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WARNING: It is recommended to use ASUS Firmware restoration tool for ASUS routers initial flash (use *.TRX file) NOTE: During configuration or flashing a device, the only that should be hooked to the device is the computer and power.


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Serial Num. = ?
CPU Type = Atheros AR2317-AC1A (AR2317)
MIPS Rev = ?
CPU Speed = 180MHz
Bus = ?
Flash Type = Serial
Flash Chip = ?
Flash Size = 4MB
Max Firmware Size = 3801088 bytes
RAM Size = 16MB
RAM Chip = ?
nvram Size = ?
Switch = ?
Port-based vlan = No
802.1q vlan = No
Ethernet Port Count = 1-10/100-WAN 4-10/100-LAN
Wired Standard = IEEE 802.3/3u
boot_wait = ?
bootloader = ?
Flash Card Socket/Type = No
SD/MMC Mod Support = No
MiniPCI slots = No
PoE = No
Power = 5V/1.2A ?
Color of LEDs = ?
Size = 167 x 110 x 33 ( not including the size of Antenna) mm
USB = No
Serial Port = Yes
JTAG Port = No
Supported by TJTAG 3.02 = No
Supported by dd-wrt as of = 12-28-09-r13525
dd-wrt K2.4 Support = ?
dd-wrt K2.6 Support = ?
Special Features = ?

Radio (ath0)

Wireless Radio = Atheros AR2317(SoC)
WLAN DSP processor = ?
Antenna Connector Type = Fixed External
Wireless Standard = IEEE 802.11b/g
WiFi Operating Frequency = 2.4GHz - 2.5GHz
 802.11g = 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps
 802.11b = 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps
Channels: 11 CH (US, Canada), 13 CH (EU), 14 CH (Japan)
Transmitted Power: 11b: 18 dBm, 11g: 15 dBm
Receiver Sensitivity: IEE802.11b: -88 dBm(Typical)
                      IEE802.11g:-74 dBm(Typical) 
Radio cor_rev = ?
Radio Capabilities = ?

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by --Tilex 01:35, 20 January 2010 (CET)

Quick InfoEdit

router flashed: brand new ASUS RT-G32 (obtained in January 2010. came with asus firmware v3.0.1.7)
dd-wrt build flashed: v24-sp2 (12/28/09) std (SVN revision 13525)
OS used to flash: Windows 7 x64


  • Start off with a fresh RT-G32. Reset it to factory defaults.
  • Set your ethernet card up to use a static ip. Use, gateway, no dns server.
  • You'll need to run a TFTP server. I used Tftpd32.
  • You'll also need a telnet client. I used putty.
  • Download linux.bin from here.
  • place linux.bin in the root of your TFTP directory.

Connecting to RedBootEdit

In order to flash the router, you'll need to access RedBoot on the router via telnet.
Here are the settings I used for putty:

host name:
port:  9000
connection type:  telnet
close window on exit:  never

Plug your ethernet cable in to port 4 on the router. Then plug in the power to the router, wait 3 seconds, then click "Open" in putty to start your telnet session. This may take you a few tries to get it to connect. On a successful connection, putty should display something like this:

== Executing boot script in 1.920 seconds - enter ^C to abort



Flashing From RedBootEdit

now enter these commands into your telnet client exactly: [my comments are in square brackets]

ip_address -l -h [press enter]
fis init [press enter]
y [press enter]
load -r -b 0x80041000 linux.bin [press enter]
fis create linux [press enter.  there won't be any console output until it's done running...  took just under 4 minutes for me.]
fconfig [press enter twice]
fis load -l linux [press enter]
exec [press enter exactly 12 times]
y [press enter.  it will take about 5 seconds to respond.]
reset [press enter]

At this point the router will reboot. Wait at least 1 minute and 25 seconds and then you should be able to point your browser to and access the dd-wrt control panel. (note: it always seems to take about 1 minute and 25 seconds for the router to boot up. In other words, every time you apply power or restart the router, it will take about 1 minute and 25 seconds for the dd-wrt control panel to be accessable.)

Once you're in the dd-wrt control panel, goto Administration/Factory Defaults, click "Yes" and "Apply Settings".

All done!

RT-G32 Router Information Screenshot

RT-G32 System Information Screenshot


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VladMgn wrote:
LD02 translated:

Hello again !
I finally made it !!! YES i return from dd-wrt firmware to original asus firmware V3.0.2.1.

With your permission i shall post how I did it. Of course the main "source" was (yes russian ppl rocks to Smile ), google translation from russian to romanian, yahoo bable fish translation from russian to english.

so lets begin..connect to RedBoot (you know how..or look at )

1. fis init
2. y
3. put this file ( ) renamed into "config" in your tftp root directory
4. ip_address -l -h
(of course your ip address is
5. load -r -b %{FREEMEMLO} config
6. fis create -l 0x00010000 -f 0xBFFD0000 -e 0x00000000 -r 0xBFFD0000 config
7. fconfig [ 2 times enter !!]
8. fis load -l vmlinux.bin.l7
9. exec -c “root=/dev/mtdblock1 of rootfs=squashfs”
10. after 12 times enter, type the "y"

now dont worry, you dont have vmlinux on your router... keep reading ;p

11. reset

Now, - close putty,
- change ip address to, DONT FORGET to CLOSE tftp (that's why all of you receive "Socket error" with the firmware restoration tool)
- open original Firmware Restoration
- take off the power from router
- repower the router, HOLDING down "reset" button from router
- BEGIN Firmware Restoration (select RT-G32_V3.0.2.1_RU09.bin).. i was STILL PRESSING the reset button until 5% then i released the reset button

And voila ! Firmware restoration was succesfully ended. After 1-2 min, connect to web interface and restore factory defaults; its NECESSARY !!!

Good luck !!! If I could do it, so can you..just pay attention and read all before starting.

PS. I'm still "comparing" dd-wrt with original..if one can say "compare"...anyway its a little more stable the original firmware than dd-wrt and doesnt hang on wireless havy traffic - torrents

JTAG/Serial InfoEdit




Serial PinoutsEdit
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Hyper terminal Setup in Windows XPEdit
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 ok
Click File - Save As, and select a place to save it to so you 
             don't have to enter the settings again.
Putty Setup in Windows XPEdit
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
Click Session
 Enter a name for your connection under saved sessions
Click Save
Click Open
Serial RecoveryEdit
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vlan InfoEdit

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FCC PicturesEdit

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