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

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

  1. Andyhs

    Andyhs New Around Here

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    Can somebody tell me, if there be an update for this firmware soon? Or should i update my RT-AC66U and N56U ?

    I've got some problems with my AC66U and the range because it stands in a corner, an can't be removed to other places in the apartment. Then i use a PowerLine Adapter to my N56U and set it up as an AP. But still i got some problems with range...

    Let me hear from you guys! :)
     
  2. ColinTaylor

    ColinTaylor Part of the Furniture

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    I'd say that you might as well update the N56U now. John has just said that he's preparing an update which includes fixes for VPN and DNS but that won't be relevant to your N56U because it's an access point.
     
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  3. vincom

    vincom Regular Contributor

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    if u got range issues w/an ac66u in an apartment i dont think its because its in a corner
     
  4. john9527

    john9527 Part of the Furniture

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    Update-28E2 is now available!

    The 'E' Build series supports all the support routers, including the newer rev AC68U and similar routers, and is the default fork version.

    For those of you with early rev (A1,A2,B1) AC68U's who haven't already updated to V27, I've included a build directory that continues to be based on the earlier SDK, Update-28L2 (Legacy 'L' Build). While my experience is that the newer SDK/drivers runs as good as (or even better) than the older SDK and is recommended, if you do not wish to move to the newer SDK build you may download and install this build instead. It is feature/fix equivalent to the newer SDK build, but without the new rev AC68U support and updated wireless drivers.

    I've also included a file @UpgradeMatrix.txt in the download directory. This shows the options for each router and build combination, including the need for a Factory Default reset or possible JFFS reformat.

    Update-28E2 Highlights
    • DNSMASQ updated to 2.78, including fixes for recently published CVE's
    • Fix for 5GHz radio not working on Japan region ARM routers - @JLL
    • NEW: Option to block IPv6 internet access when an OpenVPN client is active. This prevents IPv6 'leaks' outside of the OpenVPN tunnel. Note that IPv6 internet access is blocked for all clients, not only those using the OpenVPN client. Local IPv6 access is still permitted. Also, in order to not have delays when browsing the internet, your browser must support RFC6555 (otherwise known as 'Happy Eyeballs'). Chrome, Firefox and Safari all have implemented this RFC and have minimal to no browsing impact. IE/Edge has not, and you may experience delays with using this option.
      You may also encounter applications that have not been coded to correctly retry with IPv4 if IPv6 cannot connect. If this occurs, these applications were previously leaking outside of the VPN tunnel.
    • NEW: A new QoS option to 'Suspend' QoS without causing a router reboot. This option turns off QoS, but does NOT restart CTF (HW Acceleration). Suspended status will be reset on a reboot.
    • OpenVPN client options 'persist-tun' and 'persist-key' are no longer added by default to the OpenVPN configuration. If desired, they may be added in the Custom Configuration section. They will also be set if part of an imported .ovpn file. - @cowst
    • NEW: Add direction labels to traffic monitor summary data - @Gravityz
    • Fix for LED Stealth and Power-LED modes not working on the ARM routers - @atkinsom @Wisiwyg
    • Fix for moving ssh certs to JFFS - @Uncle_Gadget
    • Fix to add missing 'ip6tables-save' command

    Please review the 'Installation Notes' section in the first post for further information on installing this fork, including the requirements for a factory reset or reformat of JFFS.

    Thanks again for everyone's support!


    LATEST RELEASE: Update-28E2, including support new rev AC68 class routers
    3-October-2017
    Merlin fork 374.43_28E2j9527
    Download http://bit.ly/1YdgUcP
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    SHA256
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    (Default Build - All supported routers)
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    79a90d6d5043eed5157481ce8f8e8de9b8672b75eadaf609a6719bf22d26a31d  RT-AC66U_374.43_28E2j9527.trx
    532d7bbada349f6d15eb0e481c5acea2643d5425003bfedea1ef50da0c842b3f  RT-N66U_374.43_28E2j9527.trx
    c27f7086730f40be615dae2b1f1db55211e2c524701d0fc7705d43cf504b549f  RT-AC68U_374.43_28E2j9527.trx
    d83c4b4726b7f371f753f1de7208928acc62e4469400b5e3873b265c5a0fd082  RT-AC56U_374.43_28E2j9527.trx
    
    (Legacy Only Builds)
    e8ae75e2f6b6c469c66482872765d9d797cc15b168c23a63a3b0f6d0874cd668  RT-AC68U_3.0.0.4_374.43_2-28L2j9527.trx
    5fc2b56bfd2ff426395fa317204d879be564fabf1066f9e8efb6f2ef090fe1fb  RT-AC56U_3.0.0.4_374.43_2-28L2j9527.trx
    
     
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  5. Max-H

    Max-H New Around Here

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    Flashed my AC68U rev. A1 first from V26E to V28L, then V28E2. So far so good. Didn't even do a factory reset. Thx for the effort John.
     
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  6. Lotta Cox

    Lotta Cox Regular Contributor

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    Working fine here!
    Uptime 0 days 2 hours 37 minutes 30 seconds
     
  7. john9527

    john9527 Part of the Furniture

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    Yes....I've actually been running an experiment where I did NOT do a factory reset when updating the code from the old SDK to the new SDK. Been running about a week now, and haven't noticed anything misbehaving, wireless or otherwise. That's why I've made the UpdateMatrix.txt entries as 'Recommended (or if you have a problem)'.
     
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  8. Lotta Cox

    Lotta Cox Regular Contributor

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    Oh I didn't do a reset either. All good. I went from 26e to 28e on both routers.
     
  9. tyspeed42

    tyspeed42 Regular Contributor

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    No reset here either, just a normal reboot after update, working great.
    Thanks again John for taking time to update this fork.
     
  10. Builder71

    Builder71 Senior Member

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    And flashed.
    Thx John!
     
  11. SuperFly74

    SuperFly74 Regular Contributor

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    Is it posible to set the guest network more then one Day ?

    Like :
    4 hours every Day of the week in one setup.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  12. wiz

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    Mine was the same, I got my soldering station out to see if I could put a new switch in. In the end I pushed button in and melted the plastic so it is fixed. Never understood there's a power switch for something that is on 24x7 anyways..
     
  13. Max-H

    Max-H New Around Here

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    Dutch (European?) regulations.
     
  14. Builder71

    Builder71 Senior Member

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    No such thing.
    For example ethernet switches are often without power switch.
     
  15. cowst

    cowst Regular Contributor

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    If you use it as repeater, you might want to turn it off when you go to bed and don't access that part of the house.

    I am not doing it, but I know people who do.
     
  16. tyspeed42

    tyspeed42 Regular Contributor

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    Anyone have a script to force the rear LED light off on the AC68U, or AC68W? It doesn't turn off with the button on the back.
     
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  17. Andyhs

    Andyhs New Around Here

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    What do you then think it is ? I think the router i've got stinks! Bad range, and lots of unstable "unable to show the site" When i put my old good NETGEAR WNR1000 the range isen't good, but no kind of unstable. Can somebody tell me if i can use my ASUS N56U as a AP when i use NETGEAR WNR1000 as main router? Does they talk together if its wired up ?
     
  18. john9527

    john9527 Part of the Furniture

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    I did see your note.....ASUS had tied the rear LED to the old 'Turbo' function, and I removed the last pieces of 'Turbo' with the latest releases. You'll need to wait for an update.
     
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  19. tyspeed42

    tyspeed42 Regular Contributor

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    Thanks John, wife is happy now. haha ;)
     
  20. YasharF

    YasharF Occasional Visitor

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    I had a couple of router crash/auto reboots today on RT-N16 with 374.43_28E2j9527 , both involving USB HD access. Not sure if it is an issue with the recent changes, a prior issue, or a hardware issue from my end.

    Crash 1: A computer on the LAN with Kodi was playing a movie that was stored on the USB HD plugged into the router, utilizing Network Place (Samba). This was the 3rd movie in a 24 hours period to play and the first two played without an issue. About 20 min before the end of the movie the router rebooted itself.

    Crash 2: While a lot of torrent traffic was going to one of the computers on the LAN, that LAN computer initiated copying a 2+ GB file to the router's USB HD using SCP (via WinSCP). After a minute or so the router rebooted itself.


    About the USB HD:
    Code:
    $ fdisk -l
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks  Id System
    /dev/sda1               1      243202  1953512448   7 HPFS/NTFS
    $ df /dev/sda1
    Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1            1953512444 1567659040 385853404  80% /tmp/mnt/V
    
     

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