Merlin and AiMesh - main node only?

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chichow

Regular Contributor
Hi Forum

I am running a wireless AiMesh configuration with a mix of Merlin on the main router and some nodes and stock Asus on other nodes.
I tried doing a search but didn't come up with anything conclusive regarding mixing Merlin and the stock firmware when running AiMesh.

Would the following be correct?

All Merlin > Merlin main router / Stock nodes > Merlin main router / Merlin and stock nodes
 

JohnD5000

Senior Member
Hi Forum

I am running a wireless AiMesh configuration with a mix of Merlin on the main router and some nodes and stock Asus on other nodes.
I tried doing a search but didn't come up with anything conclusive regarding mixing Merlin and the stock firmware when running AiMesh.

Would the following be correct?

All Merlin > Merlin main router / Stock nodes > Merlin main router / Merlin and stock nodes

Merlin used to recommend stock on the AiMesh nodes (I'm not sure if he still does). In any case, AiMesh code is closed source, so Merlin doesn't add anything to a straight AiMesh node over stock unless you are doing something special on the Node that requires Merlin (I'm guessing that is rare). Also, current Asus stock releases are usually a little newer than the current Merlin release (usually takes Merlin a month or two to roll in the updates), so you could be slightly better off running the node on stock.

The one thing you should really do is keep the same base versions (not sure if that is the correct word) of each if you mix .i.e 386 & 386. Don't mix 384 stock with 386 Merlin, etc.
 
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chichow

Regular Contributor
Yes

I pulled a RP-AC55 from my network as an Asus node as Asus currently has it only on 384

Version 3.0.0.4.384.83130
 

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