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Default Asuswrt-Merlin - custom firmware for Asus routers

about:
This is a customized version of Asuswrt, the firmware developed and used by Asus on many of their routers.

Official support:
RT-N16
RT-N66U
RT-AC66U
RT-AC56U
RT-AC68U
RT-AC68P
RT-AC87U

Note: the "W" and "R" variants are also supported (for example, RT-N66R, RT-AC68W).

The primary goals of this project are to fix bugs, add a few basic features and tweaks to the original firmware. This firmware will try to remain as close as possible to the original firmware. If you are looking for a slew of advanced features, then this project is not for you. Look at TomatoUSB or DD-WRT, two excellent products that might suit your needs better.

If however you prefer something as close as possible to the manufacturer's firmware, then this is for you

Latest stable release: 376.49_2
Latest beta release: None

SHA256 hashes
Code:
b0c66e2eacfd6fdc9ef0fad25f5637ffcaa4917af7efef93d09bd4d52a400fd4  RT-AC56U_3.0.0.4_376.49_2.trx
24c0c6167b81428c1c194dc4e2eedd6f5c100113e3627fc6826b05c5e3816d36  RT-AC66U_3.0.0.4_376.49_2.trx
6ba854ff8ece8137509ae9f584daf46cf200abef591ba8d037f3c56df6c3e31a  RT-AC68U_3.0.0.4_376.49_2.trx
a98068c459adc4025877dd3e7d309f8760acabe5823bc0b8534382307c750bcb  RT-AC87U_3.0.0.4_376.49_2.trx
4b487a35f4260cbfdfcfbb88cd7315dbf9381d36ce94656ef7ee80e792ae2b62  RT-N16_3.0.0.4_376.49_2.trx
3134dd07a8d65673b62622d3d86c149312145ce90dac16836b80f74a3dfd9031  RT-N66U_3.0.0.4_376.49_2.trx

Features:

Asuswrt-merlin provides the following changes over the original firmware:

System:
  • Various bugfixes and optimizations
  • Some components were updated to newer versions, for improved stability and security
  • Persistent JFFS partition
  • User scripts that run on specific events
  • Cron jobs
  • Ability to customize the config files used by the router services
  • LED control - put your Dark Knight in Stealth Mode by turning off all LEDs
  • Entware easy setup script (alternative to Optware - the two are mutually exclusive)
  • SNMP support

Disk sharing:
  • Optionally use shorter share names (folder name only)
  • Disk spindown after user-configurable inactivity timeout
  • NFS sharing (through webui)
  • Better compatibility with 3TB+ and Advanced Format HDDs

Networking:
  • Force acting as a Master Browser
  • Act as a WINS server
  • SSHD
  • Allows tweaking TCP/UDP connection tracking timeouts
  • CIFS client support (for mounting remote SMB share on the router)
  • Layer7 iptables matching (N16/N66/AC66 only)
  • User-defined options for WAN DHCP queries (required by some ISPs)
  • Improved NAT loopback (based on code from phuzi0n from the DD-WRT forums)
  • Advanced OpenVPN client and server support (all models except RT-N16)
  • Option to control Spanning-Tree Protocol support.
  • Netfilter ipset module, for efficient blacklist implementation
  • Configurable min/max UPNP ports
  • IPSec kernel support (except AC87U)
  • DNS-based Filtering, can be applied globally or per client


Web interface:
  • Improved client list, with DHCP hostnames
  • Optionally save traffic stats to disk (USB or JFFS partition)
  • Enhanced traffic monitoring: added monthly, as well as per IP monitoring
  • Name field on the DHCP reservation list and Wireless ACL list
  • System info summary page
  • Wireless client IP and hostname on the Wireless Log page
  • Wifi icon reports the state of both radios
  • Display the Ethernet port states
  • The various MAC/IP selection pulldowns will also display hostnames when possible instead of just NetBIOS names
  • Wireless site survey


Hope you folks like it
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Important Links:

Official website: http://www.lostrealm.ca/asuswrt-merlin

Screenshots: http://www.lostrealm.ca/tower/node/134

Download: http://www.lostrealm.ca/asuswrt-merlin/download

Changelog: http://www.lostrealm.ca/asuswrt-merlin/changelog.txt

Source code: https://github.com/RMerl/asuswrt-merlin

Wiki: https://github.com/RMerl/asuswrt-merlin/wiki

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RMerlinDev

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