Updating asus linux

27-Oct-2016 10:50

For the Asus WL-500 series a few extra steps are available/needed when you do the initial flashing of your Asus WL-500 series router, compared to the general TFTP flash procedure.

To avoid confusing the general TFTP flashing procedure of some other routers - which have fewer steps than for the Asus WL-500 series - this Asus specific TFTP Flashing page has been made.

With TFTP, all of the information about the transfer is specified during the initial command/setup; there is very little client/server interaction compared with standard FTP. Recommended: DO NOT TOUCH YOUR COMPUTER UNTIL ROUTER HAS REBOOTED.

You can use a command line client, its quite easy really - or you can choose to use a GUI version. And under NO circumstances move the web browser away from the upgrade process, or you could brick your router.

When you install Windows, you’ll need to install hardware drivers provided by the hardware’s manufacturer — motherboard chipset drivers, graphics card drivers, Wi-Fi drivers, and more. Microsoft bundles a lot of these manufacturer-provided drivers with Windows, and hosts many of them on Windows Update.

When you plug in a new device to your Windows computer and you see the “Installing Driver” bubble pop up, Windows might be downloading a manufacturer-provided driver from Microsoft and installing it on your PC.

Unless you have an ancient device that only works with older versions of Windows, the manufacturer has done the work of making it work with Windows.

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This post refers heavily to the original installation post from 2014.

Windows needs manufacturer-provided hardware drivers before your hardware will work.

Linux and other operating systems also need hardware drivers before hardware will work — but hardware drivers are handled differently on Linux.

This whole process takes five to ten minutes, so go get some coffee - or go kiss your girlfriend/wife.

The procedure was devised by mixing the guide above, the details provided on the Open WRT wiki entry about the WL-500G and the detailed page about the WL-500G's recovery mode. You will need most of the files noted above, which can be found HERE and include wl500and wl500g-recover.trx, and the DD-WRT files for this router: dd-wrt.v24_mini_and dd-wrt.v24_std_

This post refers heavily to the original installation post from 2014.

Windows needs manufacturer-provided hardware drivers before your hardware will work.

Linux and other operating systems also need hardware drivers before hardware will work — but hardware drivers are handled differently on Linux.

This whole process takes five to ten minutes, so go get some coffee - or go kiss your girlfriend/wife.

The procedure was devised by mixing the guide above, the details provided on the Open WRT wiki entry about the WL-500G and the detailed page about the WL-500G's recovery mode. You will need most of the files noted above, which can be found HERE and include wl500and wl500g-recover.trx, and the DD-WRT files for this router: dd-wrt.v24_mini_and dd-wrt.v24_std_

The good news is that, if a device will work on Linux, it’ll probably “just work” out of the box.