Cannot revert ASUS AC56U to stock

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Mangraviti
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2024 17:34    Post subject: Cannot revert ASUS AC56U to stock Reply with quote
Hi there.

I have just installed DD-WRT on my AC56U, hoping that it would have an option to hibernate the USB storage as the stock firmware keeps the HDD running at all times and, to my surprise, there is no such option on DD-WRT.

I tried to run a few command lines via SSH to get the spindown option working but nothing works.

I then read that ASUS Merlin will have a simple button to turn on/off hdd hibernation.

Now, I cannot revert to stock! I succesfully started the router in recovery mode but the ASUS Firmware Utility simply doesn't see the router. I reset to factory, I changed the IP address on Windows to 192.168.1.10, 192.168.1.5, 192.168.1.12 and NOTHING.

Please help.

When I click the UPLOAD button on the ASUS app, it counts to 30 seconds then gives me this message:



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stillaround2024
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2024 19:57    Post subject: Revert bck to Ausus Reply with quote
I am running a RT-AC68U vA - I have flashed back and forth between Ausus orig > Merlin then Merlin > Fresh Tomato then > dd-wrt. No issues.

I flashed back to Ausus orig fw to see if usb device would work..Perhaps this link will help.

https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Asus_RT-AC68U - read down to bottom there is info you are after...

just be sure to download the correct ausus fw and use there recovery tool. but I am thinking the mini cfe b.l will load the stock ausus fw, but maybe i am confused..
Be sure to do a hard reset before you flash and the cfe is a pita on the rt-ac68u - the only button that works is the f.w upload...the clear nvram and reboot do not work for me on the rt-ac68u.
mwchang
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2024 15:51    Post subject: Re: Cannot revert ASUS AC56U to stock Reply with quote
Mangraviti wrote:
Now, I cannot revert to stock! I succesfully started the router in recovery mode but the ASUS Firmware Utility simply doesn't see the router. I reset to factory, I changed the IP address on Windows to 192.168.1.10, 192.168.1.5, 192.168.1.12 and NOTHING.

You are using the Firmware Restoration utility for Windows. I don't use it.

I just press and hold Reset Button for 30 seconds while powering on the router. This will make an Asus router boot into CFE MiniWeb Server, in which you can upload firmware. Just set the IP address of your PC To 192.168.1.x then surf to 192.168.1.1 using a browser. You will need to use a LAN cable to connect your PC's LAN port to a LAN port (not WAN) of the Asus router.


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