Wow, after nearly 5 months of fiddling, thanks to Eko and everyone else, everything is finally functional with my router.
Time to play with some wireless N
For those of you that are stuck in TFTP mode, use the attached original firmware file (in bin format without the header) to restore it to the original netgear setup. From there you can restart the process.
If your router is stuck in 'tftp only' mode (characterized by a constant TTL=100 ping response) TFTP the original netgear firmware *without* the header file (chk) located http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/download.php?id=5495 This will place your router back to netgear's stock 188.8.131.52 North America firmware.
According to Eko the nvram of this router has another partition located on it. This partition contains your routers serial number, mac address, and board code. Builds prior to 9856 would overwrite this section of nvram if you enabled JFFS. Builds 9856 and higher include support for turning JFFS on with this model of router
In the event that you erase this part of the nvram, it will require flashing via JTAG.
WNR834Bv2 JTAG Pinout:
J12 Pin 1 connected to JP1 pin 1 via 100 ohm resistor.
J12 Pin 3 --100r--> TDI (Pin 2 of parallel port)
J12 Pin 5 --100r--> to TD0 (Pin 13 of parallel port)
J12 Pin 7 --100r--> to TMS (Pin 4 of parallel port)
J12 Pin 9 --100r--> to TCK (Pin 3 of parallel port)
J12 Pin 10 -------> to GND (Pin 20&25 of parallel port)
Joined: 08 Mar 2008 Posts: 239 Location: Wayne, PA
Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 20:55 Post subject:
Open VPN is working as expected.
Prior to the upgrade my unit thought it was on Channel 1. But, alas, it was actually on Channel 11 as reported by VistaStumbler. Changing channels in the interface appeared to work, but the Netgear was always on Channel 11.
Post upgrade the interface is now correctly reporting the channel it is on, and changing channels in the interface is functioning properly.