This package includes a customized firmware developed by Padavan that is targeted at some of ASUS’ routers. The present build brings new improvements, functions, bug fixes, and configurations, and can also boost the overall performance of the device.
1) After the first upgrade from official firmware, all settings will be erased. Do not load settings (CFG file) from official firmware!!!
2) After upgrade from any official ASUS firmware, WAN MAC address for RT-N14U is dynamically changed (not permanent) in last octet. Please check MAC binding from your ISP.
3) If your current custom firmware version is N56U 188.8.131.52-006 or lower, it is absolutely necessary to save your settings to a .CFG file using WebGUI BEFORE upgrading to a newer version. After the upgrade, restore your settings from the saved .CFG file in a usual way.
Base build Description:
[x] Linux kernel-3.0.101+ (with upstream backports).
[x] IPv6 full support (native and SIT tunnels).
[x] NTFS filesystem (Paragon ufsd 8.6 for ASUS).
[x] FAT16/FAT32/exFAT filesystem.
[x] EXT4/EXT3/EXT2 filesystem (EXT3/EXT2 via EXT4 driver).
[x] FUSE kernel modules.
[x] UVC camera kernel modules.
[x] NFS kernel modules (NFSv2/3 client/server).
[x] CIFS client kernel modules.
[x] IPSET kernel modules.
[x] LPR printing daemon.
[x] USB-over-Ethernet printing daemon.
[x] dropbear (SSH client/server).
[x] sftp (SSH FTP server).
[x] vsftpd (FTP server).
[x] samba (SMB server).
[x] xupnpd (multicast IPTV->UPnP proxy).
[x] openvpn (security VPN client/server).
[x] https server for WebUI.
[+] openssl binary (allow generate certificates for openvpn/https).
[+] tcpdump utility.
[-] minidlna (UPnP/DLNA A/V mediaserver).
[-] firefly (iTunes audio mediaserver).
[-] transmission (torrent client).
[-] aria2 (multi-protocol download manager).
[-] QoS kernel modules.
[-] IFB/IMQ kernel modules.
[-] USB HID kernel modules.
[-] XFS filesystem.
[-] openssh (BSD SSH client/server).
[-] parted utility.
[-] Stripped debug messages from Samba server.
- [x] > Mandatory
- [+] > Included
- [-] > Excluded
About Router Firmware:
Before you consider downloading this firmware, go to the system information page of the router and make sure that the currently installed version isn’t either newer or matching this release.
Due to the large variety of router models and different methods for upgrading the device, it is highly recommended that you read and, above all, understand the installation steps before you apply the new firmware, even if you are a power user.
In theory, these steps shouldn’t be much of a hassle for anyone, because manufacturers try to make them as easy as possible, even if they don’t always succeed. Basically, you must upload the new firmware to the router through its administration page and allow it to upgrade.
If you install a new version, you can expect increased security levels, different vulnerability issues to be resolved, improved overall performance and transfer speeds, enhanced compatibility with other devices, added support for newly developed technologies, as well as several other changes.
If you’re looking for certain safety measures, remember that it would be best if you perform the upload using an Ethernet cable rather than a wireless connection, which can be interrupted easily. Also, make sure you don’t power off the router or use its buttons during the installation, if you wish avoid any malfunctions.
If this firmware meets your current needs, get the desired version and apply it to your router unit; if not, check with our website as often as possible so that you don’t miss the update that will improve your device.