Did I just brick my Asus?!?

Discussion in 'ASUS AC Routers & Adapters' started by cheston, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. cheston

    cheston New Around Here

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    Hi, I was updating the firmware to my router it said to manually restart the router which I did. When the power returned I could no longer detect the router. The power light was now blinking looking like it was in rescue mode. I tried to use the firmware restoration and the 30/30/30 method neither worked. The firmware restoration said that the router was not in rescue mode.

    Please help!!
     
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  3. absoluteRookii

    absoluteRookii New Around Here

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    To unbrick

    Good thing is ASUS has a recovery mode. Go to this link on the ASUS site
    http://support.asus.com/download.as...C66U&p=11&s=2&os=29&hashedid=LzShv8ma7TrQB4eO

    (the link is for Windows 7, 32-bit. If this is not your configuration, just go to support.asus.com and follow the instructions)
    ...and download the firmware and the restoration utility which is dated around the beginning of February. You have to install the utility on your computer. Run it and choose the firmware file. (you will have to extract from the ZIP format first).

    Cross fingers for a no-brick result...
     
  4. TeHashX

    TeHashX Very Senior Member

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    Try this steps:
    1) On your pc set static ip 192.168.1.5, subnetmask 255.255.255.0, gateway 192.168.1.1
    2) Unplug power cable from the router
    3) Turn it on to leave all excess of power…
    4) Press the WPS button
    5) Plug the powercord back on and then, after 1 or 2 seconds, press the reset button without releasing the WPS.
    6) Wait a bit and only now release the WPS button while keeping the Reset button on.
    7) Wait a bit more and release.
    8) Wait and try to ping your router on 192.168.1.1
    9) Flash firmware again with asus firmware restoration
     
  5. jimbones

    jimbones New Around Here

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    @TeHashX, you are an absolute legend!
     

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