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Settings lost on reboot

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:49 pm
by molimo
1.61 on Buffalo WHR-HP-G300N.

Everytime the router reboots (by software or unplugging power) all settings are lost, even the login password. Everything goes back to default.

Can anybody help?

Re: Settings lost on reboot

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:56 pm
by TopNerds
Try to reflash the device.
Make sure you donwload the correct file

Re: Settings lost on reboot

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:48 am
by molimo
TopNerds wrote:Try to reflash the device.
Make sure you donwload the correct file


I tried flashing using tftp and from inside the web gui.

I've tried using sysupgrade and factory.

Is there anything you recommend?

Re: Settings lost on reboot

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:10 am
by n0pin
Can you please provide output of "logread" and "mount" command?

Re: Settings lost on reboot

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:25 am
by molimo
Sorry to let you guys down. I'm quite a n00b for OpenWRT, and I could not telnet into the router. Maybe I can get in somehow, but it is starting to look too difficult.

What I do know is this: the mounting is different from other routers. The procedure of

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mtd -r write AAAAAA.bin linux (or firmware)
bricks the router.

Any suggested procedure I can follow to get the router working?

Re: Settings lost on reboot

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:55 am
by n0pin
How did you install Gargoyle firmware? From web interface?

Re: Settings lost on reboot

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:14 am
by molimo
From tftp at bootwait mainly. I also tried to update from the GUI of stock firmware several times.

The results are the same.

Are there any CONFIRMED users of Gargoyle 1.6.1 on WHR-HP-G300N who can tell me what they did?

Just read this thread: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5313 It surprises me because the compressed size of Gargoyle firmware is actually smaller than stock or DD-WRT

Re: Settings lost on reboot

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:27 pm
by n0pin
Telnet is turned off after you set initial settings on Gargoyle. You have to use SSH to connect to router afterwards. If you don't know how to do that, you can go to plugin section in web interface and install webshell plugin. After that please run "logread" and "mount" commands using webshell and post the output.

Re: Settings lost on reboot

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:22 pm
by molimo
I've spent a bit of time on this already. Right now I'm running DD-wrt stably. Guess I'll just wait for confirmed reports that Gargoyle 1.6.x is working on this model. I will probably try again when builds with Barrier Breaker come out.

It's clear that there's something different about WHR-HP-G300N

Re: Settings lost on reboot

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:23 am
by uggla
Have you tried 1.7.0 yet? I'm curious since I too have a whr-hp-g300n.