I have this same router now for about 6-8 months, I am going to check out all the Merlin info. myself but if you will just go to your router's website to start out, they have a great site and pretty easy to understand in setting up your router within their system. I have checked the firmware upgrade and it did upgrade its own firmware about 2 months ago. I just checked last week and it was up to date. You can change all categories, such as channel and etc.. There's also a download for their entire manual and I am still learning myself. But, I just set up their cloud service and you can have your own personal cloud and many cool things without leaving ASUS. Also, I am learning about the different 3rd party firmware you can download and do you really need to with this excellent router. I didn't have time to read all of the other folks great info but I intend to so I can learn more myself but this router and all it offers is quiter a lot of features that you can definitely use to your better usuage. Read all above from other members!
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