About This File
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 are:
- RT-AC66U_B1 (use the RT-AC68U firmware)
- RT-AC68U, RT-AC68P, RT-AC68UF (including HW revision C1 and E1)
- RT-AC2900 (use the RT-AC86U firmware)
- RT-AC1900 & RT-AC1900P (use the RT-AC68U firmware)
What's New in Version 384.13 See changelog
384.13 (31-July-2019) - NEW: AiMesh Router and node support. Note that automatic live update of Merlin-based nodes is not supported, you will have to manually update any Merlin-based nodes when a new firmware is available. Asus-based nodes (which is recommended) will be able to make use of the automatic live update. - NEW: ChaCha20-Poly1305 support in Strongswan (themiron) - UPDATED: RT-AX88U to GPL 384_6210. - UPDATED: Curl 7.65.3. - CHANGED: dhcp_staticlist no longer contains hostnames, these have been moved to dhcp_hostnames for better compatibility with upstream and closed source components, also allows more static leases to be defined before reaching the size limit. - CHANGED: Replace Nettle with OpenSSL for dnsmasq's DNSSEC validation, which opens the door to supporting more ciphers. (themiron) - FIXED: Firmware Update check button would redirect to Asus support site if scheduled checks are disabled. - FIXED: Firefox was showing a no-op Uninstall button on the AiCloud page - FIXED: 5 GHz radio showing as disabled on the Sysinfo page for the RT-AC87U - FIXED: FTP would be accessible from the WAN even while disabled if you had DualWAN load balancing enabled, or IPTV configured. - FIXED: IGMP Snooper daemon crashing when more than 32 hosts are present (themiron) - FIXED: External DDNS IP checker would fail for Chinese users, as checkip.dyndns.org is blocked - switched to .com TLD. - FIXED: Devices without a networkmap-defined alias wouldn't fallback to their hostname on some webui pages like the IPTraffic and QoS Classification pages. - FIXED: Remote IP field filtering on Classification page wasn't working. - FIXED: Incorrect user permissions displayed on the FTP page. - FIXED: Performance issues for some users, following the kernel security fixes in 384.12. (gzenux)