Is Asus RT-N12+ supported? Can't search for "+"

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chuser
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:38    Post subject: Is Asus RT-N12+ supported? Can't search for "+" Reply with quote
I ordered a TP-LINK TL-WR842N from a ZOL.CN seller. This is a known good router for DD-WRT. After a week during which nothing happened, an Asus RT-N12+ router arrived. I guess they were out of stock, never updated their seller page, and just sent whatever they could find. Sad

I am trying to find if this router is supported by DD-WRT. However, it is impossible to search for the "+" character. I just get results for the RT-N12 which is supported. However, as DD-WRT is highly dependent on hardware I can't tell if the RT-N12+ is supported. If it's not I'm going to return it and complain to the seller. Evil or Very Mad Thanks to anyone who can help! Very Happy

Support page: https://www.asus.com/Networking/RTN12Plus/

DD-WRT info: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Asus_RT-N12 (but many of the links are broken)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:06    Post subject: Reply with quote
According to this it's not supported http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices#Asus
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 15:20    Post subject: Reply with quote
Fwiw, the N12+'s are MediaTek devices. Another option versus the hassle of trying to return it, though the TL-WR842N is prob much better...
There is Padavan f/w (I'd never heard of it 'til now). See these:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=994104
https://wikidevi.com/wiki/List_of_Padavan_firmware_supported_devices
https://wikidevi.com/w/index.php?title=ASUS_RT-N12_series
    ASUS RT-N12+ * MTK Padavan • MSQ-RT1901 (08/01/2015)
    ASUS RT-N12+ B1 * MTK Padavan • MSQ-RT1P00 (07/01/2016)
    ASUS RT-N12+ V3 * MTK Padavan • MSQ-RT1P00 (07/01/2016)

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chuser
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:32    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks! I didn't know about this Padavan, but it is its own distribution. According to the developer, the RT-N11P software works on the RT-N12+ hardware. I installed the mod via the router's upgrade interface, hard reset for 10 seconds, and presto it's running the new software. Of course now it's giving CHAP authentication failure with the exact same username and password, Mad but that's a different issue. Amazing! Thanks a lot everyone! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:34    Post subject: Reply with quote
I had looked on the old router to find its MAC address, and copied this to the new router. However, the old router had already had its MAC address copied from the router that it replaced. Luckily browsing through the settings, I found that it had been changed. I changed the MAC address in Padavan and it matched the MAC address registered with my ISP and CHAP authentication passed. I love my new router and I didn't have to return it (too much hassle all around). Thanks to everyone who helped!
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