Asus WL-500g Deluxe

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For initial flash see All Asus WL-500xx series routers

[edit] Initial Flashing

TFTP Method:

  1. Read the Peacock Announcement, found here: http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=51486
  2. Download this program to flash from Windows: http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/others/tornado/Windows-TFTP/tftp.exe If you need to flash with Linux, you can use this file: ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/tornado/Linux_Linksys_Tftp/linksys-tftp.tar.bz2, or [advanced users] can use the tftp utility available through most package managers.
  3. Download this file for initial flashing: ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/V24_TNG/svn12548/dd-wrt.v24-12548_NEWD_mini_asus.trx Also download the appropriate file for LATER flashing, broadcom folder: beta builds. See Differences Between DD-WRT versions. Make sure that any newer build is not bigger than 4MiB (flash size), ie: 4 000 000 bytes.
  4. Do a proper HARD reset on the router in accordance with note 1 of the peacock. That will be a 30-30-30 reset, followed by a power cycle. Do not confuse the Red 'EZ Setup' button with the RECESSED reset button.
  5. Do a second 30-30-30 reset, but do not power cycle it at the end. This puts the router into restoration mode. Plug a cable in the LAN port of the router, and the ethernet port of your computer. Make sure antivirus and wireless are off in the computer, and nothing else is connected to the computer or the router.
  6. Set your computer to a static IP address of 192.168.1.7 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0.
  7. Start the tftp.exe and follow the instructions in note 11 of the peacock announcement. Set the server to 192.168.1.1, leave the password blank, set retries to 20, and choose the dd-wrt.v24-12548_NEWD_mini_asus.trx file you downloaded earlier. Hit upgrade, and the file should upgrade immediately.
  8. Wait. Set a timer for FIVE FULL EARTH minutes. If you screw this up you could damage your router. WAIT!
  9. The LAN port will remain lit after the upgrade, but no other lights will light. There is no sign that your firmware has flashed, so you HAVE TO TIME IT.
  10. Once the time is up, power cycle the router.
  11. Navigate to 192.168.1.1 and refresh until the router webgui shows up
  12. Type a username and password in the opening page.
  13. Power cycle the router
  14. When you can log back in to the webgui at 192.168.1.1, do ANOTHER hard reset on the router (30-30-30 followed by a power cycle)
  15. Login to the router and enter a username and password. The router can be used at this point.
  16. Download this file if you have not already: ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/08-12-10-r14929/broadcom/dd-wrt.v24_usb_generic.bin
  17. Under the Administration > Firmware Upgrade tab, choose "Reset to default configuration", and pick the dd-wrt.v24_usb_generic.bin file to upgrade the firmware.
  18. Hit "Upgrade" and wait five full earth minutes.
    1. If uploading via the web does not work for you (it did not for me), you can upload your file with tftp again. I uploaded the dd-wrt.v24_voip_generic.bin this was successfully. I did have to increase the timeout for the voip file for it to work.
  19. Type a username and password in the opening page.
  20. Power cycle the router
  21. When you can log back in to the webgui at 192.168.1.1, do ANOTHER hard reset on the router (30-30-30 followed by a power cycle)
  22. Login to the router and enter a username and password.
  23. Configure your router
  24. Set your computer back to auto IP and autoDNS


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