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Old 04-07-2012, 06:52 PM   #1
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New Asus N56U Padavan firmware thread

To consolidate all the frequent updates into one thread

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------------------ RT-N56U_1.1.2.2-006 firmware by Padavan ---------------
==========================================================================

Changes to firmware ver. 1.1.2.2-005:
------------------------------------------------------------
- Fixed large files (>2GB) support in vsftpd 2.3.5 (regression in ver. 1.1.2.2-005).
- Fixed Web GUI issues in AP mode (NewGUI).
- Fixed Web GUI issues under Mozilla Firefox browser (OldGUI).
- Fixed host names on Wake-On-Lan Web page (NewGUI).
- Fixed user input checking logic on Virtual Server Web page.
- Fixed user input checking logic for LAN IP address and mask.
- Fixed the Web GUI issue on switching Router -> AP mode.
- Fixed download settings and syslog under Safari browser.
- Fixed broken pre-route for the local VPN Server and Transmission when DMZ host is set.
- Hid ISP VLAN settings in VLAN-based firmware build, where they are temporary not functioning.
- Allowed wide range port selection for HTTP and SSH access from WAN.
- Added anonymous share modes for internal FTP server (vsftpd).
- Added "LED OFF" mode for green/yellow LEDs on PHY ports of Ethernet switch.
- Ability to disable ARP ping alive of remote gateway for "IPoE: Automatic IP" WAN mode.

Changes to firmware ver. 1.1.2.1-004:
------------------------------------------------------------
- Update Linux kernel to wive-rtnl trunc 3.1.3:
1) IPv6: keep permanent addresses on admin down.
2) MIPS: Reorder operations in stackframe.h for better scheduling.
3) netfilter: possible unaligned packet header in ip_route_me_harder.
- Updated kernel driver pppol2tp from wl500g project, TX buffers reallocation eliminated.
- Fixed pptp kernel driver, HW_NAT is now working properly in conjunction with PPTP MPPE
encryption, transmit speed (TX) is increased, all TX buffers reallocation is eliminated.
- Added scheduler for Guest Wi-Fi AP.
- Added list of connected VPN clients to VPN server.
- Increased max length of login/password in VPN server's ACL (max 32 symbols).
- Fixed problems with logins and passwords containing "space" symbol in VPN server's ACL.
- Fixed bcrelay control during several simultaneous VPN clients connections.
- Added forced DDNS update every 48 hours to prevent DDNS account removal by some DDNS
services due to the account inactivity.
- Updated udpxy to v1.0.23.
- Updated minidlna to v1.0.25.
- Updated vsftpd to v2.3.5 with new ACL extension module.
- Updated transmission to v2.61.
- Added new Wake-On-LAN page with hosts list (NewGUI).
- Added pop-up window with usb-disk status (NewGUI).
- Fixed DMZ issue (regression in ver. 1.1.2.1).
- Fixed firewall DoS filter (loosened syn limit).
- Fixed DHCP client in AP mode. DHCP client in AP mode is now disabled by default.
- Fixed the issue with "Restore Settings" function on the Administration page (NewGUI).
- Fixed Latvia/Estonia DST. Please update the timezone from the list.
- Fixed network charts for VLAN-based firmware build (NewGUI).
- Fixed the Reboot button issue on Main_AdmStatus_Content.asp page (NewGUI).
- Fixed issues on the Advanced_WAN_Content.asp page (NewGUI).
- Fixed the output format of Route table in the Web GUI.

Changes to firmware ver. 1.1.2.1-003:
------------------------------------------------------------
- Reverted upstream commit "pppd: Make MSCHAP-v2 cope better with packet loss" due to
the pppd failure in conjunction with some ISPs (regression in ver. 1.1.2.1-002).

Changes to firmware ver. 1.1.2.1-002:
------------------------------------------------------------
- Activated complete HW_NAT offload on both directions for WAN PPPoE (~900 Mbit/s) with
2xRGMII connection scheme.
- Added support for Mac partition table to the kernel configuration.
- Fully rewritten iptables rules for the internal firewall. Fixed errors, eliminated security
hole in FORWARD chain. Fixed the NAT loopback issue, when FastNAT path is enabled.
- Fixed WiFi drivers bug with multicast packets delivery to the clients in PSM state (e.g. all
mobile gadgets), it was causing service delays (regression in ver. 1.1.2.0).
- Fixed xl2tpd bug (incoming ZLB after call closed).
- Moved ALG settings to a separate group. ALG PPTP (+GRE) settings were abstracted from
NAT passthrough filter settings and are more defined now.
- Added custom AT-commands field for 3G RAS-modems.
- Added a call of custom user script /etc/storage/started_script.sh after the router start-up
process completion.
- Added custom user configuration file /etc/storage/dnsmasq.conf for dnsmasq.
- Enabled TFTP server in dnsmasq build.
- Restored complete resetting of all IGD miniupnpd forwarded ports after router reboot.
- Restyled Web GUI "NewGUI" to "ribbon_fixed". Author - eagle23.
- Added VPN server's ACL control to the Web GUI.
- Added Wake-On-LAN function to the Web GUI.
- Added new syslog floating panel with notification function (NewGUI).
- Added ON/OFF status of WiFi radio and Guest AP to the main page (NewGUI).
- Improved SystemInfo charts (NewGUI).
- Fixed broken 2.4GHz Wi-Fi scheduler (NewGUI).
- Fixed multiple other issues in the new Web GUI.
- Updated transmission to v2.60.
- Added automatic creation of the /transmission directory on USB storage (if it is not existing)
during Transmission start-up.
- Added busybox "inetd" applet.
- Deleted a lot of deprecated strings from NVRAM to free available NVRAM space. Router reset to
firmware defaults is necessary for the changes to take place.

WARNING!
These features are NO LONGER AVAILABLE:
- WPS/WSC (completely disabled due to the serious security hole).
- ASUS Download Master is no longer supported. It was replaced by Transmission.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:59 PM   #2
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thanks for the head up. Will update later
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:43 PM   #3
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To consolidate all the frequent updates into one thread

New firmware, 1.1.2.0 out

Better news - New GUI now available (This is different from the N66U GUI), and guest SSID now available too!



Update with caution, killed my 5GHz bridge. Reason for this is due to the MAC address shifting caused by the new guest SSID feature. Those with WDS/Bridge over wireless, be prepared to set it up again. Use the survey function to find the new MAC address of the other AP's wireless.

Those who die die wants the N66U GUI, pls note that the new GUI is NOT the N66U GUI but a written from scratch one with N66U icons. Not as pretty imho, and whether the older one is better is up to you to decide (old GUI also available).
so in your context, which is more preferred?
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:09 PM   #4
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so in your context, which is more preferred?
I reverted back to the old one after a while. New ribbon GUI still looks a bit rough, and feels a bit slower than the old.

Either ways, I think all the tinkering is in preparation for transiting to the new Asus GUI once it is ready.

Of greater concern now is the inability to access my bridge web GUI. It used to get an IP address from my main router, but now I don't see it in my client list.
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I reverted back to the old one after a while. New ribbon GUI still looks a bit rough, and feels a bit slower than the old.

Either ways, I think all the tinkering is in preparation for transiting to the new Asus GUI once it is ready.

Of greater concern now is the inability to access my bridge web GUI. It used to get an IP address from my main router, but now I don't see it in my client list.
hmm.. perhaps I should put on hold for it.

bridge I usually use static so the ip won't run away
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hmm.. perhaps I should put on hold for it.

bridge I usually use static so the ip won't run away
The bridge this time seems to not get allocated any IP. Previously I could see it in the router client list without using static. It's now completely transparent though the clients connected to the bridge via wired and 2.4GHz work fine and can be seen in the router client list.

Not so much of an issue, but an annoyance since I can't make any changes to the bridge settings after changing to AP mode. Too lazy to revert to confirm the issue.

On another note, 5GHz seems to improve by 10Mbps. Used to get 120Mbps over the bridge to a wired client, now can hit 130Mbps.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:40 PM   #7
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I already updated it
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Padavan will make it even better one for next revision
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:44 AM   #8
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The bridge this time seems to not get allocated any IP. Previously I could see it in the router client list without using static. It's now completely transparent though the clients connected to the bridge via wired and 2.4GHz work fine and can be seen in the router client list.

Not so much of an issue, but an annoyance since I can't make any changes to the bridge settings after changing to AP mode. Too lazy to revert to confirm the issue.

On another note, 5GHz seems to improve by 10Mbps. Used to get 120Mbps over the bridge to a wired client, now can hit 130Mbps.
i am still getting the same 100+Mbps because i am only on a 100Mbps plan
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So for normal router mode, this firmware is safe?
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:59 AM   #10
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Flashed.. but I don't see what's the difference between the guest SSID and normal one since it doesn't offer any restrictions..
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Old 23-07-2012, 03:50 AM   #12
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To consolidate all the frequent updates into one thread

New firmware, 1.1.2.1-004 out

No changelog available yet, but this one probably fixes a couple of bugs in 1.1.2.0-002, including a wireless ping spike bug.

NOTE: The new GUI version has a jQuery bug that breaks save settings. Likely either the newgui version or the entire 1.1.2.1-004 will be pulled.
Qubic, any experience with this ver of fw?
using 1.1.2.0-002, frequent problem with wireless.
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Qubic, any experience with this ver of fw?
using 1.1.2.0-002, frequent problem with wireless.
Was on 1.1.2.0-002 and some devices cant see 5GHz wifi. Upgraded to 1.1.2.0-004 and devices can connected to 5GHz...
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Latest FW - RT-N56U_1.1.2.2-005

Changelog :
Changes to firmware ver. 1.1.2.1-004:
------------------------------------------------------------
- Update Linux kernel to wive-rtnl trunc 3.1.3:
1) IPv6: keep permanent addresses on admin down.
2) MIPS: Reorder operations in stackframe.h for better scheduling.
3) netfilter: possible unaligned packet header in ip_route_me_harder.
- Updated kernel driver pppol2tp from wl500g project, TX buffers reallocation eliminated.
- Fixed pptp kernel driver, HW_NAT is now working properly in conjunction with PPTP MPPE
encryption, transmit speed (TX) is increased, all TX buffers reallocation is eliminated.
- Added scheduler for Guest Wi-Fi AP.
- Added list of connected VPN clients to VPN server.
- Increased max length of login/password in VPN server's ACL (max 32 symbols).
- Fixed problems with logins and passwords containing "space" symbol in VPN server's ACL.
- Fixed bcrelay control during several simultaneous VPN clients connections.
- Added forced DDNS update every 48 hours to prevent DDNS account removal by some DDNS
services due to the account inactivity.
- Updated udpxy to v1.0.23.
- Updated minidlna to v1.0.25.
- Updated vsftpd to v2.3.5 with new ACL extension module.
- Updated transmission to v2.61.
- Added new Wake-On-LAN page with hosts list (NewGUI).
- Added pop-up window with usb-disk status (NewGUI).
- Fixed DMZ issue (regression in ver. 1.1.2.1).
- Fixed firewall DoS filter (loosened syn limit).
- Fixed DHCP client in AP mode. DHCP client in AP mode is now disabled by default.
- Fixed the issue with "Restore Settings" function on the Administration page (NewGUI).
- Fixed Latvia/Estonia DST. Please update the timezone from the list.
- Fixed network charts for VLAN-based firmware build (NewGUI).
- Fixed the Reboot button issue on Main_AdmStatus_Content.asp page (NewGUI).
- Fixed issues on the Advanced_WAN_Content.asp page (NewGUI).
- Fixed the output format of Route table in the Web GUI.

Download Link -> http://rt-n56u.googlecode.com/files/...005_newgui.zip
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Was on 1.1.2.0-002 and some devices cant see 5GHz wifi. Upgraded to 1.1.2.0-004 and devices can connected to 5GHz...
on 1.1.2.0-002, mine cannot see 5GHz at all. 2.4GHz can see, but connection intermittent.
now on 1.1.2.2-005, 2.4GHz seems more stable - no d/c from router's wifi for past 3 hrs by now. 5GHz seems to have weaker signal strength than 2.4GHz.

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