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So do the same rules apply for re-flash as DDwrt? 30-30-30? Or is it safe to just re-flash without doing a reset?
I couldnt find anything...
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I'm wondering the same thing, I'd like to try the Merlin firmware to see if I can resolve a connection problem with my two Apple Airport Express G routers.
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So do the same rules apply for re-flash as DDwrt? 30-30-30? Or is it safe to just re-flash without doing a reset?
Hi,

There is no 30-30-30 thing on the Asus RT-N66U device.

A reset (before and after flashing) is still a good idea if you come from or go to a different firmware or you do a firmware jump over multiple version.

On the DD-WRT wiki page for the RT-N66U the functionally of the hardware buttons explains the reset procedure:
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WPS button: pressing the Red WPS button while power-up, will clear the NVRAM. All settings are stored in NVRAM of this ASUS router. Clearing the NVRAM is the most efficient way to reset the router to default settings.
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Hi,

There is no 30-30-30 thing on the Asus RT-N66U device.

A reset (before and after flashing) is still a good idea if you come from or go to a different firmware or you do a firmware jump over multiple version.

On the DD-WRT wiki page for the RT-N66U the functionally of the hardware buttons explains the reset procedure:


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A reset puts the router in recovery mode, is there anything else to do after its in this mode or do I just leave it.

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See the Wiki in my signature, it has articles on flashing, flashing back, etc...
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A reset puts the router in recovery mode, is there anything else to do after its in this mode or do I just leave it.
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Do you have any specific need to go to the recovery mode?
Nobody asked you to do so...

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PS.: In recovey mode you have to use Firmware Restoration Utility from Asus to install firmware.
But again: You do not need to go down this route...
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Hi,

Do you have any specific need to go to the recovery mode?
Nobody asked you to do so...

With kind regards
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PS.: In recovey mode you have to use Firmware Restoration Utility from Asus to install firmware.
But again: You do not need to go down this route...
Using recovery mode is a good way to go if things go wrong the usual way. It has worked for me when a "normal" flash doesn't seem to work. I've also used it when I didn't want to bother worrying about whether a "normal" flash would work, since flashing from recovery mode using the Asus "Rescue" utility pretty nearly always works. Takes longer, but you only have to do it once *smile*.
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Just as a heads up... I just reflashed my router, and it would not go on line what so ever. I was using the router as a local DNS server, once I turned it off I was able to get on line.

So if your running DNS locally and cant get online you may want to remove your settings......(Under LAN-DHCP-Server-DNS and WINS Server Setting)

I also found that even tho I had Persistent JFFS2 clicked off it is still enabled...

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