There only way of installing firmware, is by using firmware recovery mode.
Installation using firmware recovery mode
Phase 1: OS specific quirks
Note: The firmware recovery mode has following quirks:
If you have a Windows machine available you can use Microsoft Internet Explorer
Firefox cannot be used to update firmware (presumably applies to other versions of Windows).
Currently flashing on other OS doesn't work well, setting a Windows IE User Agent *might* help.
Phase 2: General steps
Get into the D-Link recovery console with the steps below:
While powering up the router, press and hold the reset button until the power LED starts blinking orange (usually takes around 45 (forty-five) seconds )
Set a static IP on your PC to 192.168.0.100/24
connect to http://192.168.0.1, mind the quirks!
Click “Browse” and select your OpenWrt image file (openwrt-ramips-mt7621-dlink_dir-882-a1-squashfs-factory.bin)
Click “Update” and let router flash the image (don't worry if it reboots before it reaches 100%). The page should display “Device is Upgrading the Firmware” in blue letters with the current percentage (a timeout set to ~3.7 mins) in red (with an incompatible Browser it doesn't). Look at the screenshot at the end of this section.
The router's power LED should blink orange during bootup, as soon as it stops flashing, you can connect to it
Tip! Note that default DHCP will allocate on 192.168.1.x, which is different subnet to the address you allocated above. This is why you can't connect until you change your IP address.
toh/d-link/dir-882_a1.txt · Last modified: 2020/01/19 18:25 by larkey