I guess that not too much different from v2, so if I make test build, can you flash it? (And risk of bricking it)
i have a v2.1 and would flash it with a test build
Make sure you have a way of recovering it if things go wrong at 1st. If you have the adapter for serial, you should dump the flash and let eko get a look at it.
If you don't have serial, you have no way of recovering the device.
don't have serial cable but will take the chance. however, i do need the cable to let eko look at the flash.
Not to sound like a know it all.. But if the 1st build does not work, without serial you have no way to recover.. More important than that, you can not provide Eko with the needed serial output to determine what went wrong and what code change is needed.
I deleted all the captures but going by memory.. There were over 20 test builds (E1000 V2). Of which, all but the last 4 ~ 5 bricked the router.
However, that was uncharted territory. Eko believes only minor tweaking will be necessary to port the V2.1
Serial adapters are cheap (3 ~ 5 bucks). You really need to have one. It's worth it.. Helping & testing is fun
hey barry read my post that said serial cable
I don't understand what you are saying.. yes, you need a serial cable to dump the flash.
My offer still stands to trade someone my V2 (new, in box.. only used for the dd-wrt port, serial header, jtag header & heatsink installed) for a V2.1 (in mint condition).
Or.. Phuz~ ordered a refurb and maybe it will be a 2.1.
my post was serial cable and i didn't want to repeat myself. Anyway, what cable do i need and program(s) or software. I an willing to learn. thank you.
@k2snauth: You need a serial to ttl adapter, like Nokia CA-42 mobile phone cable. For software you can use puTTY, hiperterminal or others.
You will have to open your router, solder a header to connect serial cable and then get the info Eko need. Once you buy the cable, search the web how to strip it.
I would do this:
1- Open up your router and post pictures from inside
2- Wait for someone to identify where you should put serial header
3- Solder the header and connect cable
4- Fire up puTTY or whatever software you chose
5- Get boot logs and post here
Hmm... if there is no problem bricking it... then I'll do you test build today.
Ok... this test build should at least flash and I'm 99% sure it will work. If it does, and you can open dd-wrt GUI, please first thing you do get me cfe backup 192.168.1.1/backup/cfe.bin so I can add proper detection.
Also check if it is maybe already detected as v2.1 (I just guessed some parameters ).
Don't flash any other build to v2.1 !! And don't flash this build to any other router too.