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Steps to flash ASUS WL-HDD 2.5 with OpenWRT[edit]

Enter the bootloader[edit]

Steps to enter the bootloader:

  1. Connect networkcable
  2. Unplug power
  3. Press and hold reset button
  4. Plug power
  5. Orange LED starts blinking slowly
  6. Release reset button

Set IP address to and you should be able to ping or

Steps to flash image via tftp[edit]

  • Use below steps
$ tftp
tftp> binary
tftp> get ASUSSPACELINK\x01\x01\xa8\xc0 /dev/null
tftp> put ./openwrt-brcm-2.4-squashfs.trx ASUSSPACELINK
  • Or use this script:
if [ $# != 2 ]; then
        echo "Usage: $0 IP image"
        echo "Example: $0 openwrt-brcm47xx-squashfs.trx"
        exit 1
echo -en "binary\nget ASUSSPACELINK\x01\x01\xa8\xc0 /dev/null\nquit\n" | tftp $1
sleep 1
echo -en "binary\nput $2 ASUSSPACELINK\nquit\n" | tftp $1

echo "Done uploading image..."
echo "Device will reboot now. Wait for 5minutes."
echo "Ping to see when it is finished booting."
echo "Telnet to start."