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Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:39 Post subject:
Just to let the solder iron do the work...no need to push...pressure will only lift pads and traces....get things hot first (5 seconds) then touch electronic grade rosin core solder to each location you want to solder.
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I suck at soldering. What kind of business should I look for to solder this header on? I tried using a 15W soldering iron from Radio Shack but it didn't hot enough so I moved to a 25W iron but the area between the pins is so small I can't seem to keep the solder from spanning pins. I'm using .050 diameter solder. Is that the correct size? At this point it would have been cheaper to buy a different router.
Well I think I have the header soldered on but when I run wrt54g -probeonly I get this
Probing bus ... Done
Instruction length set to 5
CPU Chip ID: 1111111111111111111 (FFFFFFFFF)
*** Unknown or NO CPU Chip ID Detected ***
*** Possible Causes:
1) WRT54G/GS is not Connected.
2) WRT54G/GS is not Powered On.
3) Improper JTAG Cable.
4) Unrecognized CPU Chip ID.
Any ideas how to determine which of the possible causes it is? Could it be that the header isn't soldered on good enough?
Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:38 Post subject: Got it de-bricked
I decided to try and short pins 15 & 16 one more time and this time it worked. I think the problem in the past may have been that I didn't realize I was supposed to upload the firmware after the pings start succeeding after turning the power on while shorting the pins. At any rate the router is rocking. Thanks for all the help!
i think that went wrong, or really i don't know, but after that i only got ping from the router (with ttl=100, no web gui). either way i could tftp the recommended dd-wrt.v24-10709_NEWD_micro.bin thats in the official guide (i used atftp from an arch linux).
after doing all this i had my dd-wrt firmware working on the router. i then finished updating dd-wrt from step 13 onwards of the official guide.