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Asus Firmware Restoration Tool

This is a TFTP-like rescue procedure with a manufacturer utility to be installed on a client PC. It works for both, installation and recovery.

CF card

Installation can be done via CF card.

FIXME Provide an outline of the procedure here.

CFE TFTP recovery

Installation can be done via CFE TFTP recovery.

CFE web recovery

Installation can be done via CFE web recovery.

  • If you hold down the reset button at boot time, the original bootloader will show a web interface, where you can flash the unit from. It works for installation and recovery.
  • The recovery function provides no Internet access, WiFi or DHCP.
  • OpenWrt firmware can be flashed directly using this recovery function when using a OpenWrt …factory.bin firmware file. There is no need to first flash official D-Link firmware.
  • Official D-Link documentation of this procedure is rare.

How to

1 Store a copy of the OpenWrt firmware (.BIN) on the HDD of a local PC
2 Connect an Ethernet cable between the LAN port on the router and the network port on the local PC
3 Configure the PC with a static IP address other than 192.168.0.1 (e.g. 192.168.0.5)
4 Power down the router
5 Press and hold the reset button on the router for 3 to 5 seconds and re-plug the power without releasing the reset button
6 Continue to hold the reset button until the red power light keeps blinking on and off
7 Open a web browser and enter the following address: http://192.168.0.1/
8 Wait for the 'D-Link Router Recovery Mode' page to load
9 Click the [Choose File] button, select the OpenWrt router firmware stored on the local PC and then press [Upload]
10 After the new OpenWrt firmware has successfully loaded, a 'Success' page will display
11 If the 'Success' page fails to display, then repeat steps 4 through 9

GUI OEM

Installation is done via the OEMs GUI. See the user manual of your device how to login and navigate to the firmware update page of your device.

Generic flashing via OEM firmware

Mikrotik TFTP

Installation can be done via Mikrotik TFTP.

SD card

Installation can be done via SD card.

FIXME Provide an outline of the procedure here

Prebuilt disk images

Examples:

Which image to chose, ext4 or squashfs, or…?

  • ext4-sdcard.img.gz
  • squashfs-sdcard.img.gz
  • ubifs-sdcard.img.gz

Howto:

  1. ….

Manual disk image assembly

Examples:

Howto:

  1. Partition and format the SD card. Details devicespecific? → Devicepage
  2. Copy bootloader, kernel, rootfs (and if necessary other data) to SD card. Details devicespecific? → Devicepage
  3. Possibly resize filesystem in order to use the complete available space on the SD card

see devicepage

The installation method is described on the devicepage.

see git-commit

The installation method is described in the git-commit which added support 1) for this device.

see forum

The installation method is described in the OpenWrt forum.

Sunxi installation

Installation can be done via Sunxi installation.

U-Boot TFTP recovery

Installation can be done via U-Boot TFTP recovery.

U-Boot TFTP + serial recovery

Installation can be done via U-Boot TFTP + serial recovery.

U-Boot web recovery

Installation can be done via U-Boot web recovery.

unknown

The installation method is unknown. No description of the installation method in the git commit, OpenWrt forum or devicepage.

If you know how to install OpenWrt on one of these devices, please update the Device Techdata accordingly.

Check the following pages for generic installation instructions:

1)
This implies that for unsupported devices there is no git-commit
inbox/docs/installation.txt · Last modified: 2019/02/15 19:01 by tmomas