I'm migrating my wireless infrastructure to OpenWRT. The Linksys and Buffalo devices were a cinch to upgrade. The Archer....not so much. I tried both the factory and the upgrade packages. It says it's upgrading but then reboots back into DD-WRT. I found some instructions that said I needed to reset the original firmware, so I tried. The firmware does the same thing...says it is updating but then reboots back into dd-wrt. I found someone in the OpenWRT forums having the same issue with v2 so I tried that...says it is upgrading and reboots back into DD-WRT...I found directions that say I have to install DD-WRT before I can install OpenWRT, well I'm half way there already! Guess what...says it is updating the firmware and boots right back into DD-WRT.
Found someone say they couldn't update except via command line...so telnet into the Archer C7, wget the firmware, and run
write /tmp/firmware.bin linux. Says it's updating...reboots into DD-WRT.
So I tried upgrading DD-WRT to the latest daily just to make sure that I hadn't broken anything. Updated just fine. (And booted back into DD-WRT ).
Well, now that I'm on the latest version of DD-WRT I might as well try a few things again...when I update either of the OpenWRT firmware images, says it updates but then reboots into DD-WRT...and the factory reset image? Reboots back into DD-WRT. Tried the command line again:
root@DD-WRT:~# write /tmp/firmware.bin linux flash : /tmp/firmware.bin: Bad trx header
Well, at least it's something different.
I'm at a loss; nothing but DD-WRT seems to update. What am I doing wrong?
Any help appreciated.