Release [Fork] Asuswrt-Merlin 374.43 LTS releases (V44EA)

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AC66X

New Around Here
Here is recent syslog events to confirm bug / feature in Media Bridge mode after fresh install

Code:
Jan  1 06:00:14 kernel: device eth2 entered promiscuous mode
Jan  1 06:00:14 kernel: br0: port 3(eth2) entering learning state
Jan  1 06:00:14 kernel: br0: port 2(eth1) entering learning state
Jan  1 06:00:14 kernel: br0: port 1(vlan1) entering learning state
Jan  1 06:00:14 kernel: br0: topology change detected, propagating
Jan  1 06:00:14 kernel: br0: port 3(eth2) entering forwarding state
Jan  1 06:00:14 kernel: br0: topology change detected, propagating
Jan  1 06:00:14 kernel: br0: port 2(eth1) entering forwarding state
Jan  1 06:00:14 kernel: br0: topology change detected, propagating
Jan  1 06:00:14 kernel: br0: port 1(vlan1) entering forwarding state
Jan  1 06:00:18 haveged: haveged starting up
Jan  1 06:00:18 dropbear[294]: Running in background
Jan  1 06:00:18 HTTPD_Server: start deferred by lan state
The "httpd_server" keeps being deferred after reboots with no processes running at all

Code:
  PID USER       VSZ STAT COMMAND
    1 admin     2832 S    /sbin/init
    2 admin        0 SW<  [kthreadd]
    3 admin        0 SWN  [ksoftirqd/0]
    4 admin        0 SW<  [events/0]
    5 admin        0 SW<  [khelper]
   20 admin        0 SW<  [kblockd/0]
   51 admin        0 SW   [pdflush]
   52 admin        0 SW   [pdflush]
   53 admin        0 SW<  [kswapd0]
   54 admin        0 SW<  [aio/0]
   98 admin        0 SW<  [mtdblockd]
  121 admin        0 SW<  [kmmcd]
  125 admin      644 S    hotplug2 --persistent --no-coldplug
  161 admin     2816 S    console
  162 admin     1472 S    /bin/sh
  171 admin     1464 S    syslogd -m 0 -O /tmp/syslog.log -S -s 256 -l 7
  173 admin     1464 S    /sbin/klogd
  175 admin        0 SW<  [khubd]
  285 admin     1472 S    udhcpc -i br0 -p /var/run/udhcpc_lan.pid -s /tmp/udhcpc_lan -H RT-AC66U-11E8
  287 admin     2824 S    /sbin/wanduck
  290 admin     6552 S    /usr/sbin/haveged -r0 -w1024
  291 admin     1380 R    protect_srv
  294 admin     1316 S    dropbear -p 22 -I 1200 -j -k
  298 admin     1380 S    protect_srv
  299 admin     1380 S    protect_srv
  301 admin     1184 S    /bin/eapd
  304 admin     2824 S    wpsaide
  307 admin     1688 S    nas
  308 admin     1468 S    crond -l 8
  309 admin     1148 S    /usr/sbin/infosvr br0
  311 admin     2824 S    watchdog
  312 admin     2824 S    ots
  313 admin     2824 S    watchdog02
  314 admin     2824 S    psta_monitor
  317 admin     1188 S    lld2d br0
  318 admin     2824 S    disk_monitor
  326 admin     2168 S    u2ec
  328 admin     1244 S    lpd
  331 admin     2168 S    u2ec
  332 admin     2168 S    u2ec
  380 admin     1384 S    dropbear -p 22 -I 1200 -j -k
  382 admin     1508 S    -sh
  632 admin     1480 S    vi syslog.log
  693 admin     1384 R    dropbear -p 22 -I 1200 -j -k
  695 admin     1476 S    -sh
  701 admin     1468 R    ps -w
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
@AC66X Is you bridge still connecting over 5GHz? If so try using 2.4GHz instead to see if there's a difference.
 

rtn66uftw

Senior Member
I use QoS successfully here (but I don't have a network as busy as yours seems) on Merlin LTS fork . I established my configuration based on a discussion I read on the Freshtomato-mips forum.

My router is an RT-N66U.

I adjusted the "Up Bandwidth" to 75% of the minimum I observed (after several tests) and the "Down Bandwidth" to 85% of the minimum also observed. It is also these settings that give me (after many tests) the lowest average Bufferbloat results in ms, in the detailed results of "dslreports": http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest/46361009
I have a regular rating of "A+" since I made these adjustments.

List of standards specified by the user:

TCP/UDP, DST port 1-5070, Transferred 0-1kb, class1 (Highest)
any, MAC address (VOIP interface), class2 (High)
TCP/UDP, DST port 1-5070, Transferred 0-64kb, class2 (High)
TCP/UDP, DST port 1-65535, Transferred 0-512kb, class3 (Average)
TCP/UDP, DST port 1-65535, Transferred 0-1024kb, class4 (Low)
TCP/UDP, DST port 1-65535, Transferred 1024kb+ class5 (Lowest)

Download and transmission limits:

1, 15%, 100%
2, 5%, 100%
3, 5%, 100%
4, 5%, 100%
5, 5%, 95% (Set as Default)

(same for both outbound and inbound)
Thank you. Will give it a try
 

rtn66uftw

Senior Member
I use QoS successfully here (but I don't have a network as busy as yours seems) on Merlin LTS fork . I established my configuration based on a discussion I read on the Freshtomato-mips forum.

My router is an RT-N66U.

I adjusted the "Up Bandwidth" to 75% of the minimum I observed (after several tests) and the "Down Bandwidth" to 85% of the minimum also observed. It is also these settings that give me (after many tests) the lowest average Bufferbloat results in ms, in the detailed results of "dslreports": http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest/46361009
I have a regular rating of "A+" since I made these adjustments.

List of standards specified by the user:

TCP/UDP, DST port 1-5070, Transferred 0-1kb, class1 (Highest)
any, MAC address (VOIP interface), class2 (High)
TCP/UDP, DST port 1-5070, Transferred 0-64kb, class2 (High)
TCP/UDP, DST port 1-65535, Transferred 0-512kb, class3 (Average)
TCP/UDP, DST port 1-65535, Transferred 0-1024kb, class4 (Low)
TCP/UDP, DST port 1-65535, Transferred 1024kb+ class5 (Lowest)

Download and transmission limits:

1, 15%, 100%
2, 5%, 100%
3, 5%, 100%
4, 5%, 100%
5, 5%, 95% (Set as Default)

(same for both outbound and inbound)
Found these links which are quite useful for QoS too
https://www.snbforums.com/threads/q-adaptive-qos-settings.30869/
https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1010951/
 

john9527

Part of the Furniture
Time for a fork release (no, I haven't abandoned it :) )...

Sorry for the length of time between releases, but I'm still 'upside down' with my father having some serious health problems. It was good to finally take some time for some 'fun' on the fork!
I haven't caught up with all the forum activity, so please forgive me if I missed something critical. Please repost with a fresh callout.


LATEST RELEASE: Update-38E3/38L3
28-February-2019
Merlin fork 374.43_38E3j9527
Download http://bit.ly/1YdgUcP
============================

Key Changes:
  • Component updates
    • curl: update to 7.64.0
    • nano: update to 3.2
    • openssl: update to 1.0.2r
    • openvpn: update to 2.4.7
    • dnsmasq: update to g162e5e0 snapshot
  • DoT updates
    • getdns: update to 1.50 final dist w/stubby 0.2.4
    • openssl-1.1.x: support for 1.1.1b
    • make: static link openssl 1.1.x for getdns/stubby
    • stubby: force tls1.3 and customer ciphers with openssl 1.1.x
    Note that DoT/STUBBY is the only function currently using OpenSSL 1.1.1 I'm aware of the current Merlin alpha that extends OpenSSL 1.1.1 to other components, and will evaluate porting that work as the alpha progresses.

    IMPORTANT Users of MIPS routers (N16/AC66/N66) currently running build 37 or earlier will need to save their JFFS space prior to the build 38 install, reformat JFFS after the install, then restore the saved JFFS. This is due to the increase in code size due to the static linking of OpenSSL 1.1.1 to the STUBBY code.
    -
  • Other fixes/updates
    • openvpn: (backport) remove unsupported ciphers from client
    • webui: do not add default http user for openvpn server on MIPS
    • webui: restart dnsmasq if changing state of sntp server
    • mutiple security/functional fixes backported from Merlin/dp111
    • lan: fix error in dfs enable for AC66/N66
      Note that DFS channels on the original AC66U Rev A hardware are NOT supported. You must be AC66U Rev B hardware (not to be confused with the AC66U-B1) to enable the DFS channels.

SHA256
Code:
(Default Build - All supported routers)
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2929b8a26bb26d8027ff85e406072e86145aae08fa2fc11d8cc5d6e0b3822990  RT-AC66U_374.43_38E3j9527.trx
11d84c5bb3af16b906798c8c99b63621181750226fb6bf87c3d71dabf41c498b  RT-N66U_374.43_38E3j9527.trx
9cb597c3b80d2f9f0e44e033c8eda5a1b2e3732d98185a043d44b59c4457dbf4  RT-AC68U_374.43_38E3j9527.trx
a9c55b0ab5e561ae7245b1ec1530bd350e5440748e535af627f6f75df82cdaac  RT-AC56U_374.43_38E3j9527.trx

(Legacy Only Builds)
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6e9ec04cbda489a051df6a0c7dba26d85c7850ed1adf6b3294fd0b503b049871  RT-AC56U_3.0.0.4_374.43_2-38L3j9527.trx
b33d880fa346ae92f48d4708b4e7704b947a67e8a0c67636654cdc497154e99c  RT-N16_3.0.0.4_374.43_2-38L3j9527.trx
67364379df1e817f5c8fe72218a24870418807c8761bfca41843c36f56123789  RT-AC66U_3.0.0.4_374.43_2-38L3j9527.trx
41dd6e177c0730eec563472a6a384a0fa230da375824c62d0cab0214a2429d96  RT-N66U_3.0.0.4_374.43_2-38L3j9527.trx
 

Zetto

Occasional Visitor
@john9527, thanks for keeping up the good work!

A couple of questions about 38: can the setting (NVRAM) be saved/restored when upgrading from release 37 to 38? Also, would a factory default reset fix jffs formatting?
 

john9527

Part of the Furniture
@john9527, thanks for keeping up the good work!

A couple of questions about 38: can the setting (NVRAM) be saved/restored when upgrading from release 37 to 38?
In general, when moving forward between fork levels there is no need to do a factory reset and you can also do a restore taken on an earlier level should you decide to do a factory reset (I'll highlight in the release notes any exception to this rule). Moving backwards can sometimes require a reset, such as moving from a level that supports changing the http port to a previous level that didn't.
Also, would a factory default reset fix jffs formatting?
No, you'll need to do this manually. I'd recommend the following steps on the MIPS based routers....

- take a backup of jffs (Administration > Restore/Save/Upload Setting)
- disable jffs (Administration > System) - Don't forget to hit Apply
- manually reboot
- load the new code via the gui
- re-enable jffs/reformat jffs at next boot/enable scripts (Administration > System) - Don't forget to hit Apply
- manually reboot
- restore the jffs backup (Administration > Restore/Save/Upload Setting)
- manually reboot
 

Builder71

Very Senior Member
From 37EA to 38E3.
Format JFFS and restore like you said.

Thx!
 

bayad

New Around Here
Hi, can I use this release on Asus DSL-N16 modem/router device please ?

Thank you in advance for your answer.
 

Gar

Very Senior Member
Thanks, working great on my 56u!
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Hi, can I use this release on Asus DSL-N16 modem/router device please ?

Thank you in advance for your answer.
No.
 

atkinsom

Regular Contributor
Hi, can I use this release on Asus DSL-N16 modem/router device please ?

Thank you in advance for your answer.
Look at the first message in this thread...I believe the answer is no as DSL is not supported
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Ok. Thank you.

Is there any other release that I can use it with my device ?
I'm not aware of any third party firmware for any DSL-based models, as these require dedicated support - just not worth the effort for a very small userbase. I didn't even know this model existed before.
 

anotherwave

New Around Here
Thank you for all the work you guys do on this. I'm not sure how many people help out on this project but thank you all so much. My asus n16 works like a dream and its thanks to you guys!! Awesome stuff..
 

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