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Step-by-Step Guide: How to Downgrade ASUS Router Firmware Easily

If you are an Asus router user and have upgraded to the latest firmware version, you may want to downgrade for various reasons. For instance, if the new firmware has bugs and issues that cause your router to malfunction or slow down your internet speed, downgrading is a viable option. In this article, we’ll show you how to downgrade Asus router firmware easily with our step-by-step guide.

Step 1: Check Compatibility

The first thing you need to do is ensure that the firmware(download stock firmware) you intend to use is compatible with your Asus router model. You can check the Asus website for firmware versions available for your router model.

Step 2: Download Old Firmware Version

You will need to download the old firmware version you want to install on your router. Go to the Asus support website and search for your router model. Look for the firmware version you want to download and save it to your computer.

Step 3: Access Router Settings

Open your web browser and enter your router’s IP address in the address bar. You will then be prompted to enter your login credentials. Enter the username and password associated with your router and click on Login.

Step 4: Navigate to Firmware Upgrade Page

Once you log in to your router’s settings, navigate to the firmware upgrade page. You can find this by clicking on the Administration tab at the top of the page and then selecting Firmware Upgrade.

Step 5: Select the Downgrade Option

In the firmware upgrade page, you will see two options; Upgrade and Downgrade. Click on the Downgrade option to upload the old firmware version you downloaded earlier.

Step 6: Upload the Old Firmware Version

Click on the Browse button and navigate to the location where you saved the old firmware version. Select it and click on Upload. Wait for the upload process to complete.

Step 7: Reboot Your Router

Once the upload is complete, your router will automatically reboot. Do not unplug your router or turn off your computer during the reboot process. The reboot process may take several minutes, so be patient.

Step 8: Confirm Firmware Version

After your router finishes rebooting, log in to the settings page again using your login credentials. Once you are logged in, navigate to the System Status page. Here, you should see the firmware version you downgraded to.


Downgrading Asus router firmware can be a quick and easy process if you follow these simple steps. Remember to check compatibility before downloading an old firmware version and ensure that you do not interrupt the upload or reboot process. If you encounter any issues, you can always contact Asus support for assistance.

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