I realize this topic is old, but can anyone confirm that the dd-wrt firmware version for the v3 works on the v5? I'm trying to set up no-ip ddns login on the stock firmware, and it just chokes, I think because no-ip.com has switched to just noip.com and they never updated after that switchover.
EDIT: I just saw on the install guide for the v3 that the hardware is different. Is there a modified build for the current hardware?
From what I can find, Even open-wrt hasn't had success with v5 hardware yet. Something about magic numbers in two places that if not put in right brick the device. Oddly enough, despite the custom Netgear internal webpage interface, according to the Open-wrt folks, the v5 is already running a version of openwrt, which makes things at least hopeful. Regardless, unless someone pops up with the solution within a week or so, it looks like I'll be getting the parts and equipment to un-brick my Rosewill router sooner rather than later, so that I can get my No-IP stuff going again for my dev web server.
For me, I can get parts to unbrick my Rosewill router cheaper, so that's what I'll likely do. I really don't like how limited the interface on the Netgear is. It will do for now, but I am going to get the router I like back up and running. And hopefully someone here will figure out how to make a version of dd-wrt that lets the activity lights work.
Well, it's only partially bricked. The switch ports still work. And there is a serial header on the board. I just have to add pins and bridge two contacts on the board to make it usable. Then I need a level changing serial cable, as this interface uses 3.3V vcc and standard RS-232 serial uses different voltage. I'm told a USB UART cable will work for this. Once I have that all set up, I have to use a terminal emulator to interrupt the boot loader and place the device in recovery mode. Then I can flash new firmware via TFTP.
Well, I can get the parts for rather cheaply, and the experience would stand me in good stead for if I ever need to unbrick another device in a similar state or if I need to restore a Cisco device because some yutz misread the directions for resetting to factory defaults via the console and nuked the entire flash instead of just the startup config.
Necro. It is ALIVE. OpenWRT cracked this one. Maybe DD-WRT can learn what they need from the thread to add this in 'official?' I know it is old and priorities and all. With the information present maybe it is easy. Here is the progress: https://github.com/lede-project/source/pull/1256 . Please let us know if there is anything useful. This is a popular router due to its lifetime warranty. Thanks in advance.