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Default Asuswrt-Merlin 3.0.0.4.270.24 BETA 4 is out

Howdy folks,

A lot of important low-level changes in this version, so I'm releasing it as a beta so people can confirm there isn't any regression being introduced.

The biggest changes:
  • OpenVPN updated to 2.3.0. One of the big changes in 2.3.0 is the addition of IPv6 support. I have been mostly unable to get it working myself however, best I could achieve was to get a client obtain an IPv6 from the server, but routing didn't work. If someone with an actual IPv6 environment feels like tinkering with that bit, please let me know if you can get that part to work. Otherwise, I need people to confirm that no new issues are introduced by the move from 2.2.0 to 2.3.0.
  • Busybox updated from 1.17.4 to 1.20.2. Asus was using a heavily patched version of Busybox (many of those patches were related to IPv6 and 6rd support). I should hopefully have all those relevant patches applied. I need people to confirm that IPv6 is still working properly (especially native and 6rd, as I can't test either of these). The upgrade also fixed fdisk to add GPT support to it.
  • Various kernel patches in an attempt to fix the large hard disk support. Unfortunately, I don't have access to a large HD with 4KB sectors, and so far I couldn't find anyone who did, so I have no idea if those patches did resolve the compatibility issues or not. I'll need feedback on this.
  • BETA 2: Updated Miniupnpd from 1.4 to 1.6.
  • BETA 3: Merged with build 270 codebase.
  • [B}BETA 4:{/B} Updated to miniupnpd 1.8-20130207

There are quite a few other changes that are less likely to have an impact on stability/reliability - check the Changelog for the details.

Please give this beta version a good test shakedown. I'm specifically interested in NEW bugs that weren't there in build 23b. I'm also interested in success stories, especially if you are using OpenVPN, a large hard disk, or IPv6.

The RT-N66U and RT-AC66U builds can be found in the Beta folders on Mediafire. Sorry, no RT-N16 build at the moment, as I want to focus on these two for now.
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If I can find a 3tb drive to borrow, I'll do so, in order to help out. Anyway, sincethe beta firmware has a broadcom driver update, that seems like reason enough to try it out.
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If I can find a 3tb drive to borrow, I'll do so, in order to help out. Anyway, sincethe beta firmware has a broadcom driver update, that seems like reason enough to try it out.

This firmware is still based on .266

It is beta because of the new features RMerlin added.


Anyway, so far so good.. OpenVPN is back up and my script survived the flash. Its still selectively routing, so no problems so far.

openvpn[700]: OpenVPN 2.3.0 mipsel-unknown-linux-gnu [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [EPOLL] [MH] [IPv6] built on Jan 24 2013
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If I can find a 3tb drive to borrow, I'll do so, in order to help out. Anyway, since the beta firmware has a broadcom driver update, that seems like reason enough to try it out.
I'm still using the build 220 driver. I'd rather focus the betatest of this build on the Busybox/OpenVPN changes without introducing more potential issues with a beta/unreleased wireless driver.

I'd also prefer to get Asus's blessing before distributing builds with that wireless driver since it would come from a leaked beta firmware.

Please let me know if you are able to get a large HDD to test. Ideally that HDD would have to use 4 KB sectors, which I believe is the main reason for the compatibility issues. If you do, test both with 23b and 24 to ensure that if it works that it's because of the fixes, and not because it has always worked.

Sadly, both my Hitachi 3 TB and the 2 TB Samsung I brought from work are using 512 bytes sectors, and both worked fine even with 23b. Best test candidate would probably be a WD Caviar Green 2TB or larger.
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Anyway, so far so good.. OpenVPN is back up and my script survived the flash. Its still selectively routing, so no problems so far.
Awesome, thanks for the feedback.

BTW since you got selective routing working, would you be willing to write a Wiki article on how to do that? That question comes quite often on the forums.
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That driver is actually on the Beta f/w .231 which you can find in another thread here.

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That driver is actually on the Beta f/w .231 which you can find in another thread here.
Yes, but that beta was leaked and not officially distributed by Asus. It was found by someone who was trying random version numbers on their Russian test FTP. That's why I'd want to have their permission to reuse it.
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Anyone else having issues with the MediaFire site? I can't get through to download the firmware.
I was able to access the MediaFire Mobile site through my phone, but this latest release didn't seem to be there yet.

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Tried the "Beta" folder?
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