Hello LEDE Project!
I wanted to report my findings of attempting a sysupgrade via Luci from OpenWRT 15.05.1 to the latest stable LEDE release of 17.01.0.
In short, it failed.
The upgrade completed, all of my red lights stopped blinking, but no Luci interface would come up. I checked my ethernet connection and my computer was getting a connection to the 192.168.11.X subnet. Which I thought was odd, considering that the default address is supposed to be connected to the 192.168.1.X subnet.
So, I went about attempting to pull up 192.168.11.1. My Chromium browser (on Ubuntu here) spun for a second or two, but then came back telling me it couldn't load anything at that address.
I tried pinging both 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.11.1. The former gave me "network unreachable" (which makes sense considering my netmask and being on the 192.168.11.X network), and the latter gave "destination unreachable", as the router was not responding to PING packets at all.
Luckily, my cell phone does hotspotting, so I setup a temp network, downloaded the old OpenWRT 15.05.1 TFTP package, and follow these guides:
And boom! I'm back up and running on a "fresh" install of OpenWRT.
So, since an apparent sysupgrade (for which I verified the SHA sums and MD5 sum manually, since OpenWRT provides MD5 sums when uploading new firmware) failed from Luci with this release, what do I do next? Do I try a TFTP flash? Wait for a possible fix of the sysupgrade image? Or go ahead and try this mess again?