layout: post title: Linksys E1700 Flash openwrt over dd-wrt date: 2020-10-23 07:30 +0200 —————————
My Linksys E1700 (which shall become a firewall) was running dd-wrt. As I want to switch over to openwrt, as they are way more active in development, I needed to flash openwrt. DD-wrt didn’t like openwrt’s Factory or upgrade images. They flashed just fine and the device rebooted, but afterwards, dd-wrt was still running.
After some dedicated web research I found a hint in the official openwrt forum. It was a different device, but I compared partition tables and it seemed that it should work for the Linksys E1700 as well, which it did :D
So here’s a small protocol what I did:
scpthe factory image to the router: `Downloads/openwrt-19.07.4-ramips-mt7620-e1700-squashfs-factory.bin firstname.lastname@example.org:/tmp/
```shell script cat /proc/mtd # mtd partitions should look like this roughly
cd /tmp/ mtd -f write openwrt-19.07.4-ramips-mt7620-e1700-squashfs-factory.bin linux
echo “echo” reboot ```
After reboot, you are greeted w/ the OpenWrt login page.