[TriLUG] bricked wrt54g.. or WTF54g?
gwbrown1 at gmail.com
Tue May 31 19:39:40 EDT 2005
my absolute last-ditch effort is going to be:
1. revert back to Linksys code
2. upload new(er) built binary
After that, I'm stumped. I like your "bad memory" theory. Well, I
hate it, really, but I can see how that can happen though I try to
forget my expirence taking down JP Morgan's trading floor with a as
then undiscovered firmware bug.
On 5/31/05, Jeff Groves <jgroves at krenim.org> wrote:
> My guess is that you've got a glitch in your system.
> Possibly the firmware chip has a bad memory location at a critical point
> where the telnet server config/software resides.
> My old Linksys router has a similar problem where the firmware has
> always had a problem taking a new firmware upload.
> I blame cheap Linksys parts.
> Jeff G.
> Greg Brown wrote:
> >This is strange. Back to the bricked unit of mine (the one that
> >wouldn't allow ssh connections and would no longer allow telnet
> >because the root pw was set).
> >It was time for hardcore battle, I needed this little unit to work so
> >I went for desperate measures. It is a v.2 unit so, per Shane's
> >instructions, I shorted pins 15 and 16, and applied power. Whoopie!
> >>From there I re-TFTP'ed the openwrt code. Upon reboot, same problem:
> >telnet would fail with the following erorr:
> >Login failed.
> >Connection closed by foreign host.
> >Crap. So I go back, short the pins, then upload an older version of
> >Linksys code. This loads up all well and good and even allows me to
> >log into the web interface as Admin, just like it should. I then
> >proceed to run the ping exploit, put the unit into boot_wait, pull the
> >power, then set up my tftp server to upload OpenWRT. When the code is
> >uploaded again.. guess what? Same telnet error and no ssh. I mean..
> >say what?!?! If I went as far as to reupload the linksys code,
> >exploit the unit from there, THEN put back the openWRT code wouldn't
> >it be logical that it would work?
> >Is anyone not as confused by this as me?
> Jeff Groves
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