Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 23:58 Post subject: Had DDWRT installed, rebooted router now its non responsive
After trying to upgrade firmware thru the DD-WRT Admin page I got "Upgrade Failed".
I proceeded to reboot the router (unplug and replug back in from power).
1) IPs (local not wireless) DO NOT get any IPs anymore
2) I place a fixed IP on the 192.168.1.xx range to my PC try to PING 192.168.1.1 and "TIMEOUT" all the time.
3) I tried setting my IP using this guide and PING 169.254.255.1 responds TIMEOUT as well.
Recovery of a non-responsive LaFonera
If you've managed to get partway through this guild and find the LaFonera doesn't seem to respond anymore, here are a few recovery tricks.
Set your computer's network card IP address to 169.254.255.2 and the subnet mask to 255.255.0.0. You may need to disconnect/disable all other network cards on that PC to ensure the proper route is used.
Connect your LaFonera to the network card via a network cable.
In a browser, try to connect to http://169.254.255.1:8080
If that fails, try to establish an SSH connection to 169.254.255.1
If that fails, try to establish a Telnet connection to 169.254.255.1 on the standard port (23), or port 9000.
Power on the LaFonera, and after 2 to 4 seconds, try to start the Telnet connection to catch the RedBoot prompt.
When Using RedBoot, make sure you are using line mode for Telnet. In Mac OS X and Linux, enable this by creating a file named ".telnetrc" in your home folder. Add the following lines:
4) However, when I first plug in the Fonera it responds to 192.168.1.254 PING for about 4-5 seconds then timeout. I tried telnet on port 9000 without success it seems.