Requirements for AB-Solution

You and your router

  • A supported router* running Asuswrt-Merlin firmware**
  • jffs partition enabled
  • A permanently plugged in USB device*** on the router, formatted with ext2, ext3 or ext4 file system (ext4 ARM devices only), ext2 highly recommended
  • SSH enabled on the router
  • SSH client to access router, use same credentials as the router Web-UI
  • Very basic understanding of terminal commands
  • Installation takes mere minutes. Have a coffee ready to enjoy!

*) Wireless router mode supported only.
If your device is in Repeater, Media Bridge or Access Point mode,
AB-Solution cannot work and will not install on your device.

**) Minimum Firmware version for standard install (no pixelserv-tls): 380.57
Minimum Firmware version for pixelserv-tls: 380.61
The best version for your router is always the latest version.
If using Johns fork, use latest version.

***) AB-Solution uses between 40 to 250 MB, depending on Log-file- and blocking file size.
Entware (for pixelserv-tls) uses about 20 MB.
A minimum size of 500 MB is recommended.


Supported router models

All Wireless Routers supported by RMerlin's Asuswrt-Merlin and it's forks, including these:

  • Asus RT-N66U
  • Asus RT-AC66U
  • Asus RT-AC66U_B1 (same firmware as the RT-AC68U)
  • Asus RT-AC56U
  • Asus RT-AC68U (including revisions C1 and E1)
  • Asus RT-AC68P (same firmware as RT-AC68U)
  • Asus RT-AC68UF (same firmware as RT-AC68U)
  • Asus RT-AC87
  • Asus RT-AC3200
  • Asus RT-AC88U
  • Asus RT-AC3100
  • Asus RT-AC5300
  • Asus RT-AC1900 (same firmware as RT-AC68U)
  • Asus RT-AC1900P (same firmware as RT-AC68U)
  • Asus RT-N16 (no longer supported by RMerlin)

(Note: the U, R and W variants are all supported, as they are the exact same hardware and firmware, only different marketing SKUs or different case color)


All Wireless Routers supporting Xwrt-Vortex:

  • Netgear R7000
  • Linksys EA6900
  • Huawei WS880


There may be more router models able to run AB-Solution.
Let me know if you are successful in the SmallNetBuilder Forum.