Hopefully you won’t ever need to visit this section, but it is reassuring to know that if you have problems, you have an excellent chance of recovery. 3.1 Have Windows running 3.2 Disable the Windows Firewall 3.3 Turn off the router 3.4 Hold down the Restore button (you’ll need a pen or paperclip as the button is recessed) 3.5 Turn on the power and release the Restore button between 1 and 5 seconds after power on - The power LED should slowly flash (Other LEDS may also be on, depending on what is connected) 3.6 From your Windows PC, start the ASUS Restore Utility (From Start Menu ASUS Utility .. RT-N16 Wireless Router .. Firmware Restoration) 3.7 Browse to your copy of the ASUS Firmware file and click on Upload 3.8 Let the Utility work through the restoration process 3.9 Re-enable the Windows Firewall
If you make a mistake and are locked out of your router, hold down the router Restore button for more than 5 seconds. The Power LED will begin to flash. Release the restore button, the Power LED will stop flashing and you’ll find you will be able to get access to the router with the default name=admin/password=admin access.