ASUS RT-AC1200

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This is a dual band 802.11ac AC1200 fast ethernet wireless router. There are four non-detachable antennas and a USB2 port.

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RT-AC1200 v1

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ModelVersionSoCCPU MHzFlash MBRAM MBWLAN HardwareWLAN2.4WLAN5.0100M portsGbit portsModemUSB
RT-AC1200v1MediaTek MT7628AN5801664MediaTek MT7612EN, MediaTek MT7628ANb/g/na/n/ac5--1x 2.0

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  1. Download the Asus recovery firmware (windows) tool from http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/LiveUpdate/Release/Wireless/Rescue.zip
  2. Set your ethernet IP manually 192.168.1.5 / 255.255.255.0 with NO gateway.
  3. Plug in your ethernet to LAN port 1 on the router.
  4. Load up the recovery software with the squashfs-sysupgrade.bin firmware file, but don't press “Upload” yet.
  5. Plug in the router to power WHILE HOLDING the reset button in. While CONTINUING to hold the button, select “Upload”. Continue to hold the Reset button in until it finishes and verifies!
  6. If that doesn't work try pressing “Upload” first just before you do step 5. At some point while holding reset the rescue tool will finally detect and upload the firmware. That's when you can let go of the Reset button.
  7. The router will reboot and not much will happen. Wait a minute or two.
  8. Power off and on the router again. Voila. Set everything your Ethernet IP back to DHCP (automatically) and you're good to go.

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generic.sysupgrade

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  • Browse to http://192.168.1.1/cgi-bin/luci/mini/system/upgrade/ LuCI Upgrade URL
  • Upload image file for sysupgrade to LuCI
  • Wait for reboot

If you don't have a GUI (LuCI) available, you can alternatively upgrade via the command line. There are two command line methods for upgrading:

  • sysupgrade
  • mtd

Note: It is important that you put the firmware image into the ramdisk (/tmp) before you start flashing.

sysupgrade

  • Login as root via SSH on 192.168.1.1, then enter the following commands:
cd /tmp
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/XXX/xxx.abc
sysupgrade /tmp/xxx.abc

mtd

If sysupgrade does not support this router, use mtd.

  • Login as root via SSH on 192.168.1.1, then enter the following commands:
cd /tmp
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/XXX/xxx.abc
mtd write /tmp/xxx.abc linux && reboot

Use the Asus Firmware recovery tool to install the Asus stock firmware image for the RT-AC1200.

Instructions for how to use the Asus firmware recovery tool are described earlier in this wiki page.

Basic configuration After flashing, proceed with this.
Set up your Internet connection, configure wireless, configure USB port, etc.

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The default network configuration is:

Interface Name Description Default configuration
br-lan EXAMPLE LAN & WiFi EXAMPLE 192.168.1.1/24
vlan0 (eth0.0) EXAMPLE LAN ports (1 to 4) EXAMPLE None
vlan1 (eth0.1) EXAMPLE WAN port EXAMPLE DHCP
wl0 EXAMPLE WiFi EXAMPLE Disabled

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Numbers 0-3 are Ports 1-4 as labeled on the unit, number 4 is the Internet (WAN) on the unit, 5 is the internal connection to the router itself. Don't be fooled: Port 1 on the unit is number 3 when configuring VLANs. vlan0 = eth0.0, vlan1 = eth0.1 and so on.

Port Switch port
Internet (WAN) EXAMPLE 4
LAN 1 EXAMPLE 3
LAN 2 EXAMPLE 2
LAN 3 EXAMPLE 1
LAN 4 EXAMPLE 0

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The ASUS RT-AC1200 has the following buttons:

BUTTON Event
EXAMPLE Reset reset
EXAMPLE Secure Easy Setup ses
EXAMPLE No buttons at all. -
General
Brand ASUS
Model RT-AC1200
Versions v1
Device Type WiFi Router
Availability unknown 2022
Comments - general
OpenWrt Support
Supported Since Commit https://git.openwrt.org/?p=openwrt/openwrt.git;a=commit;h=3c4810fecc65dfc36bf43438c07749e9efe1bcb5
Supported Since Release
Supported Current Release snapshot
Unsupported
Hardware
Bootloader ¿
Target ramips
System-On-Chip MediaTek MT7628AN
CPU MHz 580
Flash MB 16
RAM MB 64
Network
Ethernet 100M ports 5
Ethernet Gbit ports -
Switch MediaTek MT7628AN
Modem -
VLAN Yes
Comments - network ports
Wireless
WLAN 2.4GHz b/g/n
WLAN 5.0GHz a/n/ac
WLAN Hardware MediaTek MT7612EN, MediaTek MT7628AN
Detachable Antennas -
Comments - WLAN
Interfaces
USB ports 1x 2.0
SATA ports -
Serial Yes
JTAG ¿
Comments - USB & SATA ports
Misc
LED count 9
Button count 2
Power supply 12 VDC, 1.5 A
Links
Forum Topic URL
WikiDevi URL https://wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/ASUS_RT-AC1200
OEM device homepage URL https://www.asus.com/Networking-IoT-Servers/WiFi-Routers/ASUS-WiFi-Routers/RT-AC1200/
Firmware OEM Stock URL https://www.asus.com/Networking-IoT-Servers/WiFi-Routers/ASUS-WiFi-Routers/RT-AC1200/HelpDesk_BIOS/
Firmware OpenWrt Install URL
Firmware OpenWrt Upgrade URL
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Serial connection parameters
for ASUS RT-AC1200 v1
EXAMPLE 115200, 8N1

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How to connect to the JTAG Port of this specific device:
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COPY HERE THE BOOTLOG WITH THE ORIGINAL FIRMWARE


COPY HERE THE BOOTLOG ONCE OPENWRT IS INSTALLED AND RUNNING


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