Release [Fork] Asuswrt-Merlin 374 LTS release 49E4

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john9527

Part of the Furniture
There's nothing in log: no "start wireless", no "stop wireless"; I find two "restart_wireless" when I manually restart. I will test the schedule with different hours.
I did a quick review of the code....nothing special jumped out. I did see that they aren't using rc services to turn the wireless on/.off, so no log entry.
So I added a log entry for the next release.
 

genestar

New Around Here
I did a quick review of the code....nothing special jumped out. I did see that they aren't using rc services to turn the wireless on/.off, so no log entry.
So I added a log entry for the next release.
Thank you John; in the next days I will check if it woek with different hours. I don't know if could help, but I'm in GMT+1, than 0 to 24.
 

followmsi

Regular Contributor
Updated primary router (RT-AC68U) to 49D6 today.
In case of 5GHz and media bridge connections all is (still) good.

Like mentioned by @john9527 .. when using version 49D6 in router mode there are some 2.4GHz connection issues.
In my case it's just one 2.4GHz device which is not connecting anymore .. not at all.

Hope you find workaround for the "problem" 2.4GHz devices too :)

Cheers

EDIT: Sorry .. I did re-test again .. after several times the "problem" device does connect on 2.4GHz too.
It's an (older) Android tablet .. Nexus 7 2013 running lineage-18.1.
For this device it's no real problem anyway .. as it can make 5GHz connection too.
On version 49E4 and before the same device never had any issues and did connect quickly on 2.4GHz.
Sorry again .. for not testing properly before posting. :rolleyes:
 
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Habna

New Around Here
I was long-term user of the 'original' Merlin, before reverting to the stock firmware when support for the N66U was dropped, only to find that USB tethering was initially unreliable, then impossible following the last release.

Having discovered this fork, my phone now tethers to the router without problems, and everything is running smoothly - so thanks :)
 

john9527

Part of the Furniture
In my case it's just one 2.4GHz device which is not connecting anymore .. not at all.
Interesting....there have been reports of 'problems' on the latest Merlin as well with 2.4GHz.

In my case, the devices (an old Vizio TV, a first gen Ring doorbell and a first gen Ring camera) cycled connecting/disconnecting for a few minutes. But then everything settled down and they have worked fine since. Try and go to the Wireless Status page and keep refreshing to see if you see the same.

On the problem device, have you tried forgetting the connection and setting it up again?
 

followmsi

Regular Contributor
Interesting....there have been reports of 'problems' on the latest Merlin as well with 2.4GHz.

In my case, the devices (an old Vizio TV, a first gen Ring doorbell and a first gen Ring camera) cycled connecting/disconnecting for a few minutes. But then everything settled down and they have worked fine since. Try and go to the Wireless Status page and keep refreshing to see if you see the same.

On the problem device, have you tried forgetting the connection and setting it up again?

Nexus 7 was similar .. connecting/disconnecting all the time.
At some point the device did "see" 5GHz networks only.
After full reboot of the Android tablet and forgetting/re-adding network configuration it finally worked.
Now it's connected to hidden 2.4GHz - like before - all good !

Thanks !
 

ratchet132

New Around Here
I'm able to use the repeater if I'm connected to a 2.4ghz network, but not if I'm connected to 5ghz. On 5ghz even over ethernet I cannot access the router. This is consistent with pretty much every firmware I've tried so far (AC1900P)
 

john9527

Part of the Furniture
I'm able to use the repeater if I'm connected to a 2.4ghz network, but not if I'm connected to 5ghz. On 5ghz even over ethernet I cannot access the router. This is consistent with pretty much every firmware I've tried so far (AC1900P)
Sorry, but I'm not able to quite follow what you are having a problem with.....
Can you give a bit more detail and exactly what you are doing that seems to not be working?
 

ratchet132

New Around Here
Sorry, but I'm not able to quite follow what you are having a problem with.....
Can you give a bit more detail and exactly what you are doing that seems to not be working?
So when I put the router into repeater mode, I'm able to view both my original 2.4ghz network and 5ghz network and connect to either. If I connect the repeater to the 2.4ghz network it works as expected. If I connect the repeater to the 5ghz network nothing works. I have to fully reset the router to gain access to it again, even via LAN.
 

john9527

Part of the Furniture
So when I put the router into repeater mode, I'm able to view both my original 2.4ghz network and 5ghz network and connect to either. If I connect the repeater to the 2.4ghz network it works as expected. If I connect the repeater to the 5ghz network nothing works. I have to fully reset the router to gain access to it again, even via LAN.
Just set up a repeater AC68, connected the repeater to the 5GHz network, and everything works fine. Tried both different and same repeater SSIDs. Sorry, but I can't recreate any problem.
A couple of things to double check...
- When you connect the repeater, it becomes a client of the parent router. So make sure you are accessing via the new IP address and not router.asus.com. You can also assign a name and IP for the repeater on the parent router.
- If there was an SSL cert generated for the repeater before it was placed in repeater mode, that cert will not longer be valid because of the change in IP address. Easiest thing is just to use http (not https) with the new address.
 

zerowalker

Occasional Visitor
What does IPV6 DHCP Server imply?
I tried disabling it but still got my IPV6 working, so not sure what it does?
 

Gar

Very Senior Member
I think 50AA21 comes out any day now.
 

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