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marko1303
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:29    Post subject: USR 5461 Reply with quote
Is it true an is it work on USR 5461s???

1. Reset to factory default and connect your router with a cable (not to the WAN port).
Define a static IP on your pc:
IP:192.168.2.101
subnet: 255.255.255.0.
You do not need a gateway and dns server.
2. Start tftp2.exe (windows GUI for tftp)
Server : 192.168.2.1
Password :
File : dd-wrt.v24-11650_NEWD_micro-plus_ssh.bin
3. Go to Start/Run and type in cmd ... to open a dos command window
4. Run this command
ping - t 192.168.2.1
you should see a steady reply from 192.168.2.1
5. Power off the router - the ping reply should start failing
6. Wait for 10 sec and plug power back to the router
7. This STEP IS VERY IMPORTANT, as soon as you see the FIRST ping reply, click on Upgrade in Tftp2.exe (If you miss this step, start from STEP 5 again)
8. You will see the image is loading to the router.
9. When the wireless link becomes stable, than your router will have the DD-WRT firmware and the ping will get a steady reply.
10. Cycle power on the router (wait 10 sec).
11. INITIAL USER-PASSWORD pair in username: root password: admin
12. You can also flash back the original factory firmware as described above. Just change the file location in Tftp2.exe
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 14:10    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yes I have the same unit, use Eko's 12774 as that firmware you listed is outdated. I have had the best luck with 12774 on my 5461, over twenty days uptime before the power to the house went out. You may run into problems with the fact USR has a custom header on their *.trx files, if you do I will help you. Try the listed method above with the linked 12774 firmware first.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 14:32    Post subject: Re: USR 5461 Reply with quote
marko1303 wrote:
Is it true an is it work on USR 5461s???


Yes, it will work, with some modifications. I have done it.

2. minimum build number at this date should be 12548. The CFE is compressed on the USR5461, but you're pushing the limits with the micro-plus_ssh build.

Try one of these:
ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/V24_TNG/svn12548/dd-wrt.v24-12548_NEWD_micro-plus_ssh.bin
ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/V24_TNG/svn12774/dd-wrt.v24-12774_NEWD_micro-plus_ssh.bin

I'm using these two on my USR5461s right now, without the "plus" or "ssh" parts:
ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/V24_TNG/svn12548/dd-wrt.v24-12548_NEWD_micro.bin
ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/09-08-09-r12874/broadcom/dd-wrt.v24_micro_generic.bin

4. no space between - and t in the ping -t command.

7. You will get responses with TTL=100 within a few seconds when power is applied to the router. If you see TTL=64, you waited too late to start the tftp.

9. Stop the ping in your DOS box (^C) after the tftp reports success.

10. Wait 5 minutes after the tftp before cycling the power, regardless of whether the wireless is stable before then. Cycle the power, then go to the DOS box and issue the command

telnet 192.168.2.1
username: root
password: admin

Now you're in DD-WRT shell. Issue the commands:
erase nvram
reboot

11. Define a static IP on your pc:
IP:192.168.1.101
subnet: 255.255.255.0.

Now you may access the router web interface at
http://192.168.1.1


Last edited by modervador on Tue Sep 22, 2009 19:08; edited 2 times in total
marko1303
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 14:33    Post subject: Reply with quote
USB work or no?
modervador
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 14:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
autobot wrote:
You may run into problems with the fact USR has a custom header on their *.trx files, if you do I will help you. Try the listed method above with the linked 12774 firmware first.

The method of getting around the USR header when going back to factory firmware is detailed in this post:

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=345877&highlight=#345877

I seem to remember the USR5465 and USR5461 are a little different with the "long reset" in step A.5 and C.3. While you hold the reset button on the USR5465, the LEDs cycle through a pattern then finish with one blinking LAN LED, which is the one you're pinging, till you let go of the reset button. The USR5461 goes a bit farther with two patterns of all four LAN LEDS lit, finishing with all four on till you let go of the reset button. The good news is you can repeat the "long reset" procedure a few times to see for yourself how it works.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 14:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
marko1303 wrote:
USB work or no?

No, not with these micro builds. You would need a custom build that deletes some other features, and I don't know of such. Better off with a router with more flash and ram if you want USB.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 14:47    Post subject: Reply with quote
I can give you my build of 12774, USB works but I had to take out pppd to make room for usb drivers. @modervador you can run plus ssh builds fine as I have been for along time, hell I run mega from usb on this neutered 5461.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 15:36    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ok!
I only need USB for printer and WAN like LAN (5port switch)
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 16:48    Post subject: Reply with quote
I will have to add the usb printer drivers, I tried to upload the file but it keeps failing. Will try again after I add the printer stuff.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 17:01    Post subject: Reply with quote
autobot wrote:
I can give you my build of 12774, USB works but I had to take out pppd to make room for usb drivers. @modervador you can run plus ssh builds fine as I have been for along time, hell I run mega from usb on this neutered 5461.

d00d, that's awesome. Thanks for that info and your kind offer.

I noted that micro-plus-ssh is pushing the limit because I think it's something for us to watch out for; it's conceivable that a future micro-plus-ssh version would overshoot the limit, unless efficiencies are found or some features are removed. With its compressed CFE, the firmware limit on the USR5461 is 1900544 bytes (per peacock thread), so Eko's 12774-micro-plus-ssh squeaks in just under the wire at 1896448 bytes, but as you say, it runs fine.

Your micro-usb build would probably be interesting to several people, no? Do you have it accessible by FTP?

I'm considering waking my dormant linux box so I can do a custom build or two myself. But I can't seriously consider it till I get out from under other commitments, so it will have to wait. Meantime it's good to know that it's doable.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 23:29    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ok I need someone to PM their email and I will forward this to them, then please post the file here. I'm having internet issues so I emailed it to myself(blackberry). It includes the usb drivers for printing and usb storage ((fat only) I could do one with ext2 instead)) which get auto loaded upon boot. Built using Eko's latest 12774 mini plus ssh, I took out pppd and ssh aka dropbear and radius I think. Still has telnet and all other features, I have tested it on my router and all is good on the router side but I don't have a printer to test.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:14    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Ok I need someone to PM their email and I will forward this to them, then please post the file here.

PM sent. I'll D/L from email and U/L here probably tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:41    Post subject: Reply with quote
modervador wrote:
autobot wrote:
Ok I need someone to PM their email and I will forward this to them, then please post the file here.

PM sent. I'll D/L from email and U/L here probably tomorrow.


File sent, let me know how it goes.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
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File sent, let me know how it goes.

Received by email. Here it is. It is zipped because "The Extension trx is not allowed."

Friends, please do not flash this firmware until autobot confirms that the correct unpacked size is 1847296 bytes, to ensure that the file was not corrupted in the email or upload.



micro-newd-12774-Eko-plus_usb.zip
 Description:

Download
 Filename:  micro-newd-12774-Eko-plus_usb.zip
 Filesize:  1.76 MB
 Downloaded:  1624 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:48    Post subject: Reply with quote
File size is correct, I should have included a sum.
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