RT-AX82U Firmware updates to be supported ?

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Tweakfiend

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Hi Merlin & others

I only came across your website yesterday , so apologies if this has been asked before .

Are you , perhaps going to support the RT-AX82U model in the near future with firmware updates ?

I previously used the RT-AC68U, which some time ago auto downloaded a non useable firmware update from Asus, from which it did not recover , and was subsequently sent back to Holland for a refund !
So this question is of great interest.
I assume your downloadable updates for AX models stop the ability of Asus to auto update the firmware , as their system would not recognise your versions ( ?)

Regards

RP
 
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L&LD

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Welcome to the forums @Tweakfiend.


RMerlin does not auto-update his firmware. :)
 

Tweakfiend

New Around Here
Welcome to the forums @Tweakfiend.


RMerlin does not auto-update his firmware. :)
Thanks for the reply

I am aware from these forums that Merlin does not auto update software, but provides manual download links .

The questions were a) Can RT_AX82U be supported in future ? b) Would "administration " / "firmware upgrade" / "upload" options in router menu allow manual firmware updates from Merlin separately, and not overlap with Asus own process ? ;)
 

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L&LD

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You may need to read that post again if you're still waiting for an answer for the RT-AX82U.

Once on RMerlin firmware, there is no question of what firmware is installed, unless you do so deliberately or mistakenly.
 

TheOldMan

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Question is why is DSL-AX82U firmware by GNUTon able to make Asuswrt-Merlin firmware work while there is a working RT-AX82U asuswrt-merlin compiler that was started in September and has been stagnant for months? I have a suspicion that the RT-AX82U performs better than the RT-AX86U. Anybody have any ideas?
 

L&LD

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TheOldMan

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Have you wondered if it would perform better if it had Merlin's firmware?

It is going to have more configuration options, but everything Wi-Fi, AiMesh or TrendMicro related will be the same as original Asuswrt.
 

L&LD

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There is no question that RMerlin powered routers perform better than any stock Asus firmware I've cared to test with.

I don't have the RT-AX82U, I would never buy that model (with or without RMerlin support), when the RT-AC86U is available.

I had the RT-AX58U, sold it first chance I had.
 

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