Asus WL-500W second time bricked

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riahc3
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:29    Post subject: Asus WL-500W second time bricked Reply with quote
I flashed my Asus WL-500W with 11650 and everything was working great. I enabled ALL the options under the USB tab and again another brick.

Ive tried both a hard reset and a 30/30/30.
Ive also tried using ping -n 30 with me during the ping unplugginging, replugged, reset it, DCHP/static IP and the messages were:
Reply from 192.168.1.10: Destination host unreachable.
Request timed out.
PING: transmit failed, error code 1231.

pock says that I have to serial connect the router to fix this. I IMAGINE that this is the jtag method which would void my warranty which I rather not do. And, from the looks of it, I need a parellel port which I do not have in this computer.

Any solution/tips/help/comments/etc would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:47    Post subject: Reply with quote
For the serial console connection, you don't need a printer port.

Pock used a USB rs232-ttl adaptor.

Still no way around opening up your router.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 16:41    Post subject: Reply with quote
When you first flashed the router....did you load mini_asus.trx file FIRST...then hard reset and upgrade to mega or did you go straight to mega from the Asus restoration utility....I don't have one of these units...but all indications are that you must load the mini_asus.trx file first for the upgrade to be successful.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 17:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
redhawk0 wrote:
When you first flashed the router....did you load mini_asus.trx file FIRST...then hard reset and upgrade to mega or did you go straight to mega from the Asus restoration utility....I don't have one of these units...but all indications are that you must load the mini_asus.trx file first for the upgrade to be successful.


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I followed the instructions to the min detail so yes, I loaded first mini then thru the GUI upgraded to mega.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 17:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
barryware wrote:
For the serial console connection, you don't need a printer port.

Pock used a USB rs232-ttl adaptor.

Still no way around opening up your router.

Where can I find these?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 17:50    Post subject: Reply with quote
Instructions.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=271242#271242

Ebay sells the converter boards for about $10 USD.

Or you can make your own convert if you get the parts.
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/WRT54GL_MAX232_Serial

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 17:51    Post subject: Reply with quote
riahc3 wrote:
barryware wrote:
For the serial console connection, you don't need a printer port.

Pock used a USB rs232-ttl adaptor.

Still no way around opening up your router.

Where can I find these?


http://www.zacpod.com/?p=13 - From Pocks thread.

And: http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=48640&highlight=serial

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 14:48    Post subject: Reply with quote
redhawk0 wrote:
Instructions.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=271242#271242

Ebay sells the converter boards for about $10 USD.

Or you can make your own convert if you get the parts.
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/WRT54GL_MAX232_Serial

redhawk

It seems the Pololu product is outta stock...
Im seeing that Im going to have to make my own and it seems kinda difficult.
Is there any chance something could go wrong and I could end up with a brick/worthless router?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 15:02    Post subject: Reply with quote
riahc3 wrote:
redhawk0 wrote:
Instructions.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=271242#271242

Ebay sells the converter boards for about $10 USD.

Or you can make your own convert if you get the parts.
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/WRT54GL_MAX232_Serial

redhawk

It seems the Pololu product is outta stock...
Im seeing that Im going to have to make my own and it seems kinda difficult.
Is there any chance something could go wrong and I could end up with a brick/worthless router?


search on ebay pl2303 usb to serial cable Smile

http://cgi.ebay.com/USB-to-RS232-Module-Based-TTL-PC-PL2303-PL2303HX_W0QQitemZ290300465773QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item290300465773&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1240%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50


http://cgi.ebay.com/PL2303-ADAPTER-CABLE-SERIAL-DB9-PIN-TO-USB-RS232-A06_W0QQitemZ220376752208QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCA_Cables_Adapters?hash=item220376752208&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1240%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 16:02    Post subject: Reply with quote
so is this method an alternative to getting a jtag cable?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 16:25    Post subject: Reply with quote
HockeyFan4Life wrote:
so is this method an alternative to getting a jtag cable?


Jtag is not really an alternative, as there is no jtag connection available....so serial is the only method.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 19:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
Could have sworn that the Asus WL-500W had JTAG

On a related topic, whats the advantages and disadvantages of JTAG vs serial?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 19:30    Post subject: Reply with quote
RolF wrote:
riahc3 wrote:
redhawk0 wrote:
Instructions.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=271242#271242

Ebay sells the converter boards for about $10 USD.

Or you can make your own convert if you get the parts.
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/WRT54GL_MAX232_Serial

redhawk

It seems the Pololu product is outta stock...
Im seeing that Im going to have to make my own and it seems kinda difficult.
Is there any chance something could go wrong and I could end up with a brick/worthless router?


search on ebay pl2303 usb to serial cable Smile

http://cgi.ebay.com/USB-to-RS232-Module-Based-TTL-PC-PL2303-PL2303HX_W0QQitemZ290300465773QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item290300465773&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1240%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50


http://cgi.ebay.com/PL2303-ADAPTER-CABLE-SERIAL-DB9-PIN-TO-USB-RS232-A06_W0QQitemZ220376752208QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCA_Cables_Adapters?hash=item220376752208&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1240%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50


Which would you recommend of both of these?
I believe if I grab one I would need also a female serial cable that connects to my router right?
And can I just electric tape the wires to my router? Soldering isnt my thing.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 19:35    Post subject: Reply with quote
riahc3 wrote:
Could have sworn that the Asus WL-500W had JTAG

On a related topic, whats the advantages and disadvantages of JTAG vs serial?


How could you possibly think that, after reading pock's thread?

On the wl500W, the advantage of serial is that it can be done...

(The disadvantage is that it can't be used to flash CFEs, when they need to be replaced.)

And no, you can't "electrical tape" connections for this. Taking shortcuts like that is why you have bricked your router twice. Do things properly.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 21:33    Post subject: Reply with quote
Donny wrote:
riahc3 wrote:
Could have sworn that the Asus WL-500W had JTAG

On a related topic, whats the advantages and disadvantages of JTAG vs serial?


How could you possibly think that, after reading pock's thread?

On the wl500W, the advantage of serial is that it can be done...

(The disadvantage is that it can't be used to flash CFEs, when they need to be replaced.)

And no, you can't "electrical tape" connections for this. Taking shortcuts like that is why you have bricked your router twice. Do things properly.


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