Running Merlin firmware on an ASUS RT88U router?

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Hi folks.
Just wonder... is there anyone out here running the MERLIN firmware on an ASUS RT88U router?
I have tried about 5 times to re-flash my 88U but every single attempt has failed. I have the latest released AUSWRT Merlin firmware and followed the instructions to the letter but it just will not work. Am curious if anyone else has had this problem ? The router throws up an invalid firmware error ( and thank God I do not end up with a broken 88U which would be a disaster.)
Tks...
Albert
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  • AlbertAlbert Member Posts: 97
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    thanks !

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  • kltaylorkltaylor Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,191
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    Hey there, @Albert.
    I honestly didn't know that ASUS would allow independant firmware to influence their device at all.  The last time that I flashed independant firmware to a router was for a WRT Linksys router, a very specific model that would allow it to accept the new OS.
    Honestly, I'll do some searching to see if ASUS allows it and which models its for if they do.
    "There's a fine line between audacity and idiocy."
    -Warden Anastasia Luccio, Captain
  • AlbertAlbert Member Posts: 97
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    KT.... the official site says it is supported. II would have never tried it otherwise  as the 88U was an expensive bit of h/w when i bought it.
    KT... i  specifically wanted it because it was one of the few routers that have 8 LAN ports on board. Even though... ii is supported by either a TP Link 8 port switch or by my 8 port managed Netgear switch, giving me a total of 24 RJ45 ports. Nothing I.M.O. beats a good old bit of decent cable.. Having said that counting the WiFi stuff... i often hit over 30 devices on the network.
  • kltaylorkltaylor Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,191
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    That's one huge factor for me with my router, in that it's an ASUS and it has 8 Gigabit ports on the back.  Currently I know of only two models that have that.  Let me do some digging and see what I can find for you.
    "There's a fine line between audacity and idiocy."
    -Warden Anastasia Luccio, Captain
    Albert
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