P0lease Help! I got a WD MY Net N750 and proceeded to install openwrt firmware on it.
1)Went into the admin (192.168.1.1)
2)selected the right openwrt software and installed it
3)it took about 3 mins to install and when it finished i went to 192.168.1.1
4)it took me to the luci interface -- good job -- i configured it for my network
5)i unplugged it and tried to connect the N750 router to my home router
6)went on the computer and tried to access the 192.168.1.1 router
7)couldn't connect to it... i went to the router and noticed only the power light is blinking
8)I unplugged the router and connected it directly to my laptop
9)noticed that my laptop wasn't pulling an ip address: ipconfig /release ; ipconfig/renew ......... ......nothing all i got was the apipa 169...***
10)I'm new to openwrt --but i'm familair with linux and networking... any help will be greatly appreciated.
@lleachii Thank you for your trying . I tried pressing the reset button for one minute and it didn't seem to do anything.
For your second suggestion, I can't ssh into it because the default IP (192.168.1.1) address isn't working anymore. So when I try using putty it just times out.
In the article you sent I might have broken the router because I didn't complete the process. when I saw the luci interface I unplugged the router while I should have flashed it once more
Do you have any other suggestion I can try ?
As pointed out by @vuhuy , have you tried completing the whole installation from the beginning ?
ie. can you get into "Emergency Room" web page using Reset button to load the firmware?
Using a paperclip or a similarly blunt but thin object, press and hold the reset button through the hole marked “Reset” on the bottom of the router. While keeping this button pressed, turn the router on. Hold the reset button until the power LED starts flashing slowly (this takes slightly less than 10 seconds), you can then release the reset button.
I notice Western Digital seem to have removed all references for their MyNet router products. I can't even find their firmware download page.
I still have copies of the original MyNet N750 firmwares if you are able to get into "Emergency Room".
This resulted in the router's power light just blinking and not giving out a DHCP address -- just like @mickdon's opening comment in this thread.
Using the hidden reset button, I was able to get to the device's "Emergency Room" web page. Attempts to upload the OEM firmware seemed to fail, though. I would choose the file, click the Upload button and within 5-10 seconds, my web browser would display an "Unable to connect" message. The power light would continue to blink as if nothing was happening. Visiting http://192.168.1.1/ again just showed the same Emergency Room web page.
I deduced that something was not allowing the OEM firmware to upload, normally, through the Emergency Room web page. After looking at its source, I came up with this curl command -- whose output, as you can see -- showed success:
$ curl --verbose -F Upload=@My_Net_N750_1.01.04.bin http://192.168.1.1/up.htm
* Trying 192.168.1.1:80...
* Connected to 192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1) port 80 (#0)
> POST /up.htm HTTP/1.1
> Host: 192.168.1.1
> User-Agent: curl/7.71.1
> Accept: */*
> Content-Length: 11456861
> Content-Type: multipart/form-data; boundary=------------------------b464fe85bb4f01cc
> Expect: 100-continue
* Done waiting for 100-continue
* We are completely uploaded and fine
* Received HTTP/0.9 when not allowed
* Closing connection 0
curl: (1) Received HTTP/0.9 when not allowed
Although I really had to be patient for the OEM firmware to boot up -- about 5 minutes -- it did, eventually. From there, I was able to upload the factory OpenWRT image, and then the sysupgrade one. I now have a working My Net N750 running OpenWRT!