Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 18:58 Post subject: How do i Completley Remove DD-WRT from my Netgear WNDR3300
ive been trying to find out how to removw this firmware for sometime, i know it wont let me load .chk files so i was wondering if theres a way to change the netgear firmware into an image or a way to get the ddwrt software to read the chk anyway??
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Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 20:28 Post subject:
No...you need to use a special cable and tap into the Serial port on the motherboard of the router. It requires special hardware and some soldering skills.
I suggest you try using tftp.exe first...but in the past, I've found that it skips tftpd during boot because it has a valid kernel.
if you get a serial cable setup (level shifting serial cable...about $15 on ebay)...you use the Cntl-C at power on to break into the CFE and get a CFE> prompt.
Now you can only talk to the unit with CFE commands....on the Netgear units...one of these commands is "tftpd". Have your tftp.exe program setup with the .chk file when you start the tftpd daemon...it will then flash.
redhawk _________________ I do NOT provide personal assistance through chat or phone....so please don't ask.
yea at this time i dont have the funds to buy the cable, ill try the other one first, now ive entered mtd erase linux reboot on the routers command enter and i got back results which it normally didnt do so im guessin im slowley headed the right way lol, how, or where do i go from here??
OMG yes thank you Red, i was lookin for someone that had a netgear firmware in image form but noone seemed to have it, didnt need to do a thing to this took it completly back to netgear 1.0.29 firmware automatically, reset password to Admin/Password and restarted the router for me
id like to thank redhawk and perv for assisting me, and actually red when i set my router up the right way with the dd-wrt id like you input if possible, ive been tryin to get the best setup and connection for my devices, xbox360 = N network only, Playstation 3 = G network only, Pc = Wired connection, i was tryin to have them all on there own dedicated lines with no interferrence and no connection drop and no firewall or closed NAT for the gaming, the g was workin great with the DD-WRT it was just the N would consistantly drop for 1 sec every minute and eventually it would give me a strict nat when i didnt touch anything