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wiz
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Posted:6/20/2012 2:21:00 AM # 41
well, on the plus side, if you check for an update now, it will tell you there's a new firmware available if you run the 112 version.

But strange it is...

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Hal
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Posted:6/20/2012 7:18:00 AM # 42
Thanks Mike.  Apparently Sweden takes better care of its' consumers than the USA.  Not to denigrate Sweden's efforts; but it is not all that hard to beat our protection. We seem to believe that although the consumer is the preponderance of our economic structure, no bad nasty government should be allowed to prevent capitalists from raping, pillaging, and burning the consumer.

R.e. another post - I see no reason to close this thread. It is a very useful ongoing picture of what is/has happened. I have been tracking it from its' inception.

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Scott
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Posted:6/20/2012 7:33:00 AM # 43

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Author: wiz Posted: 6/20/2012 2:21:00 AM

well, on the plus side, if you check for an update now, it will tell you there's a new firmware available if you run the 112 version.

But strange it is...

Um, yeah the "Check for update" works, but my version still says 112, after a reboot.  So is this the original bug where it always said an update was available?

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Richard
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Posted:6/20/2012 10:59:00 AM # 44
With this new Update they fixed the "Latest Update" issue.------ http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/312/asusrtn66u144.jpg

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mikeg
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Posted:6/20/2012 6:34:00 PM # 45

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Author: Hal Posted: 6/20/2012 7:18:00 AM

Thanks Mike.  Apparently Sweden takes better care of its' consumers than the USA.  Not to denigrate Sweden's efforts; but it is not all that hard to beat our protection. We seem to believe that although the consumer is the preponderance of our economic structure, no bad nasty government should be allowed to prevent capitalists from raping, pillaging, and burning the consumer.

R.e. another post - I see no reason to close this thread. It is a very useful ongoing picture of what is/has happened. I have been tracking it from its' inception.

Hal, sadly here in Sweden it is not so easy to just return the product if it is not a hw issue.
Asus has promised that things should work - even written it on the box without being able
to produce.
Here is a mail conversation netween me and an Asus employe :

Dear Mr. Kwong,

I thought that the nvram issue should have been fixed when a new fw .144  was available on your download site on the 18:th of June but it was not there.
I want to take up the issue about how you do change management when you develop the software for the router. It simply does not work - things that work in one fw. release
stops working on the next version. I have now updated my fw from .112 to .144 and had to go to the mini-web and then the Asus restore utility to upgrade. The gui has an upgrade which
has not functioned from the first version. When I tried to change the TXPower adjustment from the default of 80 mW to 100 mW I got PROBLEMS - the bug that you have to press 3 times on the Apply
to change the value is still there. I had to power off / power on the router and go in on the mini-web to change it back to 80 mW to get a working router. In version .112 I could change the TXPower setting
to 100 mW without these problems. So I hope that you understand that you have serious issues about the fw development that you need to look over carefully and consider what you should do. If you
are not the right person could you pass it on to this person. Asus needs to take care of the situation regarding the fw. because the word spreads about these problems. I tried to contact the Asus support organization
here in Sweden but the only respons I got was to fill in a RMA request which is not the case here.

I hope to get a response from you quickly.

Regards,

Mike


On 2012-05-03 02:59, Adam_Kwong@asus.com wrote:
Dear Mr. XXXX
Thank you for waiting. The size of the NVRAM will be fixed and adjusted to 64KB in an upcoming firmware update. The tentative time frame will be by June.  I am currently looking into a solution for DD-WRT users.

Let me know if you have further concerns.

Best Regards,

Adam K.
Customer Care Specialist ☺
ASUS Computers International


-----Original Message-----
From:  Mike
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2012 9:15 AM
To: Networking_Support
Subject: NVRAM on Asus RT-N66U

I have this router and I was planning on running DD-WRT on it for all the nice features it has, but it seems that the lack of NVRAM puts an end to all that.
Is this something that is going to be adressed in some future update?

Best regards,

Mike

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RMerlin
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Posted:6/20/2012 10:03:00 PM # 46

BTW, the "click three times to set power" thing is actually something they deliberately wrote in the web ui. Each time you click on Apply, if you have a non-default power value, it increases a counter. And only after the counter reaches 3 does it accept the custom power setting. So it's a really simple "fix", all that's needed is to remove that bit of code.

As for the reason for this code... I have no idea.

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mikeg
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Posted:6/20/2012 10:08:00 PM # 47

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Author: RMerlin Posted: 6/20/2012 10:03:00 PM

BTW, the "click three times to set power" thing is actually something they deliberately wrote in the web ui. Each time you click on Apply, if you have a non-default power value, it increases a counter. And only after the counter reaches 3 does it accept the custom power setting. So it's a really simple "fix", all that's needed is to remove that bit of code.

As for the reason for this code... I have no idea.

Perhaps we will get an explanation from the Asus people about why they implemented this....

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Socalrailroader
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Posted:6/21/2012 1:39:00 AM # 48
On the power thing, here in the US 500 MW is the max allowed on 2.4 Ghz, and 250 MW is the max allowed on 5 Ghz. http://wifinetnews.com/archives/2007/01/5_ghz_or_bust.html

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mikeg
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Posted:6/21/2012 2:49:00 AM # 49

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Author: Socalrailroader Posted: 6/21/2012 1:39:00 AM

On the power thing, here in the US 500 MW is the max allowed on 2.4 Ghz, and 250 MW is the max allowed on 5 Ghz. http://wifinetnews.com/archives/2007/01/5_ghz_or_bust.html

Yes  and in other parts of the world for instance Sweden it is 100 mW on both bands.....

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mikeg
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Posted:6/21/2012 3:05:00 PM # 50

Quote:
Author: Mike Posted: 6/20/2012 6:34:00 PM


Quote:
Author: Hal Posted: 6/20/2012 7:18:00 AM

Thanks Mike.  Apparently Sweden takes better care of its' consumers than the USA.  Not to denigrate Sweden's efforts; but it is not all that hard to beat our protection. We seem to believe that although the consumer is the preponderance of our economic structure, no bad nasty government should be allowed to prevent capitalists from raping, pillaging, and burning the consumer.

R.e. another post - I see no reason to close this thread. It is a very useful ongoing picture of what is/has happened. I have been tracking it from its' inception.

Hal, sadly here in Sweden it is not so easy to just return the product if it is not a hw issue.
Asus has promised that things should work - even written it on the box without being able
to produce.
Here is a mail conversation netween me and an Asus employe :

Dear Mr. Kwong,

I thought that the nvram issue should have been fixed when a new fw .144  was available on your download site on the 18:th of June but it was not there.
I want to take up the issue about how you do change management when you develop the software for the router. It simply does not work - things that work in one fw. release
stops working on the next version. I have now updated my fw from .112 to .144 and had to go to the mini-web and then the Asus restore utility to upgrade. The gui has an upgrade which
has not functioned from the first version. When I tried to change the TXPower adjustment from the default of 80 mW to 100 mW I got PROBLEMS - the bug that you have to press 3 times on the Apply
to change the value is still there. I had to power off / power on the router and go in on the mini-web to change it back to 80 mW to get a working router. In version .112 I could change the TXPower setting
to 100 mW without these problems. So I hope that you understand that you have serious issues about the fw development that you need to look over carefully and consider what you should do. If you
are not the right person could you pass it on to this person. Asus needs to take care of the situation regarding the fw. because the word spreads about these problems. I tried to contact the Asus support organization
here in Sweden but the only respons I got was to fill in a RMA request which is not the case here.

I hope to get a response from you quickly.

Regards,

Mike


On 2012-05-03 02:59, Adam_Kwong@asus.com wrote:
Dear Mr. XXXX
Thank you for waiting. The size of the NVRAM will be fixed and adjusted to 64KB in an upcoming firmware update. The tentative time frame will be by June.  I am currently looking into a solution for DD-WRT users.

Let me know if you have further concerns.

Best Regards,

Adam K.
Customer Care Specialist ☺
ASUS Computers International


-----Original Message-----
From:  Mike
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2012 9:15 AM
To: Networking_Support
Subject: NVRAM on Asus RT-N66U

I have this router and I was planning on running DD-WRT on it for all the nice features it has, but it seems that the lack of NVRAM puts an end to all that.
Is this something that is going to be adressed in some future update?

Best regards,

Mike
I got a rely from Asus :

Hi  Mike

The 64KB NVRAM firmware should release sometimes by the end of this week or next week. I was not aware of the release of .144 but I did try it out and this isn't the same version I have been testing. As for your feedback I will forward this to our team. Let me know if you have further concerns. class="yj6qo ajU"> data-tooltip="Dölj utökat innehåll" id=":1ko" class="ajR" role="button" tabindex="0"> class="adL">

Best Regards,

Adam K.
Customer Care Specialist ☺
ASUS Computers International

Let us hope ....

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