I followed instructions on https://openwrt.org/toh/d-link/d-link_dwr-960 and now when I turn on my device, all 8 lights (besides "Singal strength") lit up almost immediately, nothing is blinking. The router cannot be accessed via Ethernet, holding "reset" button does nothing. Restarting while holding "reset" button makes no difference.
Judging from the commit, it should work; support has been added rather recently as well.
A few questions:
Did you flash from a Windows or a Linux client?
Does your router keep rebooting?
Try putting a switch in between if you have one, while trying the recovery procedure.
If you're unable to get the recovery procedure going, with or without a switch, I'd look at connecting serial. You're 'lucky' in the sense that your model seems to have the connector soldered, so it should be relatively straightforward. Once that's done you should be able to interact with the bootloader.
I uploaded the OpenWRT image using Windows (Firefox).
The lights on the router are lit and they stay lit, I suspect it does not restart.
I've tried using a switch, but there effect is the same - I cannot connect with the router in any way (cannot use JBOOT).
Hello, although the hardware version on the box or my router is "A1" , the insides differ a bit from the pictures seen on https://openwrt.org/toh/d-link/d-link_dwr-960. All numbers printed on the board are the same (all that I have checked), but there are no pins soldered to help access the serial console. I managed to access it anyway, the serial console upon boot shows this (been waiting for a couple of minutes, nothing more appeared):
D-Link might have neutered the serial. At least it still responds to the reset button. Did you check your model's manual on how to restore the stock image? D-Links often have a sturdy recovery in place.
Hello, the manual describes only one recovery procedure - holding reset button for 10 seconds. It should bring back the default settings (but I think I am far beyond that option). I've tried holding the reset in various ways (before and after power on, holding for a short time, long time, etc.) and there is no progress, the serial console does not go past "two dots".
Is there a way to program the chip, upload the image accessible on D-Link site directly to some chip?