CFE WRT54G v1.0 needed.

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FrankDD-WRT
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 20:07    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hum, seems to be dead now.

Erased whoelflash /noemw /noreset 3 times
flashed cfe without mac /noemw /noreset
unplugged, plugged back
solid power+diag leds right away, no ping.


Erased cfe and nvram /noemw /noreset 3 times
flashed cfe without mac /noemw /noreset /bypass
unplugged, plugged back
solid power+diag leds right away, no ping.


Erased cfe and nvram /noemw /noreset 3 times
flashed cfe with mac /noemw /noreset
unplugged, plugged back
solid power+diag leds right away, no ping.


Erased cfe and nvram /noemw /noreset 3 times
flashed cfe with mac /noemw /noreset /bypass
unplugged, plugged back
solid power+diag leds right away, no ping.

Both versions of cfe which used to work earlier today an no longer working, or something else is preventing the router from booting.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 20:14    Post subject: Reply with quote
Erase whole flash & power cycle the router. Don't flash the cfe.

What is the status of the LED's?

By the way... How long is it taking to flash the cfe? It should be around 10 minutes or so.

Also... I have no experience with your exact unit, but My V5 & V8 act different if I still have the jtag cable connected when power cycling. If I disconnect the jtag cable and power it up, they seem ready to accept tftp.

I don't think jtag can kill your router. Reboot your rig and try again.

Even try a different rig if possible. I have a desktop I use from time to time and it is hit & miss. My laptop runs about a 99% success rate.

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FrankDD-WRT
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 20:29    Post subject: Reply with quote
I now tried to flash cfe without any /parameters. Takes much longer. Around 580sec (number edited) or so. Which is 10mins. It was taking 250 with parameters.

Still solid leds.

Tried with and without jtag cable connected when rebooting, makes no difference on this unit.

jtag may not kill a router, but if I do have a slight hardware issue (something badly soldered, resistance, capacitor, etc.), then maybe it doesn't help.

Erasing wholeflash 3 times, removing jtag cable and power cycling result in solid power and diag leds right away. Whatever I try now gives the same result all the time.

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Shawn360
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 20:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
FrankDD-WRT wrote:
I now tried to flash cfe without any /parameters. Takes much longer. Around 650sec or so. Which is 10mins. It was taking 250 with parameters.

Still solid leds.

Tried with and without jtag cable connected when rebooting, makes no difference on this unit.

jtag may not kill a router, but if I do have a slight hardware issue (something badly soldered, resistance, capacitor, etc.), then maybe it doesn't help.

Erasing wholeflash 3 times, removing jtag cable and power cycling result in solid power and diag leds right away. Whatever I try now gives the same result all the time.


Get a cfe that is working from
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=254031#254031

I would take the longer flash just to be sure it's not a ghost flash when it's not actually writing anything.

Erase wholeflash reboot the router after.
flash the cfe reboot the router after.
remove the jtag and tftp wait 5 minutes and then reboot.

Make sure cfe is good first.
Another thing you could try is flash the kernel with the jtag just get the firmware for your router rename it kernel and -flash:kernel.This takes a really long time.


Last edited by Shawn360 on Sat Jan 24, 2009 20:47; edited 1 time in total
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 20:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
Shawn... You just supplied a link to this thread..


My head is spinning Razz

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 20:49    Post subject: Reply with quote
barryware wrote:
Shawn... You just supplied a link to this thread..


My head is spinning Razz
Yeah redhawk0 offer him a good working cfe.
FrankDD-WRT
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 21:19    Post subject: Reply with quote
Shawn360 wrote:

Get a cfe that is working from
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=254031#254031

I would take the longer flash just to be sure it's not a ghost flash when it's not actually writing anything.

Erase wholeflash reboot the router after.
flash the cfe reboot the router after.
remove the jtag and tftp wait 5 minutes and then reboot.

Make sure cfe is good first.
Another thing you could try is flash the kernel with the jtag just get the firmware for your router rename it kernel and -flash:kernel.This takes a really long time.


Ok used again the cfe provided in this thread and followed the steps above.

It all works, except when you say reboot the router after flashing the cfe. It just doesn't reboot, when I plug back on the diag and power leds are still and always full solid.

I will give more tries to flash again the cfe (12 times now, I succeed first time this morning). Since I tried the erase of wholeflash the router never rebooted.

Is there a difference between a WHOLEFLASH erase and a CFE+NVRAM+KERNEL (independently) erase?

It's good I have other routers. Smile Maybe I just missed my revival with that v1.0.

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Shawn360
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 21:49    Post subject: Reply with quote
FrankDD-WRT wrote:
Shawn360 wrote:

Get a cfe that is working from
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=254031#254031

I would take the longer flash just to be sure it's not a ghost flash when it's not actually writing anything.

Erase wholeflash reboot the router after.
flash the cfe reboot the router after.
remove the jtag and tftp wait 5 minutes and then reboot.

Make sure cfe is good first.
Another thing you could try is flash the kernel with the jtag just get the firmware for your router rename it kernel and -flash:kernel.This takes a really long time.


Ok used again the cfe provided in this thread and followed the steps above.

It all works, except when you say reboot the router. It just doesn't reboot, when I plug back on the diag and power leds are still and always full solid.

I will give more tries to flash again the cfe (12 times now, I succeed first time this morning). Since I tried the erase of wholeflash the router never rebooted.

Is there a difference between a WHOLEFLASH erase and a CFE+NVRAM+KERNEL (independently) erase?

It's good I have other routers. Smile Maybe I just missed my revival with that v1.0.



Get the cfe from above mention PM your mac to him.
Wholeflash erases everything on the flash chip the cfe which is the bootloader the kernel which is the firmware nvram which is the settings. nvram just erases the settings the kernel erase erase the firmware etc.
FrankDD-WRT
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 21:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ok I'll send PM with mac and give that a shot.

So erasing wholeflash is same result as erasing all 3 (cfe,nvram,kernel).

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Shawn360
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 21:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
FrankDD-WRT wrote:
Ok I'll send PM with mac and give that a shot.

So erasing wholeflash is same result as erasing all 3 (cfe,nvram,kernel).
Yes that's why when you use the wholeflash erase you have to put the cfe back on before you can proceed it's the bootloader.
FrankDD-WRT
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:02    Post subject: Reply with quote
Well, ok I have tried 4 different CFEs and still no boot.

So I checked my voltage and it's DC5.00 to DC5.02 volts, which is excellent. But that is the block itself. I do not know if I am losing voltage inside the circuit board. This could be possible. I do not see anything broken though.

So I think I will let it fill with dust. lolll :)

I hope other people who need a CFE for v1.0 will read this thread as it has a lot of good information to flash and erase and it has a cfe attached too.

tnx everyone!
BTW, v24 rocks! I'm sure my router is more powerful than the ones Obama uses. Smile Unless... yeeeaaah, unless Obama uses DD v24 too???? lollll Smile

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