Perhaps some sort of security protection is kicking in when doing web upload.
We're talking about 128 mb flash here, writing to it would certainly take more time than usual. After the image is transferred to the router, it goes into router's RAM memory, then it starts writing to the flash, which takes time to finish.
I really hope that you've waited long enough for the writing operation to complete before doing manual reboot.
Have you tried it like it's described in the commit?
D-Link Recovery GUI: power down the router, press and hold the reset
button, then re-plug it. Keep the reset button pressed until the power
LED starts flashing orange, manually assign a static IP address under
the 192.168.0.xxx subnet (e.g. 192.168.0.2) and go to http://192.168.0.1
Some modern browsers may have problems flashing via the Recovery GUI,
if that occurs consider uploading the firmware through cURL:
Yeah, if none of the other workarounds had helped. The mini http server implementation of the recovery boot option is somewhat broken, and regular Linux client network stack and/or curl/http libs though are serious gourmet shit, but unfortunately seems too strict/not forgiving, to compensate the broken DLink recovery network stack of lots of devices.
At least people keep reporting problems, when trying to use the recovery option of DLink routers via native installed Linux clients, while Windows clients seem to work for some reason.
There is a report of someone having the same problem but in his case switching to Windows helped. We're now 3 years further and the browsers on Windows have changed too much it would appear.
Indeed. I read the commit instructions (and every other document I could find, even from DD-WRT to get some inspiration). I did try the curl command line. This got me the furthest, but alas not far enough.
just use a real window install Not a VM
I have some old DIR-825-B1's
and to use it's recovery interface the only way I have found
other then to install windows 9x or XP "current pc has to much ram"
was to download the last version of Netscape Navigator "not usable as a browser any more tho"