The update seems to fail with a timeout on some browsers/OSes. IE on Windows 7/10 seems to work, Firefox on Linux fails, see https://forum.openwrt.org/t/support-for-dir-878/18160/30. If that happens, the web interface cannot be accessed any more and the router must be rebooted to try again.
1 Store a copy of the OpenWrt firmware (.BIN) on the HDD of a local PC
2 Connect an Ethernet cable between the LAN port on the router and the network port on the local PC
3 Configure the PC with a static IP address other than 192.168.0.1 (e.g. 192.168.0.5)
4 Power down the router
5 Press and hold the reset button on the router for 3 to 5 seconds and re-plug the power without releasing the reset button
6 Continue to hold the reset button until the red power light keeps blinking on and off
7 Open a web browser (Use Firefox! Internet Explorer may work in some cases. Chrome and other browsers may cause problems!)* and enter the following address: http://192.168.0.1/
8 Wait for the 'D-Link Router Recovery Mode' page to load
9 Click the [Choose File] button, select the OpenWrt router firmware stored on the local PC and then press [Upload]
10 After the new OpenWrt firmware has successfully loaded, a 'Success' page will display
11 If the 'Success' page fails to display, then repeat steps 4 through 9.
* See this post: [[http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=44909.msg163599#msg163599]]
docs/guide-user/installation/installation_methods/d-link_recovery_gui.txt · Last modified: 2020/05/06 03:55 by sixtiz