any custom firmware for Asus DSL-N16

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    • Recruit

    Hi everyone
    Is it possible to install any custom firmware to Asus DSL-N16?
    Asus released its latest firmware source code.

    GPL of ASUS DSL-N16 for firmware

    CPU1: MediaTek MT7510 ( 650 MHz )
    FLA1: 16 MiB ( Brand? Model?)
    RAM1: 64 MiB ( Brand? DDR2)

    Expansion IFs: none specified

    WI1 chip1: MediaTek MT7592
    WI1 802dot11 protocols: bgn
    WI1 MIMO config: 2×2:2
    WI1 antenna connector: RP-SMA

    ETH chip1: MediaTek MT7510
    LAN speed: 10/100
    LAN ports: 4

    Thank you.

    UK Sentinel
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    • Skipper

    Are you looking to compile your own, or looking to see if somebody else has done something similar.?

    As this unit is MediaTeK and Modem, highly unlikely any third party support (drivers) will be available as MediaTeK based Products are not as well supported as other chipset manufactures

    Usually Broadcom based units are the ones to play with ;-) and have a look at SNBForums as a lot of coders are based there and can maybe better advise


    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

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    Answered him already in SNB that he will got no luck, everybody now exchanges this old modemrouter.

    There never has been custom firmwares for DSL-type routers.

    First I’ve ever seen was about a year ago from Hugo Gomes for DSL-AC68U, but quick and dirty.

    And last month Gnuton did a good job with merlin support on this very modemrouter.

    Nobody will ever do it for that really old N16 with too slow CPU and poor HW. Its not able to do more computing than needed for basic functions on stock firmware.

    Nice would be for the new DSL-AC88U, but due to different hardware it wont ever come too.


    He can use it as modem-only (dont know if there is such a mode) and use a RT-AC86U behind for routing and everything else.


    Here the answer of the boss himself:

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