Hey guys, I just got this router and wasn't happy with the speeds i got and decided to flash openwrt, which ran like a charm via FW upgrade in the stock UI, used 18.06.2 factory, not upgraded.
Opened up the interface and couldn't get it to connect ( I use a PPoE connection ) via WAN and like the idiot I am, i set the LAN as PPoE and after it restarted, I couldn't open the interface via 192.168.1.1
Is the Failsafe my only chance now? I don't know how to work with such software, any recommendation would be welcome.
I would like to restore it to stock and try connecting it again, if it doesn't work, I'd flash the OEM FW and return it to store, I doubt I can return it in this state.
As you want to reset everything anyway, do a pushbutton reset. Allow OpenWrt to boot up fully. Press and hold the reset button for at least 5 seconds then release. After a few seconds all the lights should blink off and the router reboot (this reboot will take longer than normal). It will then have default settings.
Unfortunatelly, i still can't connect with the IP.
Did all the lights blink and restart after you pressed the button?
Only the power LED, no other leds are lit. Even now, I can see the power led and the corresponding LAN port lit.
I'm not positive about the V5 but is there a "gear" LED next to the power LED? That one should blink while booting then come on steady.
Nope, 2.4ghz led is near power on V5
I did reset an Archer C7 v5 once and when I remember right the router will just reboot and load the old config if the reset button isn't pressed long enough.
Isn't pressed long enough? When, as in after you turn it on, or?
Can you try to press the reset button for 30 seconds or longer?
Sure, but after i power it up or even now when it's on?
Let the router first completely boot up and then press the button. It definitely should work.
2mins and nothing...
EDIT: got the power led flashing super fast now
2 minutes should be more than enough. Are you connected to one of the LAN ports via cable?
I guess you flashed OpenWrt via TFTP? Is your TFTP server still running?
Could be that the router is flashing the firmware again.
No, i flashed it via router's webUI
IDK how to use SSH, telnet or TFTP, if I knew, I'd probably restored it to factory from that.
EDIT: yes, using one of the lan ports for connection.
What's the current status of your router?
Do you use DHCP or a static IP address on your PC?
It keeps on flashing ( just the power led, lan one is off )
Usually this works flawlessly. In your case I would try to reboot the router one last time(without a reset) and if there isn't any change you still can try to reinstall the firmware via TFTP.
Same as before i'm afraid.
Can you try to give your PC a static IP?