[debian-non-standard] USB-Stick not active after flashing

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Wed Jun 25 20:08:24 CEST 2008

Thomas Ohms schrieb:


> As I said: I would answer "yes" here if at least I could get the
> firmware on my router as mentioned in the HOWTO.
> So could we start here?! Means my first problem is: when I try to upload
> the firmware I always receive a timeout by tftp. How did you configure
> your local network? What steps have you taken to get the firmware on the
> router?
> Thanks very, very much for your patience and help!

OK, so you're not even able to upload the firmware? You should write 
more clearly ;) (or I should read more carefully).

1. Power off the device, press the reset button, power on the device, 
release the reset button
2. On of the LEDs should blink
3. The device will have the address - can you ping it? 
Obviously, you need an address in the same network if your computer is 
connected directly with a cable (IP like
4. If you can ping it, you should be able to upload the firmware. I use:

$ tftp
tftp> binary
tftp> trace
Packet tracing on.
tftp> put file_you_want_to_upload

After uploading is complete, wait 2 minutes or so, power off the device, 
and power it on again. You should be able to connect it - I don't know 
what address will it have if you uploaded OpenWRT; if you uploaded 
"Debian kernel" and use USB-stick, it should have an IP address defined 
in /etc/network/interfaces.

Tomasz Chmielewski

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