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Confused firmware upgrader

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by Cptjimkirk363, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. Cptjimkirk363

    Cptjimkirk363 New Around Here

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    I have an ASUS RT-86U and i wish to install Merlins firmware onto this.

    The confusion is that the firmware files are usually .trx but Merlins for some reason are .w

    Obviously i didn't wanna push forward without posing the question as to is this now a normal for Merlins firmware as i didn't wish to brick my router needlessly.

    Thanks
     
  2. PeterR

    PeterR Regular Contributor

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  3. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Part of the Furniture

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    The HND routers 86U and 88U use the *.w file extension, while the older models use *.trx.
     
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  4. PeterR

    PeterR Regular Contributor

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    Good that you corrected my ignorance.
     
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  5. TheUntouchable

    TheUntouchable Regular Contributor

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    Not completely correct, the AC88U also uses the trx ;)
     
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  6. Salles

    Salles Regular Contributor

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    RT-AC88U is not a HND router. RT-AX88U is ;).
     
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  7. CaptnDanLKW

    CaptnDanLKW Occasional Visitor

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    Darn Asus Marketing. They need to go back to naming their routers based on superheroes.
     
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    ^Tripper^ Senior Member

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    I for one would love a router called “The Tick”. :)
     
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  9. TheUntouchable

    TheUntouchable Regular Contributor

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    True! :)
     
  10. Cptjimkirk363

    Cptjimkirk363 New Around Here

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    Thank You all for your replies, i have now flashed and re setup the router and all is well.
     
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  11. royarcher

    royarcher Senior Member

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    Did you do a factory reset after flashing Merlin firmware?
     
  12. Cptjimkirk363

    Cptjimkirk363 New Around Here

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    Yes i did.
     
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