Asus RT-N12 Bricked?

Discussion in 'Tech' started by Jishory, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Jishory

    Jishory Junior Member

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    I have been running this router for a year or so on DD-WRT no problem and one day it just doesn't work anymore, reset button and leaving it unplugged isn't doing anything. Isn't responding to the ip address... Wat do?

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    If it is junk anybody recommend another router? They just don't seem to last for me.
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  3. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    I've got the RT-N16 and would highly recommend it. I'm using the stock firmware and love it.
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  4. Miller

    Miller Tweak Guru

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    i've been using linksys with ddwrt for years, no complaints.
  5. Jishory

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    the firmware restoration utility wont detect the router which is in restoration mode, power light cycling on and off D:


    Looks like a nifty router, looks like you can plug in a usb hard drive and have a network drive right? May be cool to pick one of those up and get a external hard drive on black friday.

    I have killed ~3 linksys routers since about 2007. Maybe I overwork them running torrents 24/7? I liked the asus router before it died... maybe i need to get a router that is a little more powerful.
  6. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Oh yeah, that router is the shit. NAS functionality is a breeze, and there are two USB ports. Two USB hard drives, or a USB hard drive and a USB printer. Rock solid, simple, I love it... Picked it up on sale at NewEgg for $69 shipped!
  7. Jishory

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    Damn it runs torrents on its own? Fuckin sold. Thanks.

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    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    My pleasure. FTP sever too, you won't be disappointed.
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    PeNZ Tweak OG

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    Linksys FTW
  10. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    I used to be a big Linksys fan, but my last router basically cured me of that. I had an entry level N model, the E1000 I think, and it was an unreliable sack of crap. I had to reboot it at least once a week. It was the router that basically drove me to research things and ultimately buy the Asus. I think Netgear is still making good stuff though.
  11. MaesterB

    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    I've got the RT-N56U. Pretty slick beast. But it's funny how my requirements changed and probably could have gone for some a little less.

    But the black diamond finish on it looks good in my black entertainment center.
  12. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    I have a Netgear WNDR3700 v2 it's fucking sick.
  13. Jishory

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    So I got the RT-N16 set up... the asus download manager sucks, you can download torrents but they will not seed so it makes it kind of worthless. I installed tomato-usb firmware on it which is supposed to be able to get the router to run torrents in a convoluted way, it is a work in progress. I managed to unbrick the RT-N12 and switched it to repeater and set it up in my garage so I have great signal all over my property.
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    Bummer dude. Can't say I've ever tried the torrent capability on mine, I rarely use torrent these days.