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hAP ac bricked?

Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:17 pm

Hello,

today I wanted to reset one of my two hAP ac Router Boards to start from from scratch with facory defaults after it has been working for several years now.
I therefore removed the power, pressed the reset button, plugged tn the power cord and waited until the SFP LED flashed - like I always did.
After that I was able to login and use this factory reset device. After I did some testing, I did the same procedure again to reset it. Unfortunately the device is no longer working as expected.

When I plug it in it beeps (long) PWR and SFP are on, after that all LEDs are on for 1-2 seconds, it beeps two times (short) and after that LED 2 is blinking (that's where the client is connected to) and PWR LED is lit in constant blue. No wireless, no DHCP. It seems as if it is not booting up correctly or booting up into a "strange" state.

I already tried to flash the stable release of routeros-mipsbe-6.48.npk using netinstall-6.48.

This seemed to work, but nevertheless, nothing has changed:
user@host:~/Downloads/mikrotik_netinstall/netinstall-6.48$ sudo ./netinstall -a 192.168.88.1 ./routeros-mipsbe-6.48.npk 
[sudo] password for user: 
Using server IP: 192.168.88.2
Starting PXE server
Waiting for RouterBOARD...
rPXE client: CC:2D:E0:A9:A8:70
PXE client: CC:2D:E0:A9:A8:70
PXE client: CC:2D:E0:A9:A8:70
PXE client: CC:2D:E0:A9:A8:70
PXE client: CC:2D:E0:A9:A8:70
PXE client: CC:2D:E0:A9:A8:70
PXE client: CC:2D:E0:A9:A8:70
Sending image: mips
Discovered RouterBOARD...
Key was rejected
user@host:~/Downloads/mikrotik_netinstall/netinstall-6.48$ sudo ./netinstall -a 192.168.88.1 ./routeros-mipsbe-6.48.npk 
Using server IP: 192.168.88.2
Starting PXE server
Waiting for RouterBOARD...
bind tftp general failed: Address already in use
Discovered RouterBOARD...
Formatting...
Sending package routeros-mipsbe-6.48.npk ...
Ready for reboot...
Sent reboot command
After several devices and all these xears, I never experienced something like this before. Could anyone please help me? I don't want to throw this great device away just like that... :-(

Best Regards,
Daniel
 
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Re: hAP ac bricked?

Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:50 pm

No idea or hint what I could do about this issue?
Thanks,
Daniel
 
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Re: hAP ac bricked?

Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:28 am

Just to say that I am having a similar problem with a four year old hAP lite - the Linux version of netinstall 6.48 sees it as a PXE client with the right MAC address, but nothing actually happens from there.
 
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Re: hAP ac bricked?

Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:25 pm

Try to use another version of netinstall. In the past there were reports that some netinstall versions caused problems for some devices/users while other netinstall versions were fine. In addition, ROS version 6.48 seems to have a few bugs on its own.
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Re: hAP ac bricked?

Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:27 pm

Just tried with the 7.1beta3 version of netinstall, which is one of only three Linux versions available.

Same thing: the router's MAC address appears as a PXE client, but nothing actually happens from that point.

(6.48rc1 is the untried one, but given 6.48 doesn't work...)

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