one thing I found when using Asus's firmware recovery tool - if you have wireless card turned on on your laptop the tool would not connect to router (gets confused by two lan interfaces). works when you turn wifi card off.
Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:35 Post subject: Cannot install DD-WRT
I've killed about 4 hours trying to get DD-WRT installed on my Asus RT-N66U. I've followed all of the steps in this post, but I cannot get any version (tried 18702, 18946, 19342, 19519) of DD-WRT to boot (mini, big, mega, etc.). I tried using the web gui and the utility with each version.
I use a static IP configuration on my desktop the entire time.
I'm able to flash the original Asus firmware back onto the device and that works.
Once I upload a DD-WRT through the web guy or utility, I wait 10 minutes, restart it in recovery mode, successfully reset NVRAM, then reboot. The device boots, both wireless LEDs go solid, but I can never ping 192.168.1.1 or access it via the browser.
Anybody have any idea what might be going on here?
So, have others applied a fix for the 64Kb NVRAM before using any dd-wrt firmware versions? I see that a bunch of the dd-wrt firmware versions have a 32Kb NVRAM and 64Kb NVRAM versions. I've been trying to install the 32Kb NVRAM versions, but have had absolutely no success.
Well, I was able to install the firmware from http://www.lostrealm.ca/tower/node/79 successfully, but after that I tried to install dd-wrt.v24-19342_NEWD-2_K2.6_mega (no luck) and then tried dd-wrt.v24-19342_NEWD-2_K2.6_mega-nv64k with no luck either.
This is getting really frustrating. I've installed dd-wrt on Linksys devices tons of times with no problems. What is happening here?