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Hello,

I recently picked up a Fonera 2100 so I could make myself a second Wifi Pineapple. This one came with DD-WRT already installed.

To switch it to OpenWRT I did the following:

1. Connceted to the Fon via Ethernet. It's IP address is 192.168.1.1 so I set my machine to 192.168.1.50.

2. Telnet to 192.168.1.1 (I had already turned Telnet on in the DD-WRT admin page, since SSH wasn't working for some reason). Logged in with the root password.
3. wget openwrt-atheros-root.squashfs (from digi.ninja jasager 1.0)

4. wget openwrt-atheros-vmlinux.lzma (also from digi.ninja)

5. cat /proc/mtd (output similar to below)

dev: size erasesize name
mtd0: 00030000 00010000 "RedBoot"
mtd1: 007a0000 00010000 "linux"
mtd2: 00560000 00010000 "rootfs"
mtd3: 00170000 00010000 "ddwrt"
mtd4: 00010000 00010000 "nvram"
mtd5: 00010000 00010000 "FIS Directory"
mtd6: 00010000 00010000 "board_config"
mtd7: 007b0000 00010000 "fullflash"

6. mtd write openwrt-atheros-vmlinux.lzma linux

7. mtd write openwrt-atheros-root.squashfs rootfs

8. reboot

After rebooting the wifi network it was broadcasting disappeared. Connecting to the ethernet port would not let me access 192.168.1.1. I also tried:
192.168.1.1:1471

192.168.1.254

192.168.1.254:1471

Looking back I see that I forgot to use the -e option for the mtd command. Is that why this didn't switch over to OpenWRT as intended? I don't have a serial cable so I have to find out on the network somehow. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

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Oh wow, this is going way back. I'm pretty sure you will need to get a UART/TTL serial adapter to fix any big screw-ups. You MAY be able to flash it with one of the network auto flashing tools with the proper firmware since a lot of the steps were to bypass the Fon's security measures.

I would suggest maybe giving this method a try, it is a video I made for the Mark III. I honestly don't remember how to flash the Fon. They might even have a Fon Flash tool, or at least they used to.:

Also, this is no longer supported hardware. I would highly suggest getting the new Mark V from www.hakshop.com or pick up a Mark IV hardware (no longer supported) which is the Alfa AP121U and flash it with the newest Mark IV firmware.

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