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spuriousoffspring
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 16:21    Post subject: Re: Not working for me Reply with quote
tiwale wrote:
Hi, this is not working for me. I have ea6900 DD-WRT v24-sp2 (12/18/13). I want to go back to stock firmware and try another firmare. I am having many issues with DD-WRT. I cannot upgrade, it is not letting me go back to stock. I think I may have made the dd-wrt on 2 partitions mistake.

ubootenv says command not found. What are my options here ?


I have replied here:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1099042#1099042

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Kalsta
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 23:03    Post subject: Reply with quote
Great write up, and very timely with the KRACK patches currently being released.

Question regarding flashing factory firmware, after upgrading DD-WRT (resulting in DD-WRT on both partitions), which partition should you flash the factory firmware on - the newly upgraded partition, or the previous non-upgraded partition?

I'm just wondering if all installs/upgrades are written to the inactive partition or if this is a DD-WRT only thing.

Cheers,

Kal
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 23:24    Post subject: Reply with quote
Kalsta wrote:
Great write up, and very timely with the KRACK patches currently being released.

Question regarding flashing factory firmware, after upgrading DD-WRT (resulting in DD-WRT on both partitions), which partition should you flash the factory firmware on - the newly upgraded partition, or the previous non-upgraded partition?

I'm just wondering if all installs/upgrades are written to the inactive partition or if this is a DD-WRT only thing.

Cheers,

Kal


Everytime you flash Firmware it always goes to opposite / inactive partition.
It doesn't matter if it's a factory to dd-wrt or dd-wrt webflash or Linksys OEM.

It also makes no difference which partition you return to Linksys on.

The only time you should be concerned with partitions is if you want to keep a particular Firmware on your Router.
In that case - return to or stay on the partition that has has the Firmware you wish to keep and flash from there.

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Kalsta
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:47    Post subject: Reply with quote
spuriousoffspring wrote:
Kalsta wrote:
Great write up, and very timely with the KRACK patches currently being released.

Question regarding flashing factory firmware, after upgrading DD-WRT (resulting in DD-WRT on both partitions), which partition should you flash the factory firmware on - the newly upgraded partition, or the previous non-upgraded partition?

I'm just wondering if all installs/upgrades are written to the inactive partition or if this is a DD-WRT only thing.

Cheers,

Kal


Everytime you flash Firmware it always goes to opposite / inactive partition.
It doesn't matter if it's a factory to dd-wrt or dd-wrt webflash or Linksys OEM.

It also makes no difference which partition you return to Linksys on.

The only time you should be concerned with partitions is if you want to keep a particular Firmware on your Router.
In that case - return to or stay on the partition that has has the Firmware you wish to keep and flash from there.


Perfect, thanks for clarifying!

Cheers,

Kal
CantRepeat
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:51    Post subject: Reply with quote
Get post! I wish I would have found this before reading the wiki. Embarassed
mghazzawi
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:39    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thank you for this complete post, Excellent job saved me tons of time.
Norcino
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 19:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi, probably this is not the best place to ask but this is the post that saved me hours when I needed to install update firmware and maybe you can point me in the right direction another time.

I have a router Linksys WRT1900ACv2
Firmware Version DD-WRT v3.0-r33679 std (11/04/17)
Kernel VersionLinux 4.9.60 #68 SMP Sat Nov 4 06:18:00 CET 2017 armv7l.

I am trying to understand how to install and configure a reverse proxy but I'm totally lost.
I found many articles saying that I can use pound, but I don't have it in my rom, so I found that to install it you need OTRW2 (Optware), but I found only old guides referring to Broadcom routers, and apparently it is not supported anymore.
After that I found entware-ng, but I douldn't find a way to safely install it.
In other places I read that I can use ngix or a blog saying you can use Apache.

How can I install any of those reverse proxy?
I have jffs activated but it says that is not mounted, so if I need to mount it, please tell me how I can do it.

Thank you

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spuriousoffspring
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 22:21    Post subject: Reply with quote
My suggestion would be to re-post your question as a New Topic in either this (Marvel) or the Advanced Networking section of the Forum.
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Norcino
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:51    Post subject: Reply with quote
OK thanks
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Zrullac
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 0:31    Post subject: First Start up of WRT3200ACM Reply with quote
I just opened the box on my new WRT3200ACM. I connected it directly to my laptop and navigated to 192.168.1.1. The Linksys auto setup routine started. I tried to find a way to cancel that and go directly to the GUI so I could flash the latest build. I can't get past the setup routine. Do I have to complete the Linksys setup routine before I install the factory to DD-Wrt firmware?
spuriousoffspring
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 0:42    Post subject: Reply with quote
You don't have to, but you might as well let it finish before you switch to DD-WRT.
You'll have less 'down time' if you need to revert back to stock for some reason.

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Zrullac
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 0:54    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks.
Zrullac
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:47    Post subject: First Start up of WRT3200ACM Reply with quote
Finally got through the Linksys setup routine. Starting to flash DD_WRT firmware build r33986 factory to DD-Wrt bin. Used the Linksys GUI to choose file. Clicked Start and got the following message: "Unrecognized file name. The file you selected does not appear to match your router model. Installing this may cause the router to stop functioning properly. Are you sure you want to continue?" I assume I got this message because this isn't a Linksys file name. Should I proceed?
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spuriousoffspring
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:13    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yes, proceed. That warning is just cause the DD-WRT firmware is a .bin file extension.
If you want you can change it to .img and that will clear the error, but it's not necessary.

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Zrullac
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:00    Post subject: First Start up of WRT3200ACM Reply with quote
Followed your instructions. Router rebooted with no problem. DD-WRT control panel came up the first time, no need to reboot. Changed user name and password first, then followed your setup recommendations. Now next step is to figure out how to configure my Arris NVG599 modem form AT&T for IP pass-through.
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