Netgear WNDR4500v1 can't install DD-WRT

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sassriverrat
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 15:03    Post subject: Netgear WNDR4500v1 can't install DD-WRT Reply with quote
Ok- Router loves to crash whenever I try uploading the DD-WRT firmware (named below). I'm not sure how to proceed now. I've successfully used this firmware to get my 2nd router (exact some model) going so the firmware should be fine. I am also surprised that the LAN (via ethernet) on my computer still shows a name ("house") for the factory-reset router.....why?

Thanks for the help

WNDR4500-V1.0.1.46_1.0.76.chk (file name)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 18:57    Post subject: Re: Netgear WNDR4500v1 can't install DD-WRT Reply with quote
You have serial connected right? Did you run `nvram erase` from the CFE prompt? Anything in the boot log? Failed NAND?
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sassriverrat
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 22:23    Post subject: Reply with quote
I don't have the serial connected now.

Plugged into a LAN port running stock netgear firmware. Anywhere I can do diagnostics without opening back up? Now I've discovered that when crashing, it takes a few attempts but I can get it to come back by using the cmd prompt and pushing the netgear firmware.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:13    Post subject: Reply with quote
anyone?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:06    Post subject: Reply with quote
Which version of DD-WRT are you trying to push? The filename you gave in the OP seems to be a stock Netgear version.
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sassriverrat
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 14:53    Post subject: Reply with quote
Oh sorry-

here's what I've got:

dd-wrt.v24-26138_NEWD-2_K3.x_mega-WNDR4500 (1).chk
sassriverrat
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 0:15    Post subject: Reply with quote
bump
sassriverrat
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 18:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
no one?
kernel-panic69
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 0:42    Post subject: Reply with quote
Are you sure that's a good build at all for that router?
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E4200 v1 DD-WRT 42819 mega K3.x
R7000P DD-WRT 40270M kongac
R7800 DD-WRT 42819 std
E4200 v1 FreshTomato 2020.2
E4200 v1 FreshTomato 2020.3.development
R7000 FreshTomato 2020.3.development
E4200 v1 1.0.07.development
WRT3200ACM OpenWRT 18.06.8
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sassriverrat
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:23    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yes...It's running perfectly on a second, identical router right now on my bench. Further, that's the firmware that is on this website when you type in the WNDR4500v1


(dd-wrt.v24-40559_NEWD-2_K3.x_mega-WNDR4500.chk)

https://dd-wrt.com/support/router-database/?model=WNDR4500_v1

I just tried uploading it again and bricked the router. However, I'm able to successfully recover to the Netgear firmware using NMRPFlash
sassriverrat
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:03    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've noted that trying to install DD-WRT via NMRPFlash won't work either- the netgear firmware is the only thing I can successfully flash....
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