How to install DD-WRT on the Asus RT-N16

There are several How-To’s out there for flashing DD-WRT on the Asus RT-N16 and I’m going to show you the easiest BY FAR!  (This doesn’t mean it’s the shortest but it is the easiest that I know of.) Some of the tutorials online for flashing DD-WRT can be pretty lengthy and confusing.  

As of 12/18/2014 when I posted this article I have used the process below to flash DD-WRT on over 10 routers in the past year.  I haven’t had an issue with a single one.

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VLANs on the Asus RT-N16

On some routers like the Rt-N16 and builds of DD-WRT you have the option of segregating one or even all of the LAN ports on the back of the router and keeping the LAN traffic separate on each individual port.  This is done through DD-WRT’s use of VLANs (Virtual Local Area Network). Why would you want to do this?  I’ll answer that question with the scenario below.  

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