BS -r39469 Bricked my wrt54gl v1.1

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invisibletouch
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 18:02    Post subject: BS -r39469 Bricked my wrt54gl v1.1 Reply with quote
Tried everything on the wiki and peacock posts. Switching IPv4 address to 192.168.1.10, tried going half duplex 10mbps. Won't ping even on router reboot.

Flashed from linksys webpage http in waterfox, said successful, waited, power light never stopped blinking, wan light doesn't come on, responds with led to having a ethernet plugged in to wired hub but absolutely won't ping. won't respond to arp -s even in administrator cmd.

Request time out and destination host unreachable.

Flashed a broadcom micro generic from standard linksys firmware also
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uziq
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 18:48    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yeah, my WRT54GL v1.1 was bricked by v24_voip_generic.r39296 last week. It was running r38159 (January build) before that.

I think JTAG is the only thing that'll fix it.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 19:00    Post subject: Reply with quote
uziq wrote:
Yeah, my WRT54GL v1.1 was bricked by v24_voip_generic.r39296 last week.


I don't understand how this could go from working for such a long time to completely bricking. BS builds have worked for a long time for me and now they brick perfectly good hardware. Oh well...
uziq
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:30    Post subject: Reply with quote
I know. I was using that router for more than 10 years. Thanfully, I got a replacment (Netgear R6400 v2) before I updated.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 13:25    Post subject: Reply with quote
invisibletouch wrote:
uziq wrote:
Yeah, my WRT54GL v1.1 was bricked by v24_voip_generic.r39296 last week.


I don't understand how this could go from working for such a long time to completely bricking. BS builds have worked for a long time for me and now they brick perfectly good hardware. Oh well...
You've been lucky then; there have been many bad builds over the years for k2.4 firmware. Cool

I spoke to BS about this; I'm going to try my GL and GSv6 this weekend on serial and see what's going on. @invisibletouch What exact build did you use? Also, you'd need a pretty big failure to require JTAG; serial will work unless you somehow overwrite the CFE (bootloader).

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x64 OPNsense 19.7.2|EA6900v1.1@1GHz FT 2019.3b|DD 40599: WNDR4500v2, WNDR4000@533, E1500@353, R6300v1,
2*E2500, WRT54*@250: GLv1.1 nsg, GSv6 µ
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invisibletouch
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 19:49    Post subject: Reply with quote
[/quote]You've been lucky then; there have been many bad builds over the years for k2.4 firmware. Cool

I spoke to BS about this; I'm going to try my GL and GSv6 this weekend on serial and see what's going on. @invisibletouch What exact build did you use? Also, you'd need a pretty big failure to require JTAG; serial will work unless you somehow overwrite the CFE (bootloader).
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I appreciate it but I tried to look up how to jtag and there isn't enough easily digestable material with resources I could readily use, a la, I don't have a soldering iron or materials required to make a cable, or the knowledge. I did this to myself by not being prepared. it should be a prerequisite for anyone wanting to flash custom firmware to have a jtag cable.

I think I tried 39469. I'm really just a hobbyist at this and wanted to challenge myself to custom firmware but I'm at 2 bad routers now and I think it's time to call it quits.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 23:39    Post subject: Reply with quote
invisibletouch wrote:
I appreciate it but I tried to look up how to jtag and there isn't enough easily digestable material with resources I could readily use, a la, I don't have a soldering iron or materials required to make a cable, or the knowledge. I did this to myself by not being prepared. it should be a prerequisite for anyone wanting to flash custom firmware to have a jtag cable.

I think I tried 39469. I'm really just a hobbyist at this and wanted to challenge myself to custom firmware but I'm at 2 bad routers now and I think it's time to call it quits.
Did you try to TFTP the OEM firmware, as a first step?
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x64 OPNsense 19.7.2|EA6900v1.1@1GHz FT 2019.3b|DD 40599: WNDR4500v2, WNDR4000@533, E1500@353, R6300v1,
2*E2500, WRT54*@250: GLv1.1 nsg, GSv6 µ
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invisibletouch
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 19:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
jwh7 wrote:
Did you try to TFTP the OEM firmware, as a first step?


Yeah.
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 20:53    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ok, k2.4 issue is fixed, it will be in the next release.

See here for the GL brick testing I did. BS said the issue was due to "a change in the special kernel loader. dont know why it wont work. use now the old loader again." This isn't part of the SVN repo.

I serial recovered my GL (using 39137 nokaid-special-generic):
Code:
nvram erase
flash -noheader : flash1.trx
Then TFTP the DD f/w and when done, run `go`.
Note: `-ctheader` option fails since I didn't use the OEM f/w, and the generic builds have no header.

Then GUI flashed the test build:
    Router Name: WRT54GLv1.1
    Router Model: Linksys WRT54G/GL/GS
    Firmware Version: DD-WRT v3.0-r39688 std-special (05/01/19)
    Kernel Version: Linux 2.4.37 #53292 Wed May 1 08:04:20 CEST 2019 mips

Update: WRT54GSv6 micro build router also works with this test build.

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# NAT/SFE/CTF: limited speed w/ DD # Repeater issues # DD-WRT info: Builds, Types, Modes, Changelog, Peacock, Demo #
x64 OPNsense 19.7.2|EA6900v1.1@1GHz FT 2019.3b|DD 40599: WNDR4500v2, WNDR4000@533, E1500@353, R6300v1,
2*E2500, WRT54*@250: GLv1.1 nsg, GSv6 µ
|RT-N66U@663 Merlin 380.70|OEM: WGR614v10@400-WNR1000v3 mod
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