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  Topic : [Problem]Why I will probably buy someone else's router, next purchase: New Topic
LinuxAssailant
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Posted:4/13/2017 12:48:00 PM # 1

I was running the most current firmware avail at the time, and some of the same problems are present on the newer firmware too.  These are some of the issues I have had, gripes, and things that don't seem to work correctly (they do work fine on other MFR's routers though.

Before switching to an alternate port & SSL internally and externally: takes me to http://router.asus.com... when I browse to the internal IP of the router for config.

Can’t select an IP (to copy) with mouse in IE, OR Firefox, in Network, Clients, View List, but when you think you have… it auto un-selects due to some auto-refresh.

Icon changes for devices (Linux box, Windows Boxes, etc). randomly doesn’t function.  (Linux vs. Windows, Vs. other… it detects wrong, and you can’t fix it if it does.)  However “Sometimes” it does?  Seems random, or maybe seeking SaMBa shares to autodetect if a Windows box, and if it sees them you can't seem to change it.

Can’t use 443 for external access to router, and 80 for internal.  Both http and https for both, or one or the other.   Other routers you can just enable and browse to https://<whatevz> on the external but this does not work on 443, as it is used by some other service that you may not even use, even if it is disabled. 

For some reason the router thinks you just changed config if using Firefox browsing to ext. port of 8433 ( i.e. https://some.dyndns.org:8433 not mine, but example), OR (https://192.168.1.1) 433 internally.  HOWEVER using: http://router.asus.com works for some reason.

Clients View List does not show all devices connected…  randomly fails to list functioning network devices that are pinging, even if you might have an an active ssh session to it, and you know they are clearly on the network.

You cannot see which SSID clients are connected to, if you are using multiple SSIDs (AKA guest wireless).

Removing/Disabling a Guest SSID causes wireless connections to another Guest AND primary SSIDs to be disabled and subsequently disconnect when the device enables whatever config you changed, whether it be wireless-related, or something else.

Removing a Guest network SSID can sometimes make the native SSID become one of the Guest SSIDs, seems random, but this is the cause, as it has happened to me more than 3 times so far.


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Posted:4/13/2017 3:22:00 PM # 2
I am not disagreeing and fully understand the pains with ASUSWRT. I have been there  many times myself.


Alas the functionality of ASUSWRT is very good, when it works and just a thought, have you tried flashing your unit with RMerlins firmware.


https://asuswrt.lostrealm.ca/download

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Posted:4/13/2017 7:02:00 PM # 3
I am not sure I wish to drop 3rd party firmware, while in warranty, from a source that might plug-in back doors to the build...

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Posted:4/13/2017 10:00:00 PM # 4


Risk = threat x vulnerability x consequence.

These are in reality consumer and SOHO units, but I do understand your concerns with the unknown, which is why I use the principles of defence-in-depth, I dislike all my eggs in a single basket, or a router in this case ;-)

ASUSWRT-Merlin uses ASUSWRT GPL Source Code and Tweaks to add new features and security enhancements.

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Posted:4/14/2017 8:41:00 PM # 5
Can you go back to stock firmware?

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Posted:4/14/2017 8:51:00 PM # 6
>Yes, It loads, looks and feels exactly like normal ASUSWRT firmware, which is why I use it over standard ASUSWRT for my RT based units.

RMerlin firmware is well respected in the ASUS Router community.

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Posted:7/24/2017 2:54:00 PM # 7
Isn't this forum to address issues, and if firmware (clearly it is) my solution is 3rd party firmware?

Does Asus even reply on their own forum to resolve known (referenced) issues here?

Just got the latest and greatest firmware... same issue, and sill can't get to the web interface unless hitting external, and only with IE!!!  If I were a Linux-only guy this would not be an option, let alone a Mac user?

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