FYI, first flash from stock firmware with the 21061 chk linked in the wiki failed twice, taking me to the power led blinks eternally state (ttl=100). I had to tftp with stock firmware from there again.
Only the 14536 linked in this thread worked. Shouldn't this be updated in the wiki?
I want to confirm that I also updated my Netgear WNR2000v2 with build 27745 openvpn small.bin without reset of settings. Everything went well. I use it as a client bridge to keep it behind the firewall. With build 27745 installed I think I can put it back out on the internet without concern. Great job guys!!!
The 'openvpn small' versions of those builds did work.
But, now the latest mini build (27944 as of this post) is working again.
How is the mini 27944 build behaving for you?
Also how did you do reset? hard 30/30/30 or something different?
I want to try a fresher mini build than the updated 3/25 build recommended in the wiki, but one that won't brick and doesn't act to wonky. Did you try the 27944 'openvpn small' on your WNR2000V2?
Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 19:17 Post subject: Re: WNR200v2 Successful flash to latest beta build 26490
WNR2000v2 Successful flash to latest beta build 26490 (both mini and vpn-small)
path I took to get here:
dd-wrt.v24-21061_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini.bin 3.37 MB (3,543,040 bytes)
dd-wrt.v24-26490_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini.bin 3.40 MB (3,567,616 bytes)
Obviously flashing the last two it would appear that some of the historical information in the wiki about flash size limit is NOT accurate... (i.e. 3392 KB)
per Peacock, Note 4...
4MB flash chip Netgear routers: 3735552 bytes
That was what I used as a reference.
PS. I have updated the WIKI with this information. This post has also been linked. So, any feedback from users that have tested more advanced configurations on more recent builds (like 26490) would be appreciated.
How did you reset when going from one build to another, if at all ? Did you Restore to factory defaults, or used reset button, or the famous 30/30/30 method ?
reset via drop down on firmware update page each time...
Then once on "dd-wrt.v24-26490_NEWD-2_K2.6_openvpn_small.bin" i also reset by holding reset button till wifi led went out (13-15 seconds). and waited for complete reboot 3-5 minutes (when WIFI light came back on, and TTL ping responses were 64 again)
(did not try a 30-30-30, given the other two methods listed above always took me back to the 'create password' GUI)
Any idea what the latest, stable, least amount of bugs build that would work for the WNR2000v2?
Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:43 Post subject: Also interested in updates
After a friend visited with some small enough torx bits, I was able to unbrick my WNR2000v2 today, back to 15962..
(I found that shorting the pins [are they the data pins for flashrom I wonder?] specified at the right time, you get a consistent ping ttl of 100 beyond 5-10 responses, and then you can stop shorting, as the SoC has stopped trying to load the flash ROM... then after successful upgrade, it reboots a few times, and TTL goes from 100 to 64 to indicate that it's gone from bootloader to OS)
Now I've unbricked it, I would like to run something more current... So is the concensus, for now, that 27944 mini and other variants of same build are the most recent?
I have tried 26490 and 29621 both suggested in the wiki.
Both worked and installed with out a hitch.
However both are capping my wired WAN speed connection.
I have a 60Mbps connection. When connected directly to the modem I get like 65Mbps. When connected (wired) to the router with these builds I get like 25-30Mpbs.
Anyone have any idea how to fix this?
This has happened to me on two separate WNR2000V2.
It loaded and seemed ok, but is not the most recent one, so I tried to load 30016, which is currently the most recent K26 build, as the post-30016 builds do not have a K26 branch for some reason.
30016 bricked it and I was stuck in amber power led. Following the guide at http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=81013 I successfully flashed the unit back to stock Netgear firmware. It required over 20+ attempts to finally get the timing to where it would boot to blinking green power led instead of the amber solid led. I uploaded stock firmware. I had to repeat the pin short attempt a few more times again to flash the firmware a second time, then it would boot into stock Netgear firmware.
Then I reloaded the 18777 build and upgraded to 29261. Will be trying it out. _________________ Testing 2x TP-Link Archer C7 v2 with 38326
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