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iisak
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Joined: 14 Dec 2007
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 14:43    Post subject: From OpenWRT to DD-WRT Reply with quote
Hi, dudes.

OK, here is the thing. I easily installed DD-WRT to my router (Linksys WRT54GL), then I wanted to test OpenWRT and got it installed. Now the problem is, how do I install DD-WRT again to my router?

I have tried install DD-WRT firmware trough OpenWRT WWW-interface but it didn't work.

Any ideas are more than welcome.

Thanks!
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confused_user
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Joined: 17 Mar 2007
Posts: 347

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 23:01    Post subject: Reply with quote
From OpenWrt to DD-WRT on the WRT54GL

Via OpenWrt webif GUI:
  • Goto System / Upgrade (Firmware Upgrade)
  • Download the DD-WRT dd-wrt.v24_std_generic.bin image to your PC.
  • Upload the dd-wrt.v24_std_generic.bin image and click on the Upgrade button
  • Wait 2 minutes. The router will reboot itself automatically after the upgrade is complete.
  • Do a hard reset and clear your browsers cache
  • You are done! Access the router via DD-WRT web GUI at http://192.168.1.1/ (username: root/password: admin)


Via mtd:
  • Transfer the DD-WRT dd-wrt.v24_std_generic.bin image on the router. It is important that you put the DD-WRT dd-wrt.v24_std_generic.bin firmware image into the ramdisk (/tmp) before you start flashing.
  • Rename the dd-wrt.v24_std_generic.bin image dd-wrt.v24_std_generic.trx image and flash via mtd
    Code:
    cd /tmp
    mv dd-wrt.v24_std_generic.bin dd-wrt.v24_std_generic.trx
    mtd write dd-wrt.v24_std_generic.trx linux && reboot

  • Wait 2 minutes. The router will reboot itself automatically after the upgrade is complete.
  • Do a hard reset and clear your browsers cache
  • You are done! Access the router via DD-WRT web GUI at http://192.168.1.1/ (username: root/password: admin)


Via TFTP:
  • Enable boot_wait and set boot_time from within OpenWrt:
    Code:
    nvram set boot_wait=on
    nvram set boot_time=10
    nvram commit && reboot

  • Download the DD-WRT dd-wrt.v24_std_generic.bin image to your PC.
  • Unplug the router's power cord.
  • Connect the router's LAN1 port directly to your PC.
  • Configure your PC with a static IP address between 192.168.1.2 and 192.168.1.254. E. g. 192.168.1.2 (gateway and DNS is not required).
  • Execute the TFTP commands (the commands are for Linux) below:
    Code:
    tftp 192.168.1.1
    tftp> binary
    tftp> trace
    tftp> put dd-wrt.v24_std_generic.bin

  • Plug the power on and the TFTP transfer should start immediately
  • Wait 2 minutes. The router will reboot itself automatically after the upgrade is complete.
  • Do a hard reset and clear your browsers cache
  • You are done! Access the router via DD-WRT web GUI at http://192.168.1.1/ (username: root/password: admin)


Hopefully this helps some people.
iisak
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Joined: 14 Dec 2007
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 19:25    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote
Yeah, got it work.. eventually.

Weird, but I got it work when I switched from Opera to Firefox. All though, router never restarted itself.. I had to restart it manually and give it 30 secs restart from back of router button.
asbesto
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Joined: 23 Apr 2008
Posts: 12

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 16:12    Post subject: Reply with quote
I confirm the same issue and the same solution: it was not working while I switched from Chrome to Iceweasel browser Wink

thank you!
MrFidget
DD-WRT User


Joined: 15 Jul 2010
Posts: 377

PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 21:50    Post subject: Reply with quote
In the peacock thread, it does say that there are issues loading firmware with firefox and to use something else.

I have had consistent issues with FF 3.x, 4 and 5 and firmware updates

I have had success with Google Chrome v14.0.835.186 on XP

Cheers
Chris
GeoDave
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 27 Nov 2011
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 19:06    Post subject: Reply with quote
This is an old thread but since I had so much trouble getting my WRT150N v1 back to DD-WRT from OpenWRT I thought it my duty to post. For the WRT150N v1 I have had very little success flashing non-openwrt bins when in openwrt and I have tried dozens of times. I was unable to find a "generic" trx file as noted above on the DD-WRT site. I was able to find a trx file on the Download page of DD-WRT site which worked.

I used the following procedures to get from OpenWRT to DD-WRT on the WRT150Nv1 (every time):

1. Download a copy of PuTTY. SSH into the router suing PuTTY using the router IP address and login to OpenWRT.
2. Execute the following commands:

wget http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/v24-sp1/Consumer/Linksys/WRT150N_v1/dd-wrt.v24_mini_asus.trx -O /tmp/firmware.trx

mtd -r write /tmp/firmware.trx linux
3. Allow the router to reboot.

This downloads DD-WRT mini_asus trx file into the tmp directory. You can then flash your drive using the mtd command.
uruiamme
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 09 Nov 2011
Posts: 25

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:53    Post subject: Yes Reply with quote
I just did this. Here is my explanation on an Atheros device with TFTP:

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1062327#1062327
Lx23RD
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 25 Mar 2018
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 14:17    Post subject: From OpenWrt to DD-WRT on the TL-WDR3600 Reply with quote
Hello there,
I have a TP-LINK WDR3600 V.1.5 with openwrt (Barrier Breaker 14.07) installed. I would like to upgrade it with DD-WRT but i am not sure which firmware should i use from the list: https://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database.
Please let me also know which installation method is recommended in that case.
Wildlion
DD-WRT User


Joined: 24 May 2016
Posts: 403

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:04    Post subject: Reply with quote
here is a link to the latest version (it works on mine):

http://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/betas/2018/03-20-2018-r35452/tplink_tl-wdr3600v1/

read:

https://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Installation
Quickybricks
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 28 Aug 2018
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 15:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
confused_user wrote:
From OpenWrt to DD-WRT on the WRT54GL

Via OpenWrt webif GUI:
  • Goto System / Upgrade (Firmware Upgrade)
  • Download the DD-WRT dd-wrt.v24_std_generic.bin image to your PC.
  • Upload the dd-wrt.v24_std_generic.bin image and click on the Upgrade button
  • Wait 2 minutes. The router will reboot itself automatically after the upgrade is complete.
  • Do a hard reset and clear your browsers cache
  • You are done! Access the router via DD-WRT web GUI at http://192.168.1.1/ (username: root/password: admin)



I tried this method for my wrt1200ac router, running OpenWRT and I receive the following error.

"The uploaded image file does not contain a supported format. Make sure that you choose the generic image format for your platform."

Is there another file format available for the dd-wrt generic image?
Thanks!
ShakeItUp
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 10 Jan 2019
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 17:53    Post subject: Switching From Open WRT to DD-WRT Reply with quote
Greetings,

I also am trying to switch from openwrt to DD-WRT.

I found this thread using the search function.

I also get the same error.

"The uploaded image file does not contain a supported format. Make sure that you choose the generic image format for your platform."

Why does DD-WRT not have another file format so that we can switch?

Thanks
4lexO
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 29 Mar 2019
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 12:50    Post subject: Reply with quote
Impossible to do it on the Linksys 3200ACM router. I had the same error when using the GUI :

Code:
"The uploaded image file does not contain a supported format. Make sure that you choose the generic image format for your platform."


I tried with the MTD commands lines but For the last I have this error :
Code:
root@OpenWrt:/tmp# mtd write dd-wrt.v24_std_generic.trx linux
Could not open mtd device: linux
Can't open device for writing!


I tried the TFTP and have the error of :

Code:
-ash: nvram: not found


There is no package that can solve the nvram error.


CAN BE HARMFUL TO THE ROUTER.
To install DD-WRT :
I made a HARD RESET by pressing for at least 20s on the RESET button. I restarted the configuration on the OEM firmware and then installed DD-WRT.
Flash the factory-to-ddwrt.bin
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