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2tone73
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:50    Post subject: Do not use Chrome for web installation! Reply with quote
First up, great write up. The tips about using telnet to swap partitions saved my bacon. I thought I'd done something wrong and reinstalled several times with what I thought was a bad or partial install. I got a mostly blank screen with some login/password boxes that don't work.

On a whim, I loaded the page in Safari instead of Chrome (I'd read not to use Firefox and thought Chrome was safest) and voila!

So, on a Mac at least, do not use Chrome, use Safari.

Fellow noobs, take note! Very Happy
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spuriousoffspring
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:20    Post subject: Reply with quote
Try clearing your history on Chrome. I've had issues with Edge, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari (mobile) at one point or another.
Clearing history / cookies usually resolved it. Sometimes a restart is also necessary.

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tmisulica
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:33    Post subject: Dude, you are amazing! Reply with quote
Your write-up is amazing and clear. Now I need to figure out if there is a way to play with these 2 partitions and boot alternatively as I wish.

That would make my day to run alternatively DD-WRT and stock firmware.

You might ask why ... well I am having since almost 2 years different versions of OpenWRT(Luci) and other firmware but the "quickest" and best responsive is the Linksys custom firmware.

Thumbs up again!

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jagster936
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 14:56    Post subject: Reply with quote
Has anyone found a way to flash DDWRT to the newest 3200ACM routers? I just bought from bestbuy and it doesn't work.

It will triple reboot after the triple power thing, then boot back to Linksys

Thx
thiswaythatway
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 16:40    Post subject: Mine did work until I change the interface look. Reply with quote
jagster936 wrote:
Has anyone found a way to flash DDWRT to the newest 3200ACM routers? I just bought from bestbuy and it doesn't work.

It will triple reboot after the triple power thing, then boot back to Linksys

Thx


Look at this thread. Which version are you using?

https://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1126546&sid=0f03cc05941d1a8c6ebfd6e0599fd47b#1126546

I was able to do it as others have using v35531. And just a few minutes before this writing I changed the interface look and now I can no longer login. Who the hell would have thunk this would happen just be change the way the interface looks? I'd say this is a bug. Everything on the network is still working but it blows if I have to give it a different password everytime I want to change the way my interface looks. Why have the option if this is going to be the end result.

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Linksys WRT3200ACM running v35531
jagster936
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 17:02    Post subject: Reply with quote
I was able to get it to work using latest version. Thx
1900acv2
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 23:26    Post subject: Reply with quote
Very helpful. Thanks!
camccardell
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 23:04    Post subject: back to factory Reply with quote
Is there a way to revert back to Linksys firmware on the 3200acm?

It says its flashing, but will always reboots back to dd-wrt
Malachi
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 23:54    Post subject: Re: back to factory Reply with quote
camccardell wrote:
Is there a way to revert back to Linksys firmware on the 3200acm?

It says its flashing, but will always reboots back to dd-wrt


Which dd-wrt build are you on?

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camccardell
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:32    Post subject: Reply with quote
I am on the latest version as of today.
v3.0-r36104
spuriousoffspring
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 21:01    Post subject: Reply with quote
As long as you are sure you have the correct firmware for your router and hardware version - it should work.
However, it seems that every now and then certain builds don't work. You may want to try first flashing to an earlier build and then try the stock firmware again.

Hope this helps and good luck!

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camccardell
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 18:20    Post subject: Reply with quote
still trying and no luck.

Any other ideas?
spuriousoffspring
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 20:58    Post subject: Reply with quote
It could be that the Linksys Firmware is successfully flashed onto one partition, but the router boots into the DD-WRT partition afterwards.
You can easily check with
ubootenv get boot_part
Will produce three lines of text with the third being a number 1 or 2. That number is current partition.

ubootenv set boot_part opposite number from above
For example:
If current partition is 1, use following command:
ubootenv set boot_part 2

Then enter:
reboot
Router will boot into alternate partition which (hopefully) has Linksys firmware. If not, make a note of DD-WRT version number.

If both partitions have DD-WRT and other versions of DD-WRT have failed then the only other way to flash Linksys firmware is by accessing the serial port inside the router and using a USB-TTL cable.

One of the more popular USB-TTL cables used:
https://www.adafruit.com/product/954

YouTube video tutorial:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mN7u79EupGQ&t=5s

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http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=311117

WRT32X DD-WRT Installation Procedure
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=315569

IPVanish OpenVPN Client Setup TUTORIAL
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=308565

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AKozlovskiy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:21    Post subject: Reply with quote
I can not understand what I'm doing wrong.

Firmware take here:
https://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/betas/2018/06-29-2018-r36247/linksys-wrt1200acv2/

I'm using the file:
https://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/betas/2018/06-29-2018-r36247/linksys-wrt1200acv2/factory-to-ddwrt.bin

Connected to the router by cable. The device is configured, working, the Internet is.

I run the flashing, the router is rebooted and returns to its native firmware #2.0.5.187766.
spuriousoffspring
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 13:11    Post subject: Reply with quote
It's possible the DD-WRT firmware was flashed successfully, but the router booted back to the former partition.
You can try manually switching to alternate partition with either of the two methods described in the Tutorial or flash the factory-to-ddwrt.bin again.

* This happens sometime. Nothing you did incorrectly!

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WRT32X DD-WRT Installation Procedure
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=315569

IPVanish OpenVPN Client Setup TUTORIAL
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=308565

FIRMWARE: OpenWrt SNAPSHOT r8217-2cc821e / LuCI Master (git-18.276.41146-280dd33)
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