How to tweak Samba on ASUSWRT with both public and protected folders

ASUSWRT does a decent job at providing Samba shares to the Windows clients on the network and this will work in most cases. However, if you need to mix password protected with public (open) folders, the firmware cannot handle this scenario.

Fortunately, Asus made a decent job at making the firmware customizable enough that this functionality can be enabled with a bit of custom tweaking.

Recovering ASUS Fonepad 7 (K012 / FE170CG) from boot loop error

There comes a time in a tablet’s life when firmware crashes and needs recovery (due to events beyond the user’s control, of course, such as OTA updating a rooted firmware).

In such times the unwritten details (like procedures and filenames) are what separate a brick from a successful recovery.