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HELP! I think I bricked my Asus RT-N66U Router!


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BaZurk

Hey all,

Hope you guys can help me out. I believe I bricked my awesome router by attempting to put ddwrt on it. I used the asus firmware recovery utility to place the small image of ddwrt on it and now it simply wont work. I put the router into recovery mode as instructed and uploaded the firmware using the utility but now the power light stays on and im unable to get into the router using 192.168.1.1. upon further inspection running ipconfig shows the following image.

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Any help you guys can provide would be greatly appreciated. I am dying without my wifi!! It appears my router does not have an ip. Is there a procedure I can go through to save my router?

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johnaman

Wait, so how did you fix it? I bricked mine yesterday, and I cannot get it to respond to anything, and the firmware utility can't see it

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ortigosano

Hello everybody. I am going to try to expose my problem as best as I can.

My target is install dd-wrt in my Asus RT-N66U, I have read some information in this thread before and and I have follow the steps:

1) I have configured my network manually ( see the screenshot below)

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2) Holding the reset botton with out energy cable, connect energy cable and switch on the router with the reset botton pressed till the "on" led blinks slowly.

3) Upload the firmware with the tool called "firmware restoration" included in CD from the Asus router on the software "ASUS RT-N66U software utilities".

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4) I've try to upload the Asus RT-N66U Firmware: Image for initial flashing dd-wrt.v24-18702_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini_RT-N66U.trx 2012-03-15 3,29 MB

the transmission of the firmware gets OK! but at the end of the process I got this error: (see screenshot below:)

selectingddwrtmini.png

Here the error: (but in the point 7 with tomato firmware and same error works, therefore I guess that error is not so important)

errorduringuploadofmini.png

5) I try to open the following link (http://192.168.1.1/do.htm?cmd=nvram+commit.) on my browser and I got a Time Out.

6)If I try with the same link (http://192.168.1.1/do.htm?cmd=nvram+commit.) in flash modus (see point 2) I got what the following screenshot shows, but noting works.

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7) If I do the step 2 again and I try to get into the router the firmware called "http://tomato.groov.pl/download/K26RT-N/build5x-101-EN/Asus%20RT-N66u%2064k/tomato-K26USB-1.28.RT-N5x-MIPSR2-101-AIO-64K.trx"

I got the same problem of the screenshot in the point 4, but when the process was close to 74% more leds become illuminated, such us on led, network led, wireless 2,ghz led and wireless 5ghz led.

errorduringuploadofmini.png

8) Screenshot of tomato working fine:

everythingokafterflashi.png

9) what I am doing wrong? I really do not know. I want to install DD-WRT not tomato.

I did the step 4 again with the big firmware from DD-WRT (I waited always after flashing more than 20min.) And the router does not boot. (only leds of "ON" and network lan are illuminated. )

2ledsactiveafterflahsin.png

Thats all what I can said about my problem, if you have questions about it feel free to ask. Thanks in advance for your help.

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+BudMan

And Did you READ the instructions here??

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Asus_RT-N66U

Clearly NOT, since there is a NOTE saying to use

Note: use build 18946, it fixes the WAN port issue.

Which your not! In the recover method your using it says to use this build

http://dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/others/eko/V24-K26/svn18946/dd-wrt.v24-18946_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini_RT-N66U.trx

dd-wrt.v24-18946_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini_RT-N66U.trx

Also -- seems to me you were not in recover mode when flashing to dd-wrt, once you got tomato on there you can just move to the dd-wrt from that using the web gui you don't have to use the recovery tool.

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And Did you READ the instructions here??

http://www.dd-wrt.co...hp/Asus_RT-N66U

Clearly NOT, since there is a NOTE saying to use

Note: use build 18946, it fixes the WAN port issue.

Which your not! In the recover method your using it says to use this build

http://dd-wrt.com/dd...ini_RT-N66U.trx

dd-wrt.v24-18946_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini_RT-N66U.trx

Also -- seems to me you were not in recover mode when flashing to dd-wrt, once you got tomato on there you can just move to the dd-wrt from that using the web gui you don't have to use the recovery tool.

Budman, thanks a lot for your answer,

Sorry, but when I have read the instructions I have understand twice " Flash the initial DD-WRT build (e.g.) Asus-RT-N66U_18946_mini.trx build and upload."

I did not realized about this WAN port issue.

I have try several times, now I am going to try to install tomato again, and after that to install from Tomato's web interface the following one: http://dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/others/eko/V24-K26/svn18946/dd-wrt.v24-18946_NEWD-2_K2.6_big.bin

After that I am going to clean de NVRAM with the 30/30/30 seconds rule and let you know if works.

Thanks again.

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+BudMan

let us know if works. If your able to put tomato on there, should be no reason why you can not flash from that to dd-wrt

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ortigosano

let us know if works. If your able to put tomato on there, should be no reason why you can not flash from that to dd-wrt

+BudMan, I did what you told me.

Install from toamto's firmware the following firmware: http://dd-wrt.com/dd...-2_K2.6_big.bin

after that I have clear the NVRAM as the 90 seconds rule says and reboot the router.

I have waited more than 10 mins, the leds from power, lan and both wireless are illuminated but I have no acces via 192.168.1.1 (ping time out)

I try to do my best, but I still don't know what I am doing wrong.

What do you think?

I will really appreciate your answer.

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+BudMan

Where did I say to install the big?? Where did you see to install .bin file at all?

If you can not follow the instructions given on the dd-wiki, or you have questions - the best place support is their forums. Not here, I would like to help you but I don't have the router to play with. And have no exp with it at all. Now if you were having issues with a linksys model, I could walk you through about any sort of issue you might see.

what is the exact model number you working with - you sure its supported? Are you using B1?

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Where did I say to install the big?? Where did you see to install .bin file at all?

If you can not follow the instructions given on the dd-wiki, or you have questions - the best place support is their forums. Not here, I would like to help you but I don't have the router to play with. And have no exp with it at all. Now if you were having issues with a linksys model, I could walk you through about any sort of issue you might see.

what is the exact model number you working with - you sure its supported?

My router is an Asus not a linksys. Asus RT-N66U

I have try to install the following firmware:http://dd-wrt.com/dd...-2_K2.6_big.bin just because you told me before that this one does not have the WAN port issue.

Its also mentioned on the following guide: http://www.dd-wrt.co...hp/Asus_RT-N66U

Right know I got back to the Tomato's firmware 1.28. ( it works) and I can install as well the original one.

The problem comes up with dd-wrt firmware. I really don't know what to try. I have test everything.

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No that is not what I linked to at all..

I clearly stated

dd-wrt.v24-18946_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini_RT-N66U.trx

I know you don't have a linksys, what I was saying is I have no exp with that router.. Your better off talking to people on the dd-wrt forums who have specific experience with installing on your specific router.

My point is if you can get tomato on it, then there should be no issues with install dd-wrt. I would have to assume your just doing it wrong, or are picking the wrong file.

Again - your best bet for help is their forums!! They are very responsive there in helping!

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I think you have told me about it in the post number #29 "use build 18946, it fixes the WAN port issue."

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No that is not what I linked to at all..

I clearly stated

dd-wrt.v24-18946_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini_RT-N66U.trx

I know you don't have a linksys, what I was saying is I have no exp with that router.. Your better off talking to people on the dd-wrt forums who have specific experience with installing on your specific router.

My point is if you can get tomato on it, then there should be no issues with install dd-wrt. I would have to assume your just doing it wrong, or are picking the wrong file.

Again - your best bet for help is their forums!! They are very responsive there in helping!

I think I have try as well, but i am going to try again to upload the "dd-wrt.v24-18946_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini_RT-N66U.trx" from tomato's firmware.

Anyway... I have opened a post there (http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=713058#713058) but till now I do not have a solution.

Thanks a lot for your help!

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so did you follow the instructions in that forum

http://www.dd-wrt.co...25cbfc9461576d2

Reading the thread, you did get some answers. But this post jumped out at me

"Folks, the bottom line is, dd-wrt is just not reliable on the Asus RT-N66U. I bit the bullet and have switched to Tomato for this router. It's really similar to dd-wrt. I'm really upset, but trust me, it's not worth the agony of trying to get dd-wrt to work with this router. "

What is missing from tomato that drives you to want dd-wrt on it? If the 3rd party firmware is stable and provides the features you want, I would say just use tomato if your having issues.

Seems there is a bit of a problem with 32 or 64 nvram? And seems few people having problems getting dd-wrt on that router, but tomato seems to be working fine??

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so did you follow the instructions in that forum

http://www.dd-wrt.co...25cbfc9461576d2

Reading the thread, you did get some answers. But this post jumped out at me

"Folks, the bottom line is, dd-wrt is just not reliable on the Asus RT-N66U. I bit the bullet and have switched to Tomato for this router. It's really similar to dd-wrt. I'm really upset, but trust me, it's not worth the agony of trying to get dd-wrt to work with this router. "

What is missing from tomato that drives you to want dd-wrt on it? If the 3rd party firmware is stable and provides the features you want, I would say just use tomato if your having issues.

Seems there is a bit of a problem with 32 or 64 nvram? And seems few people having problems getting dd-wrt on that router, but tomato seems to be working fine??

Regarding Tomato's firmware, I have read really positive things about it, but my target is to repeat my neighbour WiFi.

He is sharing his WiFi with me, actually I am using an WRT54gL router with DD-WRT but its a little bit old, does not support 1Gigabyte wired land, wireles N. etc.

Therefore I decided to buy the Asus RT-N66U and my idea is to the same as I actually do with my old router.

As far as I know with Tomato's firm is possible repeat a WiFi signal only via WDS and it is mandatory to configure some things in the primary router.

I don't know if yo have use DD-WRT but is really amazing, you can scan wireless nets, connect one like a from a normal laptop (entering the password).

after that you can create a virtual wireless net, connect them and every thing is done. After you can connect to the Virtual wireless net which is at the same time connected to neighbour net.

thats my idea: ==> http://www.dd-wrt.co...reless_Repeater ==> http://www.dd-wrt.co...Repeater_Bridge

In summary:

Tomato firm works fine, but as far as I know I cannot repeat a WiFi net like this ( http://www.dd-wrt.co...reless_Repeater )

Thanks in advance,

Best Regards

Ortigosano

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So guy next door is running a N router now? If not going to N on your side is not going to get you any extra speed.

As to only supporting WDS?? I would have to check on that - no experience with setting up wireless bridges or clients with tomato. I use dd-wrt for that ;)

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So guy next door is running a N router now? If not going to N on your side is not going to get you any extra speed.

As to only supporting WDS?? I would have to check on that - no experience with setting up wireless bridges or clients with tomato. I use dd-wrt for that ;)

Which router do you have?...I am thinking about send it back tomorrow, get the money back and buy this another one: D- Link Dir 825 Wireless N, also compatible with DD-WRT

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      Both new ASUS ZenBooks share a set of common features, with the only difference being the screen size. The ZenBook 13 features a 13.3-inch FHD LED display with 2.9mm bezels and 88% screen-to-body ratio. The ZenBook 14, on the other hand, features a 14-inch FHD LED display with 2.5mm bezels and 90% screen-to-body ratio.



      Both laptops are powered by up to Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor paired with Intel Iris Plus or Intel UHD graphics. You also get up to 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM, and up to 1TB PCIe 3.0 x2 NVMe SSD storage. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.0, two Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, a standard HDMI 2.0b port, and a microSD card reader. Both laptops feature a 67Wh battery with a claimed battery life of up to 22 hours.

      The ASUS VivoBook S14 features a 14-inch LED backlit FHD display with 16:9 aspect ratio and 85% screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by up to Intel Core i7-10510U processor paired with an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU. You get an 8GB DDR4 RAM, and 512GB PCIe 3.0 M.2 SSD (upgradable to 1TB). There is a 50Wh battery, and connectivity options like Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.0, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, an HDMI 1.4, a 3.5mm combo audio jack, and an SD card reader.

      Lastly, the ASUS VivoBook Ultra K14 features a 14-inch FHD LED display. It is powered by an Intel Core i5-10210U processor paired with Intel UHD Graphics 620. You also get up to 8GB DDR4 RAM, and up to 512GB M.2 NVME PCIe X2 SSD. There’s a 42Wh battery, and connectivity options like dual-band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth v5.0, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, an HDMI 1.4, a 3.5mm combo audio jack, and a microSD card reader.

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      ASUS introduces the ROG Phone 3 with a Snapdragon 865+, a 144Hz display, and 16GB of RAM
      by João Carrasqueira

      Just as the company had teased, ASUS today took the wraps off the ROG Phone 3, the latest iteration of its gaming smartphone. The announcement comes on the heels of Lenovo's own gaming phone, and internally, a lot is shared between the two.

      The ASUS ROG Phone 3 sports Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 865+ chipset with clock speeds up to 3.1GHz, paired with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The new chipset means the phone now supports 5G, but only on sub-6GHz networks. Powering all that is a massive 6,000mAh, which is still one of the biggest you can find in a smartphone, which you'll probably need thanks to the new 144Hz display.

      The screen is the same size as last year's model, at 6.6 inches diagonally, with a 21:9 aspect ratio, but the refresh rate has gone up from 120Hz to 144Hz. ASUS offers plenty of configuration options, though, so you can set the display to 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz, or 144Hz depending on your needs. Audio has been upgraded, too, with a dual-speaker stereo setup that got a 75 score from DXOMark's Audio test, the second-highest score for a phone (trailing the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro by one point).

      To address the extra heat generated by having 5G and a higher refresh rate, ASUS says it designed a new cooling system, with a heatsink six times larger than the previous generation to help dissipate heat. The whole cooling system uses multiple layers of cooling elements, and as usual, there's a vent on the back to help release hot air.

      Another notable upgrade is in the AirTriggers on the side of the phone, which are meant to be used in landscape mode. They now support features such as gestures or motion controls, so you can swipe across the touch area or shake the phone for additional controls. Plus, each of the touch areas can be divided into two, so you can effectively get two shoulders triggers on each side of the phone.

      The camera setup now features three cameras, the main one being a 64MP sensor, along with a 13MP ultra-wide camera and a 5MP macro lens. Video recording is also better with support for 8K, and even slow-motion video at 4K and 120fps.

      The overall design of the phone is very similar to last year's, including the side-mounted USB Type-C port, so many accessories like the TwinView Dock and the ROG Kunai controller are still supported. Other accessories, such as cases, have been redesigned for the new phone.

      Alongside the ROG Phone 3, ASUS also announced a Strix Edition of the phone, with a Snapdragon 865, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. Pricing and availability weren't announced for either model, though.

      ASUS also announced a new ROG Strix X16 portable monitor, which can be used with the ROG Phone 3. It has a 144Hz refresh rate, too, so you get a similar experience in terms of smoothness, but it's an IPS panel. Of course, you can also use it with a laptop when you're on the go, for example, and it can conenct via USB Type-C or micro-HDMI. The USB Type-C port can also charge the monitor, which will last about three hours on a charge otherwise.