I really am doing all those steps. The problem is that it seems the eth0 on the E3000 is not accepting or passing traffic. I cannot ping it, can't tftp to it,
IFCONFIG within CFE shows this:CFE> ifconfig
Device eth0: hwaddr C0-C1-C0-??-??-??, ipaddr 192.168.1.1, mask 255.255.255.0
gateway not set, nameserver not set
*** command status = 0
Yet no talkie talkie.
The switch I'm using in between the E3000 and my PC is an ActionTec router (from Bell FibreOP - Not my idea of a good router). Anyway, it shows the E3000 as being connected at 1Gb with no errors. The E3000 is 192.168.1.1, my PC is 192.168.1.3,and the actiontech is 192.168.2.3 so there should not be any conflicts IP wise.
Here are the results of the suggestion:
CFE> flash -ctheader : flash1.trx
Reading :: Failed.: Timeout occured
*** command status = -21
And here is the result of my cmd prompt:
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop>tftp -i 192.168.1.1 PUT flash1.trx
By the way, I renamed the stock firmware to flash1.trx for upload.
I was wondering if I can fix my ETH0 from CFE, I even tried to kick off the TFTPD by shorting pins 8,9 as a last resort. No go. Same issues.
Thanks for the suggestions Malachi and LOM. Tried a direct connection, and the safe upgrade switch and I still cannot talk to the router over ethernet, just over the JTAG serial port. This is the same with WinXP, Win7, and Linux.
I'm willing to try any suggestions and will let you know how it goes. I do think the key is in the CFE though.
Here is the content of my NVRAM just in case you see anything blatantly wrong.
Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 21:31 Post subject: NVRAM ERASE question
So, If I do NVRAM ERASE should NVRAM SHOW actually show me anything or will it all be erased? I ask because when I do it everything shows as if I never did NVRAM ERASE in the first place. _________________ ----------------------------------
Beware of geeks bearing gifs
let me start off by - I fixed a E3000 the other night that i bricked but the CPE was still good. after a bunch of reading i could not understand where the TFTP part came in was i sending the command
then it came to me
you need the LINKSYS TFTP program.
at the step when you tell it to get .trx file you need to click the TFTP SEND BUTTON and then click enter in your hyperterminal or putty
this was killing me
also after i fixed it and had it up and running i went to reflash a K30 build and it bricked it again but this time the CPE was screwed.
so i had to go out and get a new router R6250 its alot nicer then the E3000 i do miss the E3000
if i could get this to work again it would be a nice router to have in a box for a project one day.
but at this time no JTAG will work so i will have to remove the chip and reflash it some other way.
when i fixed it i just flashed a working dd wrt E3000 mini bin to it and then rebooted it 30/30/30 and that was it worked.
i should have never flashed the K30 with the serial. i saw it happened in putty scrolling all the info and then just LOOP the same info over and over about CPE or something crap and no ctrl c would stop it at this point
Ok my 740n v.4.23 is flashing first green light and then all the lights alternate, after a bad flash from dd-wrt to original firmware (i've mislooked the step to remove bytes from the firmware before flashing)... so I've step into serial recovery. After soldering the wires my arduino only shows 2 lights on... putty does connect without error to the serial but nothing shows up in it's screen. I've tried connecting power to the router and nothing changes. I believe that when I power up the router it should start poping lots of data in the putty console... but nothing... what could be wrong? is there a way to test anything?