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Asuswrt-Merlin on Netgear R7000

Discussion in 'Other Firmware Projects' started by XVortex, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. PC_Arcade

    PC_Arcade New Member Member

    I've just installed this firmware on my R7000 and it's all working well, except for the 5Ghz wireless which doesn't show up in the list of SSID's from my phone and I can't connect by SSID name either.

    I literally just flashed the upgrade (from dd-wrt) with the reset options set and nothing else, are there other steps I need to take to get 5ghz Wireless to work?

    Should I flash back to netgear stock and back to Asuswrt? If so, can I use the netgear stock firmware or do I now have to use the back to stock firmware in the first post?
     
  2. slidermike

    slidermike Networkin' Nut Member

    Did you try setting the 5ghz channels or is it at auto.
    Set it to one that your country code supports.
    If that doesn't help then reset it to factory defaults and see if that helps.
     
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  3. chchia

    chchia LI Guru Member

    i am getting this error in log screen from kernal
    xt_TCPMSS: unknown or invalid path-MTU (0)

    anything that i should concern?

    i am on PPPoE and MTU set to 1942, however i am getting frequent WAN drop every about 4~8 hours randomly.
     
  4. David1

    David1 Network Newbie Member

    Have you tried changing the control channel, try change it to 40 or something
     
  5. PC_Arcade

    PC_Arcade New Member Member

    Working fine now, looks like I had it set to a Non EU allowed channel, thank you for the pointers :)

    and LOVING this firmware so far, more stable and more polished than both DD-WRT and Netgear's own (crappy) f/w
     
  6. Almighty1

    Almighty1 Reformed Router Member

    You sure you meant 1942 and not 1492? Standard MTU is 1500. PPPoE is usually 1492 as there is 8 bytes used for the header. WAN drops have nothing to do with MTU since you should see it with pings. All you really need to do is ping the router on the other side of your Internet connection with different size packets from 1500 and go down one by one until they respond and then stick with the highest one that responds. This would explain it better...
    http://www.bestyoucanget.com/optimizemtu.htm
     
  7. Dibbles

    Dibbles Connected Client Member

    Indeed this firmware is very nice.
    Overclocking my R7000 to 1.4ghz and using AirVPN for a client allows me to direct PC's and tablets through the VPN at full speed and other dumb boxes through the WAN.

    I thought that I would have needed a pfsense box for the VPN encryption and full speed but the 1.4ghz R7000 is holding up so far.

    If it hadn't then it would have been difficult to look at a dual core Linksys 1.6Ghz or 1.8Ghz over that of the pfsense box noted.

    Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk
     
  8. cdysthe

    cdysthe New Member Member

    I'm not very good with routers and firmware, so before I do this I have a question: Will I be able to set up a VPN connection to my VPN provider (PrivateInternetAccess) and have all traffic is routed through the VPN? Even better if I could send all traffic through with exceptions for things like my Roku.
     
  9. David1

    David1 Network Newbie Member

    there are 3 settings for redirecting traffic through vpn, none; all or policy rules. So with policy rules you can choose what ip address goes through the vpn, so you just setup manually assigned ip address under lan, (otherwise if the ip changes it wont go through the vpn) and then add the which ip of which pc's must go through the rest wont go through, can only be done with openvpn, not pptp/l2tp that i know of
     
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  10. harrykh

    harrykh Network Guru Member

    Hi,

    Still using 378.54_2 as this was considered to be the most stable even when there were much higher versions. Is this still the case?

    If there's a 'better' newer version, what's the best way to upgrade? Do I flash back to stock since my version is very old or is it okay to just flash the newer version using the web interface.

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2017
  11. Makaveli

    Makaveli Serious Server Member


    There have been so many security updates in the firmware since that one I would upgrade.

    And you don't have to go back to stock you can just flash it over top of the current firmware.

    However since you will be making such a huge jump in firmwares I would recommend a reset to factory defaults after the flash and to reconfigure all your settings.
     
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  12. Frank2

    Frank2 Serious Server Member

    Sorry for late reply. For DDNS my favorite was DuckDNS, but you need to use a custom script and if your not tech savvy I would stay away from this. DuckDNS does NOT require you to sign in every 30 days and it queries your IP using https:// which I like. If you're interested here's the links you need:
    https://github.com/RMerl/asuswrt-merlin/wiki/User-scripts
    https://www.snbforums.com/threads/duckdns-setup.24784/

    If you want to make it easy on yourself, just use the built-in ASUS DDNS:
    http://asusddns.blogspot.com/
    It works fine and doesn't require you to log in every 30 days.

    Enjoy
     
  13. peyton

    peyton Network Guru Member

    DuckDNS is by default in the GUI. I use it too.
     
  14. Frank2

    Frank2 Serious Server Member

    I didn't see DuckDNS in the GUI on FW 380.62_1. Which FW Version are you on?
     
  15. SignedAdam

    SignedAdam Network Newbie Member

    my laptop has started to disconnect from the current firmware, just getting wifi drop outs after loading web pages, dunno whats going on as the wifi is full bars, seems to be doing the same thing as the phone now
     
  16. Makaveli

    Makaveli Serious Server Member

    I've never seen DuckDNS in the GUI also.

    Go to the wireless professional tab and turn off Airtime Fairness and see if that helps.
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2017
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  17. peyton

    peyton Network Guru Member

    My mistake.

    I use DNS O MATIC which is in the GUI and in dns o matic i set my duckdns ddns so at the end, i use the gui to run my duckdns as the script from the wiki didn't work for me when i tried to some years ago.
     
  18. SignedAdam

    SignedAdam Network Newbie Member

    Airtime Fairness was enabled on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz, I have disabled it on both, Ill report back with my findings, give it a month

     
  19. Frank2

    Frank2 Serious Server Member

    That's an interesting workaround. I had DuckDNS working perfectly via the script. However, when I started to run my VPN on port 443, it broke my DuckDNS connection. Something about not being able to bind the same port with 2 programs. I had to switch to ASUSDNS. Anyway, glad you got it to work. I really like DuckDNS.
     
  20. kamaaina

    kamaaina Serious Server Member

    Had the same issue, turned off the fairness just now as well. Also did a site survey and switched the channel for the 5G network to something empty. Most people around don't bother so sooner or later you might have interference.
     
  21. jokerigno

    jokerigno New Member Member

    Hi all,

    I'm new of the community but I used your support a lot in the past.

    I installed Asus Merlin firmware in my R7000 Netgear to enhance his potential.

    I want to use use nginx as reverse proxy in order to route connection to different subdomains behind my home router.

    Below you will find my nginx.conf setup but it doesn't work.

    Where is the issue?


    user nobody nobody ;
    worker_processes 1;

    events {
    worker_connections 1024;
    }

    http {
    include mime.types;
    default_type application/octet-stream;

    server_names_hash_bucket_size 64;

    sendfile on;
    #tcp_nopush on;

    #keepalive_timeout 0;
    keepalive_timeout 65;

    #gzip on;

    #HTTP default website
    server {
    listen 80;
    server_name localhost;

    location / {
    root html;
    index index.html index.htm;
    }

    error_page 404 /404.html;

    error_page 500 502 503 504 /50x.html;
    location = /50x.html {
    root html;
    }
    }

    #HTTP reverse proxies
    #server {
    # listen 80;
    # server_name www.mydomain.com;
    # location / {
    # # A backend apache server
    # proxy_pass http://192.168.1.4;
    # proxy_set_header Host $host;
    # proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $remote_addr;
    # }
    #}

    server {
    listen 80;
    server_name plex.xxxxxxxxxxxxx.it;
    if ($request_uri !~ "^/web/.*")
    {
    return 301 http://$host/web/index.html;
    }
    location / {
    # Plex Web
    proxy_pass http://192.168.2.xxx:32400;
    proxy_set_header Host $host;
    proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $remote_addr;
    }
    }

    server {
    listen 80;
    server_name joshua.xxxxxxxxxxxx.it;
    location / {
    # Synology NAS
    proxy_pass http://192.168.2.xxxxx;
    proxy_set_header Host $host;
    proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $remote_addr;
    }
    }

    server {
    listen 80;
    server_name jarvis.xxxxxxxxccccx.it;
    location / {
    # Raspberry Pi 3.
    proxy_pass http://192.168.2.xxxx:xxxxx;
    proxy_set_header Host $host;
    proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $remote_addr;
    }
    }

    # HTTP to HTTPS redirects
    #server {
    # listen 80;
    # # Force SSL for Owncloud
    # server_name owncloud.mydomain.com;
    # return 301 https://$host;
    #}

    # HTTPS default website
    #server {
    # listen 443;
    # server_name localhost;
    # ssl on;
    # ssl_certificate cert.pem;
    # ssl_certificate_key cert.key;
    # ssl_session_timeout 5m;
    # ssl_protocols TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2;
    # ssl_ciphers HIGH:!aNULL:!MD5;
    # ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;
    # location / {
    # root html;
    # index index.html index.htm;
    # }
    #}

    # HTTPS reverse proxies
    #server {
    # listen 443;
    # server_name owncloud.mydomain.com;
    # ssl on;
    # ssl_certificate cert.pem;
    # ssl_certificate_key cert.key;
    # ssl_session_timeout 5m;
    # ssl_protocols TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2;
    # ssl_ciphers HIGH:!aNULL:!MD5;
    # ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;
    # location / {
    # # Owncloud
    # proxy_pass http://192.168.1.7;
    # proxy_set_header Host $host;
    # proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $remote_addr;
    # }
    }

    Thank you


    Inviato dal mio A0001 utilizzando Tapatalk
     
  22. jokerigno

    jokerigno New Member Member

    I noticed that if i do a

    /opt/etc/init.d/S80nginx start

    i receive a bind error

    Starting web server: nginx
    nginx: [emerg] bind() to 0.0.0.0:80 failed (98: )
    nginx: [emerg] bind() to 0.0.0.0:80 failed (98: )
    nginx: [emerg] bind() to 0.0.0.0:80 failed (98: )
    nginx: [emerg] bind() to 0.0.0.0:80 failed (98: )
    nginx: [emerg] bind() to 0.0.0.0:80 failed (98: )
    nginx: [emerg] still could not bind()

    but the router has as standard port another one (8444)
     
  23. jebise

    jebise Reformed Router Member

    Has traditional QoS been fixed in recent firmware?
     
  24. slidermike

    slidermike Networkin' Nut Member

    nope & don't expect them to fix it.
    This has been a known issue for so long & no priority given to fix it.
    You can run Either Tomato or DD-WRT with functioning QoS.
     
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  25. Nitin Vaid

    Nitin Vaid Connected Client Member

    I was thinking to buy this router and i am confused as i have never flashed any custom firmware on router as my current router dont have any using cisco linksys ea2700
    what i want in firmware is Bandwidth limiter for specific connected devices does this firmware has this feature and which firmware should i flash ?
    should i flash straight over or i have to look for hardware version or other stuff also?
     
  26. cybrnook

    cybrnook Addicted to LI Member

    From post #1

    The recommended procedure for initial flashing:
    1. Reset your router to factory defaults via the web interface.
    2. Flash the R7000_xxx.xx_x.chk file via the web interface.
    3. Do another factory reset via the new web interface.
    4. Configure everything else.
     
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  27. mito

    mito Network Guru Member

    @Frank2 I am on NO-IP that is olso on default and works fine, force refresh interval 7 days and good.
     
  28. harrykh

    harrykh Network Guru Member

    I upgraded and I think everything is working well. Is there any changes or tweaks that I need to do after factory default?

    Also I noticed that my 5ghz disappeared once and I thought it's because I didn't manually set the channels, etc. So I did that and I'll see if that changes anything but if this a known bug and if there's a workaround...

    Thanks!
     
  29. Makaveli

    Makaveli Serious Server Member

    http://www.linksysinfo.org/index.ph...in-on-netgear-r7000.71108/page-42#post-286642
     
  30. mito

    mito Network Guru Member

    Name different network with different SSID name, is better for connecting and checking them. For 5ghz I am on channel 149 and 80MHz bandwidth.
    This is working fine for me.
     
  31. SignedAdam

    SignedAdam Network Newbie Member

    @Makaveli - this didnt work for me too, still got problems
     
  32. chchia

    chchia LI Guru Member

    lol it was my typo, my MTU is 1492 and i confirm i have no more WAN drop after i requested my ISP to change the modem.

    however, i am still getting this:
    and i notice that this error only appear about 10 minutes after router started up. although i did not notice any other instability nor malfunction however i have no clue what it is about for this error.

    by the way, xvortex, just wondering where can i find the source code? thank you!
     
  33. Makaveli

    Makaveli Serious Server Member

    Then we shall have to wait for a fix from Asus on this one they may have broken something in the code.

    He isn't going to provide the source code.
     
  34. kenwokin

    kenwokin New Member Member

    Found there is VPN issue on the v380.65. Recently I got a Windows VPN connectivity error code of 778 (i.e. It was not possible to verify the identity of the server) when connecting to PPTP server via my R7000 with merlin. After several tries in few days, I found below symptoms

    1. Restore to factory setting with some basic setting without reboot, it was normal and no issue
    2. Enable Jumbo frame, causing Windows VPN connectivity error code of 778.
    3. Enable Sparse Files support, causing Windows VPN connectivity error code of 778
    4. Any setting that require reboot, causing Windows VPN connectivity error code of 778
    5. No issue with merlin built-in PPTP client, but causing error in Windows side

    This is quite annoying since the problem still exist even I turned off the function(s) causing error. It has to restore to factory setting again each time in order to resolve the issue.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2017
  35. best74

    best74 New Member Member

    First off, great firmware. Seems real responsive in the webinterface, and quite good wifi range & performance.

    I did unfortunately have to revert to the Netgear firmware, due to an issue i've experienced with streaming from my emby server to a chromecast (1st gen.) device. I never had any issues with streaming from my emby through wifi before, but after i tried this firmware i all of sudden experienced stutter and choppy playback (in files i previously had no issues with). Sometimes losing audio as well.

    I've tried to change a number of things (channels, airtime fairness, reboot emby, reboot chromecast, reboot router). But my suspection is that it is the WMM (wifi multimedia option) that's not enabled. But i cant know for sure. I did not find any option for this i xwrt web interface. Is it there? Or is it possible to enable this through SSH?

    I'm on fw 380.65 btw
     
  36. Stimpy88

    Stimpy88 Network Newbie Member

    Unfortunately, after the first time you change a setting that requires a reboot, every subsequent change you make, regardless of how minor, will force the router to perform a complete reboot every time.

    This annoying bug has been present for countless releases now.
     
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  37. slidermike

    slidermike Networkin' Nut Member

    Best,
    With WMM disabled the fastest connection rate is 54mbps.
    Enabling WMM is required for higher speeds.
    It's part of the spec.
    Quoted
    WMM also shortens the Interframe Spacing requirements for high priority packets so that voice and video can be sent in bursts without the need to wait as much for lower priority data inbetween. Additionally, WMM is needed in order to obtain 802.11n and 802.11ac data rates. This means that with WMM disabled or for non-WMM clients, the maximum usable data rate is 54 Mbps.

    This modification of the DCF is called Enhanced Distributed Channel Access (EDCA) and is essentially what the WMM certification took out of the 802.11e, which proposed a second medium access mechanism.
    From
    http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/suppor...s-lan-vowlan/116056-technote-qos-00.html#anc2
     
  38. Nitin Vaid

    Nitin Vaid Connected Client Member

    i have flashed this firmware on new router i havent used the stock firmware for even a single minute
    what i want to ask is there is there any way i can remotely manage my router via my android phone like from outside of my home and.. whats the best way to transfer files between my windows 10 PC and android device currently i am using Es file explorer which shows my shared drives but when i copy file from my pc to device the max speed i am getting is 8-9,mb/sec.. this router can give more speed right?
     
  39. ambient_ladder

    ambient_ladder New Member Member

    Hi people.

    Looking for some help with my VPN config and selective / policy based routing.

    - I've had my R7000 successfully routing some network devices via airVPN for a while.
    (VPN client configured and selective routing for some specific LAN IPs.)

    Recently the VPN is still connecting fine, but the clients that used to route via VPN are getting an IP and DNS resolution via my ISP network. I haven't changed anything on the VPN config. (I did install Entware, ab-solution and pixelserv though, and they're working fine.) - This problem has occurred sporadically well before I installed the adblocking, and usually resolved itself after a router reboot. (perhaps basic routing tables sticking, even after the VPN connects and comes online - slower than WAN / ppp?) However now it's a consistent and problem won't go away.

    - I've turned VPN and and back on, done various tests etc.

    Syslogs below show that routing is being configured, but default route is still showing as my ISP gateway via ppp0.

    Code:
    Apr 26 14:10:14 openvpn-routing: Configuring policy rules for client 3
    Apr 26 14:10:14 openvpn-routing: Creating VPN routing table
    Apr 26 14:10:14 disk monitor: be idle
    Apr 26 14:10:15 openvpn-routing: Removing route for 192.168.0.0/24 to tun13 from main routing table
    Apr 26 14:10:15 openvpn-routing: Adding route for 192.168.1.30 to 192.168.0.0/24 through VPN client 3
    Apr 26 14:10:15 openvpn-routing: Completed routing policy configuration for client 3
    Apr 26 14:10:15 custom script: Running /jffs/scripts/openvpn-event (args: tun13 1500 1553 10.8.0.2 )
    Apr 26 14:10:15 rc_service: service 1325:notify_rc updateresolv

    Surely there should be more selective and policy based routing appearing here: ?

    Code:
    Kernel IP routing table
    Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
    {private-removed}     *               255.255.255.255 UH    0      0        0 ppp0
    10.8.0.0        *               255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 tun13
    10.10.0.0       *               255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 tun21
    192.168.1.0     *               255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 br0
    10.4.0.0        *               255.255.0.0     U     0      0        0 tun12
    169.254.0.0     *               255.255.0.0     U     0      0        0 eth0
    127.0.0.0       *               255.0.0.0       U     0      0        0 lo
    default        {ISP's gateway IP} 0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 ppp0
    Any help appreciated! Thanks.
     
  40. best74

    best74 New Member Member

    Ok. Didn't know that.. hmm. Dunno what it could be then, maybe transmit power to high or something...
     
  41. Nitin Vaid

    Nitin Vaid Connected Client Member

    One of my Mobile device Out of 5 connected 4 of them are showing connected wireless and one which is MOTOG4+ showing as Wired... Confused????\

    and Please do tell me is there anyway by which i can connect my router remotely from internet outside of my home?
     
  42. kenwokin

    kenwokin New Member Member

    noted with thanks, reboot for each change is another issue.
    But I would like to raise out is the PPTP VPN issue. It randomly makes the PPTP VPN via Windows unconnectable with error code of 778 for any change made in merlin.
     
  43. Stimpy88

    Stimpy88 Network Newbie Member

    It's a good find that you made, and I'm not surprised that with the way to router seems to crash during saving it's settings, that something would get corrupted. But I have little hope that this reset bug will ever get fixed.
     
  44. Nitin Vaid

    Nitin Vaid Connected Client Member

    Please Help Me I really need this option Please do tell me is there anyway by which i can connect my router remotely from internet outside of my home?
     
  45. Makaveli

    Makaveli Serious Server Member

    Install the Asus router app from google playstore.

    I don't do file transfers from windows to android so can't answer that.
     
  46. Nitin Vaid

    Nitin Vaid Connected Client Member

    I have that app but that works only when connected to WiFi.
    What about when I am out of my home like it was used to work on my Linksys router with my Linksys accounts
     
  47. jokerigno

    jokerigno New Member Member

  48. Nitin Vaid

    Nitin Vaid Connected Client Member

    Is there any way I can turn on the led for WPS and WIFI ON/OFF button ?

    And my Router Is rebooting and orangepower led stays on when i click on Wifi on off button
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2017
  49. tinnef

    tinnef Network Guru Member

    I've noticed this behaviour when accessing the router using just it's hostname (e.g. "router"). When accessing by IP-address, or an extension (router.lan) it works fine for me.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2017
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  50. Stimpy88

    Stimpy88 Network Newbie Member

    I only ever access mine using its IP address, and it always does a full restart for every little setting I change... Bloody annoying, but I gave up on a fix months ago.
     
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  51. Nitin Vaid

    Nitin Vaid Connected Client Member

    Anyone Please?
    Is there any way I can turn on the led for WPS and WIFI ON/OFF button ?
     
  52. slidermike

    slidermike Networkin' Nut Member

    Nitin,
    Did you search for your answer before posting and now reposting your question about stealth mode?
    Have you even bothered to look through the firmware guide?

    People will help you but you should at least attempt to figure out the answer first.
     
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  53. Nitin Vaid

    Nitin Vaid Connected Client Member

    yea sorry if thats mean i am not rude
    i know about stealth mode i read the document in wiki too but still not able to figure out how to turn on the led of both the buttons. i am now talking about other led other led working fine its just like on stock rom other 2 led also works of both buttons but in this firmware they are not working
     
  54. Nitin Vaid

    Nitin Vaid Connected Client Member

    I am still trying to figure it out is there any cmd or way so that i can turn on the led for both the buttons in my router all led are on except the 2 buttons WPS and Wifi on/off button
     
  55. Nitin Vaid

    Nitin Vaid Connected Client Member

    My WiFi router is in router mode connected to my modem yesterday my internet was down modem is showing red light but WiFi was still showing white and when I login in WiFi router it says connected to internet.....


    Then I have converted my modem into bridge and WiFi router in ppoe still it was showing white light but this time in WiFi router when I logged in it was showing there not connected to internet..
    Why no orange light?
     
  56. tulipcorp

    tulipcorp Network Guru Member

    Hello all,

    I bought this router 3 month ago and really happy from it due to this wonderful firmware.
    There is one issue that I can't solve and asking for your advice:

    The router won't mount Seagate Backup Plus Hub 4TB usb 3.0
    The drive is formatted as NTFS and contains 2 partition.
    On USB 2.0 port it works ok but runs a low speed.

    I've tried to enable/disable "NTFS Sparse Files Support" and "Reducing USB 3.0 interference" but none seems to help.

    The router is running latest firmware 380.65


    Here's the log while connecting the drive:

    Code:
    May  6 22:58:29 kernel: usb 1-1: new SuperSpeed USB device using xhci_hcd and address 2
    May  6 22:58:29 kernel: xhci_hcd 0000:00:0c.0: WARN: short transfer on control ep
    May  6 22:58:29 kernel: xhci_hcd 0000:00:0c.0: WARN: short transfer on control ep
    May  6 22:58:29 kernel: xhci_hcd 0000:00:0c.0: WARN: short transfer on control ep
    May  6 22:58:29 kernel: xhci_hcd 0000:00:0c.0: WARN: short transfer on control ep
    May  6 22:58:29 kernel: usb 1-1: ep 0x83 - rounding interval to 128 microframes
    May  6 22:58:29 kernel: xhci_hcd 0000:00:0c.0: WARN no SS endpoint bMaxBurst
    May  6 22:58:29 kernel: xhci_hcd 0000:00:0c.0: WARN: short transfer on control ep
    May  6 22:58:29 kernel: hub 1-1:1.0: USB hub found
    May  6 22:58:29 kernel: xhci_hcd 0000:00:0c.0: WARN: Stalled endpoint
    May  6 22:58:29 kernel: xhci_hcd 0000:00:0c.0: WARN: Stalled endpoint
    May  6 22:58:29 kernel: xhci_hcd 0000:00:0c.0: WARN: Stalled endpoint
    May  6 22:58:29 kernel: hub 1-1:1.0: config failed, can't read hub descriptor (err -22)
    May  6 22:58:29 kernel: usb 2-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
    May  6 22:58:30 kernel: hub 2-1:1.0: USB hub found
    May  6 22:58:30 kernel: hub 2-1:1.0: 3 ports detected
    May  6 22:58:30 kernel: hub 2-1:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on port 2
    May  6 22:58:30 kernel: hub 2-1:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on port 3
    Thanks in advanced,
    tulipcorp
     
  57. slidermike

    slidermike Networkin' Nut Member

    If you search snb forums there have been discussions about hdd connected to the US 3 port.
    Some issues are resolved by using the interference setting while others have had to get a better quality shielded USB cable.
    Also if you have a hub in there, take it out.
    Good luck.
     
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  58. Stimpy88

    Stimpy88 Network Newbie Member

    If you enable the "Reduce USB 3.0 Interference" option, then you are turning USB3.0 OFF.
     
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  59. tulipcorp

    tulipcorp Network Guru Member

    It seems that built in usb hub on my external hdd gets in the way of mounting the drive.
    Is there any way to disable the hub? or the hub support?
    The drive mounts and works well while connected to usb 2.0, I wonder why there's a problem with usb 3.0 port?!?!

    [​IMG]
     
  60. slidermike

    slidermike Networkin' Nut Member

    Im sorry I do not have a good answer about disabling/bypassing the external hdd usb hub.
    That might be a question someone in Seagate or its forums can answer.
    As for the routers 3 vs 2 port, I imagine (have not looked at the hardware specs sheet) that each port uses a different chip internally. What works well on one chip might not work well on another for various interoperability reasons.
    I would recommend (again) trying a better usb (shielded) cable. There are known cases where the cable can cause/fix issues between the router and hdd.

    Good luck finding a working solution.
     
  61. ns Era

    ns Era Network Newbie Member

    Hello,

    Just recently flashed to the 380.65 firmware on my R7000. TX Power on the stock firmware was set to 100% for both 2.4 & 5 GHz channels. After upgrading to Merlin, it's set to 50% transmit power for both channels. Is there a reason it's set to that level or can I just put it back to 100 from 50?

    Thanks.
     
  62. slidermike

    slidermike Networkin' Nut Member

    Set your power levels how you need. It's just somewhere to start.
     
  63. Nitin Vaid

    Nitin Vaid Connected Client Member

    i thought that increasing the TX power decrease the router life too as the router start function at his more then full capacity and will heat up result in loss of life of its parts
     
  64. slidermike

    slidermike Networkin' Nut Member

    Nope, the hardware is designed to run for years at any output you apply up to its max.
    There is no software way to push the hardware past it's max physical capacity.
     
  65. Nitin Vaid

    Nitin Vaid Connected Client Member

    hmm mine is also set to 50% and i havent used the stock firmware for like 1minute i was following this thread from few last weeks and i bought the new router R7000 the 1st thing i did is turned it on and flashed this firmware:p
    How much range and speed it will increase if i set Tx to 100%?
    currently i am getting 250Mb When Transferring data from my mobile to PC@5Ghz
     
  66. slidermike

    slidermike Networkin' Nut Member

    Nitin,
    Tx power has nothing to do with speed.
    The best suggestions I can give you are these.
    #1
    Google how wifi works as it relates to Tx power.
    #2
    Try adjusting the settings & see what works best for you in your environment. If you don't like it, you can change it back.
    There is no one size shoe fits all.
     
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  67. XR7_QNW

    XR7_QNW New Member Member

    I recently updated to the newest version, 380.65.
    How does the 'New firmware version check' work?
    Both checkboxes Yes and No are blank. I have tried to enable and press apply, but it reverts back.
    Enable JFFS custom scripts and configs is ON.
     
  68. slidermike

    slidermike Networkin' Nut Member

    It doesn't work. Your running a fork. That isn't a functional feature in the fork.
     
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  69. avelos156

    avelos156 New Member Member

    Hello,

    New to Asuswrt-Merlin & Xwrt, but with long experience on Tomato.
    I installed the latest port 380.65 (on my Netgear R7000).
    The main reason for changing from Tomato is the very poor signal on both wireless bands and the wi-fi disconnections of my clients.

    Asuswrt-Merlin & Xwrt is rock solid. Many credits to all of you guys!

    I'm interested however in the QoS capabilities that doesn't seem to work or I'm doing something wrong.
    I have followed the main concepts I've followed for Tomato (QoS in Tomato gave me a very stable experience over the years and I consider myself fairly experienced with its configuration).

    So, I have selected the traditional QoS, with fq_codel and WAN packet overhead = 40.
    As I'm using the packet overhead, I set for upload & download limits my corresponding all_time_minimum_speed * 95% (this recommendation comes from Tomato).

    Then I went to User-defined priorities and I configured the following for Upload Bandwidth:

    Highest (for Service/Remote Access): 40%-100%
    High (for VoIP/Game, Web): 20%-95%
    Medium (for Media Streaming outside LAN): 20%-90%
    Low (for FileXfer): 15%-85%
    Lowest (for P2P/Bulk): 5%-80%

    Download Bandwidth is set to 95% for all classes, however this is not so much important as the QoS is applied on the upstream direction, if I'm not wrong.

    Then I noticed the following:
    1) Traffic that is not matched by any rule goes by default to the Low class instead of the Lowest. As it is rather impossible to match all P2P traffic, users should not have to specify a rule for P2P, i.e. all unmatched traffic should go to the Lowest class. Or at least this should be configurable.

    I found a report from another person in this forum, but sadly I can't remember/find his post. I followed his own recommendation and changed the default QoS class to the Lowest: nvram set qos_default=4
    That solved this issue.

    2) I try to classify remote ssh access to the home LAN. I use port forwarding, thus the router tunnels home LAN traffic received from various application ports from my LAN, into the SSH port.
    I need this kind of traffic to be classified in the Highest class, i.e. I need to access my LAN no matter what.

    I insert a simple rule saying:
    From whatever source IP (I leave the field blank), protocol TCP/UDP, destination port = SSH port (22 and/or other manually selected port) => Highest class.

    Then by monitoring the graph in QoS Statistics, I see that everything goes to the Lowest class (as I have changed the default class).

    How can I classify this kind of traffic?
    Is it possible at all? Older changelogs refer to QoS been broken, is that still the case?

    Best regards
     
  70. decompiled

    decompiled Reformed Router Member

    Sorry, but you are out of luck with QoS with this firmware and R7000. It's not working and there are no plans to fix it that I am aware of. DDWRT or Tomato have QoS available.
     
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  71. slidermike

    slidermike Networkin' Nut Member

    decom is correct.
    Its a known Asus issue and they do not seem in any hurry to fix traditional QoS.
    The proprietary TrendMicro QoS works but its only functional in a genuine Asus router.
    You are no bueno for QoS and Netgear routers running Asus fork.
     
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  72. J Arceg

    J Arceg Connected Client Member

    Hi,

    I have the newest firmware and it has been working really well until last week when all the LED lights turned off and the only one that is on is the power LED (orange/red). The router is still working. WiFI is also working but I noticed that it's a tad bit slower than before.

    What does it mean when only the power LED is on and how do I fix this?

    TIA!
     
  73. T-Qwan

    T-Qwan New Member Member

    Hi,

    I really love the firmware, been running your latest build for quite some time and am currently trying to encrypt my external drive that's attached to the router.
    According to "LUKS Encrypted USB Drive HOWTO" (#1 hit on google), I need to clone the repo.
    I was wondering if you could host the Vortex -Asuswrt-merlin-on-netgear-R7000 (380.65) on Github or p.m me a link to the source with the R7000 changes, so I can recompile it with the required config changes.

    Hope to hear from you soon and again much gratitude for all your hard work!
     
  74. slidermike

    slidermike Networkin' Nut Member

    Good luck, I'm fairly certain xvortex doesn't distribute his fork.
    Hope you hear from him.
     
  75. XVortex

    XVortex Networkin' Nut Member

    I've released XWRT v380.66 just now.
    Because there are a lot of changes, I recommend doing a full reset.
    Let's test.
     
  76. Nitin Vaid

    Nitin Vaid Connected Client Member

    Using the latest firmware running good so far is it possible to use the wifi on/off button? its working as to disable and enable led of the router
     
  77. Makaveli

    Makaveli Serious Server Member

    The only thing I notice off the bat on v380.66 is I lost my custom icons and can't seem to add them back.

    I haven't done a factory reset yet.

    *Update*

    Doing a factory reset didn't solve the issue still cannot use custom icons. When you click on the button to add or browse to them it does nothing.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2017
  78. tulipcorp

    tulipcorp Network Guru Member


    After trying some other firmwares and reading all over the web, just before giving up I found a way to make it work:

    1. I flashed the latest version of XVortex XWRT v380.66 and made a factory reset.
    2. After setting up the router, the drive didn't mount.
    3. I flashed Koolshare's firmware:
    http://firmware.koolshare.cn/merlin_8wan_firmware/R7000/X7.4/

    4. At this point the drive mounts and works great but I couldn't get the 5 GHz network to work.

    5. I flashed XVortex XWRT v380.66 again+ factory reset.

    6. The drive mounts and performs great and the 5 Ghz is working again.


    @slidermike Thanks for trying to help me.

    @XVortex Can you figure out what kind of USB 3.0 drivers Koolshare use in his firmware and implement it into your own build? your builds are the best , keep up the good work :)

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2017
  79. Makaveli

    Makaveli Serious Server Member

    I would blur that Wan IP address boss or remove the pic.
     
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  80. tulipcorp

    tulipcorp Network Guru Member

    Fixed :)
     
  81. XVortex

    XVortex Networkin' Nut Member

    Gotcha! Will be fixed in 66_1

    I do not know what Koolshare did there but I'll try to change XHCI setting in 66_1. Plz try it and report.

    v380.66_1 will appear on my site within couple of hours.

    [upd]
    XWRT v380.66_1 has been released.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2017
  82. tulipcorp

    tulipcorp Network Guru Member

    Thanks a lot for providing a new firmware so fast.
    Where XHCI setting stored? How can I verify that your firmware will overwrite current settings?
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2017
  83. Makaveli

    Makaveli Serious Server Member

    Thank you Vortex.

    66_1 works as soon as I loaded it my previously used icons were back and the + symbol is now back instead of that square being blank like in my previous screenshot.
     
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  84. caiga

    caiga Network Newbie Member

    i upgraded to latest 66_1 and did a reset.
    i imported an ovpn file, started the ovpn client and policy mode is all.
    client connected successfully.
    but i have no internet connection with my devices. any ideas?
     
  85. slidermike

    slidermike Networkin' Nut Member

    Can you provide a screen shot of your vpn client configuration page?
    Make sure to include the items at the bottom as that would be more useful than the upper portion since you said the client is connecting.
    Did you do any ping testing to see where its dying, such as the router vpn interface or the other end of the tunnel etc...?
    Also, are you seeing any packet counters incrementing on the tunnel under vpn client status?
     
  86. cybrnook

    cybrnook Addicted to LI Member

    its likely failure to setup the dns portion correctly. (strict, exclusive, disabled etc.....)
     
  87. caiga

    caiga Network Newbie Member

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2017
  88. tulipcorp

    tulipcorp Network Guru Member

    I started from scratch:
    1. flashed Back To stock FW +factory reset.
    2. flashed v380.66_1 +factory reset.
    3. disable reduce USB 3.0 interference.
    4. connected my USB 3.0 HDD and it won't mount :(

    Here's the system log:
    Code:
    May 15 19:49:03 kernel: hub 1-1:1.0: USB hub found
    May 15 19:49:03 kernel: xhci_hcd 0000:00:0c.0: WARN: Stalled endpoint
    May 15 19:49:03 kernel: xhci_hcd 0000:00:0c.0: WARN: Stalled endpoint
    May 15 19:49:03 kernel: xhci_hcd 0000:00:0c.0: WARN: Stalled endpoint
    May 15 19:49:03 kernel: hub 1-1:1.0: config failed, can't read hub descriptor (err -22)
    May 15 19:49:03 kernel: usb 3-1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 2
    May 15 19:49:03 kernel: usb 3-1: not running at top speed; connect to a high speed hub
    May 15 19:49:03 kernel: hub 3-1:1.0: USB hub found
    May 15 19:49:03 kernel: hub 3-1:1.0: 3 ports detected
    May 15 19:49:03 kernel: hub 3-1:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on port 2
    May 15 19:49:03 kernel: hub 3-1:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on port 3
    @XVortex Maybe we can try other XHCI settings?



    Updade: After restoring the settings and Jffs the drive mount again.

    @XVortex Maybe a quick look at my config and jffs files will reveal something? Should I upload it for your examination?
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2017
  89. caiga

    caiga Network Newbie Member

    tried also
    pull-filter ignore „ifconfig-ipv6“
    pull-filter ignore „route-ipv6“
    no changes.
     
  90. slidermike

    slidermike Networkin' Nut Member

    I think cybernook is correct.
    Your VPN config has DNS disabled.
    That means the hosts won't use the DNS.
    You should try the various DNS options such as strict.
     
  91. caiga

    caiga Network Newbie Member

    that is strange... i tried every option. nothing works. i tried strict, exclusive, relaxed and disabled. can you please post our config?
    which provider do you use?
    did you change your wan settings?
    automatic ip
    wan/nat/upnp enabled
    connect automatic dns server yes <---or did you change it so some open dns server?

    thanks a lot
     
  92. RichtigFalsch

    RichtigFalsch Networkin' Nut Member

    Last edited: May 15, 2017
  93. cybrnook

    cybrnook Addicted to LI Member

    You need to revert the custom CFE before flashing back to stock. Custom CFE is not compatible with oem firmware.

    Hold reset during boot to get to mini server, flash back to Merlin. Wipe nvram, flash stock CFE, then flash back to factory image.
     
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  94. RichtigFalsch

    RichtigFalsch Networkin' Nut Member

    Thank you for your answer. Now I know how to enter custom CFE.
    I don't really want to use stock firmware. My former intention was flashing dd-wrt kong mod and I thought I would have to flash backtostock before flashing ddwrt. So could I flash any other OS using custom CFE, too or do I have to go back to stock?
     
  95. Makaveli

    Makaveli Serious Server Member

    Stick to stock CFE you will have less issues switching between multiple firmware's!
     
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  96. RichtigFalsch

    RichtigFalsch Networkin' Nut Member

    The opening post made flashing the custom CFE seem really important, for not bricking the router.. and I don't really ever want to use stock firmware at all - like 0% probability. Is there a way for going straight to DD-WRT or would I have to flash stock anyways?

    Could I make use of the ASUS rescue tool, ssh or tftp somehow?

    Thank you!
     
  97. slidermike

    slidermike Networkin' Nut Member

    We you can go from ddwrt to this firmware but it is not suggested.
    I did it once before.

    Most of us just run the stock CFE. Most compatibility to all flavors of firmware.
    Run whatever you want

    * edit *
    updated the firmware direction above.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2017
  98. RichtigFalsch

    RichtigFalsch Networkin' Nut Member

    When I tried flashing DD-WRT from this firmware I got the no valid firmware message.

    Is there a way I could flash dd-wrt.chk using the custom CFE?
    I get
    "
    Receive file size=22818938
    The file transferred is not a valid firmware image.
    Continue"
    there, too :(
     
  99. RichtigFalsch

    RichtigFalsch Networkin' Nut Member

    Could you help me, please?
     
  100. cybrnook

    cybrnook Addicted to LI Member

    I listed the steps :)

    "Hold reset during boot to get to mini server, flash back to Merlin. Wipe nvram, flash stock CFE, then flash back to factory image."

    Factory reset, then flash to DDWRT
     
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