1. Using Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
2. Download edgerouter-e100-lite.image from this thread to my desktop.
3. Download PhysDiskWrite.exe to my desktop from http://m0n0.ch/wall/physdiskwrite.php
4. Insert USB and format FAT32 with default allocation size. Did this by either right clicking on the drive in 'My Computer' or by opening 'Computer Management' and formatting from there.
5. Hold 'Shift' and right-click on desktop. Select 'Open command window here' (Administrator command prompt window opens)
6. Type 'diskpart'
7. Type 'list disk'
8. Type 'select disk #' (where # is the appropriate USB drive)
9. Type 'clean'
10. Type 'exit'
11. Type 'physdiskwrite -u edgerouter-e100-lite.image'
12. Enter the appropriate disk #
13. The numbers count up until it completes successfully.
14. Type 'exit' and unplug USB.
15. Insert USB into router.
16. Plug in a different computer to router port Eth1 and power everything on.
17. Computer is setup for DHCP automatic everything. Type 192.168.1.1 into web browser.
18. Success. DD-WRT asks to setup a new admin account.
Hope this helps
Thank you for this excellent step by step guide KcHmon
Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 20:44 Post subject: I promise I have googled before asking
Please could somebody explain the term DD in relation to this thread? I cannot find out what that option means.
People have mentioned that the were unable to PhysDiskWrite but could DD.
I have tried PhysDiskWrite both with the GUI and the Command Line and I still cannot get .image mention above to run.
I have followed all the walk-through steps proved by others very carefully. They all run fine and finish.
But when I put the new usb into the ERL-3 I am unable to 192.168.1.1 into it. I really would like to get DD-WRT running as I purchased this device to use as a vpn router.
There does not seem to be any sign of the .tar files basic users like I rely so much on.
Any help nailing the final step would be most gratefully received.
Indeed, especially disapointing as we needed to acquire a 20€ license to try this out...
I'm running with EdgeOS now. It was fairly easy to setup after visiting the Ubiquiti community forum.
Who do I talk to about getting a refund on the DD-WRT license I purchased?
I just blew away the internal USB drive and did not have a backup for EdgeOS. Anyone want to post their image?
I have been testing builds on this device and it is working great! That said all that is needed is a tar.gz flash update file. Currently the only way to get dd-wr on the device is to use linux dd or windows psywrite to get the dd-wrt bin file written to the internal USB drive inside.
This device is a great gateway device, and also the pro version of this has been donated and has been in testing as well.
I believe at the moment the only thing needed is official dd-wrt initial flash install image. Ubiquiti requires a tar.gz file for its flash update from the UI.
I made a copy of my edgeroute OS before flashing it to dd-wrt with dd in linux.
Please would you consider sharing the bin file you are using successfully? Despite trying with the other files is this thread and using physdiskwrite to a new, cleaned and fat32 formatted 8Gb usb2 I still cannot get dd-wrt to boot on my ERL-3; or if it is booting I cannot access it.
I have tried everything and spent hours following all the advice/instructions in this thread with no joy.
Your assistance would be very gratefully received.
(I confirm have tested the usb stick to ensure it is not faulty)