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ASUS RT-AC51U

Supported Versions

Hardware Highlights

ModelVersionSoCCPU MHzFlash MBRAM MBWLAN HardwareWLAN2.4WLAN5.0100M portsGbit portsModemUSB
RT-AC51UMediaTek MT7620A5801664MediaTek MT7620A, MediaTek MT7610Eb/g/na/n/ac5--1x 2.0

Installation

Install OpenWrt (generic explanation)

This section deals with how you install LEDE/OpenWrt via the ASUS Recovery Tool with LuCI webinterface (not included currently [2018-03]; see First Steps below). In some cases the first method might not work (depending on the stock firmware on the router?). The recovery tool might not find the router in recovery mode and the router only communicates with address 192.168.1.75.

ASUS Recovery Tool the easy installation:

  • Download the LEDE firmware image
  • Unplug the power cord
  • Press the reset button, don't release it yet!
  • Plug the power cord
  • Wait 10 seconds
  • Release the reset button
  • Load up the ASUS Recovery Tool
  • Set a static IP (IP 192.168.1.10, Subnet 255.255.255.0 thats all)
  • Upgrade the lede-ramips-mt7620-rt-ac51u-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin image
  • Wait for it to reboot

TFTP client the other way

  • Download the LEDE firmware image
  • Unplug the power cord
  • Press the reset button, don't release it yet!
  • Plug the power cord
  • Wait 10 seconds
  • Release the reset button
  • Set a static IP (IP 192.168.1.75, Subnet 255.255.255.0)
  • Use tftp -client to download the firmware file:
    tftp> connect
    (to) 192.168.1.1
    tftp> put lede-ramips-mt7620-rt-ac51u-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
  • The power led flashes quickly while the router is being flashed.
  • Flashing is succesfull if the power led is constantly lit.

Install LuCI

After you flashed the base image, wait until the rooter reboots and the power led is constantly lit. Connect to the router via

ssh root@192.168.1.1

(no password) and follow the official docs for the LuCI installation here LuCI installation

Upgrade

LuCI Web Upgrade Process

Terminal Upgrade Process

  • Login as root via SSH on 192.168.1.1
  • Use the following commands to upgrade
    cd /tmp
    wget <sysupgrade image as shown above>
    sysupgrade lede-ramips-mt7620-rt-ac51u-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin

Notes

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toh/asus/rt-ac51u.txt · Last modified: 2018/08/23 18:32 by bkil