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Old 11-29-2012, 05:48 AM
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Default 3.0.0.4.260 official to 3.0.0.4.246 merlin do i hav to clear NVRAM?

currently using 3.0.0.4.260 official and want to try 3.0.0.4.246 merlin

i plan to do this remotely (logmein) so need to do know i have to clear NVRAM for this downgrade?

ive done 3.0.0.4.260 official to 3.0.0.4.260 merlin remotely and it worked but wasn't to sure about downgrading to custom firmware

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No need to clear your settings, unless you already had invalid settings in your nvram to begin with.
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Ok, so I am brand new to this and I have been reading about different custom firmwares. I am going to try this one out on my RT-N66U. My question is do you need to do anything special to flash this (like DD-WRT or Tomato) or is it just like upgrading the official ones?
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Flashes just like a regular firmware. The only specific cases where you have to additionally reset your settings to factory defaults are:

- If running an RT-N16 with a firmware version lower than 3.x
- If running an RT-N66U with a firmware version lower than 3.0.0.4.220 (unless already running Asuswrt-Merlin)

In both these cases, you should reset to factory defaults before, and after flashing.

But in all cases, you can flash directly through the web interface like a regular Asus firmware.
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Flashes just like a regular firmware. The only specific cases where you have to additionally reset your settings to factory defaults are:

- If running an RT-N66U with a firmware version lower than 3.0.0.4.220 (unless already running Asuswrt-Merlin)

In both these cases, you should reset to factory defaults before, and after flashing.

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In my case, I dont remember which firmware came with my 66u, but I did do a upgrade to 3.0.0.4.260 (Asus) no reset. I then flash to 3.0.0.4.246.20 (Merlin) again without factory reset. Should I have done a factory reset after flashing to 246.20? Everything is fine, but last night my ipad (5 Ghz) web pages took a long time to load, I eventually had to reboot the tablet to resolve it.
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Nvram clearing shouldn't be required in this case.
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