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  • #8441
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    @GNUton and ASUS DSL-AX82U

    Ok, so speaking with ASUS today and they kindly let slip that they plan to give @GNUton an early production model of the DSL-AX82U so he can continue his good work with adding ASUSWRT-Merlin build/features (GNUton’s Merlin builds) to the new DSL-AX82U

    Good news that ASUS are supporting @GNUton and the GNUton’s Merlin fork builds I will be following with great interest

     

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    #8444
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    @GNUton is always looking for testers to help prove his builds

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    #11837
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    Looks like at last @GNUton has publicly announced he is supporting the DSL-AX82U like he did previously with the DSl-AC68U by offering an ASUS  DSL device with ASUSWRT-Merlin overlay.

    By Adding ASUSWRT-Merlin to the DSL-AX82U, this now makes the DSL-AX82U a device worthy of  consideration for VDSL2 (not G.fast) etc,

    https://www.snbforums.com/threads/dsl-ax82u-asuswrt-merlin-builds-for-dsl-routers.69991/

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    #12451
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    So @GNUton has released a new build for the ASUS DSL-AX82U – DSL-AX82U_386.01_2-gnuton1_cferom_pureubi.w

    MAin page where @GNUton projects are  – https://github.com/gnuton/asuswrt-merlin.ng

    I will be loading this first release on my DSL-AX82U tomorrow and have a little play 

     

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    #12453
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    DSL-AX82U Running the @GNUton beta build

    Must say so far the @GNUton beta build is looking good and I am  glad @GNUton has included the Wifi and core CPU temperature gauges options as ASUS refused to include this option within there builds after the troubles they had with the DSL-AC88U I assume

    2.4 GHz    –    45 °C

    5 GHz     –      41 °C

    CPU        –      57 °C

     

    DSL-AX82U CPU Temperature

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    #12469
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    The DSL-AX82U has incorporated Amazon Alexa – Control your ASUS Router with simple voice commands using Amazon Alexa ASUS Router skill. After binding with Amazon account, you can ask ASUS Router to perform various tasks with no need to log into your ASUS Router app or the web user interface. For example.

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    #12471
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    DSL-AX82U DSL Log screen shot – still missing a few details

    CPU Temperatures are stable

    2.4 GHz    –    47 °C

    5 GHz       –      42 °C

    CPU     –         60 °C

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    #12474
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    DSL-AX82U supports WPA3

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    DSL-AX82U supports AiMesh

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    #12488
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    DSL-AX82U supports Open NAT:

    Open NAT offers a hassle-free way to create port forwarding rules for online games and optimizes the routing packets from your game console to the Internet

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    #13042
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    New release for the DSL-AX82U from @GNUton – Stable: 386.02_2-gnuton1

    Changes from the latest stable gnuton build (386.02_1-gnuton1):

    • kernel41: remove debugging output from blog_request() stats output (fixes RMerl#734)
    • webui: validator.rangeFloat() should not reject values that are equal to the minimal allowed value
    • rc: fix incorrect ICMPv6 rate control rule
    • webui: fix client list search field showing wrong placeholder content
    • rc: harmonize jitterentropy-rngd code with upstream; fix stop_jitterentropy()
    • webui: various tweaks and fixes to the Firmware Upgrade page.
    • rc: rework ICMPv6 firewall handling
    • webui: don’t remove QoS bandwidth settings from models without Cake support
    • rc: only rate-limit ICMPv6 type 128 if DoS protection is enabled
    • Updated documentation
    • Updated documentation
    • Merge tag ‘386.2_2’ into dsl-master
    • dsl: fix: Moved ewan nvram vars outside RTCONFIG_FRS_FEEDBACK.

    https://github.com/gnuton/asuswrt-merlin.ng/releases/tag/386.02_2-gnuton1

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    #14412
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    I have had the ASUS DSL-AX82U router for a few weeks now. I’m currently using the ASUS firmware but wondered what experience other users had with the GNUton Merlin build. Is it worth me changing to this? Are there any issues or problems? (documentation seems to be lacking). Also does it require a factory reset before loading?

    Any help and comments would be welcome now the router has had time to settle in.

    #14413
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    GNUtons build for the DSL-AX82U is a cross between ASUS DSL firmware combined with that of a developer RMerlin for the Router side (functionality)

    The firmware can be flashed directly to the DSL-AX82U via the UI and no factory reset is required, but is advisable.

    GNUton (RMerlin) firmware builds offer several advantages, but are more suited for the more technically minded, if the standard ASUS firmware seems to offer all you need, then no point upgrading.

    I use ASUSWRT-Merlin on my RT-AC86U and have tried GNUton on my DSL-AX82U and worked well. (work in progress)

    Alas for my Son and I are keen gamers, so not ideally suited for us (Netgear XR500 is what we use)

    • Various bugfixes.
    • Performance optimizations to some CPU-bound components like OpenVPN.
    • Some components were updated to their latest versions, for improved stability and security.
    • User scripts that run on specific events such as firewall restart.
    • Cron jobs for scheduled tasks.
    • Better VPN support, which, among other things, has the ability to route certain clients via VPN or globally.
    • More flexible DNS — you can set the DNS server for individual clients or globally.
    • Built-in TOR support for privacy, with the individual client control, can route certain clients via TOR or globally.
    • More frequent firmware updates, especially when it comes to addressing bugs.
    • Better stability.
    • Lots of control, feature, and automate options via user scripts and add-on packages.
    • Excellent AiMesh support (starting with version 384).

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #14414
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    GNUton has a link via Github and you can track reported faults etc.

    https://github.com/gnuton/asuswrt-merlin.ng/issues

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    #14415
    tallstory
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    Thanks Sentinel

    That’s an interesting list of advantages so I will give it a try.

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