Flashing Bullet M2 with DD-WRT

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SV5FRZ
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
I always go through the:

OFF+Reset+ON+10sec

procedure that allows me to upload a image in binary mode tftp.

I'd be happy to but I don't know how to get you a serial log :/
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SV5FRZ
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:48    Post subject: Reply with quote
http://youtu.be/LKjEsP_a1S0
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 15:21    Post subject: Reply with quote
Can you try to downgrade your AirOS to 5.3.5 which also gives you the previous bootloader.
I suspect the new boot loader in AirOS 5.5 is the culprit.

http://ubnt.multi-path.net/firmware/official%20production/

5.3.5 from feb 04 2012

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 16:19    Post subject: Reply with quote
I had already tried that, but it won't hurt trying it once more. I'll try other versions too.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 17:11    Post subject: Reply with quote
no luck Sad

These are the versions I tried:

XM-v5.5.build12536 - NO
XM-v5.3.5.build11245 - NO
XM-v5.3.3.build9634 - NO
XM-v5.3.2.build8909 - NO
XM-v5.3.build7782 - NO
XM-v5.2.build5132 - I couldn't even install this
XM-v5.1.build3635 - I couldn't even install this

XM.v5.5.1-beta2.13242.120523.1843 - NO




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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 0:39    Post subject: Reply with quote
i am having the same problem after updating to air os 5.5 maybe somenthing changed. Now i can not flash any ddwrt into my loco m2, even if i flash 5.3.5 still cant flash ddwrt into it.
SV5FRZ
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:19    Post subject: Reply with quote
It looks like 5.5 changes the bootloader permanently.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
abispac wrote:
i am having the same problem after updating to air os 5.5 maybe somenthing changed. Now i can not flash any ddwrt into my loco m2, even if i flash 5.3.5 still cant flash ddwrt into it.


You could flash this specific loco m2 with dd-wrt before you updated to AirOS 5.5 ?

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SV5FRZ
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:38    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'd test that for you if I had another device here.

LOM, my reason for switching to DD-WRT for this particular device/customer is the fact that I need to make this Bullet a WiFi repeater.
The customer has a DLink DSL Modem/Router and he wants me to take that router's WiFi signal and repeat it outside the house using the Bullet M2.
Do you think I can accomplish that with DD-WRT?

I thought I'd ask just to make sure I'm going in the right direction.




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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:15    Post subject: Reply with quote
LOM wrote:
abispac wrote:
i am having the same problem after updating to air os 5.5 maybe somenthing changed. Now i can not flash any ddwrt into my loco m2, even if i flash 5.3.5 still cant flash ddwrt into it.


You could flash this specific loco m2 with dd-wrt before you updated to AirOS 5.5 ?
yes, several ,last was 17201, but repeater mode was not working with wep encription and sash told me i needed to uppdate , thats why i udated to airos 5.5....




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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:16    Post subject: Reply with quote
SV5FRZ wrote:
I'd test that for you if I had another device here.

LOM, my reason for switching to DD-WRT for this particular device/customer is the fact that I need to make this Bullet a WiFi repeater.
The customer has a DLink DSL Modem/Router and he wants me to take that router's WiFi signal and repeat it outside the house using the Bullet M2.
Do you think I can accomplish that with DD-WRT?

I thought I'd ask just to make sure I'm going in the right direction.
i use to do that with my loco m2. not sure about your bullet, but should be the same thing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:30    Post subject: Reply with quote
SV5FRZ wrote:
It looks like 5.5 changes the bootloader permanently.


Yes, I strongly suspect that once one has upgraded to 5.5 build 12536 then one is stuck with a boot loader that can only flash firmware part of an upgrade and not the boot loader part.
Downgrading to an earlier AirOS build doesn't help - the boot loader remains the same and I'd say that Ubiquiti has painted themselves into a corner with this.

I have disassembled the boot loader from 12536 as I have done with many other u-boot from other mfgrs, and I have nerver seen so much bugs at the the same time not even in the very early u-boot for Atheros.
I'm surprised that a compiler/linker has been able to generate this pure crap code without throwing a lot of errors.
It is soo bad that I couldn't believe it, I had to download the 12536 build once again because I thought there must had been something wrong with my first download of it.
There wasn't anything wrong with the download..

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SV5FRZ
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
Do we wait for a new beta version of DD-WRT then?

How was OpenWRT able to install and run?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:12    Post subject: Reply with quote
SV5FRZ wrote:
Do we wait for a new beta version of DD-WRT then?

How was OpenWRT able to install and run?


I don't know the differences between OpenWRT and dd-wrt so I can't say, I would need a serial log showing what goes wrong.
I'll see if I can narrow it down based on the number of LED's that are turned on, Ubiquiti uses them to show boot progress.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:13    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hopefully my video will help in that process.

Let me know how I can get a serial log for you and I'll get it
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