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Topic: Bullet 2HP Firware Load Fail

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I have looked through the forum and could not find a relevant solution for this. This is not an "M" unit. I followed the firmware procedure as described at http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/ubiquiti/bullet and have found the following  (below). I looked for history locations for an older FW version and the latest I could find was from 11/2014 (?) and it produces the same result. I have successfully loaded the DD versions on another unit. This is my alternate test piece and would like to test the OWrt versions. Any assistance would be appreciated.

PJ

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// Start
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login as: admin
admin@192.168.0.20's password:


BusyBox v1.01 (2013.03.28-08:56+0000) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

XS2.ar2316.v4.0.3.5058.130328.1054# url="http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx"
XS2.ar2316.v4.0.3.5058.130328.1054# url="$url/openwrt-ar71xx-generic-ubnt-bullet-m-squashfs-factory.bin"
XS2.ar2316.v4.0.3.5058.130328.1054# wget -O /tmp/fwupdate.bin "$url"
Connecting to downloads.openwrt.org[78.24.191.177]:80
XS2.ar2316.v4.0.3.5058.130328.1054# /usr/sbin/fwupdate -m
-sh: /usr/sbin/fwupdate: not found

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// manual entry to install
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XS2.ar2316.v4.0.3.5058.130328.1054# cd /usr
XS2.ar2316.v4.0.3.5058.130328.1054# cd /sbin
XS2.ar2316.v4.0.3.5058.130328.1054# fwupdate -m
Invalid version 'XM.ar7240.v6.0.0-OpenWrt-r43949'
/bin/fwupdate: Firmware update file check failed!
XS2.ar2316.v4.0.3.5058.130328.1054#

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71xx firmware will not run on a 2316 processor.  It would take one of the ubnt2 versions from atheros/generic.  Suggest trying this one first:
http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_a … uashfs.bin

Being a redboot bootloader, it should be compatible with ap51-flash, which bypasses the factory firmware's version checker.

(Last edited by mk24 on 13 Jan 2015, 16:46)

Thank you for the prompt reply;
Both the onboard firmware updater and the SSH returned fail.

XS2.ar2316.v4.0.3.5058.130328.1054# url="http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09/atheros/generic/"
XS2.ar2316.v4.0.3.5058.130328.1054# url="$url/openwrt-atheros-ubnt2-squashfs.bin"
XS2.ar2316.v4.0.3.5058.130328.1054# wget -O /tmp/fwupdate.bin "$url"
Connecting to downloads.openwrt.org[78.24.191.177]:80
XS2.ar2316.v4.0.3.5058.130328.1054# cd /usr
XS2.ar2316.v4.0.3.5058.130328.1054# cd /bin
XS2.ar2316.v4.0.3.5058.130328.1054#  fwupdate -m
Invalid version 'XS2.ar2316.OpenWrt.r36088'
/bin/fwupdate: Firmware update file check failed!
XS2.ar2316.v4.0.3.5058.130328.1054#

Thank you for the thought. It seems like a nice unit on it's own and I would hate to scrap it so early in play. I have not had a problem with OpenWRT loads in the past. Should I go to the serial connection for now? This would make updates in the field a bit trouble for the un-initiated. Are there any other options available?

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