Other releases.Download ASUS RT-N66R Router Firmware for OS Independent
Sep 30, · At work we’ve had several clients’ ASUS RT-N66 routers go bad or flake out. So in this video I attempt to flash the ASUS RT-N66R router with DD-WRT firmware. Apr 11, · Put the ASUS RT-N66U into firmware restoration mode and start the firmware restoration process Before you proceed, pull out the power cable to your RT-N66U and have a pen ready to press the reset button (between the USB ports and WAN port) Flash the . This will help if you installed an incorrect or mismatched driver. Problems can arise when your hardware device is too old or not supported any longer. RT-N66R Wireless Router Firmware RT-N66R Gigabit Router Firmware RT-N66R Dual-Band Router Firmware RT-N66R Firmware .
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How to flash RT-N66U with Shibby’s TomatoUSB firmware · GitHub
Go ahead and pick the latest release by date. Inside that directory you want the to pick the Asus RT-N66u 64k. Inside that directory the. If this is your first time installing, AIO is a good jumping off point. It is always a good practice to clear out the previous settings in NVRAM whenever you flash to different firmwares.
Awesome, I plan on picking up this router tomorrow. Thank you for the clear and concise instructions! Nice guide, thanks for taking the time to post it. A couple hints that might save someone else some trouble, since this post is currently near the top when googling “rt-n66u shibby tomato”:.
I’d also be interested in a non-Windows method for flashing. One possibility though I didn’t try it myself : other guides mention using tftp to upload the firmware image. This means that the ASUS firmware recovery tool is not required.
However, this website is only active for seconds, so one needs to be very fast in selecting the appropriate firmware file and press upload. It should be easy to reverse engineer the recovery web ui and create a one line curl script that uploads the firmware. This in combination with a script that checks when the emergency website becomes active could make the whole firmware upload process very smooth. This guide worked for me, with the exception of having to wait nearly half an hour for the router to come back up.
It would go through the update, then sit there with no power light for at least mins, then come up and was fine. So if the power light goes off, and the firmware recovery tool says “System recovery in progress Check if the router’s power LED is blinking, which denotes that the router is in rescue mode,” don’t fret.
Just let it sit there with the power light off for about half an hour, and if yours is like mine was, it will come up just fine. Also, mine did not throw the error saying that the firmware was incompatible. Not sure why, but everything worked out fine. I had exactly the same experience as bmtphoenix just now, except that I kept trying to flash because I thought it hadn’t worked, but really I just had to wait long enough for it to come back on. The router in firmware upload mode defaults to You don’t have to use ASUS’ proprietary firmware flasher; any tftp client will work if you’re comfortable with manually configuring your IP address.
This blog post does a good job explaining the steps on a Mac. Should be the same on Linux. The only change is to get the right firmware, the N firmware won’t work on the AC.
Shortly afterwards the web-ui was also available. No revisions to look out for etc? Other than needing the correct version of both the Shibby Tomato firmware and Asus Flash Utility, the steps worked perfectly for both. The only main difference is the long reboot time about minutes if I remember on the N66U that has been previously mentioned; the AC66U was almost instant. No need to use the Asus utility if already running Tomato?
The instructions here simply did not work. They were however close enough, so eventually I got there. The first problem is the instructions start off to unplug your router. But if your router is not connected to your computer the restoration program will simply give an invalid IP address error, and not allow you to even select the firmware file. The second problem is the instructions to wait for the flashing LED simply don’t make sense.
As near as I can tell if you are holding on he power, the LED starts off slowly blinking. If you “wait” for it to blink faster or such, you’ll simply wait forever.
Third problem is if you don’t start the upload soon enough, the router will leave recovery mode, and your upload will fail part way through.
The last problem is at the end of the process the firmware recovery program will give you an error about not being able to connect and ask if your router is in recovery mode. It turns out this error is perfectly normal, you have to simply know to give the router more time Oh, also the firmware recover program never gave me an “error” about incompatible firmware Docbill’s answer is right. After failing a couple of times I reached the same conclusion.
Thank you! You can do this without the Asus Firmware utility – just use the web client. At least, that’s what I had to do on OS X. Just flashed latest Mar 25th v Using the Win 7 recovery flash util, it successfully uploaded, but once done, the power light stayed on and after a bit I power cycled the router, only to find the power light blinking and in recovery mode.
So I happened to go to So I selected the tomato firmware there, after the upload was successful, the power light went off, came back on 25 minutes later and all is well. Flashed last night. Followed Docbill’s instructions using the flash recovery tool on Windows 7.
Rebooted but was unable to get an IP. Ran the recovery tool again and that time it worked. Still unable to get an IP but could log in wirelessly. Hope this helps. I had similar experiences, here was my process for fixing. NOTE: if the router is in a constant reboot loop it actually boots the wifi interface and then reboots , then flashing it will may not make a difference.
I was not able to bring one back to life, no factory or aftermarket firmware resolved my bootloop issue. It was an older unit with B1 stamped on it. My newer one does not have B1 stamped on it. You must be quick about starting it too.
I found using the webui to be better than the utility that you install, you just have to be quick about it. This says to use the K26RT-N firmware, but it does not explain why. Based on information from the download page and the names you see inside the download links, it appears the N version uses version 5 of some SDK, while the AC version uses version 6 of this SDK.
What is the difference between these? Which one should I use? I gave up on tomato and went back to the factory firmware. During that processing the router shows no signs of life other than the LAN led blinking if connected. Finally it reboots, the other lights come on, and it’s good to go. If you try to navigate to the VLAN page it’s a broken link.
I followed AaronCompSysNet’s instructions thank you and hit a speed bump. Once the router had rebooted, supposedly with Tomato running, I couldn’t reach Purely by chance, I was doing this at work. Our local wireless administrator came by asking if I was responsible for the “rogue” wireless router that was offering an SSID of “Tomato24”.
I connected to the router over wireless. I was still connected from another laptop with its wireless disabled over an Ethernet cable to the LAN1 port on the router. I couldn’t ping This despite rebooting the router. After the router rebooted, and the LAN1 connection started working.
I think that’s Tomato 1. The web interface said it’s Tomato 1. Now to take it home and have some fun I have one of the older units marked B1 and ran into the reboot loop after not getting the webui up fast enough and having the upload fail partway through. Thanks to the OP and contributors for this writeup. At first, I was trying to upload tomato via the default firmware’s updater but this is not the same as the specialized firmware recovery utility. However, I should note that it never gave me an error maybe a newer version of the updater?
It uploaded the file a short progress bar , and then started a subsequent “system recovery in progress” progress bar which took about minutes to complete. I just did this from a Mac and found the process to be very unreliable.
I was having real trouble getting larger images to flash at all, either through the recovery app, the web UI, or TFTP. I ended up searching for the smallest image I could find, and used tomato-K From there, I could flash a recent all-in-one image. Double check the version of your router.
I’ve spent some time following the instruction here without success. Is there any newer Tomato than from ? The file I am looking at doesn’t have the same naming schematic as the one to poster says