Need help unbricking e2500v3

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by threehappypenguins, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. threehappypenguins

    threehappypenguins Networkin' Nut Member

    I bricked my router, and when I time things just right, I'm able to tftp a mini dd-wrt firmware file (it says successful). But I continue to get TTL=100 when pinging the router, I can't access the gateway, and I can't telnet. I've waited several minutes and still nothing happens.

    What should I do at this point? I've repeated this over and over with the same results.
  2. Onee-chan

    Onee-chan Network Newbie Member

    Last edited: Sep 25, 2018
  3. Combat619

    Combat619 Connected Client Member

    What firmware were you trying to install?

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  4. Señor Nimda

    Señor Nimda Network Newbie Member

    When you DON'T do TFTP - and only turn it ON - there is just one or two blinks, and then the light stays ON, with the router in a non-pingable state. Right?

    I had this issue recently on an E2500 v3, and had to do firmware revival through a serial connection. It takes some cool nerves, a little soldering and then this TFTP procedure becomes useful. I can try to help in this case, it's not very demanding and works beautifully.
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