I clear my browser cache and cookies all the time, before doing any changes, so i guess thats not the problem.
Anyway, i'll try doing what WarpSpeed says and tftp the micro_generic.bin file, though i don't really know when i should do it. i'll just wait for a couple of minutes after loading the vxworkskillerGv8-v3.bin.
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Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 20:01 Post subject:
Ok, so you have a brand new Gv8, and you have set it to defaults, and rebooted. after that you go to the linksys firmware upgrade page, in the firmware upgrade page, you browse to killerv3 for the Gv8 and hit submit it, it loads pretty fast and then starts to reboot, when it does, wait at least two mins, before you do anything, after that it should be safe to reboot, and then tftp the DD-WRT firmware
So, finally i have dd-wrt running on my v8
I didn't plugged it and pressed the reset button for 30 seconds (as i had done before). this time i just upgraded the vxworkskiller from the Linksys Firmware Upgrade page, then waited a couple of minutes and tftp the DD-WRT firmware.
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 22:28 Post subject: Grrr, silly TFTP question
I must be blind because I don't see a way to search a specific post (this one) because I'm sure every question I have in answered in one of the 75 pages. Gah.
Followed instructions according to the "hold reset while powering" method.
Get to the Firmware loader page.
Chose "vxworkskillerGv8-v3.bin" and hit Apply.
Within a couple seconds returned a "Could not load page error" but could still ping.
Waited about 10 minutes, nothing.
I'm trying to do the TFTP command, I have both a Vista machine and an OSX machine.
"tftp -i 192.168.1.1 put dd-wrt.v24_micro_generic.bin"
The command "TFTP" is unrecognized in my "cmd" window. Vista Ultimate.
In Terminal on OSX, I hit "tftp -e 192.168.1.1"
Then "put dd-wrt.v24_micro_generic.bin" at the "tftp>" prompt and get a "file not found" error.
I guess my first problem is getting around the TFTP problem. Where is the root folder that TFTP looks in OSX? OR, how do I TFTP in Vista?
So I haven't rebooted or touched it since I posted.
Decided to try out http://192.168.1.1 and got the "Management mode firmware" thing. I selected the killer.bin, but got a username/password prompt?!
Typed in "admin/root" and it put me at a default LinkSys firmware Status page, just like I opened it out of the box.
Went over to Admin/Firmware/ and selected the killer.bin this way.
Hit "Apply" and instantly got a page saying "Upgrade are Failed!" (yes, poor grammar and everything). I hit "Continue" and it throws me back to the "Upgrade Firmware" page with "Upgrade must NOT be interrupted!" and the meter keeps going and going. The meter will fill, then start over. Like an infinite loop.
ok upgraded and worked fine.
however i have a slightly different prob my isp requires a specific mac address.. i know there was a way to generate a bin on the version 5 and 6 wrt router that would allow somebody to embed a specific mac address is there a way for me to do it with this version.. i reverted back to original linksys firmware because it at least had the clone mac address feature
i am in deed a putz.
what i should have asked is there a way to make the mac address permanent.. doing this for not so savvy friend and don't want if for some reason he has to reset i have to keep telling him how to clone mac..
even though i could just print some instructions i guess