Loading Tomato on RT-N53 Rev A1?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Deleted member 44563, May 3, 2014.

  1. From what I gather, the Asus RT-N3 Rev A1 is supported by Shibby and Victek builds but, I am not sure how to load it. Some instructions say to use firmware recovery utility however, when I put the router into recovery mode, the utility doesn't see it using LAN IP with Subnet as instructed. Asus stock firmware won't take it. I've read that this router does have a web based CFE but I'm not sure how to access it and the 30-30-30 does not work. I have downloaded the latest N53 build of Shibby and Victek. Any suggestions on how I can get Tomato on this thing?
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  2. JoeDirte

    JoeDirte Networkin' Nut Member

    Just to rule out the easy stuff... Your computer is connected to one of the router's LAN ports via Ethernet when you try the recovery utility, right? That would be the way to do it. I was messing around with my RT-N66U the other day and flashed the ASUS stock fw. When I wanted to get back to Tomato, I had to use the recovery utility via Ethernet.
  3. Only the PC running Windows 8.1 is connected to router via Ethernet cable to LAN port 1.
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  4. JoeDirte

    JoeDirte Networkin' Nut Member

    That should work. I am also running Win 8.1. Make sure you are entering the static IP ( on the correct adapter. You can also open a command prompt and endlessly ping the router using:

    ping -t
  5. Thanks for the info. Got it flashed. :) The network settings on the computer were correct. Turns out that order and timing are the key. I followed the instructions on the third posting down at http://www.linksysinfo.org/index.php?threads/the-wireless-router-is-not-in-rescue-mode-asus-rt-n66u-help.68801/. Basically with the router disconnected from the computer, I followed the instructions to get it into recovery mode. Then I connected the computer up to the router and then ran the recovery utility flashing the flavor of Tomato that I wanted to load.
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