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Upgrade from TomatoUSB to Toastman's newest build

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Winnebago, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Winnebago

    Winnebago Networkin' Nut Member

    Hello,

    I'm currently using tomato-K26USB-1.28.9054MIPSR2-beta-vpn3.6 with my ASUS RT-N16 router. I would like to flash it with toastman's tomato-K26USB-1.28.7494.2MIPSR2-Toastman-RT-Ext build. What is the best way to achieve this ? Do I need to use the ASUS Recovery software again ?

    Thanks !
    :)
     
  2. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    You can't use your old config, you must erase NVRAM and reconfigure when changing firmware. So, first, backup your config in case you want to use 9054 again. Next, make a copy of your old config using the method shown here, which will save you time. Otherwise, you have to reconfigure from scratch after flash and NVRAM erase.

    http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showpost.php?p=362345&postcount=221

    Use the upgrade choice from the admin menu. Tick the box marked "after flashing erase ...." etc

    The router will reset to 192.168.1.1 with all NVRAM cleared.

    One thing - you may now not be able to access your router:

    Set a fixed IP say 192.168.1.100 on your PC, set the gateway to 192.168.1.1 (this is because Toastman builds have DHCP turned off by default, so after the router reboots you would lose access).

    Now reconfigure as usual.
     
  3. Winnebago

    Winnebago Networkin' Nut Member

    Alright, thank you for your help !
     
  4. Winnebago

    Winnebago Networkin' Nut Member

    Shouldn't I flash the router from the admin menu first then change my IP on my PC ?
     
  5. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    It makes no difference unless you are presently using a different subnet. But I amended my post a little for other readers :)
     
  6. Winnebago

    Winnebago Networkin' Nut Member

    Yeah, I am. :)

    That's why I was asking, hehe. :D
     
  7. Winnebago

    Winnebago Networkin' Nut Member

    Can I use the "backup configuration / restore configuration" option from the admin menu to import my current config ?
     
  8. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

  9. Thurman

    Thurman Networkin' Nut Member

    I have a basic newbie question - when I try connecting via telnet, I keep getting "Login incorrect"....isn't the login/password the same as I log into the web client?
     
  10. gfunkdave

    gfunkdave LI Guru Member

    Maybe.

    On the web client, you can use a username of "admin" or "root". Connecting via telnet or SSH requires you to use a username of "root".
     
  11. Thurman

    Thurman Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks so much for taking the time to answer that, login = root, psw = mynormal password works!

    Now I can look into upgrading.
     

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