kernel: mac address not mesh client, can't update it's ip"

Any clues to what's the issue?
 

Kingp1n

Very Senior Member
Sorry if this has been asked already.. however today I tried giving a device on my network a static IP on my AX88U running this firmware. When I set the static IP on the router, and refresh things on the device. The device shows the previous IP. If I manually set the IP on the device itself. Looking at the DHCP Leases on the router, it shows the original IP, not the static IP I have set on the device*. Something seems broken... the router log does show this message often "kernel: mac address not mesh client, can't update it's ip"

Any clues to what's the issue?
Normally I disconnect my router for 20 minutes so it erases the previous setup. You may 1st try to turn off/on the device 1st. If it doesn't register, turn off router for a few minutes.
 

lilstone87

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Normally I disconnect my router for 20 minutes so it erases the previous setup. You may 1st try to turn off/on the device 1st. If it doesn't register, turn off router for a few minutes.

I actually reset the router twice as well. Thinking if there was any type of conflict in same IP to two devices, with the static IP rule in place. After restart, that would be cleared. However not the case for me. I know this router message is new for me, and wasn't happening in the past. It actually logs this message "kernel: mac address not mesh client, can't update it's ip" often. This message does include the mac address of the device I want to put a static IP on often as well.

EDIT: Something for sure seems broken. As my clients list under network map just a moment ago showed 11 active devices, yet the DHCP Leases under system log, only showed three active devices with IP's. Which I know is not right, as I'm currently active on my PC, which is connected to the router. Yet it doesn't show under DHCP Leases as a device.
 
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Kingp1n

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I actually reset the router twice as well. Thinking if there was any type of conflict in same IP to two devices, with the static IP rule in place. After restart, that would be cleared. However not the case for me. I know this router message is new for me, and wasn't happening in the past. It actually logs this message "kernel: mac address not mesh client, can't update it's ip" often. This message does include the mac address of the device I want to put a static IP on often as well.

EDIT: Something for sure seems broken. As my clients list under network map just a moment ago showed 11 active devices, yet the DHCP Leases under system log, only showed three active devices with IP's. Which I know is not right, as I'm currently active on my PC, which is connected to the router. Yet it doesn't show under DHCP Leases as a device.
If you can, try turning off your modem & router for 20 min. I normally go for a quick jog after turning off the modem & router. Once I get back, I turn everything on and my static IPs are setup correctly.
 

dave14305

Part of the Furniture
I actually reset the router twice as well. Thinking if there was any type of conflict in same IP to two devices, with the static IP rule in place. After restart, that would be cleared. However not the case for me. I know this router message is new for me, and wasn't happening in the past. It actually logs this message "kernel: mac address not mesh client, can't update it's ip" often. This message does include the mac address of the device I want to put a static IP on often as well.

EDIT: Something for sure seems broken. As my clients list under network map just a moment ago showed 11 active devices, yet the DHCP Leases under system log, only showed three active devices with IP's. Which I know is not right, as I'm currently active on my PC, which is connected to the router. Yet it doesn't show under DHCP Leases as a device.
The clients determine when they ask for a lease or renewal. So the router won't refresh its lease table until all the client's have requested/renewed a lease individually. Restart a device, not the router.
 

dave14305

Part of the Furniture
Will do. But I can tell you something isn't right currently. I have used static IP's in the past, and never had an issue. Currently that's not the case, I can't get my console, and the router itself, to show the same proper static IP.
It will all usually sort itself within 24 hours (if that's your DHCP lease time). But if you've now gone and set a static IP on the device, it won't request or update DHCP anymore on the router. Make sure the DHCP reservation looks correct in /etc/dnsmasq.conf, and see what's in the current lease table under /var/lib/misc/dnsmasq.leases.
 

lilstone87

Senior Member
It will all usually sort itself within 24 hours (if that's your DHCP lease time). But if you've now gone and set a static IP on the device, it won't request or update DHCP anymore on the router. Make sure the DHCP reservation looks correct in /etc/dnsmasq.conf, and see what's in the current lease table under /var/lib/misc/dnsmasq.leases.
I will dig into this more. Honestly I hope it clears itself up. I hadn't been using static IP's in a bit. Just messed with it today, and it was acting funny. It was the main reason I posted here, to see if maybe someone else noticed something similar. Overall just odd, and never noticed this happening before, when I added a static IP. If it keeps up, I will post again, if not, you know it cleared itself up. Which is my hope overall. As Merlin is damn good at what he does, don't want to bother him with anything.

This issue did happen between my PS5, and my AX88U. Which it's possible the newer PS5 is being tricky, so I will take it offline for a bit, and see if I can get it to clear up. Also thanks for clearing up the DHCP Leases thing, I was just use to it being filled with many devices. As I do have a good amount on my network, most of the time.
 

hellboy2

Regular Contributor
RT-AC68U in Repeater mode - upgraded from 384.19_0 to 386.1_2 - oddities
the upstream router is a Netgear R7800, which provides DHCP service
  • clients connected to RT-AC68U are invisible on RT-AC68U "view list" (both wireless and wired), but can be seen in NG-R7800's "attached devices"
  • clients connected to NG-R7800 are visible on RT-AC68U "view list"
  • clients get "guest" DHCP address, not their DHCP-registered IP address
  • connection from RT-AC68U to NG-R7800 on 5G decreased link rate from 1300 mbps before (384.19_0), to 866 mbps (386.1_2) ... Speedtest.net shows same performance anyway
 
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