Asus uses a Tomato-derived firmware called Asuswrt for its routers, such as the RT-AC68 and RT-AX88. This firmware is, with the exception of a few drivers, open source, whereby the closed binaries are included. Asuswrt-Merlin, in turn, is a modified version of Asus’ original firmware. It includes bug fixes and minor improvements, but still tries to stay close to the original, so that it remains possible to add new features that Asus introduces to the code. The changelog for version 386.2_6 looks like this:
- The IRC channel, #asuswrt, has moved to the Libera IRC network.
- chart.js to 2.9.4.
- tor to 0.4.5.8.
- root certificate bundle to June 5th 2021.
- Fragattack security issues