English Firmware for Xiaomi Mi Router Nano (R1CL) [Download+Instructions]

July 10, 2016

Mi Router Nano (R1CL) is an excellent budget WiFi Router with great range and small form-factor. However, by default the router ships out with Chinese-only interface; making it difficult for non-Chinese speakers to use the router. However, after a little digging around the web, I found folks at the Mi Forum uploaded a firmware equipped with English. Let’s set it up.

Downloading

I have mirrored the firmware in a few places. Download from any one site mentioned below.

Flashing

(Use Google Chrome Browser to translate the Chinese Interface)

  1. Unzip the downloaded file, you will get a .bin file.
  2. Visit miwifi.com. Login with your password.
  3. Go to “Common settings” or the 2nd option in the top most menu.
  4. Click the Orange / Yellow i icon.
  5. Click the “Manual upgrade” button and show your .bin file that you extracted from the downloaded zip.
  6. Wait for a few minutes as the router flashes.

Switching the language.

  1. Visit miwifi.com. Login with your password.
  2. Go to “Common settings” or the 2nd option in the top most menu.
  3. Click the Orange / Yellow i icon.
  4. Select the language of your choice. (English!)

Happy browsing!

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