[Help] Asus RT-N10+ B1 Flash

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SLeePYG72786
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 20:05    Post subject: [Help] Asus RT-N10+ B1 Flash Reply with quote
So I've been reading the wiki, Peacock thread, hardware database, and done some searching here in the forums, but haven't really found anything that actually tells me what files I'll need. The router database comes up with 2 files:

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factory-to-ddwrt.trx
asus-rt-n10plus-ddwrt-webflash.bin


and I read that I'll need to use the .trx file to (I guess?) 'kill'/overwrite/prepare the router to be flashed with DD-WRT. I'm not sure what to do with the .trx file, and I know the .bin file is the actual firmware file.

I've previously flashed a Linksys WRT300N v1.0 (I think it was v1.0) successfully, so I've got the process down.

Are there any specific procedures/etc. that I need to use/follow for this particular router?

Also, I'm not sure what the best recommended build/version of DD-WRT I should use. Should I just use the one from the database? The reason I ask is b/c I've read that it sometimes pulls up not-so-great/bad versions.

Any help would be appreciated.
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SLeePYG72786
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 19:37    Post subject: Reply with quote
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SLeePYG72786
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 21:39    Post subject: Reply with quote
Can anybody just give some advice or at least a starting point? Something?
ideaman007
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:29    Post subject: here is how to flash the RT-N10+ to DD-WRT from stock Reply with quote
Just flash the factory to ddwrt trx file using the web interface of the RT-N10+ stock firmware, you don't need both files, the other one isn't needed, and can be used for flashing FROM dd-wrt TO dd-wrt if you already have an older version of it installed.
hubermania
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 20:09    Post subject: RT-N10+ OEM to DD-WRT flash - use Asus utility CD Reply with quote
SleepyG did you ever get your firmware installed?

I flashed mine yesterday from OEM to DD-WRT. A few web discussions mentioned needing to install and use the Asus firmware utility from the CD that came with the unit. That's how I did it last night, and had no problems whatsoever. Just put the router in firmware recovery mode by powering it up with the reset button held down until the WPS light begins a slow flash. Then use the Asus firmware utility to upload factory-to-ddwrt.trx to the unit.
levydav
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:42    Post subject: Use factory-to-ddwrt.trx Reply with quote
Skipping factory-to-ddwrt.trx wouldn't work for me ("Failed to upload the firmware" error). But first flashing factory-to-ddwrt.trx and then asus-rt-n10plus-ddwrt-webflash.bin worked very smoothly. I did it from within the stock firmware's Admin page, though CD might have worked, too. I installed DD-WRT v24-sp2 (01/24/13) std - build 20548, with a hard reset between.
spyoxide
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:33    Post subject: Re: Use factory-to-ddwrt.trx Reply with quote
Where did you find the firmware? I'm having a hell of a time trying to find a bin through the site that matches the rt-n10+ chipset.


levydav wrote:
Skipping factory-to-ddwrt.trx wouldn't work for me ("Failed to upload the firmware" error). But first flashing factory-to-ddwrt.trx and then asus-rt-n10plus-ddwrt-webflash.bin worked very smoothly. I did it from within the stock firmware's Admin page, though CD might have worked, too. I installed DD-WRT v24-sp2 (01/24/13) std - build 20548, with a hard reset between.
levydav
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 18:12    Post subject: firmware Reply with quote
They sure don't make it easy!

>ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2013/01-24-2013-r20548/Asus-RT-N10PLU
levydav
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 18:12    Post subject: Reply with quote
ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2013/01-24-2013-r20548/Asus-RT-N10PLUS
levydav
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 22:25    Post subject: Reply with quote
Actually, there's a newer build from 02-11-2013:
>ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2013/02-11-2013-r20675/Asus-RT-N10PLUS

However, I don't know which build is considered stable - there's next to nothing written about the Asus-RT-N10+. Here's a thread from 2011:
>http://slickdeals.net/forums/archive/index.php/t-3610695.html

Perhaps we should start sharing our experiences here?
spyoxide
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 22:48    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm game. I'm still waiting for my rt-n10+ to show up in the mail, but when it arrives, I'll report back.
Cynagen
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:42    Post subject: Reply with quote
Just flashed last stable 16700-something to get the router over, then 20548 for update and no problems for a friend of mine. I'm kind of jealous as this ASUS has more RAM and CPU clock than my WRT150N, and still more clock than my 300N. I almost want to plug it into my 50mbit business class to see what I get, however, I don't want to get so attached I offer to swap her. If the network comes out solid at her new place I'll just go pick one of these up myself for $30.

Affordable and fast? Thank you ASUS!
edge05
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:32    Post subject: Reply with quote
just installed the dd-wrt firmware onto my n10+ B1 router.. works great! had to use the first .tx file, then the bin file. anyone know if its safe to boost the MW levels for signal?
levydav
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:34    Post subject: Reply with quote
Safe, I don't know. With past LinySys's I haven't seen a discernible improvement - sometimes I've wondered if it even makes things worse, as others have suggested due to distortion. Most recommend upgrading the antenna instead. Anyways, let us know what you find.
edge05
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:41    Post subject: Reply with quote
I dont think the antenna comes off this model... unless I solder a new antenna on instead?
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