ASUSWRT-Merlin Notes


  1. Downloaded the original firmware just in case. Then logged into router and backed up config in “Administration” → “Restore/Save/Upload Setting”.
  2. Got the enhanced firmware via this page (scroll to the bottom). Verified MD5.
  3. Updated with new firmware. Rebooted via GUI. All was well.

Enabled manual assignment on “LAN” - “DHCP Server” and added devices and names. This wasn’t working before. Yay.


SSHed into router, created these files:


Added this to dnsmasq.conf.add:


And whatever else to the hosts file. Restarted the service:

ps | grep dnsmasq  
kill -9 <pid>  
dnsmasq --log-async