Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 20:55 Post subject: wnr2000v3 unsuccessful flash, need some help
i used the NA first time version on the router db page, the result was a continually cycling router.
after doing a couple 30/30/30 resets no success. i noticed while doing that however that if i just do a 30 second reset switch, the router is pingable and i can attempt to use tftp2 to try and upgrade the stock firmware which reports that it was successful, but then every reboot after that results in flashing green power, able to ping, but thats it. unable to get the firmware to actually load so i can get into it.
i did catch the pinshort option for the v2, but the hardware is a bit different on the v3 and i have no idea which pins need to be shorted & im not about to guess lol.
anyway, i have tried various versions of stock, and both the NA and WW versions and webflash.bin... no luck anywhere. would someone be able to point me in the correct direction to fix this?
i unplugged the thing for about 45 minutes and walked away while contemplating hamburgers pizza and dr pepper.
for some reason when i came back and plugged it back in, its now back in the stock firmware so everything is functional now.
the big questions that i have after reading everything are:
1. it appears people have had more success with r18777 on this router vs. the ones that are listed in the router db site. so the webflash.bin for r18777 is the one that i should actually be using correct?
2. i have read several items that say use a chk file first, but there does not appear to be a chk file for r18777 (unless im missing something and it needs to come from somewhere else? do i actually need to load the chk file first and then the bin? its not entirely clear on that point.
so i downgraded to v220.127.116.11 stock, that allowed me to load the r18777 NA .img and it booted to ddwrt this time, but now i am trying to get the 18777 .bin file loaded and every time it goes 2 seconds and the connecton resets. i can get back, its done this about 5 times now, have reset it and have power cycled a couple times, same thing.
it also does an immediate connection reset if i tell it to reboot also.