I'm at the point where I TFTPed the micro-generic image and am waiting for the flash to take and the unit reboot... this never happened and my router is sitting there with the flashing power LED. YES, I did wait for several minutes, I left it this way overnight in fact, but in the morning, the power LED was still flashing.
My unit isn't bricked, cause all the lights are not on, so I guess its still waiting for an image to be present to get flashed.
Any ideas? I need custom firmware for WDS, or else I would just exchange this unit for a clean router.
Thanks in advance (I did search before posting this!)
well, I am partially a dolt... guess I should proclaim my discovery for others to share in.
not sure if this is the case for every version of tftp, but I'm on a Mac and the default xfer mode is ascii... this don't work so well when transferring a binary file... switched mode to binary, sent the image over again and voila... a rebooted router, with brand new firmware cranking along.
learn from my mistake, don't send image over in ascii mode...