1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
Dismiss Notice

Welcome To SNBForums

SNBForums is a community for anyone who wants to learn about or discuss the latest in wireless routers, network storage and the ins and outs of building and maintaining a small network.

If you'd like to post a question, simply register and have at it!

While you're at it, please check out SmallNetBuilder for product reviews and our famous Router Charts, Ranker and plenty more!

[Beta] Asuswrt-Merlin 384.12 Beta is now available

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by RMerlin, Jun 7, 2019.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2012
    Messages:
    32,109
    Location:
    Canada
    Asuswrt-Merlin 384.12 Beta is now available for all supported models. This is a fairly minor update, bringing a number of fixes and tweaks, as well as minor GPL updates.

    June 16th: beta 2 is now available. Changes since beta 1:

    Code:
    5e4d494650 Migrate to the new dedicated domain name; update to the new fwupdate file structure
    aad0216a8f Updated documentation
    a9fb116f5c rc: further tweaks to ntpd handling on wanup()
    bae3069e0a curl: update to 7.65.1
    3dcb7c8ebf rc: remove unnecessary linking with libbcmcrypto
    7711e8c535 rc: only start ddns and Openvpn in wan_up() if ntpd is set, with a small max wait period, and start both of these on the first ntpd sync event
    eac9723ad5 openssl11: Revert the DEVRANDOM_WAIT feature
    f2972c5a21 openssl11: issue-8998: Ensure that the alert is generated and reaches the remote
    fbe9230036 openssl11: The SHA256 is not a mandatory digest for DSA.
    4e91815532 rc: firewall: define VUPNP and PUPNP chains in default nat_rules
    4520e3fe38 webui: fix Network Analysis symlinks location for RT-AC5300
    5e8f5f302d rc: re-add variable to start_ovpn_*() funtions that is required
    9166dd215a rc: reduce max wait for ntp sync on wanup from 51 to 26 secs
    a11bc194f0 rc: openvpn: remove waits for ntp sync in openvpn code since wanup already does it before starting OpenVPN instances.
    a34c408f6e netool: enable netool for the RT-AC87U - missing in 588ab6ea97 (closes #316)
    6688a6d2ab Bumped revision to beta 2
    
    The highlights of this release:

    • Merged GPL 384_45717 for non-AX models, with 382_51634/51636 binary blobs for the RT-AC87U and RT-AC3200.
    • Implemented support for WS Discovery. This allows Windows clients without SMBv1 support to discover your router's network shares.
    • Updated components: nano 4.2, OpenSSL-10x to 1.0.2s, OpenSSL11x to 1.1.1c, curl 7.65.1 and miniupnpd 20190604 snapshot.
    • Classification page now shows local clients by their names instead of their IP
    • Reworked handling of up/down events in OpenVPN, resolved a number of issues/limitations.
    • Added firewall to OpenVPN clients, which is enabled by default. This prevents remote servers from accessing your LAN through the VPN tunnel. If you have a site-to-site tunnel, or another setup where you are expecting inbound traffic to be sent to you through the tunnel then you can disable the firewall on the OpenVPN client page.
    • The router will now directly use the WAN-configured DNS for name resolution done on the router itself by default. The option is still configurable under Tools -> Other Settings for those who have a particular need that requires the former default behaviour. This matches how stock firmware works, and this change has zero impact on your LAN clients.
    • SSL certificates generated on the router will now use a random serial number, which might help browsers that don't like having different certificates with the same serial number but a different signature.
    • Network Analysis page on non-HND router now also use the Netool daemon, however they still use the original busybox version of traceroute (the newer version is not compatible with older uclibc versions)
    • Resolved IPv6 connectivity issues on the RT-AX88U (fix backported from other models)
    Please review the changelog for the complete list of changes.

    Please keep discussions in this thread on this specific beta release. Off-topic posts will be ignored, moved, or deleted based on my mood at the moment I see them.

    Downloads are here.
    Changelog is here.
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2019
    Kado, Eskizo, jerry6 and 36 others like this.
  2. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2012
    Messages:
    32,109
    Location:
    Canada
    Known issues:

    • Network tools not working on RT-AC87U (Fixed in beta 2)
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2019
    scjr likes this.
  3. scjr

    scjr Very Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2017
    Messages:
    632
    Location:
    "While I Breathe, I Hope"
    Flashed beta over last alpha without issue. DoT, DNSSEC working. Everything seems to be running well in my simple setup. Thanks, RMerlin.
     
  4. elorimer

    elorimer Very Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2013
    Messages:
    1,041
    Dirty flash on an 87U over the second A1. B1 doesn't have the problems that A2 had with network map. :)
     
    MDM, TonyK132, QuikSilver and 3 others like this.
  5. Clark Griswald

    Clark Griswald Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2015
    Messages:
    239
    Location:
    Northern California, USA
    Both 86U and AC88U flashed and operational.
    No anomalies from my vanilla setup :)
    Thank You RMerlin
     
  6. bbunge

    bbunge Very Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2014
    Messages:
    1,023
    Location:
    Pennsylvania USA
    AC66U_B1 flashed over alpha2 working well.

    Sent from my SM-T380 using Tapatalk
     
    Zastoff, QuikSilver and Kingp1n like this.
  7. ItsMeDude

    ItsMeDude Occasional Visitor

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2015
    Messages:
    20
    Flashed over latest alpha. No issues at all. AX88U
     
    Zastoff, QuikSilver and Kingp1n like this.
  8. Gar

    Gar Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2018
    Messages:
    480
    Location:
    US
    A-OK here! Thanks.
     
    Zastoff, QuikSilver and Kingp1n like this.
  9. TheOldMan

    TheOldMan Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2013
    Messages:
    206
    Location:
    USA
    Flashed over A2 to B1 no issues detected. Thanks. The RT-AC86U is running well. So is AMTM, Diversion, Skynet, and uidivstats. A2 was running for 7 days no issues prior to updating to B1.
     
    Zastoff, QuikSilver and Kingp1n like this.
  10. dave14305

    dave14305 Part of the Furniture

    Joined:
    May 19, 2018
    Messages:
    2,142
    Location:
    USA
    Will the former dns_local nvram variable value be migrated to dns_local_cache or unset by 384.12?

    Thanks for the USB Idle change.
     
  11. QuikSilver

    QuikSilver Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2019
    Messages:
    415
    Location:
    BFE
    Still doing dirty and running smooth....Thanks!
     
    Zastoff and scjr like this.
  12. Frankflash

    Frankflash Regular Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2019
    Messages:
    106
    Location:
    nz
    web browsing slow with Extend the TTL value and spoof TTL value enabled on the Galaxy tab s2
     
  13. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Very Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2012
    Messages:
    546
    I'm not an expert on either of these things so this may be normal. If I select AUTO DFS channel setting for 5GHZ and have it at 40mhz my MacBook Air will not connect to the 5ghz channel. Change to 80mhz, will connect.
     
  14. maxbraketorque

    maxbraketorque Very Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2015
    Messages:
    667
    Installed on my three AC86Us. ok so far.
     
    Clark Griswald and Zastoff like this.
  15. hjohan13

    hjohan13 Regular Contributor

    Joined:
    May 23, 2016
    Messages:
    121
    Location:
    Sweden
    B2 using less RAM and CPU-load vs A1 and 2....coinsidence ?....
     
  16. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2012
    Messages:
    32,109
    Location:
    Canada
    No, because if you had the default value, I want you on the new default value, and if you were not on the default value, then nothing will be changed as you will be on the same value.

    You should only use that setting if your ISP requires it.
     
    netmik3, Vexira and QuikSilver like this.
  17. Milan

    Milan Regular Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2016
    Messages:
    71
    :eek: need to read it 3 times to understand :D:D:D

    flaashed over A2, working fine
     
    netmik3, Zastoff and martinr like this.
  18. Xentrk

    Xentrk Part of the Furniture

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2016
    Messages:
    2,647
    Location:
    The Land of Smiles
    Flashed RT-AC88U over A2. No issues to report.
     
    Zastoff likes this.
  19. dave14305

    dave14305 Part of the Furniture

    Joined:
    May 19, 2018
    Messages:
    2,142
    Location:
    USA
    Understood. Won’t both variables still be in nvram after the upgrade?
     
  20. FTC

    FTC Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2016
    Messages:
    287
    Location:
    Barcelona
    Hi, just installed this 384.12 beta version in my rt-ax88u after 16 days running flawlessly with 348.11_2.

    - erp_monitor VSZ seems like being stable now, so the leak fix seems like working

    - Unfortunately, the delay fix for the boot race condition with openvpn is not working. In fact it is making things worse. Now it takes 8 min for a wan connection to be established while stating 'wan cable unplugged'.. when it before took 1-2 mins maximum. And the previous version bypass of waiting in post_mount until time synchronized is also not working now (keeps waiting for all these minutes)

    Also took the opportunity to configure DoT and works flawlessly.

    Thanks again for your great work Merlin!
     
    Zastoff likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.