How to update router without desk or laptop pc


Regular Contributor
I tried with my tablet won't let me download software.Don't want to carry my laptop just for that


Part of the Furniture
What router?


Very Senior Member
What tablet and what are you trying to download and from where? :)

If you are talking about Merlin firmware, you should see this:
Software downloads may not be possible on this device.
Try To Download Anyway

Just click the box to "try anyway"

Not really a great idea to do firmware updates from a remote location, but your choice to take the risk.


Part of the Furniture
No need to carry the laptop. As long as it is connected to the same network, leave it down and use it to do the update, as needed. ;)


Asuswrt-Merlin dev
We can't answer without knowing what router or what tablet you are talking about.

In general, you should be able to flash a router using an Android tablet. I've done it a couple of times with Asus routers.


Regular Contributor
Sorry for the long delay in replying..Router Asus RT-ac86u running merlin, tablet samsung.
Going over there in the morning will travel with laptop and tablet


Part of the Furniture
Use your laptop, download Asuswrt-Merlin firmware, update the router.


Regular Contributor
Well i only got as far upload manually then the tablet freezes every time, ended up doing it with laptop.
When the next merlin update come out, i will practice at home uploading from the tablet.

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