Asus RT-AC68U

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Sister site: Asus T-Mobile Cellspot

This site has been seeded from material from the T-Mobile Cellspot Wiki: the Cellspot is a hobbled RT-AC68U that can be upgraded to a fully functional RT-AC68U.

Good Additional Resources

Links to verified firmware

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

1) FIRST asus_rt-ac68u-firmware.trx THEN flash dd-wrt.v24-K3_AC_ARM_STD.bin (per cdmarshall)

2) BRAINSLAYER BUILD: RT-AC68u 27413 (per MDA400 and gatorback)


4) KONG BUILDS: Link to Kong Builds. Kong Build information Please update as you see fit.

5) Original Firmware Link:  ????

6) Merlin Firmware:

Firmware Install Procedure

1) Download the initial DD-WRT firmware Initial Firmware.

2) Download the latest recommended firmware .

3) Navigate to your ASUS Router administration and do a firmware update using the DD-WRT Firmware.

4) After the device has rebooted you should be able to login to the default address 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.

5) Now navigate to "Administration" -> "Firmware Upgrade" and upgrade to the latest recommended firmware you downloaded in step 2.

6) After the device has rebooted again you will be able to login again at You will notice the new firmware version in the top right after logging in. You can now begin configuring the router.


- Up 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.

- 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 it seems to clear the "Gateway" IP setting below it. After rebooting make sure your Gateway is also set to the same IP.

Original Firmware Install Procedure

  • Asus tools to revert FW
  • Set your LAN adapter to an appropriate static IP
  • Navigate to ... and upload a recommended firmware
  •  ????