Serial Num. = CSE0
FCC ID = Q87-WRT160N
CPU Type = Broadcom BCM4704
MIPS Rev = R1
CPU Speed = 264MHz
Bus = ?
Flash Type = Parallel
Flash Chip = EON EN29LV320AB-70TCP
Flash Size = 4MB
Max Firmware Size = 3801088 bytes
RAM Size = 32MB
RAM Chip = hynix 801A HY5DU281622FTP-5
nvram Size = 32kb
Switch = Broadcom BCM5325F
Port-based vlan = ?
802.1q vlan = ?
Ethernet Port Count = 1-10/100-WAN 4-10/100-LAN
Wired Standard = IEEE 802.3/3u
boot_wait = ?
bootloader = CFE
Flash Card Socket/Type = No
SD/MMC Mod Support = No
MiniPCI slots = No
PoE = No
Power = 12V/1A
Color of LEDs = ?
Size = 8.0" x 6.3" x 1.3"
USB = No
Serial Port = Yes
JTAG Port = Yes
Supported by TJTAG/Version = ?
Supported by dd-wrt as of = v24 build 12548
dd-wrt K2.4 Support = ?
dd-wrt K2.6 Support = ?
Supported by TomatoUSB as of = ?
TomatoUSB K2.4 Support = Yes (NoUSB-Std (4MB flash) only)
TomatoUSB K2.6 Support = Yes (NoUSB-Std (4MB flash) only)
Special Features = ?
Wireless Radio = Broadcom BCM2055
WLAN DSP processor = ?
Antenna Connector Type = Internal
Wireless Standard = IEEE 802.11b/g/n
WiFi Operating Frequency = 2.4Ghz
802.11n Draft = up to 300Mbps
802.11g = 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps
802.11b = 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps
Radio cor_rev = 12
Radio Capabilities = ?
Ensure you have a physical ethernet connection to your router, and disable your wireless adapter, antivirus/firewall protection, and any software that makes strong use of your network (BitTorrent, Streaming Audio/Video, etc).
Navigate to http://192.168.1.1/ in your web browser of choice.
Enter no username, and the password "admin".
Go to the administration tab. Click on firmware upgrade.
Browse to the .bin file you downloaded in step 2
Click on the upgrade button and WAIT for the upgrade successful message.
Power cycle your router. Wait until you can see the DD-WRT password screen at http://192.168.1.1/.
Perform another 30/30/30 reset on your router. Wait until you can see the password screen at http://192.168.1.1/.
Set a new username and password, and continue on to configure your router like normal.
You can now upgrade to any generic DD-WRT build except Mega and Micro. Be sure to always do a hard reset prior to flashing another build, do a power cycle followed by another hard reset after flashing, and NEVER re-use a configuration file from a previous build or another router. Always reconfigure from scratch.
Set your computer to a static IP of 192.168.1.7. (or to whatever subnet the router is on) Disable all firewalls and security. Disable wireless on your computer and only have the router connected to the flashing computer by the ethernet cable between the two.
Hard reset or 30/30/30 (If the router supports it, if not, reset to defults in the GUI) prior to flashing. Wait. Check for password page on re-login and change password.
Flash firmware. You can use the webgui except if you have a belkin router. (For belkin use tftp.exe to flash)
Wait...at least three minutes. Lights should return to normal. See important2, below. Failing to wait is how most people brick their routers.
Do a power cycle of the router. (Unplug the cord, count to 30 and plug it back in.)
Wait for the lights to return to normal usually about 2 minutes.
Hard reset or 30/30/30 again (If the router supports it, if not, reset to defults in the GUI). Wait. Check for the password page and re-login to change the password. Then you can reconfigure your settings manually.
Once configured set your computer back to autoIP and autoDNS.
Important1: This Hard reset or 30/30/30 works fine for Asus router, but you do have to power cycle after the reset.
Important2: After you flash the firmware, and before you do the hard reset, the router will be building some nvram settings. YOU MUST WAIT FOR THIS TO FINISH PRIOR TO DOING ANYTHING WITH THE ROUTER INCLUDING A HARD RESET. Usually, you can tell when this process is completed by the WAN light coming on, but it does take several minutes. Go have a beer. There are starting to be more and more people who BRICK their routers by not waiting until the nvram is rebuilt, PRIOR to doing a hard reset. YOU NEED TO WAIT!
In Windows XP, Click Start Button - All Programs - Accessories -
Communication - HyperTerminal
Enter a name for the connection, Click ok
Choose com port you adapter is plugged into, Click ok
Bits per second = 115200
Data Bits = 8
Parity = none
Stop bits = 1
Flow control = none
Click File - Save As, and select a place to save it to so you
don't have to enter the settings again.
After installing putty, run it
Serial line = The COM port your using for serial (ie. COM3)
Speed = 115200
Click on Serial under Connection
Serial line to connect to = same as above (Serial line)
Speed (baud) = 115200
Data bits = 8
Stop bits = 1
Parity = None
Flow control = None
Enter a name for your connection under saved sessions