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Merlin 3004.388.6 for AX56u?

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Asuswrt-Merlin
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About
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Asuswrt is the name of the firmware Asus has developed for
their various router models. Originally forked from Tomato,
it has since grown into a very different product, removing
some more technical features that were part of Tomato, but
also adding a lot of new original features.

Asuswrt-merlin is a customized version of Asus's firmware. The goal is
to provide bugfixes and minor enhancements to Asus's firmware, with also
a few occasional feature additions. This is done while retaining
the look and feel of the original firmware, and also ensuring that
the two codebases remain close enough so it will remain possible
to keep up with any new features brought by Asus in the original firmware.

This project's goal is NOT to develop yet another firmware filled with
many features that are rarely used by home users - that is already covered
by other excellent projects such as Tomato or DD-WRT.

This more conservative approach will also help ensuring the highest
level of stability possible. Priority is given to stability over
performance, and performance over features.



Supported Devices
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Fully supported devices:

386.x:
* RT-AC66U_B1 (use the RT-AC68U firmware)
* RT-AC68U, RT-AC68P, RT-AC68UF (including HW revision C1 and E1)
* RT-AC68U V3 (use the RT-AC68U firmware)
* RT-AC68U V4 (use the RT-AC68U firmware)
* RT-AC1900 & RT-AC1900P (use the RT-AC68U firmware)
* RT-AC88U
* RT-AC3100
* RT-AC5300
* RT-AC86U
* RT-AC2900 (use the RT-AC86U firmware)
* GT-AC2900

3004.388.x:
* RT-AX88U
* RT-AX58U & RT-AX3000 (V1 only)
* RT-AX86U & RT-AX86S
* GT-AX11000
* RT-AX68U
* GT-AXE11000
* GT-AX6000
* ZenWifi Pro XT12
* GT-AX11000 Pro
* GT-AXE16000
* RT-AX86U Pro
* RT-AX88U Pro

No longer supported:
* RT-N16
* RT-N66U
* RT-AC66U
* RT-AC56U
* RT-AC87U
* RT-AC3200
* RT-AX56U

I have checked the readme_file from the AX56u firmware, it said no longer supported the AX56u, but I can see the download from the sourceforge page.
Is it still available for my router?

(EDIT) What router should I choose since it is EOL? How can I check my next router is not reaching its endurance?
 
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this is my current configuration, is it still SAFE to update?
 
there were 2 versions of this router therefore good that you add screen showoing you have RMerlin on it :)

yes you can download the latest available firmware. RMerlin just stopped support for you router.

you should be ok for same time if this router is sufficient. you can wait until more wi-fi 7 router will be available.
 
(EDIT) What router should I choose since it is EOL? How can I check my next router is not reaching its endurance?
If everything works fine, I think you can safely use it for another year or 2 or more.
3004.388.6 (20-Jan-2024)
- NOTE: Since Asus provided GPL code for the RT-AX56U, this model will exceptionally be included with this release, despite still being considered being end-of-life.
 
This was a onetime exception by Asus.

The model is still EOL.

In less than six months (or when the next vulnerability is discovered), this model is officially obsolete.

You may safely use it until the next vulnerability has surfaced.
 
In less than six months (or when the next vulnerability is discovered), this model is officially obsolete.
So you're saying that RT-AX68U is already officially obsolete? ;)

RT-AX68U-firmware.png

vs
RT-AX56U-firmware.png

You may safely use it until the next vulnerability has surfaced.
I would say: You may safely use it until a security vulnerability is discovered.
This applies to all routers, not just this one ;)
 
No, I didn't. I don't use stock firmware. I also explicitly stated

You may safely use it until the next vulnerability has surfaced.
 

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