ASUS WL-500g Premium step by step how to flash with Tomato?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by FattysGoneWild, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    I have always been dealing with Linksys routers for my personal home use. I have my eye on this particular router as of late. I probably should have picked this 1 up over the my current Linksys WRT54GL. Since it has a faster processor and more ram. I believe there are some extra steps you have to do with flashing Tomato on it? I wish it was easy as the Linksys to flash. I am still new and learning Tomato. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Currently using the firmware in my sig and would love to use it on the Asus.
  2. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    I think that is the same method as here?
    I would be interested if any other methods...
  3. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

  4. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    Thank you both. :)
  5. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    It worked. Both one for myself, at aprox. 75 euro and flashed almost immediately with the firmware for this kind of device :) from Victek (many thanks!) using the tftp.exe (no green circle though, just ''success'' message). In 5 minutes I was a proud owner of one (32MB RAM/8MB flash/240 MHZ proc) device running smooothly Tomato. :)
  6. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

    Of course it does :) I used the same procedure myself on my friend's Asus WL-500G :). Also tested on my 2 WL-520GU's. Should a need to go back to the stock Asus frimware arise, just use the same procedure.

    These Asus routers are generally brick-proof! Just pop in the included cd if a failed firmware update occurs and you can recover as easy as 1-2-3 :)
  7. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    This is good to know, thanks also you Toink!
  8. baldrickturnip

    baldrickturnip LI Guru Member

    the tftp method works on the 54Gl no problems also

    I have used it to put stock linksys , openwrt and tomato on my play 54GL

    you don't even need the utility - just open a start->run--> cmd box in windows and use the tftp command in it

    I have 2 CLI boxes open , one doing a continual ping of and the other with the tftp command ready to go - as soon as you see it respond to ping on boot you have 2 seconds to hit enter on your tftp command.

    this is the howto I used
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