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Wrt300n short pins

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by smali, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. smali

    smali Addicted to LI Member

    Hi everyone!

    I have question. Where I can find pins 15 and 16 on Wrt300n v2. I need to short this pins to try recover the original firmware.

    Thank's for help.
  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Why would destroying the flash chip help?
  3. smali

    smali Addicted to LI Member


    Thanks for reply.

    Somewhere I was read that when the standard methods of reset device (reset button for 30-30-30)to the factory defaults didn't help, there is a method to open WRT and short pins to recover it, but maybe I'm wrong. If you know method to recover my original firmware, please guide my step by step. My Linksys WRT300n, after SUCCESSFUL official firmware upgrade, didn't boot anymore. Thanks for help.
  4. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    The WRT300N V2 is not very similar to other similar name/case Linksys routers. It has an Intel IXP CPU, Atheros wireless and Redboot bootloader.

    Pin shorting even on known models is a risky last ditch "kill or cure" As you had to ask - don't try!

    Check your warranty with Linksys before opening the case!

    You should be able to reload the firmware using access to the bootloader, and you must wait a long time for it to complete the flash write and reboot. I don't have any specific knowledge of that router, but I needed a serial console to do something similar with a Fonera with Atheros/Redboot.

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