Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 6:50 Post subject: Bad Flash Recovery ASUS RT-N66U
I tried to flash the router with the DD-WRT recommended 24461. However, it failed and the router would not respond.
I followed Merlins guide...and the other kind folks here. However, I recovered the ASUS router using the router recovery software and a firmware version from ASUS. I should make a couple points for other folks.
1 If you go to the ASUS site, they sort software by operating system. If you select windows 8, the recovery software does not show up. If you select windows 7, it shows it up and you can download it. It will install on windows 8!
2 I recovered the router to the most recent ASUS flash image.
3 Then, I tried the recommended DDWRT flash 26138 from the forum pages.
4 I used the standard firmware update section on the ASUS software to upload and image 26138 to the router. I did wait a long time after the upload like 10min, before I did the restart which was recommended by the ASUS software while the image was being written, weird.
5 I don't like the ASUS software, too driven toward low level settings and the non-tech user. However, I found it odd that after the router was uploaded with the firmware, the ASUS prompts still popped up via web-html page format indicating I should reboot to use the new software (DDWRT firmware).
Good luck with this, I recommend 26138 for ASUS on this router!
Forgot to mention, did this with a hardwire connection from my laptop to the router, no IP change on the laptop. I think the ASUS recovery software said to use the WAN port for the cable, can't remember, but check this.