This instructable will show you how to flash your Meraki / Accton / Fonero hardware with OpenWRT Linux using a Linux PC.
Author website: http://ruckman.net
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Step 1: Download the Software and Set Permissions
Run the following commands from a terminal:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wget
chmod +x easyflash
chmod +x flash
Step 2: Set Up for Flashing
Plug in your Unit (meraki/accton/fonero) to your Ethernet LAN port on your computer using a CAT5e straight through cable (8P8C).
Type (from the directory where the files are located):
ifconfig eth0 up
(note: If your unit is NOT connected to eth0, modify
the file flash accordingly, it should be eth0 but you can check by
Step 3: Let the Flashing Begin!
Plug in the unit to power.
You should see something like this displayed:
Peer MAC: 00:18:84:80:67:1C (this will be the MAC address of your router)
You MAC: 00:ba:be:ca:ff:ee
Your IP: 192.168.1.0
Setting IP address...
Sending rootfs. 6400 blocks...
Rootfs partition size now 0x006f0000
Sending kernel, 1536 blocks...
Done. Restarting device...
Go get lunch. This will take 15-30 minutes, depending upon the flash
chip speed in your router. DO NOT INTERRUPT!
When it is done, the window will show Done.