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My Asus N56U router was updated with new firmware about a month ago. Since then, we have had a few power failures due to storms and an electrical fire. Every time this happened, I would have to go through a bunch of power cycling and then I have to log into my router and re-setup the internet connection as if it were new even though it remembers all of the settings with my network name and WPA key. But for some reason it is unable to connect without jumping through all these hoops with it. Is there any way to backtrack with the firmware? Is there a Linux OS that can be put on the thing that is better than the ASUS OS on it?
Edited by Thready - 4/10/14 at 9:38am
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http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=692827


If it power cycles with the DD-WRT firmware on it, and your settings are lost again, you may need to RMA the router.
    
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If it power cycles with the DD-WRT firmware on it, and your settings are lost again, you may need to RMA the router.

I can't take that risk then.
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http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=692827


If it power cycles with the DD-WRT firmware on it, and your settings are lost again, you may need to RMA the router.

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But I can't risk RMAing the router if this happens again. I didn't know this before asking the question and now I am afraid that it isn't going to work for me.
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Are you still in the grace period to be able to RMA the router? If it's a faulty router you should want to send it back, sound like there's either something wrong with the firmware or memory. If it's the memory, then your gonna lose your running config everytime it loses power then that won't do you any good?!? If your just worried that you'll be with out a router during the RMA process, hell I'll send you one you can have that'll keep you connected until they send you a replacement. Mind your they're not probably anything faster then a wireless N becuase I get a lot of people who just give me theirs from doing pc work for them, either since they upgraded or got an all in one from their isp. I dont' think I follow why you'd be afraid to RMA a broken router?!?

*maybe it was a bad flash on the firmware on the router? flash the latest firmware and then do a 30-30-30 and see how it acts after that.

http://compnetworking.about.com/b/2009/03/11/the-30-30-30-hard-reset-rule-for-routers.htm
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Are you still in the grace period to be able to RMA the router? If it's a faulty router you should want to send it back, sound like there's either something wrong with the firmware or memory. If it's the memory, then your gonna lose your running config everytime it loses power then that won't do you any good?!? If your just worried that you'll be with out a router during the RMA process, hell I'll send you one you can have that'll keep you connected until they send you a replacement. Mind your they're not probably anything faster then a wireless N becuase I get a lot of people who just give me theirs from doing pc work for them, either since they upgraded or got an all in one from their isp. I dont' think I follow why you'd be afraid to RMA a broken router?!?

*maybe it was a bad flash on the firmware on the router? flash the latest firmware and then do a 30-30-30 and see how it acts after that.

http://compnetworking.about.com/b/2009/03/11/the-30-30-30-hard-reset-rule-for-routers.htm

Thanks for the offer but the RMA window is gone. And this problem isn't even worth getting a replacement anyways, I just thought there was some workaround to it or something.
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Ok, no worries. Good Luck.
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Ok, no worries. Good Luck.

Yeah if it weren't for the fact that the open source OS might brick the system in a power failure then I would totally do it. But if it comes down to either having to replace the router or just have to tinker with it every time this happens, I would have to choose the latter because I know for a fact that I will not be able to afford another one of these. This is the best router I have ever owned. It is great for my Synology Diskstation and for Steam streaming.
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