(Golden Oldie) ASUS WL-500W firmware question

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Algert
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:15    Post subject: (Golden Oldie) ASUS WL-500W firmware question Reply with quote
Hi All,

I pulled out an old stock WL500-W which has to act as a repeater to cover some dead areas at the back of my garden.

I read the WIKI and Peacock thread and TFTP'd succesfully the NVRAM - Recover - Mini Asus.Trx which is actually
DD-WRT v24-sp2 (08/12/10) mini - build 14929

After doing some research I found that most of the recommended firmware links are all running dead (logically)

Does anyone has a fine working build? e.g @redhawk0 BS 12672_mega_generic.bin ( https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=56939 )

I don't want to end up wild guessing and having a bricked router.

Thanks in advance!


btw: the mini 14929 build doesnt work as it should because when I hit the save button the screen goes instantly to an error saying " 192.168.1.1 didn't send any data"
Edit: It works in Explorer, not in Chrome
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 23:32    Post subject: Re: (Golden Oldie) ASUS WL-500W firmware question Reply with quote
Algert wrote:
I pulled out an old stock WL500-W which has to act as a repeater to cover some dead areas at the back of my garden.

I read the WIKI and Peacock thread and TFTP'd succesfully the NVRAM - Recover - Mini Asus.Trx which is actually
DD-WRT v24-sp2 (08/12/10) mini - build 14929

After doing some research I found that most of the recommended firmware links are all running dead (logically)

Does anyone has a fine working build?
If you want a newer build try 33772 (which has the Krack fix for client/repeater modes). Reset then manually set up. If you have issues, flash 33555. All kinds of old k2.4 routers were reported working with 33772.
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Algert
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:53    Post subject: Re: (Golden Oldie) ASUS WL-500W firmware question Reply with quote
[/quote]If you want a newer build try 33772 (which has the Krack fix for client/repeater modes). Reset then manually set up. If you have issues, flash 33555. All kinds of old k2.4 routers were reported working with 33772.[/quote]

If I don' see my router model in the list should I then take the broadcom mega.generic or the mini.Asus ?

https://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/betas/2017/11-16-2017-r33772/broadcom/

https://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/betas/2017/10-20-2017-r33555/broadcom/
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 13:58    Post subject: Reply with quote
Wow...we hit the wayback button on this model...haha

Here is the last working USB build that I have for this model.

redhawk



dd-wrt.v24_19463_mega_generic-last-working-USB.bin
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 Filename:  dd-wrt.v24_19463_mega_generic-last-working-USB.bin
 Filesize:  7.52 MB
 Downloaded:  86 Time(s)


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Algert
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 14:19    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks a million!

It is indeed Way back, but I thought it will fullfill its purpose as described, namely filling up the deadspots back in the yard.

I'll try this build, guess repeater function works fine Smile

Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 15:21    Post subject: Re: (Golden Oldie) ASUS WL-500W firmware question Reply with quote
Algert wrote:
If I don' see my router model in the list should I then take the broadcom mega.generic or the mini.Asus ?
The mini file is (I presume) just for initial flash. You could use any mini/usb-standard/mega generic broadcom/ file to update (of course after researching new build threads).

redhawk0 wrote:
Here is the last working USB build that I have for this model.
Does USB not work post-19463 for k2.4 builds, or you've just never tested it?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 16:42    Post subject: Reply with quote
If I remember correctly....(we're going back quite a few years now)....the USB drivers were removed from the firmware after that build. So you could never mount the usb drive. In the same folder that I had this build of firmware...I have another file called EXT2.zip. I believe this to be the EXT2 USB drivers (ext2.o) that had to manually be installed after this build. I could never get it to work though.

The repeater function should work...I was one of the original testers and had tested all my units as R/RB back in the day.

redhawk

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Algert
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 19:19    Post subject: Its working Reply with quote
Thanks for the help guys,
The Redhawk post *.bin did load correctly after GUI flashing and waiting 2 coffee to give the Nvram time to write everything away.

I'll configure it tomorrow.

Again, Really appreciated!
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