Video Tutorial-How to Flash your La Fonera

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digerati
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 14:35    Post subject: Video Tutorial-How to Flash your La Fonera Reply with quote
Video Tutorial-How to Flash your La Fonera

This video is 12 mins long and 19.5 mb...hope it helps

Video link:
http://www.gettingpumped.com/users/digerati/dd-wrt-fonera/fonera.htm
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Ingredients:

http://gettingpumped.com/users/digerati/dd-wrt-fonera/fonera.txt

How to make a Crossover Cable (for those that want to make one themselves)
http://www.littlewhitedog.com/content-8.html

Putty
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

TFTPd32
http://tftpd32.jounin.net/

HFS ~ Http File Server
http://www.rejetto.com/hfs/

Internet Explorer

The files root.fs and vmlinux.bin.l7 from a recent build directory
http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/down.php?path=downloads%2Fbeta+releases%2Ffonera+builds/

http://fonera.info/camicia/openwrt-ar531x-2.4-vmlinux-CAMICIA.lzma
and
http://fonera.info/camicia/out.hex

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Download the fonera.txt file so that you can read along the instructions and copy and paste commands to be placed in the shell sessions.
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joksi
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 14:56    Post subject: Reply with quote
Great idea!
jz1n
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:10    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sorry for the newb question but what's the difference between a "cross-over" cable and a normal CAT5 (RJ45) cable? Embarassed
digerati
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:40    Post subject: Reply with quote
I regular cable is the same on each end, a crossover cable is differant on each end.

Should be covered here

http://www.littlewhitedog.com/content-8.html
jz1n
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
I was reading similar instructions on Wiki: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/LaFonera_Software_Flashing and I noticed this note under Step 5:

Many NICs can connect to the LaFonera directly with a normal cable, the LaFonera may have an autosensing auto-sensing port making a crossover cable unnecessary

Can anyone else verify this? If this is true, then it would make the flashing process that much easier! Very Happy
dstren
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:03    Post subject: Reply with quote
I haven't had any problems using a regular CAT5 cable into the Fonera... It's able to use both from my experience. You shouldn't have to get a crossover.
digerati
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:50    Post subject: Reply with quote
You may need a crossover network cable or two normal cables and a hub/switch/router to connect your PC to the LaFonera. If the network card you're using does not support auto-detection of connections (newer cards _usually_ do but not always) then you will need the cables and hub/switch.

Resource:http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/La_Fonera_Flashing
scoppy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 16:34    Post subject: Reply with quote
la fonera is auro crossing , i use a driect cable , all ok
c0v3n4n7
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 21:12    Post subject: Reply with quote
Can someone please help me?
I did everything the video and wiki says. Everything went fine with no errors at all. But just after I type the last reset, it rebooted and bricked. I can access to redboot + ethernet cable. I tried to:

load -r -b %{FREEMEMLO} rootfs.squashfs
fis create rootfs

to recover it, but it doesn't seem to work. It's still bricked. Can someone tell me what can I do to recover it?
Thank you very much for your time
digerati
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 22:40    Post subject: Reply with quote
Recovery of a non-responsive LaFonera

If you've managed to get partway through this guild and find the LaFonera doesn't seem to respond anymore, here are a few recovery tricks.
Set your computer's network card IP to 169.254.255.2 and the Subnet mask to 255.255.0.0. You may need to disconnect/disable all other network cards on that PC to ensure the proper route is used.
Connect your LaFonera to the network card via a network cable.
In a browser, try to connect to http://169.254.255.1:8080
If that fails, try to establish an SSH connection to 169.254.255.1
If that fails, try to establish a TELNET connection to 169.254.255.1 on the standard port (23), or port 9000.
Power on the LaFonera, and after 2 to 4 seconds, try to start the TELNET connection to catch the REDBOOT prompt.
If that fails, you may have to resort to a serial connection. Serial connect devices are listed in the #External_links section of this guide.


If the configuration is corrupted/incorrect, try resetting of the NVRAM. Power up the unit, and wait about 2 minutes, then hold down the Reset button for several seconds. You must do this while the firmware is loaded, hence waiting for a minute or two after powering it up.

If that fails, try these steps:

1. Reset the LaFonera and telnet into the Redboot prompt (see Step 5 above).

2. Enter the following command to erase the NVRAM partition.
fis erase -f 0xA83D0000 -l 0x00010000

3. Reboot the router by entering this command:
reset

resource : http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/La_Fonera_Flashing
digerati
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 22:47    Post subject: Reply with quote
Also, I wouldnt think its 'bricked' if you can get into redboot.
c0v3n4n7
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 23:09    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thank you for the reply.
I've tried that. After reset, both the power and internet light stay green. The Internet light sometimes blinks but it's random. I can access redboot on 192.168.1.254 on port 9000 all the time. It's not just on the first 10 seconds after I switch it ON. Isn't this weird?
I've downloaded original firmware from FON, dd the file so that I could untar it, uploaded to the router, made the rest of the procedure and so on. But after reboot, still no sognal at all. Netstumbler can't catch a single signal from it and I can access it (besides redboot).
It's driving me nuts. I've been all day around this.
Thank you
intrax
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 23:45    Post subject: Reply with quote
Looks like your redboot startup script got erased..
type fconfig -l
if startup empty enter :
fconfig and type statup script i.e next two lines:
fis load -l vmlinux.bin.l7
exec
now restart fonera...
c0v3n4n7
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 0:09    Post subject: Reply with quote
RedBoot> fconfig -l
Run script at boot: true
Boot script:
.. fis load -l vmlinux.bin.l7
.. exec

Boot script timeout (1000ms resolution): 10
Use BOOTP for network configuration: false
Gateway IP address: 0.0.0.0
Local IP address: 192.168.1.254
Local IP address mask: 255.255.255.0
Default server IP address: 0.0.0.0
Console baud rate: 9600
GDB connection port: 9000
Force console for special debug messages: false
Network debug at boot time: false


This is what I get
c0v3n4n7
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 22:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
Any clue guys?
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