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Asuswrt-Merlin on Netgear R7000

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

  1. phalkon30

    phalkon30 Reformed Router Member

    As follow up to the comment above and my own post, Google is rolling out a play services update that fixes the network drop issues I had related to cast devices.

    I don't know the exact version number, but it was flooding the network with pent up cast packets when waking from sleep. The issue has gone away entirely for me. May want to go on apkmirror.com and get the latest version to see if that helps you!

    Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
     
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  2. Rikardo

    Rikardo New Member Member

    Yes, that I know (regarding Google issue with cast and fix) and I have the latest update 11.9.75). However I am not losing Wifi connectivity or Internet connectivity (which is an issue Netgear has with their recent stock firmware). Just printers going offline simply by clicking the Clients button (along with the device number dropping and increasing but not to the original number). So printers will be fine for 5 days, but as soon as I click "Clients" button, they go offline. Reboot router and they're back. No other connectivity issues with any other device as far as I can tell.
     
  3. sn2018

    sn2018 New Member Member

    My R7000's LEDs behave the same.
     
  4. sn2018

    sn2018 New Member Member

    More on the LED's.
    1) USB 1 and USB 2 LED's seems to be reversed. E.g. USB 1 lights up if I have something connects to USB 2.0 port.
    2) If I press the WPS button, all the LED's except power LED will be off. If I press it again, LED's will come back.
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2018
  5. XVortex

    XVortex Networkin' Nut Member

    380.69_2 (28-Jan-2018)
    Code:
      - FIXED: IE11 field validation issues on OpenVPN and
              DHCP pages.
      - FIXED: Router crash when importing an OpenVPN certificate
              longer than 3499 characters (the supported limit)
      - FIXED: Users were allowed to enter invalid characters on
              some of the OpenVPN client page fields.
      - FIXED: CVE-2018-5999 in httpd (backport from 384_10007)
      - FIXED: CVE-2018-5721 in httpd (Merlin & theMIROn)
     
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  6. knight401

    knight401 Networkin' Nut Member

    yes,I flashed the new firmware 380.69_2 on R7000
    IE11 dhcp pages validation issues has fixed exactly
    thanks to Merlin and XVortex:)
     
  7. tungpoon

    tungpoon New Member Member

    Will there be a version 382. on R7000 soon?
    Thanks!
     
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  8. Magister

    Magister Addicted to LI Member

    Can we have the source for the firmware? on github or something?
     
  9. Makaveli

    Makaveli Networkin' Nut Member

    That has already been asked and the answer will be no.
     
  10. Ubimoo

    Ubimoo Connected Client Member

    I cannot download firmware from mega. Download does not start. Is mega having problems? Or is it just me?
    Edit:
    Now its working
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2018
  11. Ubimoo

    Ubimoo Connected Client Member

    How can I start/implent wireguard?
     
  12. ollimö

    ollimö Reformed Router Member

    WLAN performance on 69_2 - I have the subjective feeling that my wireless throughput / performance has declined since applying the new version - no hard facts yet, just a subjective feeling while surfing. Will check and revert to previous version if I can see differences.
     
  13. XVortex

    XVortex Networkin' Nut Member

    Work on 382 is in progress but exactly ETA's is undefined now.
     
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  14. Kjartan bj

    Kjartan bj Network Newbie Member

    Im wondering and havent found the answer when i read this thread if the Per ip setting on traffic monitor has been fixed, last time I tried my router went into boot loop , has this been fixed or is it still broken
     
  15. Ubimoo

    Ubimoo Connected Client Member

    Is WireGuard now integrated in Xwrt?
     
  16. sn2018

    sn2018 New Member Member

  17. slidermike

    slidermike Addicted to LI Member

  18. kenwokin

    kenwokin New Member Member

    Just checked there is FTP access issue in the firmware of 380.68 or even the newest 380.69.

    I plugged my USB harddrive into R7000 and enable the samba share and FTP. No problem with the samba share but unable to access to the FTP by using any IDs including the admin ID (i.e. said access denied/no permission) . I also tried creating a new ID with new password but got the same hence should not a wrong password issue.

    May I have any advice to solve this issue? Thanks
     
  19. slidermike

    slidermike Addicted to LI Member

    ken,
    have you searched the snbforums where the merlin firmware is actively discussed?
    I found this with a 2 minute search.
    https://www.snbforums.com/threads/jffs-access-on-ftp.26214/

    Your going to want to provide a more precise "ask".
    From the lack of your ask we don't know what exactly you have tried, what settings you have applied, if there are custom scripts or even if your asking for help with WAN ftp access etc..
     
  20. philipc

    philipc Network Newbie Member

    Installed 380.69_2 on R7000. It's great! Tks!

    ps. And it's even more stable than DD-WRT Kong Mod as far as wireless connection is concerned !
     
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  21. hieppo

    hieppo Reformed Router Member

    Can anyone tell me if there is some sort of option to enable all the features on the main index.asp? I recenty made the jump to upgrade my firware to the current 380.69_2 from 378.52_2. Back on the old version, I was able to browse both to the QOS and IPtraffic monitoring from the main index page. However, with the latest version, the main index page, I am unable to find any soft of link that I can browse over to those pages. I know the page exist, since i entered the asp name directly and teh page does come up. However, I am perplex to know why the link does not exist on the main page? Was the upgrade missing something?
     
  22. SpideRMaN

    SpideRMaN Reformed Router Member

    Hi,

    is it normal that the disable Asus NAT tunnel service under Other Settings > Tweak. resets back to off after a router reboot please ?
     
  23. b1ggles

    b1ggles Network Newbie Member

    But not perplexed enough to read back a few pages to catch up :)
     
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  24. slidermike

    slidermike Addicted to LI Member

    The topic of where the newer versions of Merlin firmware "hid" some of the features has been discussed multiple times in this thread.
    That said you have to enable the feature AND reboot for it to show up.
    See the image I attached.
    Hope that helps.
     

    Attached Files:

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  25. juched

    juched Reformed Router Member

    I see the same. Twice now I swear I have turned this on and later find it off again. Meaning that the NAT tunnel service comes back to life.


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  26. hieppo

    hieppo Reformed Router Member

    Thanks slidermike.
     
  27. sujan1234

    sujan1234 New Member Member

    So i have this weird USB speed problem with this firmware on Netgear R7000.
    Im using the latest 380.69_2 firmware on R7000 and whenever i plug in my USB hard-drive on USB 3.0 port the transfer speed is always constant 30MB/s which is kind of slow compared to stock netgear OS where i was getting around 60MB/s. Does xwrt-vortex (asus-wrt merlin) not support USB 3.0 on netgear R7000?
    If anyone has the same router and same firmware i would appreciate if you could share your usb transfer speeds.
     
  28. slidermike

    slidermike Addicted to LI Member

    You try disabling the USB 3 interference mode? Its also important to be mindful of the usb drive format & which method of remote access your using. Some of these factors also run faster than others on the router.
    upload_2018-2-8_9-35-36.png
     
  29. Marian

    Marian Network Newbie Member

    Guys i need some help to fix this.I dont know but lately i start to get it. Is from Openvpn :

    Feb 8 19:27:56 openvpn[18216]: TUN/TAP device tun11 opened
    Feb 8 19:27:56 openvpn[18216]: TUN/TAP TX queue length set to 100
    Feb 8 19:27:56 openvpn[18216]: do_ifconfig, tt->did_ifconfig_ipv6_setup=1
    Feb 8 19:27:56 openvpn[18216]: /usr/sbin/ip link set dev tun11 up mtu 1500
    Feb 8 19:27:56 openvpn[18216]: /usr/sbin/ip addr add dev tun11 local 10.251.201.218 peer 10.251.201.217
    Feb 8 19:27:56 openvpn[18216]: /usr/sbin/ip -6 addr add 2001:ac8:36:14:b03:200:0:1075/112 dev tun11
    Feb 8 19:27:56 openvpn[18216]: Linux ip -6 addr add failed: external program exited with error status: 2
    Feb 8 19:27:56 openvpn[18216]: Exiting due to fatal error
     
  30. szekely88

    szekely88 New Member Member

    ipv6 > Connection type > Native > Apply

    try again to use openvpn ;)
     
  31. Marian

    Marian Network Newbie Member


    I think this fixed the connection.Ill keep it on test.Thank you very much szekely

    Update : Hmm there is a problem.If i use ipv6 activated i have a dns leak ! Is not using my vpn provider dns srvs is using the internet provider dns srvs!
     
  32. Egbert Schaap Enterman

    Egbert Schaap Enterman New Member Member

    My netgeaer r7000 is recognized by my synology nas as an upnp router when it is loaded with netgear firmware.However when I load asus-merlin wrtx-Vortex firmware 380.69-2 it is not recognized as an upnp router and I have to set the ports manually. Ofcourse I have enabled upnp in the router. Anyone knows what I have to do to use it as an upnp router with asus-merlin wrtx-vortex firmware?
     
  33. chchia

    chchia LI Guru Member

    you may try to install Plex Media Server and see if Plex setup upnp correctly?
     
  34. cybrnook

    cybrnook Addicted to LI Member

    VPN's don't use IPV6. Primarily they all use IPV4, do some research on it.
     
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  35. 3base_

    3base_ New Member Member

    scoured the internet, different search engines, different forums, but cannot find a single person who has confirmed that they are using XWRT-VORTEX with a R7000P (unless i missed something or am blind),

    Can someone who has a R7000P please confirm if XWRT-VORTEX works with the R7000P (and if you dont mind state the FW ver.) ??

    thanks all
     
  36. slidermike

    slidermike Addicted to LI Member

    Yeah, there is a hardware difference between the r7000 & r7000p.
    Namely the 5ghz radio chipset.
    The reason your not finding anyone running XVortex on the R7000p is because its not forked for it.
    If I had an R7000P I would not be a guinea pig and try it.
    If you do get it working, be glad to hear about your experience.
     
  37. 3base_

    3base_ New Member Member

    thanks matey,
    im not sure if im game either, but will post outcome if i dare to so there is at least one search engine lookup!.
     
  38. slidermike

    slidermike Addicted to LI Member

    The base board chipset & 2.4 radio appear the same but the 5g isn't so in theory it could be loaded but possibly no 5ghz radio.
    There is also the factors such as board id and stuff that I am not intimate on so it may not even load.
    My guess is you might have to load a custom CFE to modify the id from R7000p to R7000.
    I am not the best resource for going into unsupported territory like this.
    The best alternative would be for you to take merlins opensource code and see if you could tweak it for your model.
    Basically what XVortex did.
    Good luck
     
  39. Makaveli

    Makaveli Networkin' Nut Member

    The 7000p also supports MIMO.
     
  40. Marian

    Marian Network Newbie Member


    My VPN provider use! But still how can i fix that problem because i need to restart the router to fix it ... is like is not deleting the old routes.I made some research on internet but didnt find any fix.Sometime it fix by his own but i need to wait like 1h to connect back!

    Ok then someone can tell me how i can force openvpn to delete the old routes when he disconnect?
     
  41. yecarrillo

    yecarrillo Network Newbie Member

    I would like to share this fantastinc news about @XVortex firmware installed on Netgear R6400v2 by user prakhar on myopenrouter forum. I'm using XVortex from a long time on my R7000 and recently get two new R6400v2 devices. Installing xvortex on them are really a desired goal for me. I will be testing prakhar's procedure this weekend and will come back with news.
     
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  42. HKPolice

    HKPolice Network Guru Member

    Asus merlin 384.3 was released recently, any ETA for it?

    Thanks, keep up the great work!
     
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  43. Almighty1

    Almighty1 Serious Server Member

    See post #5013 for the answer. Bottom line is when something is out, it will be out. Asking for a ETA will usually result in it being delayed.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2018 at 8:19 AM
  44. Stimpy88

    Stimpy88 Connected Client Member

    Your correct. This new version has only been out for a few days, and after reading through the changelog, it looks like this is going to be quite an update to the codebase. It's certainly going to take more than a couple of days to port over.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2018 at 8:36 AM
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  45. cjapeterborough

    cjapeterborough New Member Member

    But then again I'm not sure of the impact of this announcement?
    https://www.snbforums.com/threads/a...d-forks-on-non-asus-devices-is-illegal.44636/
     
  46. b1ggles

    b1ggles Network Newbie Member

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  47. Almighty1

    Almighty1 Serious Server Member

    It's a liability issue as well.
     
  48. XVortex

    XVortex Networkin' Nut Member

    asuswrt-merlin.ng based XWRT is on progress now. The main work is almost done, some tests/patches are remaining. Because I am pretty busy atm there is no ETA for this.
     
  49. Ubimoo

    Ubimoo Connected Client Member

    Thank you for your work, XVortex! Take your time.
     
  50. b4zzzz

    b4zzzz New Member Member

    Hi :)

    Am i being stupid?
    I cannot find any QoS options, having flashed my R7000 with this firmware.
    I assumed that xwrt-vortex would have QoS because the original asuswrt-merlin has QoS.

    Thank you in advance!
     
  51. juched

    juched Reformed Router Member

    Enable BWAPI. Look back a page or two for slidermikes post showing how to enable.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  52. pit_Mg

    pit_Mg New Member Member

    Hi all

    I have a question:

    Adaptative Qos in Vortex works??????

    Thanks.
     
  53. slidermike

    slidermike Addicted to LI Member

    Adaptive QoS is Asus/Trend Micro proprietary so should not be functional in non-Asus routers.
    Traditional QoS in all Asus code (not just this fork) is/has been broken for a couple years now.
    Its closed source code so only Asus can fix it and they aren't.

    So for an R7000, all intents and purposes there is no functional QoS.
     
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  54. Edrikk

    Edrikk Network Guru Member

    Hi there,

    This may have been answered in the 51 pages, so please excuse me. Searching for this info in the thread is a little difficult.


    There seems to be some contradictory information in the first post and a post that the first post points to.
    In specific, the first post states:

    However, @tigs post which is linked to by the first post states:
    Which information is correct? It would be really great if the incorrect one could be updated.


    Also not super clear is whether the custom CFE is useable with firmware other than Stock (e.g. would flashing back to Tomato or DDWRT once a custom CFE is installed require additional steps beyond simply flashing Tomato or DDWrt).

    Thanks!
     
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  55. slidermike

    slidermike Addicted to LI Member

    The CFE doesn't matter to the firmware so no need to reflash the CFE if switching firmware vendors.

    I don't know if it's a concrete must do but it certainly is best practice to bounce back to stock between firmware vendor changes.
     
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  56. Makaveli

    Makaveli Networkin' Nut Member

    I also recommend staying with stock CFE unless you have a specific reason to change it.
     
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  57. GDT78

    GDT78 Reformed Router Member

    I wasn't able to apply my VPN client setting with latest update. I can set everything but I can't set Server Address. As soon as I type ip the apply button refuses to work.

    edit: I added address with
    nvram set vpn_client1_addr=<ip>
    nvram commit

    but, when activating VPN, it stucks with "apply settings" message and no percent progression. I have to refresh page to go on.
    There is no message logged in syslog (verbosity 3 or 1, no matter).

    What can I do?

    PS: I tried with chrome/firefox/edge

    edit2: I started service with
    service start_vpnclient1

    now I got these from syslog:

    Feb 21 11:26:33 openvpn[13552]: SIGUSR1[soft,init_instance] received, process restarting
    Feb 21 11:27:53 openvpn[13552]: WARNING: No server certificate verification method has been enabled. See http://openvpn.net/howto.html#mitm for more info.
    Feb 21 11:27:53 openvpn[13552]: NOTE: the current --script-security setting may allow this configuration to call user-defined scripts
    Feb 21 11:27:53 openvpn[13552]: RESOLVE: Cannot resolve host address: 44004:1194 (Name or service not known)
    Feb 21 11:27:53 openvpn[13552]: RESOLVE: Cannot resolve host address: 44004:1194 (Name or service not known)
    Feb 21 11:27:53 openvpn[13552]: Could not determine IPv4/IPv6 protocol
    Feb 21 11:27:53 openvpn[13552]: SIGUSR1[soft,init_instance] received, process restarting

    44004 is the port I setted in configuration. Seems like there's something wrong with port.
    38
    Last time I uses successfully I was on 380.69_1
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2018 at 10:29 AM
  58. xips_

    xips_ Networkin' Nut Member

    Good question. Anectdotally, I followed @tigs post which resulted in a brick.
     
  59. GDT78

    GDT78 Reformed Router Member

    Finally I successfully make it work setting parameters with nvram set commands but it refuses to start from web GUI. It still hangs on Apply settings screen and still I have to remove ip address to apply changes.

    To start VPN I use "service start_vpnclient1" command from ssh.
    I think that there's something wrong with 380.69_2, something got touched and from changelog I can see:

    - FIXED: Router crash when importing an OpenVPN certificate
    longer than 3499 characters (the supported limit)
    - FIXED: Users were allowed to enter invalid characters on
    some of the OpenVPN client page fields.
     
  60. Frank2

    Frank2 Serious Server Member

    Finally! Got Splunk working. It was a boneheaded move on my part. You have to enable "accepted" and "Dropped" packets on the firewall log. So, to that point; I have tons of entries showing up on the log page. Although, I have the Remote Log Server sending logs to my Splunk server. Will all these log entries showing up on the R7000 degrade my NVRAM?
     

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