Hi all, looking for some expert advice on what I am doing wrong... Trying to flash an ASUS WL-500W. Have read and read and read, but after many hours am getting nowhere and am at a loss for what to try next... Based on the behavior I am seeing, consistently, it seems like my router does not have an IP address in recovery mode. Or, if it does, it is not 192.168.1.1. The ASUS Device Discovery Tool and Firmware Restoration Utility cannot find it, neither can TFTP2.exe or PING at that address, when in recovery mode. When operating normally, it is at 192.168.1.1 as expected. Any thoughts on how to find out what IP it really has (or if it has one at all) in recovery mode? Or, is there a way to check/set/force a recovery mode address when it is operating normally? Running Windows 7 64-bit; CTCP disabled; TFTP enabled. Using the latest version of ASUS Firmware Restoration Utility (Version 126.96.36.199) [This is the version ASUS lists for Vista 64-bit, which is the closest to my actual OS; Win7 is not available.] Also, have the executable set to run in Vista compatibility mode with administrator privileges. In addition, I have tried these steps on a Windows XP machine with an older version of ASUS Firmware Restoration utility with the same results. Have had the same results with each of these firmware versions installed on router: ASUS version 188.8.131.52 ASUS version 184.108.40.206 (loaded via WebGUI) Oleg's WL500W version 220.127.116.11-rtn-r4772 (loaded via WebGUI) Of course, performing these steps first: Disable wireless NIC on PC (only one local connection active, connected to router) Disconnect all Ethernet cables from router except one from PC Manually set PC IP address to 192.168.1.10 Set Subnet mask to 255.255.255.0 Set Default gateway to 192.168.1.1 (also tried blank) Set DNS to 192.168.1.1 (also tried blank) Disable Windows firewall (for both private and public networks) Disable antivirus (MS Secuirty Essentials - stop real-time protection) Perform 30/30/30 reset and/or web gui restore factory default With router in recovery mode, No matter what firmware I try to push, I get the following: ASUS Firmware Restoration Utility "No wireless device in recovery mode is found" TFTP "Unable to get responses from the server" PING "Destination host unreachable" And of course, in normal mode, from the regular web interface, using IE, I get the expected "Firmware upgrade fail. It may result from incorrect image or error transmission. Please check the version of firmware and try again." Apologies for the length of the post. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!