Help! Failed flashing K3.x mega on Asus RT-N16

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dhirajgupta
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:15    Post subject: Help! Failed flashing K3.x mega on Asus RT-N16 Reply with quote
I tried installing the November 1 build 30826 on my Asus RT-N16 but it looks to have failed, and I'm stuck.

When my router starts up the following happens:

1. Power light turns on
2. Wifi and connected LAN light turns on.
3. LAN light blinks / flickers a little
4. Power and WiFi lights turn off.

The router is not responding to pings or web requests on 192.168.1.1

If I press the black restore button and power on the router, it goes into recovery mode successfully, because the router starts to respond to pings on 192.168.1.1 after this. I tried to use the tftp method to put the last known working build 30534 on it, but I am unable to successfully complete this. The tftp works, I can transfer the file. I wait for 5 minutes, and then power down, wait 20 seconds, power up the router, but nothing different happens after this.

Originally I tried to install through the web interface of my very old DD-WRT web gui, the file named:

dd-wrt.v24-30826_NEWD-2_K3.x_mega_RT-N16.trx

This did not work, and after that I have tried to install through tftp this file:

dd-wrt.v24-30534_NEWD-2_K3.x_mega_RT-N16.trx


Please help, I don't want to throw away this router, it has served me well and I want to keep using it.
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wabe
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
In order to get a K3.X build on this router you need to flash a certain build first (search the forum, I've forget which). Then you may upgrade to a more recent build.

I've used these routers with K3.X builds and they worked quite well.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:25    Post subject: Reply with quote
Start off by putting asus firmware back on it.
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dhirajgupta
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:40    Post subject: Got it working on K26 Reply with quote
I repeatedly tried different firmwares from K3x November and September, nothing worked.

The moment I tried switching to K26, everything started to work. I first fixed the router with the mini trx from 01 November, and then went for the mega.

I've got the mega build working now, everything seems to be working alright, so I'm happy again. Smile

I'm noticing a weird problem where I have to reboot the router every time I make a setting, without that it doesn't apply and Internet is not coming through on my computers. But the moment I reboot everything works great, so I'm keeping it going this way, for now.

Thanks for the replies, I appreciate it!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:56    Post subject: Reply with quote
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Asus_RT-N16#How_to_upgrade_with_new_DD-WRT_firmware

You have to install builds in a exact order, then once you get to K3.x, you can update it with K3.x builds without having to re-do the update files.

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dhirajgupta
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:00    Post subject: Reply with quote
SinCalChewy wrote:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Asus_RT-N16#How_to_upgrade_with_new_DD-WRT_firmware

You have to install builds in a exact order, then once you get to K3.x, you can update it with K3.x builds without having to re-do the update files.


The link you're pointing me to is only listing K26 instructions, there's no info on which K3x build I should install first and what K26 build minimum I need to be able to install this. Do you have any suggestions for this?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
When coming from stock use the initial DDWRT install build.
Once you have DDWRT installed you can install any K2.6 or K3 build you want, but be sure to reset before and after installing a new build!
Just follow the guide SinCalChewy pointed to Smile

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