Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 0:23 Post subject: WRT1200AC V1 will not accept flash file
I downloaded the factory-to-ddwrt.bin.
I re-set the router to default, pressed reset button for 15 seconds.
Did Router Firmware Update, selected the factory-to-ddwrt.bin file.
After a minute or so I got a successful update popup notice.
The router re-booted and came back up as the factory Linksys firmware.
I did the on-off for 2 seconds, 3 times to change partitions.
It sill comes up as Linksys firmware.
I did this 6 times.
I never got a DDWRT screen.
I have half dozen old WRT54GL with DDWRT and they all flashed flawlessly.
Can anyone get me pointed in the right direction here? I am sure I am missing something.
I tried the ddwrt-linksys-wrt1200ac-webflash.bin and it failed as well. I let it go for almost half hour and came back to see an update failed message. Tried it again and same thing. I guess I will just leave it at r34411.
Thanks to everyone! I really appreciate the help. I guess the old WRT54GL routers got me spoiled with their simplicity and ease of update. I still have one connected to a yagi external pointed toward my shop but it is almost 13 years old! I want to replace it with this WRT1200AC when I am comfortable with it's operation. Several years ago, I allowed my neighbor to piggyback off my internet with another old WRT54 and that thing sat in my attic running for 4 years and I never touched it. I hope this 1200 is half that dependable!
I followed the instructions to the letter and all seemed to go ok.
I typed reboot and the router rebooted but now the yellow internet light is flashing. I cannot get a response through my browser nor can I connect through putty. I did a reset and still nothing. I turned it off and on three times and nothing.