Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 16:53 Post subject: Bricked Archer C7 v2.
I tried to upgrade ddwrt on my archer from 15th december to 22nd and after doing that (I selected the option to persist configuration which is probably the reason of brick) my router is in constant bootloop. I tried 30/30/30 reboot but it seems that router doesn't react to reset button at all. Is there any hope for me? Have anyone tried to dissemble it and find jTag port?
Ok so I was able to recover my TP-Link, but here are the discrepancies between tutorial and my situation:
1. The IP address the router was looking for was 192.168.0.66 not 192.168.1.66
2. File name that he looked for was ArcherC7v3_tp_recovery.bin not ArcherC7v2_tp_recovery.bin even though I'm 100% sure that I have v2 version (at least that is what is written on the stick on the bottom of the router).
For any future people in the same situation - if you're not sure on which ip router is looking for the file and what file is he looking for use Wireshark. I wouldn't succeed without it.
Topic to be closed. @iliteo thanks again for help.
Kami do you observe any differences in your unit inside or outside?
Where did you get it and when?
Somewhere i read, the v3 will have 3 dual band external antennas!
Is this correct? Do you open it and have any internal antennas?
Also what is the max TX power if u do a 'iw list'
when are in US/CAN regulatory? _________________ dd-wrt is addict...
After 2015-03 (3.14.2) stock firmware : 192.168.0.66 and ArcherC7v2_tp_recovery.bin
Recovery firmware file name is reverted to ArcherC7v2_tp_recovery.bin.
There is a possibility that V3 is dropped.
Before 2014-09 (3.13.34) stock bootloader (firmware) : 192.168.1.66 and ArcherC7v2_tp_recovery.bin
After 2014-09 (3.14.1) stock bootloader (firmware) : 192.168.0.66 and ArcherC7v3_tp_recovery.bin
After 2015-03 (3.14.2) stock bootloader (firmware) : 192.168.0.66 and ArcherC7v2_tp_recovery.bin