Confirming Asuswrt-Merlin install procedure on RT-AC66U

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by bheiser1, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. bheiser1

    bheiser1 Occasional Visitor

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    I have installed Asuswrt-Merlin on a new RT-AC66U. The device came with 3.0.0.4.140, which I see from the Asus site was the very first version.

    In the Asuswrt-Merlin README, the Installation instructions indicate "Simply flash it like any regular update. You should not need to reset to factory defaults, unless coming from a version that used a different nvram size."

    I'm not up on the history of "nvram sizes" of different versions. I did flash the latest Asuswrt-Merlin (3.0.0.4.246.20) using the "Upgrade Firmware" function in the web gui. It seems ok ... but before I go further configuring things I'd like to make sure I haven't missed any key steps (due to the "... unless coming from a version that used a different nvram size" warning).

    The only oddity I noticed so far is that after poking around with the device last night, I powered it off... then when I powered it on tonight, nothing could connect wirelessly to it. I power cycled again and it came up just fine.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. RMerlin

    RMerlin Part of the Furniture

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    The NVRAM size issue only applies to the RT-N66U.

    In your case it might still be a good idea to reset back to factory defaults and reconfigure everything, since you are making a fairly big jump in firmware revision. It's not mandatory, but might be safer.
     
  4. bheiser1

    bheiser1 Occasional Visitor

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    OK, will do, thanks.
     

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