I just bought my first WRT54G (V3), and wanted to build a mesh network (Using the Broadband-ham firmware, http://www.broadband-hamnet.org/ , which as I understand is based on OpenWrt). I wasn't paying careful enough attention, and downloaded the firmware for the WRT54G v1, and burned it. I'm unable to get to any online documentation, and have been working my way though troubleshooting this. Here's what I can figure out.
- I can get the router into safe mode. I can't figure anything from there that's useful I can do, but I've done it.
- The router accepts pings on 192.168.1.1, giving a TTL code 100 if I start from the beginning, and 64 if in safe mode.
- I have this hooked up to a Windows 7 machine. I've tried using the TFTP software, but while it occasionally looks like it's trying to erase the firmware. It stays there for a few seconds, then it looks like it times out, and tries again.
- I've tried rebooting this while running a large loop on tftp.
- I've tried TFTP also when running in safe mode.
- I found that the error being reported is "Code pattern is incorrect". Any idea what that means?
Any ideas about what else to try? I feel like I've almost got it figured out, but that last 10% is killing me... Thanks!