Release Asuswrt-Merlin 386.4 is now available

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AlbumMan

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When you disable Cake you enable again the flow runner and flow cache. That's why you see more processor use.
Thanks, but you missed the part where I said disabling Cake made the RAM usage increase AND the 2.4g devices started disconnecting. Turning QoS back on made usage return to 48% and 2.4g devices stop disconnecting.
 

skeal

Part of the Furniture
Thanks, but you missed the part where I said disabling Cake made the RAM usage increase AND the 2.4g devices started disconnecting. Turning QoS back on made usage return to 48% and 2.4g devices stop disconnecting.
Flow cache would be memory related, meaning consume Ram. I don't know how QOS (cake) would interfere with a 2.4g connection.
 

learning_curve

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Late to the game. I just did a dirty upgrade from 386.3_2 (I think) to 386.4 yesterday on my AC86U. I have a very simple config so I wasn't surprised that all went well. However, today I notice that occasionally the web GUI is sluggish - taking 5 or 6 seconds to switch pages. Sometimes the system status frame stays blank for up to 10 seconds. But when the system status finally displays it does not show high use of either CPU or interfaces. This doesn't seem to effect connectivity, but it seems odd.
I have never spent much time in the log but I see nothing unusual are the times I'm experiencing the GUI delays.
Logging on using HTTPS can cause this.
Using HTTP will fix the issue if so.
FWIW There's several previous posts on this subject in this thread (including one from RMerlin too) and the effects on browsers, of the SSL Certs (i.e. https ) etc. There is a lean towards https now from Asus so it's worth a quick look at this post: http://www.snbforums.com/threads/asuswrt-merlin-386-4-is-now-available.76498/post-734428 as it gives a simple work around for Firefox which works very effectively.
 

huubhuub

New Around Here
after upgrading to this version on a AX68U, i started finding all my 5 Ghz clients disconnected. after a few hours. They were unable to reconnect.

didn't snag the log, but it seemed to imply my client had left the area.

tried a couple settings in the professional tab recommended for this problem, but no joy.
backed up the config, downgraded back to 386.3_2, restored the config. no issues on the older firmware.

I also have the same problems with my AX68U.... and i have also rolled back to 386.3_2 to get a stable 5ghz.

What i have tried (and done):

- Disable all MIMO and ODFMA
- Channel 36 (locked)
- Play with Tx power (no use but hey gotta try :p )
- Change SSID etc.
- Disable all other "professional settings"
- Disable 160 mhz
- reset and reflashed it several times

Whats interesting is that the AX68U keeps a working LAN connection (all ports), the lights on top indicate that the 5ghz is working and it shows up in AiMesh as "working" with 5gz slider enabled (and when i disable 5ghz with this slider the LED responds correctly but 5ghz does not come back).... The only way to fix this is to complety factoryreset the AX68U, then it works for a few hours until the problem is back again. i have also noticed that when playing with some professional settings that sometimes (not always) the 5ghz will be back but only for a very short period.

So in short, after a while on 386.4 my 5ghz network on the AX68U does not work, my devices cant connect to it when im on 386.4 (happens randomly after a while... lets say 2h). And despite the lights and ax68u saying 5gh is enabled there is no SSID send out.
The 86u and 68u keep on working while i have this bug/issue/problem.... they are also on 386.4 (working LAN and 5ghz without any issues).


My setup,

1x AX86U (router), installed AMTM, Skynet and FlexQoS, 2gb swap on a 4gb usb 2.0 stick
1x AX68U (Aimesh AP)
1x AC68U (AiMesh AP)




@RMerlin Any thoughts ?

PS. im a happy camper with your work Merlin.... been using it for years now on different routers. Keep up the good work.
 
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octopus

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Yes i know, DFS i dont use and the 5ghz is gone after using it for 2h not minutes :p
are you sure channels haven't changed? Happend on 2.4Ghz when changing channels. it takes channel 1 first then move to right channel.
 

huubhuub

New Around Here
are you sure channels have't changeed? Happend on 2.4Ghz when changing channels. it takes channel 1 first then move to right channel.
Yes im 100% sure... ive checked multiple times the channel is locked in the settings when the bug occurs... Also the other 5ghz wifi (AX86U and AC68U) still works... its just this one (AX68U) that has no SSID send out when the problem occurs (all 3 in AiMesh with 86 as main).
 
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ciss

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no issues to report for my AC86U, all works perfectly so far. Thanks!
However, the CPU temps seem a bit high, 78-79 celsius. Is this normal behaviour? CPU load is low (1-3%).
 

paulbates

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Guest network anomaly to note. I have an AX88 with this new version. I'm able to use a device on either 2.4 or 5 guest net to ping devices on the primary network.
  • The ping returns the devices network name.
  • I'm configuring the first column 2.4 and 5 under guest. Options on both are set to disable for intranet access. I also manually set that again.
  • The reverse is not true, the device on the primary net can not see devices on either 2.4 or 5 guest net, as it should be.
I read the other comments on guest net here and that's not my simple set up... 1 router, no access points, nothing wired, not using AIMesh or a VPN


Can someone else verify this too?
 
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Viktor Jaep

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However, the CPU temps seem a bit high, 78-79 celsius. Is this normal behaviour? CPU load is low (1-3%).
AC86U here as well. Mine usually settled around the 60C mark... but have been able to keep it around the 45C-47C mark by cheating. I tied a sweet Noctua case fan to the back, pumping in sweet cool air 24x7. It's driven by USB power, so you can just plug it into the back of your router. Here's what I got: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DXLV5Z6/?tag=snbforums-20

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jsbeddow

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AC86U here as well. Mine usually settled around the 60C mark... but have been able to keep it around the 45C-47C mark by cheating. I tied a sweet Noctua case fan to the back, pumping in sweet cool air 24x7. It's driven by USB power, so you can just plug it into the back of your router. Here's what I got: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DXLV5Z6/?tag=snbforums-20

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Please don't turn this into yet another CPU temp/fan mod thread, as there are already several dedicated ones on those exact subjects. Luckily this thread will soon be locked in any case...
 

ElmerFudd

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Guest network anomaly to note. I have an AX88 with this new version. I'm able to use a device on either 2.4 or 5 guest net to ping devices on the primary network.
  • The ping returns the devices network name.
  • I'm configuring the first column 2.4 and 5 under guest. Options on both are set to disable for intranet access. I also manually set that again.
  • The reverse is not true, the device on the primary net can not see devices on either 2.4 or 5 guest net, as it should be.
I read the other comments on guest net here and that's not my simple set up... 1 router, no access points, nothing wired, not using AIMesh or a VPN


Can someone else verify this too?

guest network isolation works well for me using Yazfi. Load it under amtm, config easy under gui. It allows you to set different up subnets for each guest network and as options for one-way or two-way intranet. I use it both with 2-way disabled for one subnet and and one-way enabled for another.
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
Guest network anomaly to note. I have an AX88 with this new version. I'm able to use a device on either 2.4 or 5 guest net to ping devices on the primary network.
  • The ping returns the devices network name.
  • I'm configuring the first column 2.4 and 5 under guest. Options on both are set to disable for intranet access. I also manually set that again.
  • The reverse is not true, the device on the primary net can not see devices on either 2.4 or 5 guest net, as it should be.
I read the other comments on guest net here and that's not my simple set up... 1 router, no access points, nothing wired, not using AIMesh or a VPN


Can someone else verify this too?
I don't find this with my RT-AX86U. Are you using guest network "slot" #1? If so try it with slot #2 or #3.

Did you do factory reset and fully manual setup after you installed Merlin's firmware (whichever version it was) for the first time?
 

geekwithoutacause

New Around Here
Flashed my ac68u router (acces point in aimesh router in ap mode) and 1 ai mesh node to 386.4_0 from 386.3_2.
Flashing went normal but now my wireless performance is very very bad.
Do I need to do a factory reset? It was working great before.
 

Bernhard Held

New Around Here
386.4 doesn't process custom files for dnsmasq any more on my RT-AC88U. I changed forth and back to 386.3_2 and 386.4_0, and I toggled "Enable JFFS custom scripts and configs". It works in the old version but not in the new one. These lines are simply missing in the syslog of 386.4_0:
> custom_config: Using custom /jffs/configs/dnsmasq.conf config file.
> custom_script: Running /jffs/scripts/dnsmasq.postconf (args: /etc/dnsmasq.conf)

Any idea what changed in 368.4?
 
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