20-09-2018 11:09 AM
I did a firmware update the other night and it killed the router. I'm fairly technical so I hooked it up to my computer and I can get into the OpenWrt busybox via telnet, and can see that it's in a bad way but is obviously working at its most basic level after a bad firmware flash.
I don't want to send this to landfill when it doesn't need much to get it back up and running. Bad for the planet for one.
Could someone send me a firmware that I can flash with OpenWrt's "sysupgrade" tool?
20-09-2018 02:53 PM
I did – it doesn't do anything.
When I turn it on, only the wifi light comes on for about 2-3 seconds then goes off. It then stays dark but like I say, I can connect via telnet.
If I can get a firmware file to flash via telnet/tftp then I can probably resurrect it.
20-09-2018 03:24 PM
I have done and they said they'd send a new one out and to bin the other one which is hugely wasteful given that it can be fixed as I have the skills to do it but not the resource I need.
20-09-2018 08:55 PM
That's modern repair theory for you.
EE may have the resource but not the skills to do it !
26-10-2018 10:13 AM
More than likely, they don't want to give out the firmware incase people spot that they've got hard-coded credentials in them.
01-08-2019 12:30 PM
Hello, i read your post and am having a similar issue presently. Hoe were you able to resolve this issue.
01-08-2019 12:35 PM
Unfortunately as no one would assist (EE or Alcatel) I ended up taking it to the recycling centre.
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