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Old 10-10-2015, 06:37 PM   #6
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All time favorite ASUSWRT 2.0 UI with another new tab called Game Boost.

First shipping release firmware version -

Game Boost Tab

Consist of WTF GPN (Gamer private network), One Click Game First Mode (which prioritises gaming) and Trend Micro Ai Protection.

So how fast is fast? ^^

WAN-LAN SpeedTest

Capped @ 1Gb/s GbE limit, no sweat easily.

How cool is cool?

BCM 47094 CPU @ 76C, TJMax 125C
Excellent BCM 4366 2.4GHz @ 34C
Excellent BCM 4366 5GHz @ 46C

All time favorite RMerlin firmware support

Port LAN 1 and 2 aggregation

[RT-AC88U/RT-AC3100/RT-AC5300] Initial firmware releases

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~ Update ~ 10/11/2015

For those ASUS RT-AC88U users whom want to start using RMerlin's firmware. (378.56_2)

Do note that this RMerlin's firmware is based on ASUSWRT GPL 9177 so it's not current with ASUS RT-AC88U first release firmware (

RMerlin based on ( will be coming out in due time.

Asuswrt-Merlin is now available for all supported models, including the RT-N66U build.

Summary of changes since 378.55:

Merged with Asus GPL 378_9177, which includes numerous fixes and tweaks, and improvements to the networkmap. This includes the newer Quantenna driver for the RT-AC87U, which resolves connectivity issues on the 5 GHz band, however it still causes some battery drain on that band. The only workaround is to revert to 378.55 if this is a problem for you.
Support was added for the (unreleased yet) RT-AC88U. Thanks to Asus for providing a development sample.
Enhancements to syslog handling. The default log level can now be configured (it used to be hardcoded to Emergency). This is especially useful to users who log to a remote syslog server.
Editable entries for the DHCP static lease, virtual servers and prot triggers pages.
Various component updates: miniupnpd, openvpn, dropbear and minidlna were updated to their latest versions.
Various issues related to networkmap were resolved, especially handling of long hostnames.
You can now configure up to five separate OpenVPN clients, to match Asus's stock FW.
Numerous other fixes, please see the complete changelog for details

Additional changes in 378.56_2:

378.56_2 (2-Nov-2015) - CHANGED: Reverted the memory buffering optimization for ARM devices, as people keep panicking over the lower amount of free RAM. You can manually re-enable the optimization by setting "drop_caches=0" in nvram. - CHANGED: Allow using a port < 1024 for http(s) webui interface. - FIXED: EMF wasn't working on AC56/AC68/AC87. - FIXED: Couldn't connect to ISPs using VLANs (RT-AC87U) - FIXED: Editing Port Forward entry with ellipsis in the description or the port range would still edit the shortened version instead of the full content. - FIXED: Debug log from mDNSNetMonitor could gradually fill up RAM - disabled it. - FIXED: Router crash if pasting SSH key > 2047 characters. - FIXED: Editing an entry on the networkmap would clear the hostname if entry existed in the DHCP static list. - FIXED: OpenVPN server in secret key mode would fail to start. - FIXED: Couldn't add entries to the MAC Filter list of Guest Networks (reverted our previous implementation which conflicted with Asus's new one). - FIXED: NTP failing to refresh for some cases. Implemented temporary workaround. - FIXED: Some services not properly starting at boot time (like Parental Control or Tor)
Downloads are here.
Changelog is here.
11/11/2015 Update

ASUS RT-AC88U Firmware version ~ 10/11/2015 update

- Improved wireless speed
- Update WTFast Ver.
- Modified Adaptive QoS interface

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ASUS SG/TW Networking Tester

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