Asuswrt-Merlin Screenshots added

I added a page showing a few screenshots of Asuswrt-Merlin, mostly highlighting some of the changes to the webui.  These also demonstrate that Asus's original UI is fully preserved, so people already used to the stock firmware will feel right at home with this modified firmware.

You can access them through this link.


Some site cleanup, and status updates

Howdy folks,

Time for a little status update.  Click on Read More.

Please use Twitter for keeping up with news

To make it easier for people to be kept up to date with development news, I am now mostly relying on Twitter (and the SmallNetBuilder forums).  Since it would be redundant for me to also repost the same thing on this website, I will no longer be posting news updates here.  The Asuswrt-Merlin project page will still be kept up-to-date however, as the place for newcomers to read when looking for more information about the project itself.  Make sure to follow me (RMerlinDev) on Twitter for release annoucements and general development updates.

Asuswrt-Merlin final release is out

After weeks of public beta testing, Asuswrt-Merlin is finally available in its final release!  This version brought a lot of changes under the hood, mostly upgrading some older components such as Busybox (from 1.17.4 to 1.20.2), OpenVPN (2.2.0 to 2.3.0) and miniupnpd (1.4 to 1.8).  There's also been a couple of kernel patches that will help improve compatibility with some lard hard drives.  Finally the Sysinfo page got a few improvements, such as the display of the Ethernet ports status.

You can view the changelog for the detail.  Download it from here.


Asuswrt-Merlin Beta 1 available

I just released beta builds for the RT-N66U and RT-AC66U on Mediafire.  This new version includes some major low-level changes such as the upgrade of Busybox to the latest version, and some kernel patches in an attempt to fix the large HDD support.  Please report any feedback, especially about any new issues introduced by this build, or if you get better results when connecting a large hard disk to the router.

You can view the changelog for the detail.  Download it from here.

Asuswrt-Merlin is out

Build 266.23 was just published to Mediafire. This release is essentially a maintenance release, resolving a few issues such as the JFFS formatting issues on the RT-AC66U.

You can view the changelog for the detail.  Download it from here.

Asuswrt-Merlin is out

Build 264.22 was just published to Mediafire.  Quite a few changes in this one, but the biggest one is probably the new per IP traffic monitoring feature, based on the IPTraffic code developped by Teaman for Tomato.

Another change is there is now a separate Experimental build that will contain more experimental features such as DualWAN (regular builds are no longer compiled with that feature enabled) and Repeater Mode (as found in some other routers from Asus).

You can view the changelog for the detail.  Download it from here.


Github no longer supports file downloads

Github have decided to no longer offer a file download service on their website.  This means that for the time being my website is the only place where my releases will be downladable.

This is unfortunate, considering that every other alternatives to Github that I know (Sourceforge, Google Code, etc...) all support download sections.  I fear that the surge in traffic might eventually cause my hosting provider to complain if my website is to become the sole download place for Asuswrt-Merlin :(  The past 2-3 months, my monthly traffic has been over 100 GB per month.

I will have to look for an alternative mirroring place.  I would prefer to avoid file sharing services because, quite frankly, Captchas suck.  They cause as much trouble to humans as they do to bots these days.

UPDATE: Downloads will be hosted on Mediafire from now on.  Use this link:

Asuswrt-Merlin is out

I just released build 260.21 both on Github and on this website.  There no major feature change in this new release, the focus was mostly on the merge with build 260 and various fixes here and there.  

One notable addition is the new option that lets you force your router into becoming your network's master browser, which can help solve network browsing issues some users might experiment in Windows' Network browser.

Releases are available for the whole trio (RT-N16, RT-AC66U and RT-N66U), although as usual the RT-N16 build should be considered as experimental since it got no real testing.

Another note: if you have an RT-AC66R or RT-N66R, these routers are exactly the same as the 'U' versions.  The only difference is these are sold by alrge retailers such as Best Buy.  You can freely flash Asuswrt-Merlin on these two routers.

Check the changelog for the details on what's new in this version.  You can download it from Github or from here.

Asuswrt-Merlin is out

Due to delays in the release of newer GPL code from Asus I decided to go ahead and release this new version still based on the build 246 sources.  Most notable changes include LED control, major improvements to SMB and FTP performance and various other little tweaks and bugfixes.

For now only builds for the RT-N66U and RT-AC66U are available.

Check the changelog for the details on what's new in this version.  You can download it from Github or from here.


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