SmallNetBuilder Forums
Go Back   SmallNetBuilder Forums > Wireless Networking > ASUS Wireless > Asuswrt-Merlin

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-16-2012, 02:42 AM
valerima valerima is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 68
Thanks: 5
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
valerima is just starting out
Default stable firmware for asus rt_ n66u_ from oldies

Dears, started to use this router couple of weeks ago: fw tried:
1.Merlins 19b from last series- had a problems with my samsung np7 chronos, connection was hardly found already in another room;
2. factory 220 - just something as temporary substitute, currently most stable
3. then fw 246 - worse than before one 220, but no wifi drops,
4. then last merlins -246.20 wifi droppped down almost at once.

Anybody can recommend old rock solid, just working with wifi stable?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-16-2012, 02:56 AM
RMerlin's Avatar
RMerlin RMerlin is online now
Very Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 11,154
Thanks: 58
Thanked 6,260 Times in 2,546 Posts
RMerlin is just starting out
Default

Since 246.20 uses the exact same wireless driver as firmware 220, the issue must be something else. Try changing the Enhanced Interference Management option under Wireless -> Professional, some people have better experience with this option disabled, for other users it works best when enabled.
__________________
Asuswrt-Merlin: Customized firmware for Asus routers
Github: github.com/RMerl - Twitter: RMerlinDev
See the sticky post for more info.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RMerlin For This Useful Post:
  #3  
Old 11-16-2012, 03:10 AM
valerima valerima is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 68
Thanks: 5
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
valerima is just starting out
Default merlins stuff

Dear Merlin,

I did not use reset or clear nvram there, the only thing - made a reboot after flash.
Could cleaning be helpful...
It was sometimes helpful in my previous life with Tomatos...

However if you could indicate an old long used and fully checked and approved working build from history , I would be happy to try it.....

Last edited by valerima; 11-16-2012 at 03:14 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-16-2012, 03:36 AM
RMerlin's Avatar
RMerlin RMerlin is online now
Very Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 11,154
Thanks: 58
Thanked 6,260 Times in 2,546 Posts
RMerlin is just starting out
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by valerima View Post
Dear Merlin,

I did not use reset or clear nvram there, the only thing - made a reboot after flash.
Could cleaning be helpful...
It was sometimes helpful in my previous life with Tomatos...

However if you could indicate an old long used and fully checked and approved working build from history , I would be happy to try it.....
For me the latest Asuswrt-Merlin (246.20) is (obviously) the most stable build. I didn't test Asus's build 260 at all, but since it uses the same wireless driver as Asus's 246 I assume it will display similar stability issues for some users (not everyone is affected).

Indeed, sometimes an nvram wipe can fix some weird issues, but I would start with changing the interference option first.
__________________
Asuswrt-Merlin: Customized firmware for Asus routers
Github: github.com/RMerl - Twitter: RMerlinDev
See the sticky post for more info.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-16-2012, 04:16 AM
valerima valerima is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 68
Thanks: 5
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
valerima is just starting out
Default stable builds

Will try to do it in late evening or early morning, when my biggest critique will sleep.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:15 AM.


Top 10 Stats
Top Posters* Top Thanked
RMerlin  435
azazel1024  133
john9527  88
L&LD  87
htismaqe  85
ColinTaylor  71
stevech  71
hggomes  64
sfx2000  61
Anzaia  50
RMerlin  6259
john9527  440
stevech  352
ryzhov_al  289
TeHashX  252
L&LD  240
RogerSC  202
sinshiva  146
sfx2000  136
joegreat  127
Most Viewed Threads* Hottest Threads*
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  42702
Old RT-AC68 -...  20701
Old RT-AC68P...  6739
Old Moderate Nat...  4224
Old ASUS RT-N66U...  3840
Old iOS 8.1...  3590
Old WiFi...  2320
Old RT-AC87U -...  2259
Old Firewall...  1886
Old RT-AC68P QOS...  1823
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  203
Old RT-AC68 -...  136
Old Review: 24...  35
Old RT-AC68P...  33
Old iOS 8.1...  32
Old Firewall...  29
Old WiFi...  27
Old Moderate Nat...  26
Old RT-AC87U -...  26
Old How to flash...  24


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2006-2014 Pudai LLC All Rights Reserved.