Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:07 Post subject: TP-LINK WDR3600 - TFTP Problem - Brick
Hi guys, i was brick my WDR3600 after using the recovery,
I've followed the normal procedure to flash the tp-link fw, it's a SamKnows device so the only way to use this router is to load the original firmware via tftp.
So, when i load the file called wdr3600v1_tp_recovery.bin (this is mandatory cause the recovery ask for this file) TFPT32 send the file but even it reach 89%, 95%, 99% etc, not 100% and the router reboot and blink all the led, after 2 seconds reboot and blink another time, and another time ago.
Thinking the problem is the filesize i've cutted of the end of the file ( full of FFFFFFFFF... ) using an Hex editor, but even if the file is now 6 Mb doesn't change anything.
I got another WDR3600 and make the same thing, but the other router upgrade as expected so the problem i think is not on the procedure or file.
I've read in OpenWRT wiki that must to cut the initial part of the file contain 0x20200 that might to be the boot, but i can't see this part on my file.
No, i think is the EU version, i'm in Italy (It is a SamKnows WhiteBox, used by european union to test the quality of connections around the europe, they send a free box with an openWRT customized version that act as network monitor and send data, they ask to use it for about 2 years and then i can do whatever i want).
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PS: I've brought an USB-UART CP2102 from China (i've tried to connect whit an RS323 cable but then i've understod that is impossible) but the adapter take at least 15 days to come, so at this time i can't use terminal.