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Cindy62707
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:02    Post subject: Re: still trying telnet Reply with quote
Just tried the same on my 3200. Works fine.
Make sure you are using "root", without the quotes of course, as your login and whatever password you set the system to. When typing the password, nothing will show up on screen but should go directly into the system.[/quote]

That worked! I was using the normal username. So this is what I'm seeing now and the last line 2 is the partition that is active, correct?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 18:39    Post subject: Welcome Reply with quote
So glad to see that you were able to get your problem solved. Don't hesitate to enter the forum for problems you may encounter as most difficulties can be overcome with a bit of digging or simply asking the question. There is a wealth of knowledge in the forum and many who are more than willing to help out.
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duilevw
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:13    Post subject: WRT1900ac v1 Reply with quote
Hi,
I would like to install dd-wrt on a brand my WRT1900ac v1 but I did not succeed so far. It was never flashed with dd-wrt before.
I tried the latest beta image and some previous images but every time that I flashed it's then boots back to the linksys OEM firmware. Any Ideas to try will be apreciate. Thanks.
Yemble
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 16:27    Post subject: Re: WRT1900ac v1 Reply with quote
duilevw wrote:
Hi,
I would like to install dd-wrt on a brand my WRT1900ac v1 but I did not succeed so far. It was never flashed with dd-wrt before.
I tried the latest beta image and some previous images but every time that I flashed it's then boots back to the linksys OEM firmware. Any Ideas to try will be apreciate. Thanks.


Old issue...

You need to downgrade your stock firmware first. Try Googling: "wrt1900ac v1 stock firmware download". v1.1.8 or 1.1.9 should do the trick.

And maybe the "best of the older builds" to start with, here: https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=311836

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blkt
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 19:54    Post subject: Re: WRT1900ac v1 Reply with quote
duilevw wrote:
Hi,
I would like to install dd-wrt on a brand my WRT1900ac v1 but I did not succeed so far. It was never flashed with dd-wrt before.
I tried the latest beta image and some previous images but every time that I flashed it's then boots back to the linksys OEM firmware. Any Ideas to try will be apreciate. Thanks.
Try a dd-wrt build under 32mB from early 2018.
jschlieve
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 17:09    Post subject: I am still missing something Reply with quote
Thanks for the write up, it has been very good and relatively easy to read and the part about just reboot it 3 times and it will go back to factory put me well at ease and has worked. I think I am on attempt 6ish right now in trying to get this working.

I see mainly comments about the 1900, but the link was attached to my search for the 1200ac, I assume it pretty much the same, I also saw comments that someone had worked this on a 1200ac before as well.

I am doing this via Ubuntu. I am familiar with SSH/TELNET commands.

1. I assume that the Telnet/SSH is only accessible after the dd-wrt firmware upgrade or I am doing something wrong. I have tried a few times doing SSH -l root 192.168.1.1 and telnet 192.168.1.1, both have given me an error with the stock firmware. is there something I may be missing? I ask because there is no way for me to set the partitions for the ubootenv commands. (dont beat me up about that yet, I will get back to the how to as soon as I can)

2. I remember reading that someone had used a previous version of the stock firmware in order to flash to dd-wrt. If I could be given the link to older versions of the linksys firmware I would greatly appreciate it. I assume I am not asking google correctly.

3. I have even tried to change the file name to the .img and it did not work.
slick50
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 17:21    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Everyone,
Here is my deal...
Partition 1 Openwrt
Partition 2 DD-wrt

I would like to upgrade DD-wrt and when I do it won't upgrade the webflash it just times out and nothing is happening.

Uploading stays at 0%

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Kailen
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 13:12    Post subject: Just Double Checking Reply with quote
Last time i was here i did a factory to dd-wrt can't remember which build whether it was a kong/brain slayer or beta. Currently( DD-WRT v3.0-r33006 std )

Is it safe to do an upgrade or am i better off booting back to factory partition to re-flash? I dont really want to loose my configs and i don't think that method was an options 2 years ago either. Sounds like booting back to default partition with out the reboot.

Also would the latest beta be the best choice?

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giles02134
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 13:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
I can only share my own experience. I was at BS build R36154 from June of 2018. I upgraded, choosing to retain settings, and had no problems. I am currently at the latest beta for my WRT1900ACSv2. The only problem I've had (which has been a problem for me with earlier releases) is that the Scheduled Reboot doesn't always work.

Note that my setup is vanilla--I'm not running a VPN, or anything like that. Just a 2.4, a 5, and a 2.4 virtual WiFi.

I'm at the release shown below.

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awpfab
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 21:39    Post subject: Troubles during install onto WRT32XB Reply with quote
I have followed the excellent walk through posted by spuriousoffspring, but the result is "Invalid firmware".

I have also tried the SCP method to get dd-wrt working on my WRT32X (technically, WRT32XB), but the result is "Image check 'platform_check_image' failed."

Neither seems to work.

I was able to easily get OpenWRT to install using the stock Linksys GUI.

I cannot find a more specific model/build number (possibly "IC: 3839A-WRT3200ACM"?).

I just purchased this unit July and had to wait for it to get re-stocked, so I believe it's the latest hardware available.

Any thoughts on what I can try to get dd-wrt installed on this WRT32XB router?
awpfab
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:38    Post subject: update Reply with quote
I found a different thread that a user had a similar experience. They went to an older build; I tried that and it works!

Now for another question. Is it possible to over-write the openWRT install on partition 1? I can't seem to get that done with any firmware by using the Venom GUI running on partition 2.

-Adam
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