Cannot install dd-wrt Actiontec mi424 rev c

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cpmike
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 0:59    Post subject: Cannot install dd-wrt Actiontec mi424 rev c Reply with quote
Actiontec mi424 rev c

I followed this procedure: https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/MI424WR

Redboot is installed and I am able to telnet successfully to the redboot> prompt. However, I use the lan port. Not able to telnet using the wan port per procedure. Do I need a crossover cable?

From the redboot prompt, I am unable to install dd-wrt. I get the following error:
Can't locate 88c1e6(8962534) bytes free in FLASH

I tried many different versions of linux.bin. All give the same error. I have tried many searches to find the answer. Would appreciate it, if someone could point me in the right direction.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:13    Post subject: Reply with quote
Moved your post to the proper forum. Even though the wireless chips are Atheros, the CPU is Intel XScale IXP 425. I presume you followed each and every step in the device wiki. There is a note about the WAN port access possibly requiring some reset button voodoo magic... and rev D having port reversal voodoo. Are you sure it's a rev C?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:35    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thank you for moving my post. Yes, definitely rev C. The label on the router shows rev C. I also compared it to the pics in the procedure. The small differences I saw all matched the rev C pics.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:28    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ok, I have to ask, did you use the router database / build 40559? If so, the image is likely too big to flash. You may want to give today's release a whirl:

https://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/betas/2020/04-20-2020-r42954/actiontec-mi424wr/

EDIT: ALL of the images on the router database are too big to flash. This is why the disclaimer to not use it other than for reference is supposed to be in place, but isn't yet.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 22:33    Post subject: Reply with quote
yes, I tried build 40559 and every other build that the link on the procedure allow me to download.

Thank you very much for providing the new build file. It installed without problem.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 23:16    Post subject: Reply with quote
As far as I know, the Atheros wireless drivers do not support Repeater modes. WDS is probably your closest bet. I think the repeater modes only apply to Broadcom devices.
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cpmike
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 23:24    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks. I had already edited my post to delete the repeater question. I googled it and found what you said about the Atheros chipset.
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