July 13th, 2012, 05:26 PM #1
V2 upg to Cisco E4200 bricked the router
I have tried everything as to resets, even the final 30/30/30/ with no luck. the Cisco logo still is in fast blink mode. My network guy at work gave me this but:
The dd-wrt website has v1 images (Unix based) that you can use to flash the router.
I can use one of my laptops but what port and to which port on the router? I have been told that after I do this I will need to use "root" as the user name and "admin" as the PW.
Cisco E4200 went away after I did the v2 upgrade and it's a great router, don't want to lose it and right now I am running the office with no spare.
July 13th, 2012, 08:41 PM #2
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Is your the Cisco e4200 v2? I don't believe dd-wrt supports that model
August 19th, 2012, 07:05 PM #3
Not resolved yet, bricked E4200 router still dead
I never saw your post until just now. I don't think it made it to V2. That's what failed, the V2 upg is what bricked the router.
Are there other things I can try to reset this E4200? IF the router is at V1 still, will that support dd-wrt?
Breaks my heart to see this router just sitting on my side desk not doing anything. The E3000 I am on now here in the home office does not send out a great signal. I would put the E4200 up here and take the E3000 down to THE office and swap out the 160N down there.
August 20th, 2012, 01:17 AM #4
You might want to post your issue to the DD-WRT forums. They have a page there that tells you how to unbrick a router (Google it) but it requires you to dismantle the router and constantly ping 192.168.1.1 and use telenet I do believe. A real PITA!
August 20th, 2012, 02:56 AM #5
August 20th, 2012, 04:00 AM #6
When you go into command the OS tries to start a game?! Wow! you might need to do a restore. I don't use win 7 at the moment but I do have it in VMware and now I can't remember if win 7 has restore points, does it?
August 20th, 2012, 04:04 AM #7
August 20th, 2012, 08:06 PM #8
Can you flash it using the JTAG interface?
Or did you get it sorted through the LAN port?
August 20th, 2012, 09:22 PM #9
I have never seen anything like this. I pulled a notebook up, a new one, and went into the LAN port, por Nada. Back on my big rig, I am going to (later, it is nap time) take screen shots as I type "run" and the shot from "cmd". Incredible. That probably messes up a lot of things I might want to do. Have not re-booted yet, that may help.
But the router issue, one of the guys from corporate IT wants to see,,,:-) He will VNC in tomorrow. I am running w/o a spare router (home or office) so if one decides to go I will be running for Walmart or megabytes, Inc in Mayslick,KY. Greg is a friend. when it comes to selling to me lower than the "walk ins" He doesn't believe what I tell him about "Super Tuxcart" on this rig.
Other ideas The router does boot up now like it is going to work. Three slow blinks instead of immediately going into fast blink mode. And, I had a yellow light on the LAN port when I plugged in, before today, no kights on the back.
And BION, Cisco has already EOL'd the E4200!
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