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A good video or text guide on how to flash ASUS RT-N66U

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by crua9, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. crua9

    crua9 Reformed Router Member

    Last edited: Feb 28, 2014
  2. eibgrad

    eibgrad Addicted to LI Member

    I don’t own this router. But I’ve owned dozens of ASUS routers over the years, and they have to be one of the easy to update w/ third party firmware, and darn near impossible to brick.

    Remove the power plug, hold in the restore/recovery button, reinsert the power plug, and wait until the power LED flashes VERY slowly (may take as much as 15 secs, often shorter, just depends on the model). Now you can release the restore/recovery button.

    Using any tftp client, upload the firmware to 192.168.1.1 (obviously you must have your own computer configured statically w/ its own ip in the same scope, say 192.168.1.2). The LAN LED will flash quickly while updating, then stop. Now wait about 5 mins, pull the power, reapply the power, and tomato should be installed. Once it reboots, login and do a factory reset on the router via the GUI.

    NOTE: I’ve noticed that on *some* newer ASUS routers, once you put the router into restore/recovery mode, you can bring up the router’s CFE @ http://192.168.1.1 and it will present you w/ an interface to upload new firmware. So that may be an option as well. But I don’t know if this router has that feature, or whether it might only accept ASUS stock firmware. That’s why I tend to stick w/ tftp; it always works.
     
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  3. Kisch

    Kisch Addicted to LI Member

    "NOTE: I’ve noticed that on *some* newer ASUS routers, once you put the router into restore/recovery mode, you can bring up the router’s CFE @ http://192.168.1.1 and it will present you w/ an interface to upload new firmware. So that may be an option as well. But I don’t know if this router has that feature, or whether it might only accept ASUS stock firmware. That’s why I tend to stick w/ tftp; it always works."

    I have Asus RT-N66 and it has this feature. I used it for flash and I used: http://tomato.groov.pl/download/K26RT-AC/116-EN/RT-N66U/. One important thing, flash takes long time, in my case about 10 minutes. So dont panic and give router time. It will restart and start up automaticaly.
     
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  4. crua9

    crua9 Reformed Router Member

    Did you just flash the AIO file? Did you need any other file?

    Should I wire in the router to flash it?
     
  5. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member



    and after flash please do this


    and back from tomato to OFW
     
  6. Kisch

    Kisch Addicted to LI Member

    I flashed just VPN, no need all features of AIO. You should to flash router by wire connection. I dont even know, if is possible flash by wifi.
     
  7. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    is not, of couse.
     
  8. darksky

    darksky Networkin' Nut Member

  9. crua9

    crua9 Reformed Router Member

    Thanks. it worked and I have it up and running.
     

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