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 +{{languages|Asus WL-500g Deluxe}}
For initial flash see [[All Asus WL-500xx series routers]] For initial flash see [[All Asus WL-500xx series routers]]
-==New Wiki Material==+==Initial Flashing==
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TFTP Method: TFTP Method:
 +#Read the [[Firmware FAQ]] and [http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=51486 Peacock Announcement]
 +#Download a [[TFTP_flash#TFTP_Tools|tftp]] program.
 +#Download [https://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/betas/2010/08-12-10-r14929/broadcom/dd-wrt.v24_mini_asus.trx dd-wrt.v24_mini_asus.trx (build 14929)] for initial flash
 +For upgrades, use generic files in the ''broadcom'' folder. See [[Firmware_FAQ#Which_router_should_I_buy.3F|Where do I download firmware?]] and [[Version Features]] for more info. '''Ensure build for upgrading is no bigger than 3712 KB''' (flash size), i.e. 3801088 bytes.
 +#Do a proper [[Hard_reset_or_30/30/30|hard reset]]. '''Do not confuse the red 'EZ Setup' button with the RECESSED reset button.'''
 +#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 to the computer (disable wireless) with nothing else connected to either device.
 +#Set the computer to a static IP address of 192.168.1.7 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0.
 +#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 select the mini_asus.trx file.
 +#Click ''Upgrade'' and '''WAIT AT LEAST FIVE FULL MINUTES''' or the router could brick. WAIT!
 +#The LAN port will remain lit after the upgrade, but no other lights will light and there is no sign the firmware is flashing.
 +#Once the time is up, power cycle the router and navigate to 192.168.1.1 (refresh until the DD-WRT GUI appears)
 +#Type a username and password in the opening page, then reset the router again.
 +#Login to the router and enter a username and password, then set up accordingly.
 +
 +==Upgrade running DD-WRT==
 +#Download this file if you have not already: for USB support use a ''broadcom'' folder ''usb_generic.bin'' file.
 +##Other generic files can be used instead as long as they are not over 3712 KB.
 +#Under the ''Administration'' -> ''Firmware Upgrade'' tab, choose "Reset to default configuration" then ''Upgrade'' the firmware.
 +#'''Wait at least five full minutes again'''.
 +##If uploading via the web does not work, try tftp like in ''Initial Flashing''.
 +#Type a username and password in the opening page, then reset the router again.
 +#Login to the router and enter a username and password, then set up accordingly.
 +#Set your computer back to auto IP and DNS.
 +
 +==Recovery==
 +If TFTP will not work, see [[Serial Recovery]].
 +[[Image:wiki serial and usb asus wl500g.d.jpg]]
 +
-# Read the Peacock Announcement, found here: http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=51486+[[Category:Asus guides]]
-# 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.+
-# 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 this file for LATER flashing: ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/08-12-10-r14929/broadcom/dd-wrt.v24_usb_generic.bin+
-# 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.'''+
-# 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.+
-# Set your computer to a static IP address of 192.168.1.7 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0.+
-# 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.+
-# Wait. Set a timer for '''FIVE FULL EARTH''' minutes. If you screw this up you could damage your router. WAIT!+
-# 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.+
-# Once the time is up, power cycle the router.+
-# Navigate to 192.168.1.1 and refresh until the router webgui shows up+
-# Type a username and password in the opening page.+
-# Power cycle the router+
-# 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)+
-# Login to the router and enter a username and password. The router can be used at this point.+
-# 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+
-# 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.+
-# Hit "Upgrade" and '''wait five full earth minutes'''. +
-## 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. +
-# Type a username and password in the opening page.+
-# Power cycle the router+
-# 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)+
-# Login to the router and enter a username and password. +
-# Configure your router+
-# Set your computer back to auto IP and autoDNS+

Current revision

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

[edit] Initial Flashing

TFTP Method:

  1. Read the Firmware FAQ and Peacock Announcement
  2. Download a tftp program.
  3. Download dd-wrt.v24_mini_asus.trx (build 14929) for initial flash

For upgrades, use generic files in the broadcom folder. See Where do I download firmware? and Version Features for more info. Ensure build for upgrading is no bigger than 3712 KB (flash size), i.e. 3801088 bytes.

  1. Do a proper hard reset. Do not confuse the red 'EZ Setup' button with the RECESSED reset button.
  2. 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 to the computer (disable wireless) with nothing else connected to either device.
  3. Set the computer to a static IP address of 192.168.1.7 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0.
  4. 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 select the mini_asus.trx file.
  5. Click Upgrade and WAIT AT LEAST FIVE FULL MINUTES or the router could brick. WAIT!
  6. The LAN port will remain lit after the upgrade, but no other lights will light and there is no sign the firmware is flashing.
  7. Once the time is up, power cycle the router and navigate to 192.168.1.1 (refresh until the DD-WRT GUI appears)
  8. Type a username and password in the opening page, then reset the router again.
  9. Login to the router and enter a username and password, then set up accordingly.

[edit] Upgrade running DD-WRT

  1. Download this file if you have not already: for USB support use a broadcom folder usb_generic.bin file.
    1. Other generic files can be used instead as long as they are not over 3712 KB.
  2. Under the Administration -> Firmware Upgrade tab, choose "Reset to default configuration" then Upgrade the firmware.
  3. Wait at least five full minutes again.
    1. If uploading via the web does not work, try tftp like in Initial Flashing.
  4. Type a username and password in the opening page, then reset the router again.
  5. Login to the router and enter a username and password, then set up accordingly.
  6. Set your computer back to auto IP and DNS.

[edit] Recovery

If TFTP will not work, see Serial Recovery. Image:wiki serial and usb asus wl500g.d.jpg