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ASUS RT-N12 C1
Availability: common

Manuf/OEM/ODM Arcadyan WG7005F22 1-ASU

FCC approval date: 16 December 2011

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multiple revisions of this device, use caution

Type: wireless router

FCC ID: MSQ-RTN12C
Industry Canada ID: 3568A-RTN12C

Power: 9 VDC, 1 A
Connector type: barrel

CPU1: Broadcom BCM5357C0 (300 MHz)
FLA1: 8 MiB
8,388,608 B
65,536 Kib
8,192 KiB
64 Mib
0.00781 GiB
(Macronix MX25L6406E)
RAM1: 32 MiB
33,554,432 B
262,144 Kib
32,768 KiB
256 Mib
0.0313 GiB
(Winbond W9425G6JH-5)

Expansion IFs: none specified

WI1 chip1: Broadcom BCM5357C0
WI1 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI1 MIMO config: 2x2:2
WI1 antenna connector: RP-SMA

ETH chip1: Broadcom BCM5357C0
Switch: Broadcom BCM5357C0
LAN speed: 10/100
LAN ports: 4
WAN speed: 10/100
WAN ports: 1

bgn

Third party firmware supported: DD-WRT • (List), Tomato (Shibby) • (DLs) • (List)

Default SSID: ASUS (87 addl. devices)
Default IP address: 192.168.1.1
the IP 192.168.1.1 is used by 1072 additional devices
of which 147 are ASUS devices
Default login user: admin
Default login password: admin
admin:admin credentials used by 1104 additional devices
of which 159 are ASUS devices

802dot11 OUI: C8:60:00 (2 E, 2 W, 2011)
Ethernet OUI: C8:60:00 (2 E, 2 W, 2011)

 CPU1 brandWI1 chip1 brandWI1 chip2 brand
ASUS RT-N12 rev A1BroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-N12 rev B1BroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-N12 rev C1BroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-N12 rev D1BroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-N12KBroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-N12VPBroadcomBroadcom
For a list of all currently documented Broadcom chipsets with specifications, see Broadcom.


Wireless-N300 Router

Product page  • Support page  • Downloads

"P/N: 141700520039J R0A" is silkscreened on the board in the FCC photos.

Wi-Fi Certified (alt.) (as of 12/21/2011)

Links of Interest[edit]

C8:60:00 (ASUSTek) OUI

Forum threads[edit]

Flashing[edit]

Flashing Tomato[edit]

Tomato Flash Guide
Source

Note: some people say you need to install DD-WRT first. I do NOT recommend anyone to install DD-WRT first before installing Tomato on Asus routers.

  1. Download a suitable tomato firmware
  2. Install the Asus router utility from the CD that came with the router. Run \Utility\setup.exe from the CD to install it. If you no longer have the CD you can also download it from the Asus website.
  3. Disable Firewall on your computer.
  4. Disable anti-virus on your computer.
  5. Connect your computer to one of the LAN ports of the router with an ethernet cable.
  6. Assign a static IP of 192.168.1.10 and subnet mask 255.255.255.0 to your computer LAN port.
  7. Disconnect the router WAN port if you already have a cable plugged into that port.
  8. From Windows Start menu, run ASUS Utility -> RT-N Wireless Router -> Firmware Restoration.
  9. Click the Browse button and select the file that you downloaded in step #1. Don’t click the upload button yet.
  10. Put the router in recovery mode: Unplug the power cord of the router. Hold down the black Restore button using a pen (not the red button). Plug the power cord back in. Once the power light starts flashing slowing, release the Restore button. The power light should continue to flash. The flashing light means the router is ready to accept the new firmware in recovery mode.
  11. Click the upload button in the Restoration utility. If it warns about incorrect Asus firmware, ignore it. The firmware should now start uploading into the router. Don’t touch anything while the firmware is being uploaded. (Note: these steps worked when I flashed my RT-N16. However, the utility could not find my RT-N12 B1 when I tried to flash the router, although it did work for other people. After failing for more than a dozen times, I tried to perform the upload first before putting the router in recovery mode, then it finally worked. Later I tried a different unit of RT-N12 B1 strangely it could be flashed the first time using the normal procedure. If neither of these procedures work, please see the Addendum in The Wiert Corner, and the tftp method described by Simeon W in the comments section.)
  12. No matter whether the utility says the upload is completed, or it hangs at a certain percent, DO NOT PANIC, and WAIT FOR FIVE MINUTES before you do anything else.
  13. After five minutes, open a browser and go to http://192.168.1.1. Login with user “admin” (or “root”) and password “admin”. You should be logged into Tomato.
  14. Administration -> Configuration -> Restore Default Configuration -> Erase all data in NVRAM memory(thorough) -> OK (Note: there is a forum report saying this reset function does not work properly on RT-N53 – in this case, try the hardware reset button.)
  15. After it is completed, login again, enable DHCP (for Toastman Builds), change admin password, enable WiFi security if you use WiFi, plug in your WAN connection and configure it. Also take a look at the CPU frequency, you may need to manually change it if it is not correct. (Note: overclocking your router is usually not a good idea from my experience.)
  16. Change your computer LAN port back to use DHCP (dynamic address) and dynamic DNS.

Wiert Corner method[edit]

  1. pull the power plug on the RT N66U
  2. press and hold the reset button
  3. insert the power plug on the RT N66U
  4. wait for the power led to slowly blink
  5. release the reset button
  6. wait a few minutes for the modem to become stable
  7. in the mean time set your PC to these IPv4 settings: – host = 192.168.1.100 – mask = 255.255.255.0
  8. start your web-browser
  9. point your web-browser to http://192.168.1.1 (it will time out, don’t worry)
  10. press the power button to turn off the router
  11. wait a few seconds
  12. press the power button to turn on the router now your router gets into rescue mode
  13. refresh your browser so it goes to http://192.168.1.1 again
  14. upload your Tomato firmware

–jeroen

TFTP method[edit]

Put the router into recovery mode, set a static IP address on the computer then run in the shell:

tftp 192.168.1.1
binary
put [filename].trx

Wait several minutes while firmware transfers and router updates. Reboot twice, waiting 3 minutes in between each reboot, and the router should now have tomato installed.

See also[edit]