D-Link DVA-G3810BN/TL A1

Many thanks for reading and trying to help. I simply want to install openwrt on this router. Currently, version 18.xxx is supported on it. Here's proof: https://openwrt.org/toh/hwdata/d-link/d-link_dva-g3810bntl_a1

But I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to upload openwrt to it. It does not have a web interface to 'upgrade firmware.' Yet I've read about folks who were able to put it in a mode that allows for that. Just how, it's never said.

While we're at it, may I ask; does anyone know how to completely reset these boxes. I'm able to work with one, as in get into the web interface, etc. The other won't give anything. No IP, nothing. But I can see on the LAN port, negotiation going on, because of the blinking lights. I've tried the obvious, hitting the reset button, but this has done thing.

Thanks a lot.

According to the page you linked, https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/installation/installation_methods/cfe_web_recovery

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Thanks for your response and pointing out my mistake. So I went to the link and performed these steps below but that did not put the router in the mode that will allow it to be flashed. I welcome any further help.

  1. Unplug the power source

  2. Press the RESET button at the router, don't release it yet!

  3. Plug the power source

  4. Wait some seconds

  5. Release the RESET button

  6. Browse to

  7. Send the new firmware and wait some minutes until the firmware upgrade finish.