Tenda AC18 Flashing

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vibecy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:01    Post subject: Tenda AC18 Flashing Reply with quote
Hello,

Has anyone managed to successfully flash Tenda AC18 with DD-WRT (or Tomato)?

The hardware is similar to Asus RT-AC68U.

I would love to flash DD-WRT on this beast!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:31    Post subject: Reply with quote
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices
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vibecy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:45    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks for your prompt reply. So do you advise that the proper firmware for Asus RT-AC68U is used? Or that the aforementioned device is not in the list of supported devices?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:07    Post subject: Reply with quote
He is saying, if it's not in that list it's not supported and you shouldn't flash it using other firmware.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:55    Post subject: DD-WRT on Tenda AC18 Reply with quote
After clearing the NVRAM and using the CFE server on my Tenda AC18 I was able to install DD-WRT. Using the reset from DD-WRT will soft brick the device, and 5ghz strength was bad. Also, it was unstable but I was able to install Kong's build from the below link and actually login with the GUI.

http://ddwrt-kong.clonevince.fr/40270/dd-wrt.v24-K3_AC_ARM_STD.bin

True story.

This device has been out since October of 2016, so I doubt the work will be done to get this fixed. Still it was fun to see the DD-WRT show the device as "Broadcom Northstar" on my Tenda AC18.

Also, using the CFE, I was able to revert to Tomato.
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