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ASUS WL-500gP V2 Bricked
From: pj_mcgarvey at hotmail.com (PJ McGarvey)
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 08:51:09 -0400


I have the same router, though it's a V1.  I have tried a few times to get Packetprotector on it via tftp and have been 
unsuccessful.  This was new in the box from Ebay, and I never actually got what looked like a tftp image copy to even 
start, but yet mine appears to have the symptoms of a bricked router too.  I'm using a laptop running Linux.  right now 
I cannot even get an IP address, but the router powers on and the power light blinks on and off.  I've spent very 
little time troubleshooting it beyond this though... just keep putting it off.

 

Here are some instructions showing how to short out the proper pins to try and unbrick it:

 

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2507&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0&sid=7bfbf6a05f8ac2c353e68a94ebe2921c 
 

 

If anyone has experience doing this and can offer suggestions on the best way to do it (tools, etc) I'd like to hear 
them.  

 

-PJ
 


From: CDumont at nwnit.com
To: pauldotcom at mail.pauldotcom.com
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 08:30:07 -0400
Subject: [Pauldotcom] ASUS WL-500gP V2 Bricked

Greetings All,

I have just purchased a few of the ASUS WL-500gP V2 routers and was putting  packet protector on them, during the 
upgrade on of the routers became inaccessible, the password was changed.  So I rebooted, held the reset button and 
copied a new image to the router via tftp.  The new image always seemed to take, but the router will not boot up now.  
The Power button just blinks at a slow and consistent state, any ideas.




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