I seem to have failed at flashing Shibby TomatoUSB onto a new Belkin F7D7301 v1. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I used the Tomato flash procedure listed at
Following the procedure above, on WinXP , I:
1. Started with a new Belkin F7D7301 v1.
2. Successfully flashed DD-WRT using current newest firmware:
3. Using DD-WRT, flashed newest current TomatoUSB .trx firmware (112, Big-VPN), with "Reset to Default Settings after flashing" set.
I waited a long time, and the flash seemed successful. But I cannot connect to the router. I tried many variations:
A. Unplugging and re-plugging the router power (with PC connected with DHCP):
After 5 seconds, network status briefly indicates "acquiring network address".
After 13 seconds, status indicates "network cable unplugged"
After 17 seconds, router indicator light turns orange, then quickly green and stays green.
However, computer continues to indicate "Network cable unplugged". Disconnecting and reconnecting ethernet cable does not change anything.
B. I repeated this power-cycle procedure with static IPs. Network status briefly flashes "connected" twice during the router boot, but quickly turns to "network cable unplugged" after about 17 seconds as above. Indicator light remains green.
C. 30-30-30 reset
Upon plugging in power during the final 30 interval, even with reset still being held, computer indicates "acquiring network address".
After about a minute, status changes to "limited or no connectivity" with an IP address of 169.254.120.104. Indicator light on router stays off and continues to stay off.
Unplugging and replugging ethernet cable yields same limited or no connectivity IP address result. Router indicator light remains off.
Is the router bricked? Did I flash a wrong version of Tomato? Can I get the router out of this situation? Thanks!