1 (edited by wswartzendruber 2008-12-24 18:33:17)

Topic: Linksys WRT310N?

I just bought a Linksys WRT310N and would like to flash OpenWrt on it.  Now the people over at DD-WRT have figured out that if you immediately go for a standard flash the router will be bricked.  You have to install the mini image and then the standard one.  I have DD-WRT working right now.  I have found the following OpenWrt image and would like to know if it should work or not:

http://downloads.openwrt.org/kamikaze/7.09/brcm-2.4/openwrt-wrt300n_v1-2.4-squashfs.bin

UPDATE:  I tried the Kamikaze 8.09 RC1 release with a 2.4 kernel and the router seems to be bricked.  Upon plugging it in, the power light blinks for about ten seconds.  During this time, I am unable to ping 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 (with my laptop's IPs set correctly).  After plugging in devices to the switch, the lights on the router come on and blink.  Pinging the router results in blinking lights, although no ICMP packets are returned.

What is the best way to go about debricking this router?

2 (edited by xboy 2009-01-05 21:25:31)

Re: Linksys WRT310N?

wswartzendruber wrote:

I just bought a Linksys WRT310N and would like to flash OpenWrt on it.  Now the people over at DD-WRT have figured out that if you immediately go for a standard flash the router will be bricked.  You have to install the mini image and then the standard one.  I have DD-WRT working right now.  I have found the following OpenWrt image and would like to know if it should work or not:

http://downloads.openwrt.org/kamikaze/7.09/brcm-2.4/openwrt-wrt300n_v1-2.4-squashfs.bin

UPDATE:  I tried the Kamikaze 8.09 RC1 release with a 2.4 kernel and the router seems to be bricked.  Upon plugging it in, the power light blinks for about ten seconds.  During this time, I am unable to ping 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 (with my laptop's IPs set correctly).  After plugging in devices to the switch, the lights on the router come on and blink.  Pinging the router results in blinking lights, although no ICMP packets are returned.

What is the best way to go about debricking this router?

You should have seen my post first before you flashed openwrt..

http://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=17674

You could try doing a TFTP flash restore, but make sure you send it the original firmware.

Re: Linksys WRT310N?

I soldered a rs232 serial port in.  From the boot messages, it clearly supports tftp firmware upgrade on 192.168.1.1.  Here is the relevant part of the booting:

Boot version: v4.7
The boot is CFE
mac_init(): Find mac [00:22:6b:58:10:0d] in location 0
Nothing...
CMD: [ifconfig eth0 -addr=192.168.1.1 -mask=255.255.255.0]
eth0: Link speed: 1000BaseT FDX
Device eth0:  hwaddr 00-22-6B-58-10-0D, ipaddr 192.168.1.1, mask 255.255.255.0
        gateway not set, nameserver not set
CMD: [go;]
Check CRC of image1
  Len:     0x390000     (3735552)       (0xBC040000)
  Offset0: 0x1C         (28)            (0xBC04001C)
  Offset1: 0x9A4        (2468)  (0xBC0409A4)
  Offset2: 0xE3000      (929792)        (0xBC123000)
  Header CRC:    0xD0FF52F
  Calculate CRC: 0xD0FF52F
Image 1 is OK
Try to load image 1.
Waiting for 5 seconds to upgrade ...
CMD: [load -raw -addr=0x807a2600 -max=0x770000 :]
Loader:raw Filesys:tftp Dev:eth0 File:: Options:(null)
Loading: _tftpd_open(): retries=0/5
_tftpd_open(): retries=1/5
_tftpd_open(): retries=2/5
_tftpd_open(): retries=3/5
_tftpd_open(): retries=4/5
Failed.
Could not load :: Timeout occured