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Shibby 104 - No 5Ghz band on Asus RT-N53

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Lakobos, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Lakobos

    Lakobos Serious Server Member

    Just to inquire, after updating my RT-N53 from v 102 to v 104 and doing a through reset, there seems to be no 5GHz band option in the settings available for configuration; is there something else I need to do to enable it?
     
  2. tvlz

    tvlz Addicted to LI Member

    Check to see if usb is enabled
    Tools -> System
    nvram show | grep usb
    they should be set to 1 if not set them
    nvram set usb_enable=1
    nvram set usb_usb2=1
    nvram commit
    reboot

    Or you could try my build, Tvlz's Tomato Builds
     
  3. Lakobos

    Lakobos Serious Server Member

    Hi, thanks for the reply. I tried enabling the USB but it does not seem to work. After which I flashed one of your tomato builds "tomato-K26USB-1.28.0001MIPSR2-Tvlz_Tomato-RTN_Asus-RT-N53_TC-ATM-VLAN-VPN.trx", reset the settings to default and it works. However the 5Ghz channel always shows a down status after a reboot of the router, and requires a manual task of disabling it and enabling it to have it work again. Any ideas on how to fix this?
     
  4. tvlz

    tvlz Addicted to LI Member

    Made a new build I hope it will fix the problem, I don't have a RT-N53 to test
    Tvlz's Tomato Builds
     
  5. Lakobos

    Lakobos Serious Server Member

    Tried the new build. Still having the same problem after rebooting. Also it seems that UI under Advance settings -> wireless under the 5 GHZ section not all settings have values in it. this also happens in the previous version.
    About the 5Ghz problem in shibby's build, a friend pointed out to me that I had downloaded a wrong version; the USB version of the build should have been downloaded instead of the non USB version which I had previously used.
     
  6. tvlz

    tvlz Addicted to LI Member

    I tried the new build(0001.1) on a E2500 and it works
    I did have to hold the reset button while powering up to reset the nvram, can you try that
     
  7. Lakobos

    Lakobos Serious Server Member

    Hmm is the new build, "tomato-K26USB-1.28.0001.1MIPSR2-Tvlz_Tomato-RTN_Asus-RT-N53_TC-ATM-VLAN-VPN.trx"? Tried this again and then cleared nvram, reset to default using the UI. Same problem occurs as with the previous post.
     
  8. tvlz

    tvlz Addicted to LI Member

    Right build, use the actual reset button on the back/bottom of the router, the GUI reset seems not to work
     
  9. Xaximus

    Xaximus Addicted to LI Member

    I'm experiencing the same problem as the OP. Same Shibby build, same router. Tried the steps as per Post #2, but it made no difference. The 5 GHz band doesn't show up anywhere.

    Okay, so I just saw this on the Shibby firmware page for the RT-N53: "5GHz radio does not work." And yet, on this page regarding version 104, it says: "Support 2nd radio (5GHz) using wl_high module for router Asus RT-N53." I don't know what that means.
     
  10. Xaximus

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  11. Lakobos

    Lakobos Serious Server Member

    tvlz,
    Finally found time to test. I used the actual reset button after flashing your build. I held the button down for about 6-10 seconds but the same problem still occurs. Do you need screenshots or logs from the router? Can't seem to attach them here.

    Xaximus,
    Thanks for the heads up on the proper firmware to use. It seems that I was using the wrong version previously, "tomato-K26-1.28.RT-N5x-MIPSR2-104-MiniIPv6.trx".
     
  12. tvlz

    tvlz Addicted to LI Member

    With the router unplugged, press reset button, hold it in while plugging in router, keep holding reset for 30 sec - 1min
    that should reset nvram or you could try the commands in post #2
     
  13. Lakobos

    Lakobos Serious Server Member

    Tried unplugging the power, press the reset button and while the reset button is still held down, put in the power and continue to hold the reset power for about 50 sec. Problem still occurs. Also holding down the reset button while the router starts up seems to only boot the N-53 into recovery mode.
    Tried the method in post #2. Funny thing is, USB is already enabled. Tried to manually set the USB settings and reboot but the same problem still occurs.
     
  14. tvlz

    tvlz Addicted to LI Member

    Forgot that Asus uses the WPS button to clear nvram, there should an option to clear the nvram in recovery mode too.
     

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