I 30/30/30 reset the router and observed no change on the router.
Then connected an ethernet cable to the device, turned off wifi on my computer, set my ip to 192.168.1.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 with the router at 192.168.1.1
I setup a continuous ping to the router.
I attempted with various resets and power cycles to catch the ttl=100 response and use tftp to reflash the new dd-wrt mini version.
If I hold the reset button for 15 seconds as I pull the power cable and plug it back in, I can get the router into recovery mode where the ping ttl=100 continously. tftp flashing at that point results in the same error messages.
I'm not sure if I'm following the correct approaches for my issue and need to change or if I am, and I just need to change the timing (or not enter the recovery mode of the device), or if I need to restore a factory bios before trying what I'm trying.
If I do need to restore to the factory, advice on doing so for an older device in this state would be useful.
I 30/30/30 reset it and browsed to the gui. It was updated by the new version, but the gui is still broken, so I must have another issue.
You got the password set page prompt after resetting right?
First, did you try a ctrl-F5 to force a cache-bypass refresh? What browser are you using? I've had lots of issues the past year being able to access DD after a reset, and have to resort to IE (netsurf or dillo in linux).
i recently brought out an old Linksys wrt54GL1.1 from the closet and reflashed it with 42803 std. Works well!
I think you've managed to flash it successfully. The GUI issue is most likely caused by the browser as suggested by jwh7.
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Had I been around to see your post, I would've told you not to use Chrome whatsoever. It has the most issues with the webUI. Currently, I am using Pale Moon and the only extension loaded on it is uBlock Origin. Extensions and add-ons also cause a LOT of issues for some reason. Glad you got it sorted out!
Thank you @kernel-panic69, I'll check out Pale Moon.
Normally Chrome is useful (and a mem hog). I recently added a number of extensions for work and didn't even think about them.