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Trouble going from DD-WRT to Gargoyle Dlink DIR-601

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:22 pm
by sprx
I can't seem to get anything to flash to my DIR-601. I bought it, flashed DD-WRT for the client bridged mode (without reading that it didn't work first :/) and now I'm stuck trying to get it to restore to factory or anything else. I can get to the emergency upload screen and when the upload starts, the flashing orange light turns solid but I've let it go for over and hour and it was still on dd-wrt when I reset it. I've tried using IE 8, IE 9, Firefox 3.6, Firefox 10.2, Chrome, and the Simple Web Browser (which would never load the emergency page). Any suggestions? (I'm on Win 7 Home Premium and following the more or less unanimous tutorials on other forums)

Re: Trouble going from DD-WRT to Gargoyle Dlink DIR-601

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:05 pm
by mix

Re: Trouble going from DD-WRT to Gargoyle Dlink DIR-601

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:56 pm
by sprx
Yeah i've tried all but the tftp method. It said I would run the possibility of bricking or not having arp replies. Like I said, everything is working up until the actual upload through the emergency flash interface that dlink built in. The flashing orange light goes solid when I start uploading but never does anything. I left it running for over an hour but it was still on dd-wrt when I reset it.

Re: Trouble going from DD-WRT to Gargoyle Dlink DIR-601

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:36 am
by behappy
sprx wrote:Yeah i've tried all but the tftp method. It said I would run the possibility of bricking or not having arp replies. Like I said, everything is working up until the actual upload through the emergency flash interface that dlink built in. The flashing orange light goes solid when I start uploading but never does anything. I left it running for over an hour but it was still on dd-wrt when I reset it.


To get ride of DDWRT you must clear the ddwrt firmware first by
- Set yr router in recovery mode
- Telnet to it
- Run command erase linux (if not succeeded then use mtd erase linux)
- Reboot

In the next startup then run tftp

Re: Trouble going from DD-WRT to Gargoyle Dlink DIR-601

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:05 pm
by sprx
Finally got it! Had to use a program called IE Tester. It allows you to connect to the emergency upload screen through IE 6. Once I did that, the firmware uploaded great and everything's working. Thanks for all your help :D