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AsusWrt-Merlin Firmware 380.65 Beta 1 for RT-AC68U

The AsusWrt-Merlin Firmware 380.65 Beta 1 is a customized version of the firmware developed by Asus, specifically designed for the RT-AC68U router. Merlin has added several key features to the firmware which enhances its reliability and security for a seamless user experience.


  • Many new features and fixes that were added by Asus to their firmware
  • Several key security fixes that provide enhanced protection to your network
  • Advanced open VPN client
  • User-friendly customization option for QoS rules and firewall filtering
  • Automatic adjustment of signals for user-specified connected devices
  • Javascript optimization for IPv6 Web UI
  • Triple VLAN Support
  • Ability to track monthly upload and download usage for single/multple WAN


Name AsusWrt-Merlin Firmware 380.65 Beta 1
Device RT-AC68U Router
Type Firmware
License GPL
Approach Community developed
Version Beta 1

Technologies Used

  • Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
  • Interference Mitigation Technology
  • Traffic Analyzer for complete network visibility
  • Advanced Import/Export feature for improved device recognition
  • Network storage Plug and Play for easy sharing of data
  • Multi-Language Support under Web Interface

Known Issues

  • May Not work on routers running Merlin Firmware
  • Persistent bugs pertaining to DNS and Object Symlink on RT-AC5300
  • Can cause wifi dropouts over time


  • Reboot by powering off the router and wait for at least 2 mins before powering it back on
  • Perform factory reset to reset any config errors
  • Manually set channel on 5GHz and use nvram to resurrect missing power levels
  • Check logs regarding drivers utilization

Driver information

AsusWrt-Merlin Firmware 380.65 Beta 1 for RT-AC68U requires constant upgrade and performance checks. For the chipset drivers, it is highly advisable to manually download and install them from the official Asus website under the device name RT-AC68U to ensure optimum functionalty of the features packed inside the aforementioned firmware.