Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:15 Post subject: Help trying to retrieve Asus RT-N66U flashed with wrong FW
I'm wondering with someone could help trying to bring back to life my nt-n66u which i accidentally might bricked when trying to upload dd-wrt.v24-18702_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini_RT-N66U which has 32k CFE on the 64k CFE version that was already installed.
the actual state of the router is that only the power led lights up, steady, and also the lan leds when my computer is connected, and i can't access the webgui or telnet or even ping in that state.
I've gone through a lot of research here in the forums and the peacock thread and got the router to responde to ping when its is in recovery mode (turning it on with the reset button pressed) (power led blinking slowly) giving me a ttl=100.
*edit: my post have been cut in the middle, so i'm completing it
So, with the ping response i've tried to upload the stock firmware and Merlin's version of it through the asus recover utility, but it's doesn't finds the router, then, i've tried to upload using tftp but i could only manage to upload the dd-wrt.v24-21676_NEWD-2_K3.x_mega_RT-N66U FW successfully.
I've then wait for about 10 minutes and did a power cycle, but router went back that steady power light and no ping, etc.
I'm using mac os to ping and access the webgui through safari, and a win7 on a VM to flash the FW using tftp.
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