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DD-WRT install

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by Peter2, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. Peter2

    Peter2 New Member Member

    How do I go about installing DD-WRT on a Asus router please?
  2. eibgrad

    eibgrad Network Guru Member

    1. Using your current firmware, do a factory reset to clear all your current configuration changes.

    2. Temporarily assign your PC/Mac/laptop wired network interface the IP address (netmask

    3. Patch your PC/Mac/laptop to one of the router's LAN ports.

    4. We'll now place the router in recovery mode. With the router powered off, press and hold the reset button, then power up the router. Wait until the power LED begins to blink *very* slowly (it make take as much as 30 seconds in some cases). Release the reset button.

    5. Go to to access the CFE webpage, browse to your file, and upload the firmware. Wait for at least 5 mins after the the upload completes before taking any further actions.

    6. Power cycle the router. When the router completes booting, the new firmware should be reachable via, only this time it will be the dd-wrt GUI. If for some reason it doesn't load, do a hard reset by holding the reset button for 30 secs, then power cycle again. In some stubborn cases, it may take a combination of BOTH the reset and WPS buttons to get it to reset.

    7. Immediately after creating your dd-wrt username and password, do a factory reset from the dd-wrt GUI. Once it reboots, the firmware update is complete.

    8. Put your PC/Mac/laptop back on DHCP.

    Enjoy your new dd-wrt router!
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2018

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