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dd-wrt 2.3 micro generic in Linksys WAP54G v3.1 restore original firmware

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by akoscomp3, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. akoscomp3

    akoscomp3 LI Guru Member

    I install the dd-wrt v2.3 micro generic firmware on Linksys WAP54G v3.1 Access Point, and I want rollback to original Linksys firmware, but the Firmware Update utility show the error message: "Incorrect image file."
    Please tell me, how I can resolv the problem. I try to find an NVRAM variable, to disable the firmware file verification, but I don't find anything.
     

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  2. Deimdos

    Deimdos Network Guru Member

    rename de original firmware from *.trx to *.bin and the firmware change will work fine
     
  3. zachguffron

    zachguffron Guest

    Linksys WAP54G v3.1 restore original firmware; Password does not work

    Yes, rename de original firmware from *.trx to *.bin works fine BUT the password doest not work. Now i cant access my WAP via web.
    My problem was, I got my WAP54G v3.1 changed to 00:90:4c:91:00:01 and Linksys's support has no any answer for my problem so I decided to use dd-wrt micro. change the mac with command : nvram set et0macaddr= myMAC and it changed.DD-WRT works fine but I just cant get it works as client. cant connect to AP event in AP log said the device has been connected. I flashed back to original firmware, and the password doest not work. I've tried any possible combination with no result.

    Here is my chat transcript:

    Hi, my name is Jeg Mark P. (17580). How may I help you?
    Zach: Yes, thank you before
    Zach: i've bought 2 WAP54g and I have problem
    Zach: It's about MAC Address
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Okay.
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): What about it, please?
    Zach: I dont know, its brand new but the MAC on both devices is 00:90:4c:91:00:01
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): So do you mean they have the same MAC address?
    Zach: Yes, how can I change
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Did you you set this device before?
    Zach: No, it is new...
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Okay.
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Can you try to reset one of those WAP, please.
    Zach: And its third device that have same MAC Address
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Power it on and then hold the reset button at the back of the router for 30 seconds.
    Zach: I did several times, no change...
    Zach: its ood
    Zach: odd
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): What other device has the same MAC address?
    Zach: both devices are WAP54G
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Yes, you said there are 3 devices with the same MAC address, right?
    Zach: yes i already have a WAP54G with MAC 00:90:4c:91:00:01

    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Okay.
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Is that what's in the WAP54G's setup page? the Wireless MAC address?
    Zach: And now the WAPs i've bought has tha same MAC Address
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Okay.
    Zach: I see on the status
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Are they connected to it's other now?
    Zach: No at the moment, but I want to set as AP Client to other AP
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Okay.
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Can you try to reset one of those WAP and check if you still get the same MAC address.
    Zach: and in the Ap mac address filter, 00:90:4c:91:00:01 already on there

    Zach: OK i will do it now, wait....
    Zach: 30 seconds
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Okay.
    Zach: No change
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Okay.
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Hold on a minute let me check that out.
    Zach: OK, wait...
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Okay.
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Can you tell me what are the versions of your WAP54, please?
    Zach: V3
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Okay.
    Zach: Sorry V3.1
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Can you tell me where did you purchase these devices, please?
    Zach: on the bottom side
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Okay.
    Zach: Makassar Indonesia
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Can you check for the MAC address underneath the device, please?
    Zach: and SN MDG30G528280
    Zach: Ok last reset not change the MAC
    Zach: wait
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Okay.
    Zach: Yes they have same MAC as I said above
    Zach: Firmware Version: 2005, Dec 28, ETSI, v3.05
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Okay, thank you.
    Zach: How could it be?
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): The best way is to return this device to the store and check out other stores.
    Zach: And now how can I change it
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): See if they have the same MAC address because two devices with the same MAC address is not possible.
    Zach: So It means I can't change it?
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Yes.
    Zach: It becomes trouble because now I found other WAP with that MAC
    Zach: Oh God...
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): You mean the same model number and version with the same MAC address too?
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Purchase at the same store
    Zach: Ok I found thread with same problem like mine
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Okay.
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): And what does it say?
    Zach: Hard reset wont fix this problem...
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Okay.
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): This is the first time I have encountered this problem I must admit.
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): It's very odd, yes.
    Zach: So other people have this prob;lem too
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): That's what I'm talking I never had encountered such problem before. Because every devices should have it's unique MAC address even if we set up the WAP as a repeater.
    Zach: Yes it should
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): So you purchase these devices, the WAP54G with the same MAC address on the same store, right?
    Zach: Yes
    Zach: i heard on forum that sveasoft firmware 2.07 can solve this problem
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Okay. Can you try to check out from the other stores if their WAP54G has the same MAC address too?
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Hold on let me check that one. Is that a Linksys software?
    Zach: I cant do it now, the store is so far from my house
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Okay.
    Zach: Ok
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): So that software is from Linksys too?
    Zach: Its not from linksys
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Okay.
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): That will void the device's warranty and that could be out of our support.
    Zach: with sveasoft, they can access the device by telnet, and change the MAC
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Linksys never sell device with the same MAC address. Could it be that the WAP are not genuine Linksys?
    Zach: Im not sure with original firmware.. it does not have telnet
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): No.
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Even if we load the latest firmware for that device it won't change the MAC address.
    Zach: As I said mine are brand new, so I decided to contact linksys
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Okay.
    Zach: why this happen, And now other people too
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Hold on, I will consult my superior about this.
    Zach: I just want to know how could it be, changed MAC to 00:90:4c:91:00:01

    Zach: Not just mine
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Okay.
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Zach, is it okay if I transfer you to my immediate superior?
    Zach: AFAIK, it potentially be a problem...
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): What's that?
    Zach: Thanks
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): You're welcome.
    Zach: I mean about the MAC
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Okay.
    ***** Conferenced With Ronald E. (26767)
    Zach: did you heard my problem
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Thank you for waiting Zach.
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): I have here Ronald now.
    Zach: Sorry for my poor English....
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): He'll be handling the chat with you.
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): That's okay.
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Thank you Ronald.
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Thank you Zach.
    Zach: thanks
    Ronald E. (26767): Thank you for that Jeg Mark.
    Ronald E. (26767): Hello Zach.
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): Goodbye to both of you/
    Jeg Mark P. (17580): disconnected
    Zach: Hi Ronald
    Zach: Ok thank you Jeg
    Zach: for your assistance...
    Zach: It really problem..
    Ronald E. (26767): Basically, you are having the same MAC address for your 3 WAP54G, right?
    Zach: Yes
    Zach: Its odd
    Zach: how could it be?
    Ronald E. (26767): Yes.
    Ronald E. (26767): It is really a very rare case.
    Ronald E. (26767): This is the first I have encountered this issue.
    Zach: it is difficult to change that MAC
    Ronald E. (26767): Mac address should be different from each device.
    Ronald E. (26767): Let me check if we have Mac Cloning on WAP54G.
    Zach: please check this link too: http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showthread.php?t=42419
    Zach: yes it should be different AFAIK
    Ronald E. (26767): Let me check that link.
    Ronald E. (26767): Okay.
    Zach: I've about 9 WAP, one WAP on network 00:90:4c:91:00:01 and the last two are now have these MAC too
    Ronald E. (26767): For now, I honestly could not give any exact answer for your concern.
    Ronald E. (26767): However, I would like to thank you for bringing up this concern.
    Ronald E. (26767): This might be an issue to our access point.
    Ronald E. (26767): However, we still need to do some laboratory testing.
    Ronald E. (26767): I will make a report for this so that we could further investigate on this matter.
    Zach: I think this is may be a bug?....
    Ronald E. (26767): This might be a bug.
    Ronald E. (26767): We are still unsure.
    Ronald E. (26767): We need to replicate this to our laboratory.
    Zach: Ok so far you dont have any resolution?
    Ronald E. (26767): I still could not give you any.
    Ronald E. (26767): But, what I can suggest for now is just update the firmware of your access point, Then, reset and reconfigure your access point.
    Zach: can i have same MAC on network?
    Zach: Its already v3.05
    Ronald E. (26767): Mac Address should be different unless you are doing Mac Address Clone.
    Zach: I didnot do any upgrade
    Zach: so I think it still original...
    Ronald E. (26767): I would advise you do an upgrade or you do a reflash of the firmware.
    Zach: what the latest for 3.1 device
    Ronald E. (26767): Let me check.
    Zach: mine is ETSI 3.05
    Ronald E. (26767): Thank you for waiting Zach.
    Ronald E. (26767): Unfortunately, I am having problems pulling up my resources right now.
    Ronald E. (26767): I could check what is the latest firmware for your access point.
    Zach: Ok.. I'm waiting
    Zach: I'm trying to check too
    Zach: Do you need SN of my devices?
    Ronald E. (26767): NO need.
    Zach: I cant find WAP v3.1 on linksys website
    Ronald E. (26767): Me too.
    Ronald E. (26767): Since this is a very new version that could be the reason why we still do not have posting about the device,
    Zach: Yes
    Zach: so what can I do now...
    Ronald E. (26767): What would like to set-up your access point for?
    Zach: may be you can give me a link outside linksys site?
    Zach: AP client.. so I think it could be problem since the MAC will be entered on AP
    Ronald E. (26767): You may also check out some forums.
    Ronald E. (26767): For now, I still could not give you definite answers.
    Zach: I have about 9 WAP54 on my network
    Zach: i forget where is it?
    Zach: Can upgrade solve this problem?
    Ronald E. (26767): It might help.
    Zach: Ok thats enough, I'll find another resolution for my problem. Thanks for your help
    Zach: If you found a solution please tell me, this is my mail zachguffron@gmail.com
    Zach: Its not like a LAN card that I can change the MAC easily...
    Ronald E. (26767): I apologize for this inconvenience.
    Zach: Thanks again for your help
    Ronald E. (26767): You are welcome.
    Zach: Ok bye, nice talking to you
    Ronald E. (26767): Nice talking to you too.
    Ronald E. (26767): Thank you for giving us an opportunity to serve you through Live Chat Support. For your records, a transcript of this chat session will be e-mailed to you. Feel free to contact us if you require further assistance. Thank you for choosing Linksys and have a great day!
    Ronald E. (26767): disconnected
     
  4. Deimdos

    Deimdos Network Guru Member

    did you make a hardware reset?
     
  5. sutil

    sutil LI Guru Member

    as he mentioned he does anything posible
     

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