Release Asuswrt-Merlin 386.2 is now available

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ChickenMilk

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Been using Asuswrt-Merlin and lurking this forum for a few years now with no issues but...
Since trying to update to any of the 386 Code bases on my AC3100, my port forwarding no longer works. I have Skynet and Diversion installed on my router. When checking the GUI, all my port forwarding rules are still there. Going back to 384.19 restores the Port Forwarding back to normal. Is anyone else having this issue or can offer any advice?
 
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SomeWhereOverTheRainBow

Part of the Furniture
Been using Asuswrt-Merlin and lurking this forum for a few years now with no issues but...
Since trying to update to any of the 386 Code bases on my AC3100, my port forwarding no longer works. I have Skynet and Diversion installed on my router. When checking the GUI, all my port forwarding rules are still there. Going back to 384.19 restores the Port Forwarding back to normal. Is anyone else having this issue or can offer any advice?
check your nvram usage on the tools/sysinfo-tab while using the new firmware version.

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davidh44

Occasional Visitor
It's a ONE TIME maintenance thing that happens when jumping to the new code base, there is absolutely nothing to fix there. Once it's done, it's DONE and doesn't need to happen again.
I imagine some people are power cycling their routers when unable to access the GUI after 384->386 as they didn't read the readme. Does the maintenance pick up where it left off if a power cycle interrupted it?

I wonder if that's why some people are getting the "Invalid firmware file" error when trying to update from 386.1 to a newer 386 firmware.
 

Mine Ong

Regular Contributor
pardon the naïve question: I am currently on Merlin 386.1, having switched from Asus official firmware for tighter integration (using Diversion on USB attached to the router instead of running pi-hole on a separate SBC). All my routers (Aimesh router + nodes) are on 386.1.

Can I do a dirty flash on 1) Aimesh router, and 2) nodes? In the past, I have always erased nvram and start from scratch, but I would like to avoid it this time. Will my scripts (Diversion, etc) and settings (static DHCP tables, etc) continue to function after dirty flash?

regards,
 

MvW

Senior Member
Can I do a dirty flash on 1) Aimesh router, and 2) nodes? In the past, I have always erased nvram and start from scratch, but I would like to avoid it this time. Will my scripts (Diversion, etc) and settings (static DHCP tables, etc) continue to function after dirty flash?

Yes, you can. As always, make backups, but as long as you do a firmware upgrade within the same (386.x) branch and the changelog doesn't tell you otherwise, you can safely perform a dirty flash. Many have, including myself, without any issues whatsoever.
 

Vangrykrabba

Occasional Visitor
I keep getting
duckduckgo.com’s DNS address could not be found. Diagnosing the problem.


DNS_PROBE_POSSIBLE

Im using Nextdns it only happens when i set nextdns over tls on my merlin Ax11000 router.

Is there any chance you will support dns over https since it has less issues?
 

MvW

Senior Member
Im using Nextdns it only happens when i set nextdns over tls on my merlin Ax11000 router.

Is there any chance you will support dns over https since it has less issues?

Why not use DoH with NextDNS then? Just install the NextDNS CLI client and you'll be using DoH instantly.
 

Vangrykrabba

Occasional Visitor
Why not use DoH with NextDNS then? Just install the NextDNS CLI client and you'll be using DoH instantly.
I want Nextdns to cover all my devices from the router level.

Edit: Resetting the router to factory defaults fixes the dns probe error but it shows up again after a while.
 

MvW

Senior Member
I want Nextdns to cover all my devices from the router level.

Yes, which is exactly what it will do if you install the NextDNS ClI Client and the client only uses DoH by default.
Just make sure you set DNS Filter to Router to force all DNS resolution through NextDNS. Every networking devices in my household uses NextDNS this way, and for the mobile devices I use an Apple Mobile Config certificate, to make sure that they resolve only through NextDNS when used outside the range of WiFi.
 

Vangrykrabba

Occasional Visitor
Yes, which is exactly what it will do if you install the NextDNS ClI Client and the client only uses DoH by default.
Just make sure you set DNS Filter to Router to force all DNS resolution through NextDNS. Every networking devices in my household uses NextDNS this way, and for the mobile devices I use an Apple Mobile Config certificate, to make sure that they resolve only through NextDNS when used outside the range of WiFi.
Didn't realize you can install the client on the router with ssh
sh -c 'sh -c "$(curl -sL https://nextdns.io/install)"'

Will set it up now and report back if the issue presists.

Thanks.
 

iDejc0

New Around Here
Hello am new on forum and my English is broken but i gonna tray my best :D

Just one question...
I have router ASUS-RT-AC87U and firmware Merlin 380.61 ok can i just download the latest firmware and just update or i need to first to reset router to factory then put new firmware.
I just don't want to lost my config...

Thank you.
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Does the maintenance pick up where it left off if a power cycle interrupted it?
I don`t know. That code is closed source, so I have no idea how it's actually implemented.
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Hello am new on forum and my English is broken but i gonna tray my best :D

Just one question...
I have router ASUS-RT-AC87U and firmware Merlin 380.61 ok can i just download the latest firmware and just update or i need to first to reset router to factory then putn new firmware.
I just don't want to lost my config...

Thank you.
You will be jumping multiple years in a go, so I recommend doing a factory default reset after upgrading.
 

fg64

Occasional Visitor
2 to 2_2 with no issues. Thanks again.
 

Wrkdbf_Guy

Occasional Visitor
Dirty update from 386.1 to 386.2.2 on both my main router and aimesh node (both RT-AC68U units). Everything working beautifully; nice and peppy. And maybe it's my imagination, but my aimesh node seems to be acquiring and swapping connected devices better than ever.

Thanks as always, RMerlin!
 

iTyPsIDg

Regular Contributor
Dirty upgrade from 386.2 to 2_2 on RT-AC86U. The only issue is that I lost most of my add-on tabs. I have unbound, but that's it. No scMerlin, ntpMerlin, spdMerlin, or conmon.
 

5stringdeath

Regular Contributor
Been using Asuswrt-Merlin and lurking this forum for a few years now with no issues but...
Since trying to update to any of the 386 Code bases on my AC3100, my port forwarding no longer works. I have Skynet and Diversion installed on my router. When checking the GUI, all my port forwarding rules are still there. Going back to 384.19 restores the Port Forwarding back to normal. Is anyone else having this issue or can offer any advice?
Worked fine on mine, but I haven't been using Skynet for some time, just Diversion. All my port forwarding is working.
 

JT Strickland

Very Senior Member
I installed 386.2_2 today on a new RT-AX86U Router and node, with a new SSD and a clean install with an additional factory reset. Took this greenhorn most of the day with configuring and installing scripts. There may be some settings for the AX that are different to the AC group that I need to research too.
My log is filled with these:
Code:
Apr 18 19:14:17 RT-AX86U-FE30 kernel: _blog_emit, blogp = 0x2260

AND THESE:
Apr 18 19:34:51 RT-AX86U-FE30 kernel: _blog_emit, blogp = 0x2
I hope they settle down in a day or two. I'm new to the AX's so I don't know if or what it's supposed to be putting in the system log.
 
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