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raidscsi
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 20:21    Post subject: Asus RT-N53 Reply with quote
OK, where to start, I've flashed DD-WRT onto many different routers and not had too much of an issue. I saw a decent deal for a Router on Newegg and it said DD-WRT so I just got it without too much extra research.

I have not found a Wiki or Forum page for this router, maybe I don't know where to look. I read the announcements, and found a Broadcom page that isn't part of Peacock that says use 14929, but that directory doesn't have a file with RT-N53 in the name. (too much of a noob to know if that matters.)

ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/08-12-10-r14929/broadcom/

I have flashed initially: dd-wrt.v24-18702_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini_RT-N53.trx, then I updated to: dd-wrt.v24-21061_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini_RT-N53.trx.

The router appears to work, but its quirky, and by that I mean WAN, LAN1, LAN2, LAN3 are on the LAN segment and LAN4 is the WAN interface. Wireless seems 'slow' almost like a 200-800ms latency. And the only LED indicator that functions is the power LED. From previous searching users reported that LAN1 is the WAN port of this router, but that's not what I've experienced.

So here's my question, is 21061 the best out there for the RT-N53? If it isn't then I assume its a 14929 build that's best since that's whats generically recommended in the announcements, but what file do I flash? dd-wrt.v24_mega_generic.bin?

Here is my system info.

System
Router Name
DD-WRT
Router Model
Asus RT-N53
Firmware Version
DD-WRT v24-sp2 (03/25/13) mini - build 21061
Kernel Version
Linux 2.6.24.111 #14312 Mon Mar 25 02:04:27 CET 2013 mips
MAC Address
50:46:5D
Hostname
WAN Domain Name
LAN Domain Name

Current Time
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 21:02:20
Uptime
17:14

CPU
CPU Model
Broadcom BCM5357 chip rev 2
CPU Clock
500 MHz
Load Average
0%
0.00, 0.00, 0.00

Memory
Total Available
25.6 MB / 32.0 MB
Free
13.3 MB / 25.6 MB
Used
12.2 MB / 25.6 MB
Buffers
1.4 MB / 12.2 MB
Cached
3.8 MB / 12.2 MB
Active
0.9 MB / 12.2 MB
Inactive
0.7 MB / 12.2 MB

Space Usage
NVRAM
22.93 KB / 64 KB
JFFS2
(Not mounted)

I've read the rules, peacock and firmware files and I am still confused as to what I actually need to be putting on the router, I know its a Broadcom with enough NVRAM for a mega, and is a 64K, but not how to find a correct firmware for it.

Its Complicated Forum Rules.
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=54845

Firmware Recommendations - Still 14929 - 02/24/13
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=52043

Peacock
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=51486

Some other important threads
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=52043
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=82079


RT-N53 Search
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=158311&highlight=rtn53
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=166375&highlight=rtn53
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=167183&highlight=rtn53
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=150707&highlight=rtn53
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=155055&highlight=rtn53
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Malachi
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 20:41    Post subject: Reply with quote
Here is the latest for the rt-n53 ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2013/03-25-2013-r21061/broadcom_K26/dd-wrt.v24-21061_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini_RT-N53.trx

I would think that you could then use the appropriate nv64k build after that or a k2.6.big or mega .bin? Not sure.
raidscsi
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 22:19    Post subject: Reply with quote
I am running the 21061 build now, so is the trx file like the basic os+specific kernel compiled and then you load a mega or other bin file over that? Most of the 'make sure you read this' posts say what not to do, and since this router doesnt have a install page its confusing for me.
Malachi
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 22:36    Post subject: Reply with quote
The .trx file is what you install when going from stock to dd-wrt. Then you load other builds according to what you need and size.
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/What_is_DD-WRT%3F

Edit due to auto correct.


Last edited by Malachi on Thu Mar 28, 2013 18:49; edited 1 time in total
myogui
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 16:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
raidscsi wrote:
I am running the 21061 build now, so is the trx file like the basic os+specific kernel compiled and then you load a mega or other bin file over that? Most of the 'make sure you read this' posts say what not to do, and since this router doesnt have a install page its confusing for me.


Just bought it too. I need to run chillispot (?) on it. Anyways, id like to find out which big or mega version I'm suppose to install. Please post if you find anything.

Thanks!
raidscsi
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 19:41    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ok based on what I've learned, I need to flash a mega bin file to get the missing stuff fixed/updated.

Do I use the ~mega.bin or ~mega-nv64.bin?

NVRAM
22.93 KB / 64 KB

File:dd-wrt.v24-21061_NEWD-2_K2.6_mega-nv60k.bin 7689 KB 3/25/2013 2:55:00 PM
File:dd-wrt.v24-21061_NEWD-2_K2.6_mega-nv64k.bin 7689 KB 3/25/2013 2:56:00 PM
File:dd-wrt.v24-21061_NEWD-2_K2.6_mega.bin 7688 KB 3/25/2013 2:56:00 PM

ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2013/03-25-2013-r21061/broadcom_K26/


Or do I stick with the recommended older build?
File:dd-wrt.v24-14929_NEWD-2_K2.6_big.bin 6988 KB 8/12/2010 12:00:00 AM
ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/08-12-10-r14929/broadcom_K26/
Malachi
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 21:09    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm not sure about the 64k or just plain ones but I do know you can't use 14929. The minimum build you can use is 17967.
myogui
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 17:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
raidscsi wrote:
Ok based on what I've learned, I need to flash a mega bin file to get the missing stuff fixed/updated.

Do I use the ~mega.bin or ~mega-nv64.bin?

NVRAM
22.93 KB / 64 KB

File:dd-wrt.v24-21061_NEWD-2_K2.6_mega-nv60k.bin 7689 KB 3/25/2013 2:55:00 PM
File:dd-wrt.v24-21061_NEWD-2_K2.6_mega-nv64k.bin 7689 KB 3/25/2013 2:56:00 PM
File:dd-wrt.v24-21061_NEWD-2_K2.6_mega.bin 7688 KB 3/25/2013 2:56:00 PM

ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2013/03-25-2013-r21061/broadcom_K26/


Or do I stick with the recommended older build?
File:dd-wrt.v24-14929_NEWD-2_K2.6_big.bin 6988 KB 8/12/2010 12:00:00 AM
ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/08-12-10-r14929/broadcom_K26/


So which one did you end up using?

Thanks
raidscsi
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 14:50    Post subject: Reply with quote
I have not tried any yet. I have not had much time to mess around, and from what I googled I can not find the difference between a mega-nv64k.bin and mega.bin other than 1KB....I think I will try the mega-nv64k.bin just because the router is a 64k....

There is a new TRX file in the latest build. 4-01-2013-r21153, I will try the mega-nv64K from that and see what happens...

ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2013/04-01-2013-r21153/broadcom_K26/dd-wrt.v24-21153_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini_RT-N53.trx

ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2013/04-01-2013-r21153/broadcom_K26/dd-wrt.v24-21153_NEWD-2_K2.6_mega-nv64k.bin
raidscsi
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 17:05    Post subject: Reply with quote
I tried to flash the dd-wrt.v24-21153_NEWD-2_K2.6_mega-nv64k.bin, but after the 30-30-30 is was still the old mini. So for grins I flashed the new trx file. Which took, I then tried the mega-nv64 for that version 21153, it again did not take after the 30-30-30, still the new mini build. So finally I tried the plain mega.bin and it took.


For those just starting out.
1: Flash this file.
ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2013/04-01-2013-r21153/broadcom_K26/dd-wrt.v24-21153_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini_RT-N53.trx
2: 30-30-30
3: Reset password.
4: Flash this file.
ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2013/04-01-2013-r21153/broadcom_K26/dd-wrt.v24-21153_NEWD-2_K2.6_mega.bin
5: 30-30-30
6: Reset password.
7: Enjoy!

Things to note. Wan, LAN1, LAN2 LAN3 are LAN ports, LAN4 is the WAN port. 5GHz is not working, LED indicators are not working.
ysandhu
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 15:16    Post subject: Reply with quote
how is it working anyways... is wireless performance with dd-wrt is same as stock firmware... or low..

Does VPN server works with DD-WRT ?

Thanks
LOM
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 15:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
raidscsi wrote:


Things to note. Wan, LAN1, LAN2 LAN3 are LAN ports, LAN4 is the WAN port. 5GHz is not working, LED indicators are not working.


Some of these things can easily be fixed if you or someone else extracts their bootloader (CFE) and upload it here.

http://192.168.1.1//backup/cfe.bin
botva
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 18:41    Post subject: Reply with quote
LOM wrote:
http://192.168.1.1//backup/cfe.bin


it's impossible to download file.

without authorization http://192.168.1.1/backup/cfe.bin
Quote:
A change has been made, causing disconnection to setting page.
You may made the change in changing IP address, changing port number or disconnecting Wi-Fi to RT-N53.
Please re-connect Wi-Fi and use modified IP address and port number to access setting page of RT-N53.


with authorization http://admin:admin@192.168.1.1/backup/cfe.bin
Quote:
400 Bad Request
Illegal filename.

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LOM
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:11    Post subject: Reply with quote
botva wrote:
LOM wrote:
http://192.168.1.1//backup/cfe.bin


it's impossible to download file.



You can only download the cfe file when running dd-wrt, it doesn't work for stock firmware.
botva
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:31    Post subject: Reply with quote
LOM wrote:

You can only download the cfe file when running dd-wrt, it doesn't work for stock firmware.

thanks.
in dd-wrt it's also don't work via web, i did it through telnet.
please find attachment.



cfe.bin
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 Filename:  cfe.bin
 Filesize:  128 KB
 Downloaded:  331 Time(s)


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