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Router firmware not upgrading.

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by Jelican, Aug 2, 2019.

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  1. Jelican

    Jelican New Around Here

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    I am trying to upgrade from firmware version 384.6 to 384.13 for my AC68U router, but when the upgrade finishes it's still on 384.6. I have tried doing a factory restart first, and no drives are connected to the router. Do I need to revert to an older version before upgrading?
     
  2. octopus

    octopus Very Senior Member

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    Which router do you try to update?
     
  3. Jelican

    Jelican New Around Here

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    AC68U.
     
  4. octopus

    octopus Very Senior Member

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    did you unpac zip-file and use .trx file?
     
  5. Jelican

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    Yes I extracted the .zip to a folder on my desktop and used "RT-AC68U_384.13_0.trx".
     
  6. octopus

    octopus Very Senior Member

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    Remove any USB drive and reboot and try again.
     
  7. skeal

    skeal Part of the Furniture

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    Is this a legit AC68U or a converted model?
     
  8. Jelican

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    I rebooted and tried again but it did not work.
     
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  9. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    Make sure you have a real RT-AC68U. Converted/hacked models are not supported.
     
  10. skeal

    skeal Part of the Furniture

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    I caught your previous post. It is illegal to run Asus-Merlin on your router. Asus has made it so you cannot use their firmware either.
     
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