Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 17:35 Post subject: Bricked WRT1200ACv2 Client Bridge with OPEN-WRT Update
i used my 1200v2 as a client bridge with dd-wrt44048 and experimented a little with newest firmware 46380.
The stability was really bad and so i tried to upgrade to an open-wrt 19.09.07 version via web-gui. The router rebooted to the "old" dd-wrt gui. So i upgraded again and the router reboots.
The gui wasn't reachable anymore. I figured out that i can reach the router via ssh. Username root, no password set. The SSH Interface is from openwrt OpenWrt SNAPSHOT, r16575-4dcdc8249c.
I copied the dd-wrt firmware 44048 to /tmp and used "write image.bin linux &" in ssh.
Got back this:
-ash: write: not found
+ Done(127) write image.bin linux
So the second row was shown after i entered "cd"
i rebooted but i i landed in the openwrt ssh interface.
I wrote the image to linux2 and rebooted but same problem.
What can i do next to get a firmware running with a gui?
And what is the best firmware as a client bridge?
When i use 44048 5ghz bridge is full speed (100mbit internet access, tested wired), but 2,4ghz does not use more than 144mbit and i get only 50mbit Internet speed.
At the moment i would say the stock FW_WRT1200ACV2_184.108.40.206786_prod.img, but this one is
quite old and the gui not quite useful.
on my WRT3200ACM the stock firmware works also best.
That was the reason why i wanted to try openwrt but i never tested it before.
Thanks for the Infos.
I don't have a clue of serial recovery.
@blkt: I tried to flash the Stockfirmware with the Programm tftp2 but i only get the message: Unable to get responses from the server.
I can ping 192.168.1.1 and get the ip 192.168.1.162 on my wired PC. I also tried a fixed IP 192.168.178.162 on my PC and tried to ping 192.168.178.1 but it was not reachable.
So i will try the way you linked to and will give a feedback.