stuff: laptop with XP (network port set to 192.168.0.23), WG602v4 reset to factory defaults. The two are connected to each other via a small network hub.
Open a command prompt and setup a command to ping the Access Point: ping -t 192.168.0.227 and press enter (the -t will keep pinging the host until you ctrl-c)
start up the tftp client and enter all the parameters. (I don't think I entered a password on my run that worked, but i don't remember for sure). Don't press upgrade yet.
unplug the power to the AP, and reconnect. in the ping window, you should see a bunch of "Request timed out" followed by a few replys with TTL=100, followed by a few more "Request timed out" followed by consistent replays with TTL something less than 100.
my understanding is that the first set of replys (with TTL=100) is the boot loader responding, the second set of replys is the Netgear firmware responding. You want to initiate the tftp session while the boot loader is running.
So unplug the AP again, and plug it in. as soon as you start seeing the TTL=100 responses, press the [upgrade] button on the tftp client. It might take a few tries to get the timing right.
Also, the reason for the hub: I had the laptop connected directly to the AP, but after powering on the AP, it took the laptop a few seconds to register that the ethernet port was active and i kept missing the first set of pings. the hub solved that problem.
hello guyz , i'd like to ask you something...
Is wg602 v4 compatible with dd-wrt firmware?
If it is... is it working better than the factory firmware?
I have read somewhere that this thing is not reversable...you can't go back to the factory f/w... has anyone managed to find the factory f/w??? thanx