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Topic: Change WR703n in English...use the firmware of mr3020

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I'm having no luck connecting via telnet either unfortunately possibly because I'm not going to the IP address 192.168.0.254 as you would with the M3020. It comes back...

telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused

Tried turning all the firewalls off etc and flushing the iptables (which disconnected my internet and led me to believe I'd really screwed everything up) and after flushing the iptables it didn't say 'Connection refused' immediately but then did time out.

I'm starting to believe that putting the M3020 firmware on has blocked loads of things and the thing is now redundant for what I want to use it for but good for anything else.

Unless there's a hardcore way of hacking the device so I can put different firmware on. I've read about SSH but when I try that it comes up with this:

SSH: command not found

(Last edited by utrophia on 4 Jul 2014, 13:52)

If I want to switch from OpenWRT to DD-WRT on my wr703n, is there any other way other than flashing back to stock as outlined in this thread? 

Seems funny that I was able to flash from DD-WRT to OpenWRT, but that it might not be the other way around.

That makes no sense. Whats's the problem of spending 3 minutes on flashing stock fw and then going to ddwrt? And that's the safest way to avoid bricking the router.
Do it that way and end of the story lol

(Last edited by dabyd64 on 25 Jul 2014, 16:55)

dabyd64 wrote:

That makes no sense. Whats's the problem of spending 3 minutes on flashing stock fw and then going to ddwrt? And that's the safest way to avoid bricking the router.
Do it that way and end of the story lol

Because I don't have a USB serial cable. Am I incorrect in thinking that one is required to flash back to stock?

Well you don't need so. And now I remembered that there's a simple way of going to ddwrt.
First, do a reboot to have a clean system before upgrading.

cd /tmp

wget http://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2014/06-23-2014-r24461/tplink_tl-wr703nv1/factory-to-ddwrt.bin

sysupgrade -n factory-to-ddwrt.bin

After the reboot you should be on ddwrt

(Last edited by dabyd64 on 26 Jul 2014, 00:17)

Thank you. Exactly what I was looking for.

Of course, this method works with stock fw, too.

dabyd64 wrote:

Well you don't need so. And now I remembered that there's a simple way of going to ddwrt.
First, do a reboot to have a clean system before upgrading.

cd /tmp

wget http://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2014/06-23-2014-r24461/tplink_tl-wr703nv1/factory-to-ddwrt.bin

sysupgrade -n factory-to-ddwrt.bin

After the reboot you should be on ddwrt

dabyd64 wrote:

Of course, this method works with stock fw, too.

Hi,
first of all many thanks for your procedure! smile

I want to restore the original (Chinese) firmware on my TL-WR703N but I have a doubt:
the file to upload is the 100% original TL-WR703N Chinese firmware or it is a slightly modified version, as showed in this page (http://ofmodemsandmen.com/downloads.html) at "Factory firmware" section for the "Rooter" firmware (which is based on OpenWRT)?

Thanks in advance smile

dabyd64 wrote:

Well you don't need so. And now I remembered that there's a simple way of going to ddwrt.
First, do a reboot to have a clean system before upgrading.

cd /tmp

wget http://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2014/06-23-2014-r24461/tplink_tl-wr703nv1/factory-to-ddwrt.bin

sysupgrade -n factory-to-ddwrt.bin

After the reboot you should be on ddwrt

I did it, the device rebooted but nothing, it is not working anymore. Now I have the blue led blinking slowly and I cannot connect with ethernet or wifi, I think it is bricked. I tried hard reset 30/30/30 but nothing.

I have used this file:
http://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/do … -ddwrt.bin

Is the serial console the only way? any suggestion?

Thanks

(Last edited by ledzgio on 5 Feb 2015, 13:30)

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