Successfully flashed a router? Tell Us!

Report problems and success stories with Gargoyle on various hardware platforms.

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Re: Successfully flashed a router? Tell Us!

Postby sodapopdima » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:49 pm

After much trial and error, successfully flashed

Linksys wrt150n v1.1
Gargoyle version 1.3.9 (higher versions lose wireless)

Linksys wrt350n v1
Gargoyle version 1.3.9 (higher versions brick the router bad, need serial for recovery)

All flashes done from a dd-wrt changeover from stock Linksys firmware.

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Re: Successfully flashed a router? Tell Us!

Postby Progman » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:17 pm

Successfully flashed TP-Link TL-MR3220 v1.2 by Gargoyle 1.5.x.
Gargoyle installed on the TP-Link TL-MR3220
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Re: Successfully flashed a router? Tell Us!

Postby Urgje » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:00 am

Succesfully installed on a Netgear WNDR3700v2 with version 1.4.0, using

Later succesfylly updated to version 1.4.2 using

Before you update Gargoyle though, backup your settings, because the firmware update will result in a router with default settings. Restoring the backup worked just fine.
Urgje (Netgear WNDR3700v2 / Gargoyle 1.4.7)
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Re: Successfully flashed a router? Tell Us!

Postby bru2haBR » Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:17 pm

Successfully flashed Fon+ 2201C-UK with 1.4.2.

Had to use serial-to-usb cable on internal pins.

Some hiccups while installing.

Had to adjust flashing of size of rootfs (note change in -l value)

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fis create -b 0x80040450 -f 0xA8030000 -l 0x006E0000
      -e 0x00000000 rootfs

Error message "Can't locate d0000(851968) bytes free in FLASH"

Also, on rebooting Redboot would fail with message "No image ‘loader’ found".
Had to modify Redboot config to load new kernel:

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Redboot> fconfig
>>fis load -l vmlinux.bin.l7
>><press enter>

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Re: Successfully flashed a router? Tell Us!

Postby skysurf76 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:27 pm

Flashed a WR841ND v7.1 router with gargoyle_1.4.2-ar71xx-tl-wr841nd-v5-squashfs-factory.bin and it works just fine.

So the version 7's of the WR841ND will work just fine with the gargoyle firmware made for the version 5's.

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Re: Successfully flashed a router? Tell Us!

Postby pier4r » Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:44 pm

tp link wr741nd v2.4
gargoyle 1.4.0 r27980


Only 2 flaws so far (maybe for my fault):
1. i can't execute not preesistent scripts.
2. if i reboot the router, it freeze. I ned to unplug the power and replug it to get the router back to work.

edit: no, it's all ok, these flaws are caused by me.

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Re: Successfully flashed a router? Tell Us!

Postby mesquito » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:04 am

Installed 1.3.1 on Engenius EOC-1650 with no problems.
Devices are running great after 2 weeks in service.

Tried 1.4.2 and the flash keeps failing.

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Re: Successfully flashed a router? Tell Us!

Postby neftv » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:30 pm

I am new to this forum. I wanted to let you know I successfully flashed with version 1.4.2 on my ASUS wl-520gu.
Summary of observations..
-basic router functions working
-Wifi working it seems but the wifi LED not on.
-I don't see the USB access for file sharing and ftp and such.
But otherwise this looks good.
Seems light on the router but any changes you make it reboots the system and I lose connectivity for a brief moment.

Thanks for making this available it was fun to play with.

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Re: Successfully flashed a router? Tell Us!

Postby TDSP » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:41 pm

Successfully installed on an EnGenius ECB3500

I figured out it was an Athertos Chipset, I used FonFlash and I got 1.42 to work. Simple, painless and took me less than an hour once I did my research.

I'm working on a better tutorial for the forums I am on that I will share here. This is a POWERFUL router, I'm getting quarter mile ranges out of one of the three I've installed since I figured this out last week.

I'd like to thank everyone who developed this branch of the code for being an AWESOME alternative to the pay for play DD-WRT firmware EnGenius recommends.

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Re: Successfully flashed a router? Tell Us!

Postby Kline » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:32 pm

Two successful installs on Netgear WNDR3700v1 (USA).

One came from stock the other from DD-WRT. Stock I was able to flash with the factory-NA image via web upgrade while the DD-WRT one I had to place into recovery mode (unplug, hold reset, plug in, release reset once power light blinking) and TFTP over the factory-NA image.

Used: gargoyle_1.4.3-ar71xx-wndr3700-squashfs-factory-NA

Also upgraded the prior DD-WRT one to:

Without issue after flashing the above 1.4.3; did a full backup/restore of settings and everything worked great there too.

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