Dlink DIR-825 B1 - unable to revert to factory firmware

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2022 23:27    Post subject: Dlink DIR-825 B1 - unable to revert to factory firmware Reply with quote
I debated whether or not to post as the router has nearly a negative value but its become a bit maddening so here goes.

I have an old Dlink DIR825 router which has worked weell for years mainly for VPN client although was recently replaced by an AC device. A friend asked if he could have it and I said sure but he asked if I would restore facctory firmware.

I set PC network card IP to 192.168.0.2, gateway 192.168.0.1, did the 30/30/30 reset and router is in recovery mode and can connect to the recovery firmware screen no problem. I am able to ping the router at 192.168.0.1. Here's where the mystery begins. No matter which version of factory firmware I load into browswer, it does not begin or start loading fimrware. On some attempts it gives inncorrect hardware ID message. I have also attempted loading dd-wrt via recovery webpage and it will also not load firmware. I have tried Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Brave Browsers with the same results. Different PC had same result. Since I'm out of ideas hopefully someone with more marbles than I has a suggestion or maybe there is something I'm overlooking. It should be flashing from recovery but its not starting.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2022 23:36    Post subject: Reply with quote
Try super old version. https://sourceforge.net/projects/portableapps/files/Mozilla%20Firefox%2C%20Portable%20Ed./

https://wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/D-Link_DIR-825_rev_B1
https://deviwiki.com/wiki/D-Link_DIR-825_rev_B1
http://en.techinfodepot.shoutwiki.com/wiki/D-Link_DIR-825_rev_B1

https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/D-Link_DIR-825
https://openwrt.org/toh/d-link/dir-825
silicon
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2022 0:37    Post subject: Reply with quote
blkt - you are a super genius! in the Openwrt link there were commments about using IE10 in IE8 compatibilty mode and that worked instantly. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2022 1:03    Post subject: Reply with quote
Windows 7, 8? Just curious, good old IE10, or did you use IE compatibility mode in IE11 or Edge (Windows 10, 11)?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2022 2:23    Post subject: Reply with quote
Windows 10. Launched IE10 with IE8 compatibilty as recommended in Openwrt wiki.
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