<alertbox> WARNING: This document may contain errors which may result in damage to your router. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. </alertbox>
<alertbox> NOTE: More recent versions of the WZR-HP-G300NH have had a hardware change without bumping the revision number or changing the hardware label. The newer hardware appears to have the rtl8366rb Ethernet switch while older hardware had the rtl8366s switch. As a result, this newer hardware is NOT supported by OpenWrt 'Backfire' 10.03.1-RC5 but it is supported in OpenWrt trunk since at least r28133 </alertbox>
Step-by-step instructions for the non technical person who wants to install Gargoyle on a Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH.
Factory stock Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH router and upgrading it to Gargoyle
Use the Buffalo setup to switch from the “user friendly” firmware to the Buffalo factory default “Professional” firmware (DD-WRT)
Logged into DD-WRT at 192.168.11.1 and set a new password and wrote it down.
Installed Telnet on Windows 7 from control panel.
Opened Telnet and entered:
prompted for user name and password
used “root” for user name (regardless of user name specified when installing DD-WRT)
Use the password set when configuring DD-WRT.
After successful login, copied and pasted these commands to telnet
After the wget command, the screen showed a download progress bar and then completion
mtd -e linux -r write gargoyle_1.3.14-ar71xx-wzr-hp-g300nh-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin linux </shell>
After mtd command, screen showed several commands, then nothing for a long time. Be patient.
Finally, the screen said “lost connection”
Gargoyle changed the default IP address to 192.168.1.1
Opened a browser and entered 192.168.1.1
Got the Gargoyle login screen. The default password is “password”
Changed the Gargoyle password. All ready to configure and use!