WRT320N recover

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After the unsuccessful attempts to get the Sitecom WL-351 up and running with OpenWrt I did another attempt to revive my Linksys/Cisco WRT320N router, with DD-WRT on it. All of a sudden this router didn’t work anymore, probably after a power failure.

The situation was that the power LED kept blinking when I connected the power cord. No SSID was broadcasted which I should considering how it was configured. I did a 30/30/30 reset, at least I tried, but it didn’t work. Also trying to use the WDS button as a reset button didn’t work. Connecting through a UTP cable in the WAN or one of the 4 LAN ports wasn’t successful.

Searching for a solution I thought it would be another TFTP challenge to maybe get it up and running. After the Sitecom TFTP exercise I wasn’t too happy with that idea.

But I found a site (http://guolc.blogspot.nl/2013/05/linksys-wrt320n-unbrick-tutorial.html) which describes 4 attempts to unbrick a WRT320N.

Attempt 1: Hard reset using 30/30/30 method (already tried)
Attempt 2: GPIO 6 method – Reset by short wiring PIN 6 to GND
Attempt 3: TFTP Command line
Attempt 4: TFTP Flashing

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Luckily I managed to get my router a life and kicking using the GPIO 6 method!

Yes … !

 

 

 

 

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