Old Netinstalls (like 2.9.38) with any 2.9.x are working fine for me.... until I try 3.7 - then RB532(A) becomes unusable. I downloaded latest Netinstall 3.7 + RouterOS 3.7 mipsle for three new RB532A. One had 2.10 BIOS, others 2.12.
Netinstall works fine until after "Formatting disk...." message. Netinstall software says:
"Transferring routeros-mipsle-3.7.npk" and nothing happens. My network adapter on my PC is sending data to RB532A, but there's no receive. Eventualy it gives up saying "no response from router: timeout". Before that, serial console on RB532A says:
FATAL ERROR: bad network connection
Press ENTER to reboot
Of course I changed few cables, ran Netinstall on two different machines including freshly installed laptop - no luck. Tried all BIOS versions from 2.6 to 2.12 and formatting NAND every time, still no luck.
Then I took two year old RB532 (not A) that was working just fine until today on ROS 3.3 and after Netinstall 3.7 I have black metal brick. After failed Netinstall 3.7, it seems I cannot revive these RouterBoard by any combination of BIOS version, Netinstall or software package.
I installed over 300 all kinds of RouterBoards and PC with DOMs in the last 4 years to our customers and never experienced anything like this so far. Just to let you know I know what I'm doing
Anyone had any similar experience?