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[Canada Computers] $9.99 DD-WRT/Tomato-compatible Cisco Valet M10 Router

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crow13 wrote:
Jan 1st, 2013 3:33 am
I just bought the M20 last week and I have dd-wrt w/openvpn installed on it and works flawlessly.
Do you have the link and instruction to install of the dd-wrt w/openvpn you mentioned. Thanks
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Nov 12, 2009
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RFDeal_or_NoDeal wrote:
Jan 1st, 2013 3:57 am
Do you have the link and instruction to install of the dd-wrt w/openvpn you mentioned. Thanks
I flashed using this latest firmware ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/V24-K26 ... _small.bin

Just go to your router's firmware update page and browse to the dd-wrt .bin file. When it says the firmware has been updated...you will see a Continue button. You will need to wait 5+ minutes before clicking on the Continue button.
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Whitby
crow13 wrote:
Jan 1st, 2013 4:36 am
I flashed using this latest firmware ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/V24-K26 ... _small.bin

Just go to your router's firmware update page and browse to the dd-wrt .bin file. When it says the firmware has been updated...you will see a Continue button. You will need to wait 5+ minutes before clicking on the Continue button.
Just so we're 100% clear, that'll work even on the M10v2's?

-Jamie M.
Home server: http://ywax.us
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toysareforboys wrote:
Jan 1st, 2013 4:39 am
Just so we're 100% clear, that'll work even on the M10v2's?

-Jamie M.
think this is not for the m10v2s...he mentioned for the m20...
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May 25, 2009
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I am a goddamn genius. I managed to brick my m10 v1. Did the normal reset. Flashed and it failed at 98%. Just got a blinking power light now. Happy new year indeed
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rsxmachine wrote:
Jan 1st, 2013 3:49 am

Edit 2: Got the speeds working, just had the wrong settings for my wireless.
Could you elaborate on that? Wrong channel or something in the configuration that enabled faster VPN?
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CroSsFiRe2009 wrote:
Jan 1st, 2013 6:05 am
I am a goddamn genius. I managed to brick my m10 v1. Did the normal reset. Flashed and it failed at 98%. Just got a blinking power light now. Happy new year indeed
Failing via web shouldn't brick the router. I have had many 'failed flash' messages (incorrect size etc). You need to do a reset afterwards, not even needed initially. Give it a try again. I suspect browser isssue, use IE.
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LORDSTC wrote:
Jan 1st, 2013 3:36 am
toastman for the v2 does not have ssh working or does it need to be enabled? telnet works
Do you really need SSH? Telnet is there for custom scripting, recovery etc. 99% of the times, you are fine with just using the web config -- http://192.168.1.1
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willy wrote:
Jan 1st, 2013 4:30 am
For those who are interested in overclocking, the RAM chip inside M10v2 is nt5ds16m16cs-5t (256Mb, DDR400, 3-3-3).
Willy, I am so tempted to boost mine up to 480mhz based on what I'm seeing all across. (At least with my v1). With the v2, I would love to see what other models are clocking at aside from m10.
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weedb0y wrote:
Jan 1st, 2013 9:22 am
Could you elaborate on that? Wrong channel or something in the configuration that enabled faster VPN?
Just changed it from 40 to 20 on the wireless settings. It was unrelated to VPN I had slow speeds when I turned VPN off
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May 25, 2009
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weedb0y wrote:
Jan 1st, 2013 9:24 am
Failing via web shouldn't brick the router. I have had many 'failed flash' messages (incorrect size etc). You need to do a reset afterwards, not even needed initially. Give it a try again. I suspect browser isssue, use IE.
It was definitely bricked. Only had a flashing power light. However, I managed to fix it flashing through tftp. I tried for hours on win7 but had no luck and it only worked when I used winxp. Didn't had to do any fancy 30/30/30. For anybody who needs the steps

Hooked up through ethernet, set LAN to
192.168.1.10 ip
255.255.255.0 sub
192.168.1.1 gate
192.168.1.1 dns

Opened up a cmd prompt "ping -t 192.168.1.1 -w 10" and hit enter.
Opened another cmd prompt with "tftp -i 192.168.1.1 put c:\firmware.bin" but DID NOT press enter. I used the stock cisco firmware and renamed it.
Plugged in router, let it boot up to the flashing power led. Hit reset for 5 seconds and let go. Saw a ttl=100 on the ping screen and immediately hit enter on the tftp prompt.

You might have to wait a few seconds/minutes until you see the transfer successful but you still have to wait until you see ttl=64 popup which might take 2 minutes or so. After that, just flashed the same tomato build through the stock web gui

Hope this will help somebody with a bricked router sometime in the future.
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Aug 1, 2006
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I grabbed one from the Waterloo store (only V2 were available). Flashed it with tomato-Cisco-M10v2-NVRAM32K-1.28.0501MIPSR2Toastman-RT-N-Mini.bin
Excellent router, thank you OP for this great deal!
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Thanks OP - picked up a M10 v2 - flashed to tomato-Cisco-M10v2-NVRAM32K-1.28.0501MIPSR2Toastman-RT-N-Mini.bin but cannot find options for VPN - does this fw support VPN or do I have to go back to shibby's?

Would like to use OpenVPN in Toastman's fw, if possible.
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Mar 23, 2004
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weedb0y wrote:
Jan 1st, 2013 9:26 am
Do you really need SSH? Telnet is there for custom scripting, recovery etc. 99% of the times, you are fine with just using the web config -- http://192.168.1.1
SSH is broken for you too?
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