Firmware update: Asuswrt-Merlin 386.7

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. Below are the most important improvements since version 386.5_2 listed for you:

Asuswrt-Merlin 386.7

New:

  • IPV6 support for DNSFilter for HND router models. Custom settings can also let you specify IPv6 servers. These (as well as providers that support IPv6) will now also get intercepted and redirected like the IPv4 DNS servers are.

Updated:

  • Merged with 386_49335 GPL for the RT-AC5300.
  • Merged with 386_48966 GPL for all other models.
  • openssl to 1.1.1o.
  • haveged to 1.9.18.
  • openvpn to 2.5.7.
  • tor to 0.4.7.8.

Changed:

  • dhcpc-event now has a second parameter that will contain “4” or “6” depending on the IP protocol of the event (dave14305)

Fixed:

  • JFFS backup/restore functions not working on XT12 and GT-AX6000.
  • CVE-2022-0934 in dnsmasq (backport)
  • CVE-2022-26376 (reported by Cisco Talos, fixed by Asus)
  • DNSFilter client list was limited to around 10 clients on some models.
  • AuraRGB could be re-enabled on reboot if it was previously disabled.
  • Wifi LEDs wouldn’t turn back on when re-enabling LEDs on the RT-AX86S.

Asuswrt-Merlin 386.6

Note:

  • This release is only available on the GT-AX6000 and XT12.

New:

  • Added support for the GT-AX6000.
  • Added support for the ZenWifi Pro XT12.
  • Added Cloudflare and AdGuard to DNSFilter services.
  • Added option to enable/disable IPv6 support to OpenVPN server. This is disabled by default.
  • Added NAT support for OpenVPN server in IPv6 mode. This allows to redirect IPv6 Internet traffic through your OpenVPN server.

Updated:

  • Merged with GPL 386_47885.
  • wget to 1.21.3.
  • dropbear to 2022.82.

Changed:

  • Reworked DNS Filter page design.
  • Allow requesting bigger IPv6 subnets from your ISP (Tvlz)
  • Allow hostuniq PPPoE value of up to 256 characters long.

Fixed:

  • Traditional QoS download traffic limited by upstream bandwidth (dave14305)

Version number 386.7
Release status Final
Website Asuswrt-Merlin
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License type GPL