Hopefully this is worth posting, I can not get the feeling out of my head that I am missing a major thing in the guides or something like that.
Today I got a Linksys WRT3200ACM and I would like to flash LEDE. I did the following:
- Checked if the router itself works (walked through Linksys webGUI, connected a few devices, minor stuff...)
- Read this and that
- Downloaded the firmware via the link on the Techdata page, as suggested
- Noticed that all links refer do a ..factory.IMG though documentation says it should be a ..factory.BIN (but did not bother with that because the original firmware is distributed via a .img, so the router should be able to handle them)
- compared the checksums
- and started the flashing process via Linksys webGUI
Everything seemed to be fine, no errors occurred, the router rebooted but I was not able to enter any kind of webGUI after that. In fact I got no IP via DHCP, I was unable to ping the default adress (which is 192.168.1.1 if I am not mistaken) with a manually assigned IP, I did not get a sign of any life. The only working LEDs were the power LED and the LED indicating a wired connection.
After 20-25 minutes I lost patience and rebooted the router disconntecting and reconnecting power. Tried a few things again, nothing worked, so I did a second reboot and I was back on Linksys software.
This left me a bit confused, since I thought I had flashed LEDE. So I repeated the steps above with no other result than ending in Linksys webGUI again.
Obviously I am doing something wrong, but after about three hours of trying things out it seems to be time to ask people who have more experience than I do. So - is anyone able to tell me what I am doing wrong? Any comment or thought is appreciated, and thanks in advance!