Firmware update: Asuswrt-Merlin 378.53




sus used its newer routers such as the RT-N66U and RT-AC66U, Tomato firmware derivative called Asuswrt. This firmware is open source a few drivers after which the 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 Asus introduces the code. A few days ago was released version 378.53 and the list of changes is provided below.

Merged with Asus GPL 378_4980 (with pieces from 378_4850 for AC56 / AC68 and AC87 for 378_5183 beta)
OpenVPN policy routing. You can select client IPs or destination IPs-which you want to route through your VPN tunnel. You can enter a single IP ( or a whole subnet in CIDR format (for example
You can optionally block WAN access to thesis as well When the tunnel goes down.
Ad blocker based on Trend Micro’s Web Reputation System (WRS). This is an EXPERIMENTAL feature Implemented by Asus but that’s not enabled in the stock firmware.
Updated to Tor
Those providing a signed SSL certificate for httpd can now providence chain certificate. The three PEMs must be in that order: client, intermediate, CA. (Patch by sasoiliev)
The setting to enable the neighbor solication filter rule for Comcast’s request flooding was changed to “ipv6_ns_drop”, and now defaults to “0” as this hack causes issues with other ISPs.
Dnsmasq backported patch That reverts a fix for Windows 8 clients as it could cause issues with other clients.
DNSFilter would fail if you had it set to “Router”, and did not have a DNS IP Entered on the WAN page.
MSS clamping was not applied to traffic in both direction, moved it to the mangle table.
OpenVPN client firewall “external” mode does not exist – removed from the webui.
PPTP account list could Become corrupted after removing an entry on the PPTP server page.


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