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[Fork] Asuswrt-Merlin 374.43 LTS releases (V28E2)

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by john9527, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. lepa71

    lepa71 Regular Contributor

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    @john9527

    Could you look at my issues, please?

    Thanks
     
  2. Zenara25

    Zenara25 New Around Here

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    Hi,

    Sorry for the newbie questions below...

    I'd like to flash my Asus RT-AC66U (MIPS) router with the latest 374.43 LTS releases (V23E3) firmware. Currently running stock Asus firmware
    3.0.0.4.380_7266. I receive this error message when trying to flash to merlin.

    "Invalid Firmware Upload
    To comply with regulatory amendments, we have modified our certification rule to ensure better firmware quality. This version is not compatible with all previously released ASUS firmware and uncertified third party firmware. Please check our official websites for the certified firmware."

    So it looks like I have to run the Asus firmware restoration tool in order to flash. Is that right?
    Also do I need to backup something called Jffs? I don't want to miss any required steps. And if so how do I do this? I'm on Windows 10 Home.

    Thank You
     
  3. john9527

    john9527 Part of the Furniture

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    I don't have experience with using the router as a Media Bridge, so possibly someone else can help out. I don't see anything obviously wrong with the setup.

    One thing, you say you lose internet access.....what about local lan access? If you also lose access via the lan, setting the router with a fixed ip on the R7000 may help if you haven't already done so.
     
  4. john9527

    john9527 Part of the Furniture

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    Yes, that's correct.
    Nothing to worry about here. The ASUS firmware stores things in jffs, but different from what this version of the Merlin Fork does. If you decide later that you want to use the jffs scripting features of thes fork/Merlin, then you can reformat the jffs space from the gui.[/QUOTE]
     
  5. cybrnook

    cybrnook Senior Member

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  6. lepa71

    lepa71 Regular Contributor

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    Can't see local network from pc to r7000, but I can ping google from AC68U UI in network tools.

    I want to try Merlin's latest. Is it easy to go back to yours? Do I need to load you special version to go to Merlins, like it was at some point back in time?
     
  7. Zenara25

    Zenara25 New Around Here

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    Thanks a great tutorial. Tried it but didn't work for me. Said I'm not in rescue mode. Power light is flashing so I'm pretty sure I'm in rescue mode. The only thing I can guess is that there's a conflict because I have my router set up on 192.168.0.1 not the normal 192.168.1.1 If I change this to 1.1 do you think it will work? I thought since I was in rescue mode the LAN IP address set up on the router wouldn't matter... May just try changing it. Hope it works
     
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  8. Zenara25

    Zenara25 New Around Here

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    Nope still not working :( It's flashing slowly.
    Update: Plugged into port 1 of router worked :)
     
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  9. joegreat

    joegreat Very Senior Member

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    Recovery Mode is fixed to 192.168.1.1 - regardless what you configured to use in normal operation mode!

    Do yourself a favor and follow EXACTLY the guide - no divination allowed! ;)
     
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  10. Uncle_Gadget

    Uncle_Gadget Occasional Visitor

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    I've successfully installed an SSL certificate on my RT-AC68U and have enabled https access to the router on port 443. Everything is working fine and I'm easily able to connect to my router using https://router.mydomain.com on my internal network. However, if I try http://router.mydomain.com, it doesn't find the router. Is there a way to force all router connections to https without having to specify it in the URL? I do this on all the web sites I own and hoped there was a way to make it work similarly on the router.
     
  11. Prattalot

    Prattalot New Around Here

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    I have a AC66U as our main router and a N66U as an access point. I am having hand off issues and so need to reduce TX power on the access point so that clients only connect to it if they are near by and otherwise use the AC66U. From my understanding since I'm using the latest Merlin on both the TX power doesn't actually work which explains why I didn't see a difference this weekend when trying that so I believe I need to revert to an older ASUS firmware where that feature works or use this fork. I am planning on leaving the AC66U as is and only installing the fork on the N66U access point.
     
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  12. cybrnook

    cybrnook Senior Member

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    @john9527

    Wanted to let you know that I setup 2 x more RT-AC68U's this evening on your latest build 23E3, and those also are showing CTF enabled after a factory reset, but switch control shows as disabled.

    Keep in mind, this was not the case on your previous builds, seems to be something new.
     
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  13. john9527

    john9527 Part of the Furniture

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    The httpd server for the router doesn't include the redirect ability. Not sure if there is any other way....
    Sorry.
     
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  14. john9527

    john9527 Part of the Furniture

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    The CTF detection code is really a bit strange.....I rewrote the code for the Switch Control page, and also added the display of conflicting options that prevent enabling HW Acceleration like on the Tools page.
    Should be fixed in V24.
     
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  15. cybrnook

    cybrnook Senior Member

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    Push to git if you don't mind, would love to take a peek.
     
  16. zonnebril

    zonnebril Occasional Visitor

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    Hi @john9527. I have upgraded my N66U router's firmware to the latest V23E3, coming from V22E4. With this latest firmware, I can no longer set the RT66U's Domain Name (from LAN > DHCP Server) to " home.lan". It gives me the following error popup: "Domain name cannot be a registered domain!" From the beginning of using your firmware (V03) I have always used home.lan as the dns suffix. With the latest firmware I can for example successfully use "internal.lan".

    Because " home.lan" cannot be an registered domain, what is causing this error you think? I am not exactly sure if this was also the case in the V23E1 firmware. It still exists in V23E3 though.
     
  17. john9527

    john9527 Part of the Furniture

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    There must be a cosmic convergence going on somewhere.....I also use home.lan as my domain and just ran into this and fixed it two days ago o_O Pretty sure it was part of some code I backported from ASUS.

    Temporary workaround.....don't use a domain that is exactly 3,4 or 8 characters long.

    EDIT: Corrected character length for domain name.
     
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  18. zonnebril

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    Cool, confirmed then :). So from your comment I understand that it will be fixed in the next release. I will wait for it, for now I will temporary use internal.lan.

    Thanks John. Awesome firmware and awesome support!
     
  19. john9527

    john9527 Part of the Furniture

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    Pushed another small refresh to the current stable release. No high severity fixes, just fixing a couple of annoying reported problems.

    Enjoy...and thanks again to everyone for their continued support!

    LATEST RELEASE: Update-23E4
    23-March-2017
    Merlin fork 374.43_2-23E4j9527
    Download http://bit.ly/1YdgUcP
    ============================

    The key updates:
    • Fix displayed CTF status may be incorrect on LAN/Switch Control page - @cybrnook
    • Fix some router domain names may be incorrectly flagged as being a registered domain - @zonnebril
    • Fix some OpenVPN Client read/write stats may be reversed

    SHA256
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  20. john9527

    john9527 Part of the Furniture

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    A double release day! :) Pushed a new beta which needs some runtime...

    BETA RELEASE: Update-24B6
    26-March-2017
    Merlin fork 374.43_2-24B6j9527
    Download http://bit.ly/1UGjcOX
    ============================

    Following are the major changes (full changelog is in the zip files)

    Update-24B6 Highlights
    • Security
      • Update Busybox to 1.25.1 (Merlin/themiron backport)
        This took a couple of hours playing 'whack-a-mole' with compiler errors, and is a significant update. Because of its scope and required other component updates it can affect everything from USB attached devices to scripting and WAN connections. I'm hoping to get at least a couple of beta users for a few weeks of runtime before rolling it out as the stable release.
      • Update OpenVPN to 2.4.1
    • Other Updates
      • NEW: Support for Host-Uniq on PPPoE connections (Vodafone Italy)
      • NEW: Possible support for DFS channels on EU AC66 routers
        Please follow the same directions in Merlin_Fork_Options.txt for the N66 routers to try it out.
      • CHANGED: Update dnsmasq to 2.77-e33b487
        This is a pre-release of the next dnsmasq and includes DNSSEC and IPv6 fixes for some early testing.

    As always, a reminder to users with MIPS routers to have a backup of /jffs in case the jffs space needs to be reformatted due to increases in firmware size.

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