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Just bought this Router ASUS RT N16. I upgraded the firmware to DD-WRT. Then upgraded to Tomato firmware following instructions found on the net. Router worked fine with DD-WRT but when I did the install of Tomato it looks like is is now Bricked. The only light that comes on is the power light. Wireless light is not lit plus I am unable to log into the router. I have tried all of the suggestions provided from other sites concerning restoring to factory specs with no results. I just received the router Saturday 4/2/11 but I assume this won't be covered by its warranty. I read in an old forum (2008) there was a guy that could fix this but am unable to contact him. What would you suggest for me to do. I really hate to purchase a new one.

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If the device is dead in the water as a result of flashing the firmware - then I'd bring it back for either my money back or even exchange. I'd explain that during a firmware update, it became unresponsive. That's it.

I'd flash the replacement to DD-WRT firmware for your particular router again. Make sure you've got the right firmware file for your router's hardware revision too. I'd hold off on flashing to Tomato. (I use DD-WRT to perform wireless bridging w/ two Linky WRT54Gs and haven't had to do a thing to them in 3 years now - I must admit that I'm not familiar with Tomato). There's got to be an issue with the Tomato upgrade procedure you followed, firmware file or a mismatch on hardware revision of the router. I'd want to find out what that problem is before attempting it again. I doubt the store would be very understanding if you showed up with yet another dead router.

I hope this helps & good luck! Please rate my reply. Thank you.

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