I have seen the page with the instructions. But going to the Asus link there shows 5 "getting started" utilities, not Restoration utilities. Anyone know where the restoration utility is or an alternate way to load tomatoUSB into it?
Restoration utility is on the cd that came with the router. Can also go to Asus web site and go to the support section. Utilities are same location as the firmware updates.
Why are you asking the same question in a new thread when teddy_b literally just answered your question in the other thread you started a couple of threads down?
It's not that hard to find if you actually took the time to search. There's a link in the tutorial on this site, it takes 2 seconds to locate on the Asus website, and I found it on Google with my first search. Did you even attempt to look for it before asking someone to find it for you here?
If it's really that complicated for you then here's a guide on how to get it from the Asus website.
- Open up your browser. (That's the thing you currently have open right now to view this page so that part should already be done)
- Put the following address in your address bar of your browser http://www.asus.com (Or just click Here)
- Select your Region and Country. (That's the place where you live)
- In the top right corner of the page you will see a text box that says "Product Name" Click in that box and type in RT-N16. (That's the model of the router you own)
- Click Go or just hit the Enter Key. (It could say "Return" on your keyboard. Don't panic. That would be the same as the Enter key)
- On the next page you will see a picture of your router with some links next to it. (Overview, Specifications, Download)
- You'll want to click on the Download link.
- Now you will have to select your OS. An OS is your Operating System. It's the software that allows you to interface with the hardware of your computer.
- To find out what OS you're using you can just press the "Windows Key + Pause/Break" on your keyboard. (If you don't have or can't find the Windows Key then just reboot and wait for the splash screen to tell you what OS you're using.)
- After selecting your operating system you will see some links below. (Firmware, Utilities, Manual)
- You'll want to click on Utilities since you're looking for the Firmware Restoration Utility.
- The list of all the Utilities will expand and show you all the versions of the Utility.
- Just use the one at the top of the list by clicking on one of the links next to the "Download From" section.
- It really doesn't matter which link you select but in your case just click the first one "Global (DLM)"
- You will be prompted with a Capcha. Once again, don't panic, all you have to do is type the letters/numbers you see in to the text box and click submit.
- Your download should begin. If not, repeat the process because you missed something.
- Once your download completes just install it by double-clicking on the file and following the process.
If you need further assistance such as screenshots of this entire process with arrows and pretty colors just let me know.
No need to be rude here. The reason for the double post was I went ahead and created an account here so I wouldn't just be a Guest. I was unable to reply to the previous post for some reason, so I had to start a second thread specifying a couple of details.
I had already read and executed the instructions given (and they are very well written — great work). But the files in question never use the word RESTORATION anywhere, in the filename nor on the screen. And the Asus program 4.09 ( I chose that because the newest one was specifically for a particular firmware load) would not see the router while the router was in Restore mode. So I attempted to use the firmware upload function with the router in normal operating mode with the K26USB.1.28.9048MIPSR2-beta18-ext, deRARed into its TRX file. The utility would not recognize it.
I'm hardly a noob. But nothing here looks like a restoration program since it doesn't see the router when the router is in restore mode but does see it in normal. And it would be my luck that Asus has changed everythign around on their page the one weekend I have free to attempt this. I apologize for the double post. But I'm merely trying to find the right program to execute the well explaned tutorial and I'm coming up empty.
AHA! Found the problem.
The Asus utility installs more than just that one program that launches at install. If you look under Start and Programs, there are 5 in all under the Asus Utility folder and one of those is the Firmware Restoration program. And that took my image of TomatoUSB just fine!
Thanks for all the help guys.
Sorry for the rude reply. I just get annoyed when people don't bother to figure things out for themselves before just going on forums and having people solve their problems for them.
Also, don't take my word as anything of authority on this forum. I don't even have an account here. No need to apologize for the double post to me.
I'm glad to see you figured out your issue though.
I'll admit I was a jackass in my reply and i'm not going to lie, it was intended at the time, however I apologize. I hope you enjoy TomatoUSB and don't let my post be an example of the kind of help you will receive on this forum. People here really are quite helpful.
Thanks Cptn. Obvious for the detailed steps. For some reason ASUS didnt put the word "Firmware Restoration Utility" on the description. Thats causing the pain. Even I looked at teddy bears link but could find the real download until I saw this link here. Good Job thanks.