Firmware update: Asuswrt-Merlin 378.51




Asuswrt-merlin logo Asus used its newer routers, such as the RT-N66U and RT-AC66U, Tomato firmware derivative named Asuswrt. This firmware is open source after a few drivers whose binaries are included.

Asuswrt-merlin is a modified version of the original firmware which includes bug fixes and small improvements, but still close to the original, trying to stay so that it remains possible to add new features that Asus introduces the code. There is just a version number 378.51 new edition of Asuswrt-merlin appeared and the release notes may be found below.

Asuswrt-Merlin 378.51

Updated OpenSSL to 1.0.0q (no real code change)
Split the change log into a separate file
Added logging on custom config / script execution. An error message will be logged if ook Those are disabled while Such a file is found.
Allow pasting the password into some fields That would disable it (patch by gfairchild)
RSSI not reported for guest clients (Beta 1 regression)
DM failing to install on RT AC66U (Beta 1 regression)
Asuswrt-Merlin 378.51 Beta 1

The RT-N16 is no longer Officially supported. Increased the number of separate router platforms is becoming too much of a burden for one single developer, as some features must be Implemented 2-3 separate times for different architectures. The RT-N16 Support Will Remain in the source code, so other developers can still compile their Own builds, and may possibly take over for supporting this older platform. HOWEVER, no new features will be Implemented, and it will no longer get tested. I still welcome external Contributions if someone else wants to take care of testing and providing fixes to new issues.

Added support for the RT-AC3200.
ARM support for Entware, using Zyxmon’s Qnapware repository.
Re-designed Wireless Login page displaying connected wireless clients. The new page uses Ajax to update itself automatically at a user-selected frequency, for near real-time monitoring of your WiFi connected clients.
NAT loopback can now be chosen between Disable, Asus’s original, and Merlin’s own (based on Phuzi0n’s original DD-WRT design). The option can be found on the Firewall page.
Reverted RT AC66U driver to previous version as some users were experiencing stability issues with the 3754 version.
Updated p910nd to 0.97 to resolve incomplete print jobs (patch by stsichler)
Updated Samba to 6.3.25
The Entware setup scripts will now backup any Existing Installation ratherthan remove it (patch by TeHashX)
Re-implemented our original NAT loopback code, with attempts at reconfiguring it whenever, the DPI engine is restarted. This is still experimental, as most of the DPI engine is closed source, so unsure if the loopback gets re-enabled in every regular DPI restart scenarios.
Disabled offline the default error page. Clear your offline content in your browser to fully get rid of it.
Removed security warnings if FTP / Samba are configured to allow Unauthenticated users.
Issues When connecting with Russian ISPs Relying on DHCP + (VPN zoals Beeline)
When enabling WAN access to webui, the router would always forward http and https ports bone healing regard less or if upkeep or thesis were disabled.
Shared printers on LPRng would sometime fail to completely print the last page (patch by stsichler)
CVE-2015-0240 security issue in Samba 3.5.8 (used by AiCloud). The main Samba daemon was patched by the update to 6.3.25.

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