HOWTO: Flashing WHR-G300N

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devros
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 18:11    Post subject: Reply with quote
Does this router require a WHR-G300N build to run, or can I upgrade to a newer generic built once I have dd-wrt already on there? I have the latest BS build from Oct, but would like to try one of the newer Eko builds to see if it plays better with apple devices.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
devros wrote:
Does this router require a WHR-G300N build to run, or can I upgrade to a newer generic built once I have dd-wrt already on there? I have the latest BS build from Oct, but would like to try one of the newer Eko builds to see if it plays better with apple devices.

Eko only does Broadcom builds that you should not use on Ralink based hardware.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
can i upgrade this build dd-wrt.v24-13491_NEWD-2_std-nokaid.bin ?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:13    Post subject: Reply with quote
jianwei87 wrote:
can i upgrade this build dd-wrt.v24-13491_NEWD-2_std-nokaid.bin ?


Nooo... do NOT do this...

Only Brainslayer's builds can be flashed to the WHR-G300N

Eko compiles Broadcom based builds only

Brainslayer does Broadcom, Atheros, and RaLink (WHR-G300N) builds.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 15:59    Post subject: Reply with quote
Jarkko wrote:
ermax wrote:
I am curious if it is possible to flash back to the latest OEM Buffalo firmware found here:
http://www.buffalotech.com/support/getfile/whrg300n-164.exe

I am not sure if I can simply rename Buffalo's flash file to firmware.ram and serve it up via TFTP.

Has anyone tried this. I don't want to brick the router but then again, it is a useful as a brick already. Hahaha.


Doesn't work, uploads fw to router but won't update. And yes, I tried :wink:

Decrypted fw is definitely required.

edit: router is still working, so no harm done from testing.


Any updates on this??

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:41    Post subject: Reply with quote
Nope. Just wondering, could original fw be extracted from Buffalo and thus get unencrypted file?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:16    Post subject: Reply with quote
There's no way currently to JTAG the RaLink chipset, and since the
firmware is encrypted, that would be the only way you could get it off.

Or, somehow, you'd have to get the source from Buffalo and compile it yourself.

The RaLink builds are based on the 2.6 Kernels, and it looks like
you do need a 64-bit Linux OS build to compile it on.

I've tried myself, and couldn't get it. Would take a LOT of work.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:16    Post subject: Reply with quote
Adding this info to this post since it's stickied!

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Read this one to try Antenna modifications to WHR-G300N

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=56491

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Access Point & Repeater Bridge - How to - need to be logged in to see pics!

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=63846

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Changing MAC addresses on the WHR-G300N's - How To

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=64460

Read post #1 and post #2 of the MAC address thread!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:58    Post subject: Reply with quote
Adding this to the sticky thread!

Revert WHR-G300N back to original firmware:

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=67659&start=45

Read the page - must be logged in to see attachments.

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antoniosilva12
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:04    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hello everyone.

This is my first post.
Just to say that I "flashed" my Buffalo WHR-G300N v1 firmware and it works perfectly.
The guide is really good and the firmware is fantastic.

Great job everyone. :)

Best Regards.
Aveyer
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 15:56    Post subject: Reply with quote
Just flashed my WHR-G300N V1, works perfectly, even with my iPod touch. Thanks for your hard work guys.
bason
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 18:12    Post subject: Reply with quote
Aveyer wrote:
Just flashed my WHR-G300N V1, works perfectly, even with my iPod touch. Thanks for your hard work guys.


What build are you running that work well with your iPod?
Aveyer
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 20:13    Post subject: Reply with quote
The latest available in the Router Database.
DD-WRT v24-sp2 (08/07/10) std - build 14896
also my iPod Touch is the second generation running OS 4.1, all is working fine.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:53    Post subject: Reply with quote
Aveyer wrote:
The latest available in the Router Database.
DD-WRT v24-sp2 (08/07/10) std - build 14896
also my iPod Touch is the second generation running OS 4.1, all is working fine.


Ah, all my iPhones and iPod touches are still on 3.1.2.
I heard that iOS4 fixes the wifi bug on this router.
I will stick with 12255 for a while.

Thanks!
Aveyer
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 15:51    Post subject: Resetting before Upgrade? Reply with quote
Is resetting before and after upgrading to the latest build even necessary anymore? I've just upgraded to build 14929 without reset and working fine, even the web interface asks you if you want to reset the setttings.
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