So far, I've tried about 4-5 different firmwares. Something interesting is that on my laptop here, I'm now seeing "192.168.1.1" with the MAC of the router show up when I do an "arp -a".
Anyway, I've tried all sorts of different timing & tftp methods. I think it's time for me to give up.
I'll wait for my JTAG cables to arrive off eBay & start collecting data on that process. In the mean time, I'm looking for another WRT160N v1 & will be flashing it with the test builds discussed earlier & now do a 30/30/30 before/after each flash. It'll be interesting to see if my *original* wireless settings problem reappears on a new router under the new 30x3 regime.
Thanks so much for all your help. It's obvious I've found a great community in which to get involved!
Well, I just spent 2 hours searching every store in my town for another 160N v1 & finally found one at Office Depot.
1. Logged onto Linksys interface.
2. Uploaded Eko's dd-wrt.v24-10431_NEWD_mini.bin (v24 SP2 beta).
3. Setup username/password.
4. Configured WPA2 Personal wireless security (left SSID as DD-WRT). Applied settings. Looks like they saved okay.
5. Reboot router via the Administration Page.
6. Logged back in & wireless security is back to "Disabled."
I haven't tried build 10509 yet, but my guess is it's the same issue.
So, we're back to square one. Any ideas now that I know to 30/30/30 so I don't brick another router?
I honestly think I've been dealing with two different problems:
1) No, I don't think I understood (and still don't quite fully understand) the diff between "Save" and "Apply settings". I now know, though, that just "saving" the wireless settings had no effect. I had to "Apply" them.
2) The WEP setting I think was a bug where I was only entering the WEP key directly (rather than using a Passphrase to "generate" it). When I did this, even "apply" didn't work.
In any case, I'm now on SP2 (10431) & have been using the Apply button instead of Save & all is okay again.
I'm still confused as to why anyone would want to "save" settings but not have them be permanently "applied". The wording seems very strange to me (save doesn't really save).
I look at "save" as a kind of a test mode...check things out prior to making them permanent.
It confused me, as well, for a while..... _________________ SIG:
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And I'm assuming that it's the "known bug" in SP1 that doesn't save wireless settings is why even after temporarily "saving" the settings, a wireless network scan using my laptop still showed no security on the network?