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-THX to Jose Vasconcellos from OpenWRT for the instructions+
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-Flashing the Actiontec MI424WR (oem'ed to Verizon )+
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-==Installing Redboot==+
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-Since the device has the Jungo loader installed by default we have to change it to redboot to get DD-WRT up and running. But keep cool its easy to handle as u will see below.+
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-You will need a lil [ .py script] that will do the backup of the orig flash content and flash the new redboot. A backup of this script can be found here: [[Media:Jungo-image.jpg|Jungo-image.jpg]]. But u will have to rename it to!+
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-The 2nd thing that is needed is the Redboot itself. The latest version can be downloaded here: [ MI424WR redboot] or here [ MI424WR redboot alt]+
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-'''From here it is partially taken from the OpenWRT Wiki:'''<br>+
-Installation of RedBoot can be accomplished with the script. The script uses the telnet interface into the router to accomplish it's task. Depending on the version of the firmware, it may have to be manually enabled in the advanced tab under local administration.<br>+
-The standard password for the Verizon software is: '''admin'''/'''password'''. <br>+
-The script will first make a backup of the current flash image; this procedure takes about 4 minutes. Use -h to get help on all the options. If there's some failure, the only recourse is to install a JTAG header and restore the firmware via JTAG; so, use at your own risk!+
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-==Installing DD-WRT==+
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-The RedBoot prompt is accessible via telnet 9000 on the Wan port. The Wan port is configured to obtain an address via DHCP; if this fails it defaults to Note that there's a feature that allows skipping the RedBoot boot script by pressing the "Reset" button after power on for about 10 seconds. When RedBoot is ready to accept commands, it sets the Internet LED red.+
-After establishing a telnet session to RedBoot, the flash must be initialized and configured:+
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-*Initialize flash: fis init+
-*Configure MAC addresses: fconfig npe_eth0_esa 0x00:0x01:0x02:0x03:0x04:0x05. Use MAC address at the bottom of the unit plus 3. The one printed on the bottom is really for the lan... but we need to tell RedBoot what the WAN port MAC address is. You should probably verify what each MAC address is, and write them down somewhere, before installing DD-WRT.+
-*Write linux.bin to flash: load -r -b %{FREEMEMLO} -h <hostip> linux.bin +
-*followed by: <br>+
-fis create linux<br>+
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-==Configure Redboot==+
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-In order to autonomously boot to the openwrt kernel you just installed, you need to add a boot script to RedBoot:+
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-*Open RedBoot's configuration: fconfig -d+
-*When prompted with Run script at boot, change the value to true+
-*Enter the following in the first line of the script enter: fis load linux+
-*Enter the second line: exec+
-*Hit enter to finish the script with an empty line.+
-*Change the timeout setting for loading the script to about 3 sec.+
-*Keep hitting enter until you get this prompt: Update RedBoot non-volatile configuration - continue (y/n)?.+
-*Type y and enter.+
-*Power cycle the router and dd-wrt should boot.+
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-=External Links=+

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