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Possible bug in 02-02-2019 release for AC-RT68U

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by Ralph Bloch, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Ralph Bloch

    Ralph Bloch New Around Here

    Feb 6, 2019
    I was trying to link a new Denon AVR S740H to my QNAP TS212 NAS. Just to be on the safe side, I installed the newest AsusMerlin firmware on my ASUS router. But I just couldn't get the Denon receiver to recognize the NAS. In fact, the Qfinder couldn't find the QNAP either. It was even worse - I couldn't log into the the QNAP anymore. Yet, I could ping it. So, I thought, the QNAP has gone to its final rewards. Just to be on the safe side, I removed the two hard drives, and the QNAP showed renewed signs of life. Aha, the hard drives (RAID 1) must have gone hinkey.

    By that time I decided the problem had surpassed my pay grade and I took the QNAP to my favorite computer store. They did their magic, and I could see that the QNAP was not only working flawlessly in the store, even all the files were preserved. Happily I took the box home and incorporated it back into the network - Nada, the QNAP was dead. I had three homevisits by the wonderful people at Ancaster computing till they finally figured out that it wasn't the QNAP, it was the router. Rather than running out to buy a new router, I regressed to the ASUS-Merlin firmware version 384.6, and miracle over miracles everything was working again.

    It therefore seems to me that there is a very exotic problem in the newest firmware that only manifests itself in very specific functionality. Has anybody else observed such a problem?