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Add a link to firmware if you have tested and has no issues: Add a link to firmware if you have tested and has no issues:
-1) '''FIRST''' [http://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2014/06-23-2014-r24461/asus-rt-ac68u/asus_rt-ac68u-firmware.trx asus_rt-ac68u-firmware.trx] '''THEN''' flash [http://desipro.de/ddwrt/K3-AC-Arm/25015M/dd-wrt.v24-K3_AC_ARM_STD.bin dd-wrt.v24-K3_AC_ARM_STD.bin] [http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=268632&start=12 (per cdmarshall)]+- Download the latest dd-wrt firmware from [[Index:FAQ#Where_do_I_download_firmware.3F|Where do I download firmware]], asus-rt-ac68u folder.
-2) BRAINSLAYER BUILD: [ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2015/06-22-2015-r27413/asus-rt-ac68u/ RT-AC68u 27413 ] [http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=976567#976567 (per MDA400 and gatorback)]+- KONG BUILDS: [http://www.desipro.de/ddwrt/K3-AC-Arm/ Link to Kong Builds. Download dd-wrt.v24-K3_AC_ARM_STD.bin.] [https://alphaev7.com/2016/03/install-dd-wrt-asus-rt-ac68u-or-supported-routers/ This site suggests to install BrainSlayer first, then Kong.] [http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=264152 Kong Build information] [http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=304583 Link to discussion on DD-WRT 30700M 09-27-2016 which I am testing on USA rev A2 and C1] Please update as you see fit.
-3) BRAINSLAYER BUILD: [ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2015/11-16-2015-r28211/asus-rt-ac68u/asus_rt-ac68u-firmware.trx Firmware: DD-WRT v3.0-r28211 std (11/16/15)]+- Original Firmware Link: See Firmware Recovery Process Below)
-4) KONG BUILDS: [http://www.desipro.de/ddwrt/ Link to Kong Builds.] [http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=264152 Kong Build information] Please update as you see fit.+- Merlin Firmware: [http://asuswrt.lostrealm.ca/ http://asuswrt.lostrealm.ca]
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-5) Original Firmware Link: ????+
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-6) Merlin Firmware: [http://asuswrt.lostrealm.ca/ http://asuswrt.lostrealm.ca]+
== Firmware Install Procedure== == Firmware Install Procedure==
-1) Download the initial DD-WRT firmware [http://www.dd-wrt.com/routerdb/de/download/Asus/RT-AC68U/-/asus_rt-ac68u-firmware.trx/4392 Initial Firmware]. 
-2) Download the latest recommended firmware from the section above.+1) Download one of the recommended firmware versions from the section above.
-3) Navigate to your ASUS Router administration and do a firmware update using the Initial DD-WRT Firmware file.+2) Navigate to your ASUS Router administration and do a firmware update.
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-4) After the device has rebooted you should be able to login to the default address http://192.168.0.1. It may take a few minutes to reboot so be patient. You might also need to disable/re-enable your network adapter so it picks up a new IP address from the newly installed firmware.+
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-5) Now navigate to "Administration" -> "Firmware Upgrade" and upgrade to the latest recommended firmware you downloaded in step 2.+
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-6) After the device has rebooted again you will be able to login again at http://192.168.0.1. You will notice the new firmware version in the top right after logging in. You can now begin configuring the router.+
 +3) After the device has rebooted you should be able to login to the default address http://192.168.1.1. It may take a few minutes to reboot so be patient. You might also need to disable/re-enable your network adapter so it picks up a new IP address from the newly installed firmware.
'''Tips/Notes''' '''Tips/Notes'''
-- In Canada we had to set the Regulatory Domain to United States, and set Regulatory Mode to Off. Otherwise our bridges and some devices wouldn't connect. Otherwise the wireless signal was so weak it wouldn't make it out of the room.+- In Canada we had to set the Regulatory Domain to United States, and set Regulatory Mode to Off. Otherwise our bridges and some devices wouldn't connect. Also with the Regulatory Domain set the wireless signal was so weak it wouldn't make it out of the room.
- By default the wireless will come up as dd-wrt and is open. You should lock it down right away by navigating to wireless -> wireless security. - By default the wireless will come up as dd-wrt and is open. You should lock it down right away by navigating to wireless -> wireless security.
-- If you change your network Local IP Address to another network like 192.168.2.1 it seems to clear the "Gateway" IP setting below it. After rebooting make sure your Gateway is also set to the same IP.+- Slightly Different Experience: (RT-AC68U V2, DD-WRT V3.0 Build 44715, 2020-11-03) After the .trx is downloaded to the RT-AC68U, using the ASUS Firmware Update, you will need to reboot while holding the "WPS" button until the "Power LED" begins to flash (10-30 seconds). Wait several minutes for the router to complete the boot process and log in to 192.168.1.1. I believe this process clears or resets the Non-Volatile memory in the router.
== Original Firmware Install Procedure== == Original Firmware Install Procedure==
-Preparation: 
-1) On a Microsoft windows computer download and install the ASUS recovery tool from: +'''Preparation:'''
-2) Download the original stock firmware from:+1) On a Microsoft windows computer download and install the ASUS recovery tool from: https://www.asus.com/networking-iot-servers/wifi-routers/asus-wifi-routers/rtac68u/HelpDesk_Download/
-3) Set your windows network settings to a static IP of 192.168.2.5, and subnet 255.255.255.0 (Gateway and DNS not needed).+2) Download the original Asus stock firmware from: https://www.asus.com/networking-iot-servers/wifi-routers/asus-wifi-routers/rtac68u/HelpDesk_Download/
-Recovery Mode:+3) Set your windows network settings to a static IP of 192.168.1.5, and subnet 255.255.255.0 (Gateway and DNS not needed).
-1) Power off the ASUS RT-AC68U.+ 
 +'''Recovery Mode Flashing Instructions:'''
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 +1) Power off the unit.
2) Press and hold on to the WPS button. 2) Press and hold on to the WPS button.
-3) While holding down the WPS button, power on the ASUS RT-AC68U.+3) While holding down the WPS button, power on the unit.
4) Keep holding the WPS button until the power led starts to blink a few times. 4) Keep holding the WPS button until the power led starts to blink a few times.
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5) When the power led starts blinking / flashing, release the WPS button. 5) When the power led starts blinking / flashing, release the WPS button.
-6) Power off the ASUS RT-AC68U.+6) Power off the unit.
7) Press and hold on to the reset button. 7) Press and hold on to the reset button.
-8) While holding down the reset button, power on the ASUS RT-AC68U.+8) While holding down the reset button, power on the unit.
9) Keep holding the reset button until the power led starts to blink on and off repeatedly. (This means the unit is now in emergency recovery mode) 9) Keep holding the reset button until the power led starts to blink on and off repeatedly. (This means the unit is now in emergency recovery mode)
-10) Plug in your computer with the Asus recovery tool directly into Lan port 1 on the router.+10) Plug in your computer with the ASUS recovery tool directly into Lan port 1 on the router.
-11) Run the Asus Recovery software, and select the stock Asus firmware.+11) Run the ASUS Recovery software, and select the stock Asus firmware.
12) Click the "Upload" button. 12) Click the "Upload" button.
-13) The Asus recovery software should detect the router, and start to upload the firmware.+13) The ASUSrecovery software should detect the router, and start to upload the firmware.
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 +*If the ASUS recovery software doesn't detect the router, try disabling your windows firewall, and also disabling and then re-enabling your network adapter in windows networking settings.
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 +14) Once the router has flashed and rebooted with the stock firmware, set your network adapter settings back to DHCP. Your computer should pick up an address from the router, and then you can navigate to 192.168.1.1 in the web browser to start re-configuring the router.
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[edit] Good Additional Resources

[edit] Links to verified firmware

Add a link to firmware if you have tested and has no issues:

- Download the latest dd-wrt firmware from Where do I download firmware, asus-rt-ac68u folder.

- KONG BUILDS: Link to Kong Builds. Download dd-wrt.v24-K3_AC_ARM_STD.bin. This site suggests to install BrainSlayer first, then Kong. Kong Build information Link to discussion on DD-WRT 30700M 09-27-2016 which I am testing on USA rev A2 and C1 Please update as you see fit.

- Original Firmware Link: See Firmware Recovery Process Below)

- Merlin Firmware: http://asuswrt.lostrealm.ca

[edit] Firmware Install Procedure

1) Download one of the recommended firmware versions from the section above.

2) Navigate to your ASUS Router administration and do a firmware update.

3) After the device has rebooted you should be able to login to the default address http://192.168.1.1. It may take a few minutes to reboot so be patient. You might also need to disable/re-enable your network adapter so it picks up a new IP address from the newly installed firmware.

Tips/Notes

- In Canada we had to set the Regulatory Domain to United States, and set Regulatory Mode to Off. Otherwise our bridges and some devices wouldn't connect. Also with the Regulatory Domain set the wireless signal was so weak it wouldn't make it out of the room.

- By default the wireless will come up as dd-wrt and is open. You should lock it down right away by navigating to wireless -> wireless security.

- Slightly Different Experience: (RT-AC68U V2, DD-WRT V3.0 Build 44715, 2020-11-03) After the .trx is downloaded to the RT-AC68U, using the ASUS Firmware Update, you will need to reboot while holding the "WPS" button until the "Power LED" begins to flash (10-30 seconds). Wait several minutes for the router to complete the boot process and log in to 192.168.1.1. I believe this process clears or resets the Non-Volatile memory in the router.

[edit] Original Firmware Install Procedure

Preparation:

1) On a Microsoft windows computer download and install the ASUS recovery tool from: https://www.asus.com/networking-iot-servers/wifi-routers/asus-wifi-routers/rtac68u/HelpDesk_Download/

2) Download the original Asus stock firmware from: https://www.asus.com/networking-iot-servers/wifi-routers/asus-wifi-routers/rtac68u/HelpDesk_Download/

3) Set your windows network settings to a static IP of 192.168.1.5, and subnet 255.255.255.0 (Gateway and DNS not needed).


Recovery Mode Flashing Instructions:

1) Power off the unit.

2) Press and hold on to the WPS button.

3) While holding down the WPS button, power on the unit.

4) Keep holding the WPS button until the power led starts to blink a few times.

5) When the power led starts blinking / flashing, release the WPS button.

6) Power off the unit.

7) Press and hold on to the reset button.

8) While holding down the reset button, power on the unit.

9) Keep holding the reset button until the power led starts to blink on and off repeatedly. (This means the unit is now in emergency recovery mode)

10) Plug in your computer with the ASUS recovery tool directly into Lan port 1 on the router.

11) Run the ASUS Recovery software, and select the stock Asus firmware.

12) Click the "Upload" button.

13) The ASUSrecovery software should detect the router, and start to upload the firmware.

  • If the ASUS recovery software doesn't detect the router, try disabling your windows firewall, and also disabling and then re-enabling your network adapter in windows networking settings.

14) Once the router has flashed and rebooted with the stock firmware, set your network adapter settings back to DHCP. Your computer should pick up an address from the router, and then you can navigate to 192.168.1.1 in the web browser to start re-configuring the router.