some days ago I flashed my netgear wnr1000v3 with LEDE 17.01.02. Unfortunately I recogniced after flashing, that wifi is not supported with that image. So I tried to flash the stock firmware of netgear (WNR1000v3-V18.104.22.168_60.0.96.chk) but here the nightmare starts:
- scp the fw file WNR1000v3-V22.214.171.124_60.0.96.chk to /tmp did not work, either the connection dropped or with -b 16 the file could be transfered but the wnr1000v3 rebooted, so I was not able flash this fw
- nc did also not work, the wnr1000v3 rebooted also; no flashing possible
- webgui did also not work => reboot of the device
it looks like that there is some problem in the 17.01.02 image for wnr1000v3 when transfering files greater 3 MB to the device.
I tried also the tftp2 from netgear, without success.
Then I saw this thread
LEDE 17.01.02 on WN2500RP-V1 no wifi
and the nmrpflash tool. Finally it worked (no success with ubuntu, no success with win10), at least on an old machbook with osx 10.7.5 (but, I had to increase the timeout to 5000ms to get it work):
sudo ./nmrpflash -v -i en0 -f WNR1000v3-V126.96.36.199_60.0.96/WNR1000v3-V188.8.131.52_60.0.96.chk -t 5000 Adding 10.164.183.253 to interface en0. Advertising NMRP server on en0 ... | Received configuration request from 2c:b0:5d:26:1d:c0. Sending configuration: 10.164.183.252, netmask 255.255.255.0. delete: cannot locate 10.164.183.252 Received upload request without filename. Using remote filename 'WNR1000v3-V184.108.40.206_60.0.96.chk'. Uploading WNR1000v3-V220.127.116.11_60.0.96.chk ... OK Waiting for remote to respond. Received keep-alive request. Received keep-alive request. Received keep-alive request. Remote finished. Closing connection. Reboot your device now. 10.164.183.252 (10.164.183.252) deleted
Maybe someone else could use this information.