Setup WPAD on EdgeRouter

Previously, I wrote Setup WPAD on Asus Merlin.

Similar on EdgeRouter.

1 Configure Domain name.


DHCP service

2 Prepare wpad.dat

I don’t have wpad.dat deployed on my router, but an internal Ubuntu server with nginx as httpd, IP
wpad.dat is located to default server root, if you have your custom, make sure you have in your server_name directive.


3 Configure Domain

I’ve moved all my dnsmasq configurations out of EdgeRouter’s configure mode, save under /config/etc and linked to /etc.

I added following line to any .conf under /etc/dnsmasq.d/

And restart dnsmasq

4 Configure DHCP Options

And my dhcp-server configure looks like

DO NOT try use-dnsmasq if you have a subnet with CIDR not in {8,16,24}.

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Setup WPAD on Asus Merlin

I have flashed my Asus RT-AC68U to Merlin, SSH has been enabled.

This is a tutorial about setting up WPAD on Asus router.


Router: RT-AC68U
Firmware: Merlin 380.59
Router IP:
Local Domain: my.home.local
Router Admin Account: admin
DHCPd: dnsmasq


SSH to router, and check files.

Web root is set to /www, there is a wpad.dat but a dead link to /www/ext/proxy.pac, which does not exist on the router.

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