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[Solved] Asus RT-AC68U change Chinese to English

Discussion in 'ASUS AC Routers & Adapters' started by Always Learning, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. Always Learning

    Always Learning New Around Here

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    I have found a solution to the extremely annoying problem of Ebay selling slightly cheaper RT-AC68U routers supplied from Manchester (assumed Manchester in England, not the one in China).

    On arival the routers are in CHINESE with no means of changing the language to English. It is irritating and time-wasting.

    Having one functioning English DSL-AC68U, I logged-in and found the URL of the main configuration page = http://router.asus.com/index.asp

    I then connected to the Chinese RT-AC68U and entered http://router.asus.com/index.asp

    I got a Chinese page I guessed was telling me to change the non-existent password; so I did. Top box = name and the other two boxes are for the same password. It seemed to object, so I increased the password length to 8 characters and that was accepted.

    I then got the Chinese version of the main configuration page. I clicked on something in the top right corner and selected English.

    My browser (Firefox on Centos 6) repeatedly asked me to resend the same data. After a few YES clicks, I selected NO and found I have a functioning "normal" English set-up.

    My Chinese RT-AC68U firmware is 3.0.0.4.384_20308

    I disconnected the router from the mains, waited about 30 seconds and reconnected. Entered in my browser router.asus.com and got the normal English password screen. Logged-in normally.

    The Chinese router looks and functions like an English one.

    Hope this helps other people.
     
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  2. Grisu

    Grisu Very Senior Member

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    You just could change region to EU then it is fully turned to your country and all languages are supported, no difference to UK models anymore!
    To do so use this SSH (or Telnet) command and make a factory reset afterwards:
    nvram set asuscfe0:ccode=EU;nvram set asuscfe1:ccode=EU;nvram set asuscfe0:regrev=13;nvram set asuscfe1:regrev=13;nvram set asuscfecommit=1