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

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mindfrost82

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I think this takes a bit too much of my knowledge.
If i type in Putty '/jffs/configs/dnsmasq.conf.add' then I get the message 'not found'.
I think it would be better for me to buy a cheap router first and do some experiments on it before I make my own router unusable.
Thanks anyway
I also don't have this in my jffs partition.
 

acale75

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dave14305

Part of the Furniture
Maybe I don't quite get it :). the website says "To have a config file appended to the one created by the firmware, simply add" .add "
Apparently I already have /jffs/configs/dnsmasq.conf and with the add command I can add lines to it. The problem is, I get the message not found.
If you really have a file /jffs/configs/dnsmasq.conf it means that file is always overriding the firmware-generated dnsmasq.conf file in the etc directory.

I offer the following 3 commands to run in the ssh window (first change 123456 to your own nextdns config-id):
Code:
rm /jffs/configs/dnsmasq.conf
printf "add-cpe-id=123456\nadd-mac\nadd-subnet=32,128\n" > /jffs/configs/dnsmasq.conf.add
service restart_dnsmasq
If anything goes wrong:
Code:
rm /jffs/configs/dnsmasq.conf.add
service restart_dnsmasq
 
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ColinTaylor

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Maybe I don't quite get it :). the website says "To have a config file appended to the one created by the firmware, simply add" .add "
Yes, I think you're not understanding how this works. These custom scripts/configs are used to change or replace files created by the firmware. In this case the file created by the firmware is /etc/dnsmasq.conf.

Apparently I already have /jffs/configs/dnsmasq.conf and with the add command I can add lines to it. The problem is, I get the message not found.
dnsmasq.conf.add is not a command, it's a text file that needs to be created or edited. If you just type in this filename at the command prompt you will get a "not found" error (because it's not a command).
 

acale75

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Yes, I think you're not understanding how this works. These custom scripts/configs are used to change or replace files created by the firmware. In this case the file created by the firmware is /etc/dnsmasq.conf.

dnsmasq.conf.add is not a command, it's a text file that needs to be created or edited. If you just type in this filename at the command prompt you will get a "not found" error (because it's not a command).
Thanks ColinTaylor for your explanation. Learned something again today :)
 

pankajvg

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Welcome back John, Really happy to have you back .
Well i have tried everything and seems it doesnt work , i will try today with the new build & keep you posted
Tried with this update also but no luck , same issue .
Complete reset and re-configured router but no luck.
 

pankajvg

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Part of this fork is that the wireless drivers are 'stable'.....last change was for the Krack fix in 2017,

It's likely that wireless contention has increased with everyone at home now. If you haven't moved the router, or added new electronics in your home that can be causing noise, double check again that there aren't a lot of other access points on your selected channel.

Tried with latest update also but no luck , same issue .
Complete reset and re-configured router but no luck.
 

dave14305

Part of the Furniture
Until the CloudFlare situation stabilizes, I would recommend that anyone using DoT on the fork use this stubby.postconf:
Code:
#!/bin/sh

. /usr/sbin/helper.sh

CONFIG="$1"

pc_delete "tls_min_version: GETDNS_TLS1_3" "$CONFIG"
This will use the stubby default GETDNS_TLS1_2. Better than a stubby.yml.add which would end up with 2 different tls_min_version directives in the same file.
It’s not doing any harm as-is, but anyone who has upgraded to 42E7 no longer needs this postconf script I posted a while ago. It’s already fixed in the firmware.
 

sincity7

New Around Here
If my rt-ac66u wont go into rescue mode or my computer cant see that it is, what other options do I have with this router?
 

rubik

New Around Here
I've got a RT-N66U that has been running fine (in AP mode) but I'd like to update the firmware on it and wanted to try this fork.

It's currently running Merlin 378.51(_0) firmware which looks to be from around March 2015 (whoa!)

I've read briefly through the Upgrade Matrix and a few posts but I'm honestly not sure what the recommended way to update it would be -- can I just flash via the web UI and factory reset or do I need to use the restoration tool?

Thanks much in advance for any pointers...
 

ColinTaylor

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If my rt-ac66u wont go into rescue mode or my computer cant see that it is, what other options do I have with this router?
Assuming that your router is functional I can't see any reason why you shouldn't be able to get it into recovery mode. The timing can be fiddly but it's do-able. What firmware version are you currently running?
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
I've got a RT-N66U that has been running fine (in AP mode) but I'd like to update the firmware on it and wanted to try this fork.

It's currently running Merlin 378.51(_0) firmware which looks to be from around March 2015 (whoa!)

I've read briefly through the Upgrade Matrix and a few posts but I'm honestly not sure what the recommended way to update it would be -- can I just flash via the web UI and factory reset or do I need to use the restoration tool?
I'm pretty sure you can upgrade straight to version 374.43_42E7 through the GUI. Just remember to do a factory default reset after installing the firmware and the router has booted up for the first time.
 

rtn66uftw

Senior Member
A new formal release has been posted for those still using this fork after all this time :) Please see the first post and review the Changelog for the updates.
Special thanks to @ColinTaylor for his testing and feedback/suggestions.

LATEST RELEASE: Update-42E7
26-March-2020
Merlin fork 374.43_42E7j9527
Download http://bit.ly/1YdgUcP
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SHA256
Code:
(Default Build - All supported routers)
3137f3b555d203610dceba6b6d545252c8e83c0536daad63c7437b65b32ee0d0  RT-N16_374.43_42E7j9527.trx
e9fc048afa5f3fc6393217d0cde17ba437697823823b94b7cd3eb60bc36c263a  RT-AC66U_374.43_42E7j9527.trx
720e88e6fde47d34faba8955f93047b69aad5b8b5c98199d53c34c5d79bc98f4  RT-N66U_374.43_42E7j9527.trx
41e25937614fe2404b96fadc1b62a1579714f1f47fdda93d489163b87b5ba1c4  RT-AC68U_374.43_42E7j9527.trx
e4feb4b04fc7895ef8b095b58d779a00175a8ea3c0cc30152fb6d04708d98766  RT-AC56U_374.43_42E7j9527.trx
As for my absence from the forum....
Some of you may remember that my father passed away last year. Without going into a lot of detail, let's just say that having to deal with his estate has been a challenge, both from a logistics/work-to-do and personal point of view. As a result, I needed to limit some of my activities. While things are still far from complete (and now complicated by the pandemic), I'm going to start easing back into my 'fun' pass times....participating in this forum being one of them.

Thanks to everyone that stepped up and provided support as well as for your understanding.
I'm sorry for your loss! Glad to hear back from you and thanks for the new build!
 

anotherengineer

Regular Contributor
Good to see you back John.

I just put 42E7 on my old RT-N66U, h/w B1, and I am running in AP mode. I gave it static ip.

The router will not update time. I read some things here about the issue with Merlin fw, but not sure if it's the same with this one.

Will leaving the ip dynamic, or putting in a dns solve the issue or any other work arounds? Thanks
 

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