Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 19:07 Post subject: Linksys WRT1900ACS v2 trouble flashing
Downloaded the current factory to ddwrt bin file, did a factory reset before installing...upgraded using bin file, router rebooted after install but booted back into linksys gui instead of ddwrt....any direction would be appreciated
Joined: 08 May 2018 Posts: 7178 Location: Texas, USA
Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 23:54 Post subject:
Yep, and as I suspected and thought I remembered correctly, it was in the big middle of when firmware images were too big to flash to the smaller partition and you have to have a previous build already installed to flash via CLI or use a workaround to get it to flash:
I had the same problem once I switched from the original linksys firmware,before writing an image with ddwrt you should clean the registers with ccleaner and only after you start writing the ddwrt software.
And try using waterfox or microsoft edge when writing a ddwrt firmware, this works for me and yes you shouldn't have other active extensions like adblock ... _________________ Internet provider https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RCS_%26_RDS RCS & RDS 1Gbps
Linksys WRT1900ACS v.2 - SuperWrt/OpenWrt
WDR3600 rev.1.5 - SuperWrt/OpenWrt
Joined: 04 Aug 2018 Posts: 927 Location: Appalachian mountains, USA
Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 20:53 Post subject:
FWIW, an old build that plays well on that router, say for an initial install, is 40009. For a reasonably new one, so far I'm having decent results with 42926 from mid-April, which is listed on the download sites as 42925 (no reason... happens sometimes). I think I recall that it may have issues if you have Windows machines sharing drives on the network. If that matters, check the new-build thread carefully. The newer builds have mostly (I'm not caught up browsing the newer new-build threads) had more problems discussed in the new-build threads than this one has had.
If you plan to set up wireguard, see if you can find a very, very new build that is not giving Marvell people problems, because the wireguard interface has been evolving rapidly.
Whatever you do, do not flash ANYTHING without reading its new-build thread first. People have bricked routers by blindly assuming the latest is the greatest. Often it isn't. Even these "unbrickable" two-partition routers can be bricked by a build that is seriously enough malformed. Go back and read the Marvell new-build thread for 08-31-2019-r40863 for some light but alarming reading. _________________ Five Linksys WRT1900ACSv2's on 42926, 44048
VLANs, multiple VAPs, NAS, client-mode travel router, OpenVPN client/PBR (AirVPN), wireguard/PBR (AzireVPN), two DNSCrypt servers (incl Quad9) routed through OpenVPN.