Today, I attempted to load openwrt on the above hardware, using the
factory firmware flash method, according to the instructions on the
hardware-specific page. The 'upgrade firmware' routine returned
with a failure message after only about five seconds. Thinking the image
might be corrupted, I downloaded it a second time, but both copies
compared equal, and still no joy.
The table of hardware lists 'trunk' as the required openwrt version, yet
the product-specific page indicates that the 12.09 release version is
appropriate. Is that incorrect, and I should compile my own from the
Is there a possibility that the TFTP load image might work? Should I
set up the right environment for tftp and try that image?
Assuming that I'm able to get openwrt loaded, and at some point I wish
to re-flash with a newer release, how might I do it? Is the TFTP flash
routine built-in to the hardware, or is it part of the factory firmware,
and will disappear with a successful flash of openwrt? If I want to use
the Luci facility to upgrade the firmware, what is an 'appropriate image'?
Would I use the 'factory' version, the 'tftp' version, or something else?
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