AsusWrt-Merlin Custom Firmware Adds Support for ASUS RT-AX86U and GT-AC2900

AsusWrt-Merlin has made available a new firmware package targeted at some of ASUS’ wireless routers, namely build 386.1 Beta 1, which adds support for two new devices: RT-AX86U and GT-AC2900 (with a few restrictions).

Specifically speaking, GT-AC2900 owners must take into account that VPN Fusion and a few other ROG-specific features are not supported at the moment. However, the new firmware includes overall stability improvements and updates as described below.

If applied, compatible routers will receive new Openssl (1.1.1h), OpenVPN (2.5.0), nano (5.2), curl (7.72.0), zlib (1.2.11), lz4 (1.9.2), e2fsprogs (1.45.6), dropbear (2020.81), and miniupnpd (2.2) versions, as well as tls-crypt-v2 support to OpenVPN clients.

In addition to that, this release removes Cloudcheck mobile app and fq_codel (for Adaptive QoS) support, changes display of DNSPrivacy presets, tweaks the OpenVPN webui layout, adds stub and stub-v2 compression options to OpenVPN clients, and implement… (read more)

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