Author Topic: Lost Mac address label?  (Read 1583 times)

wylee79

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Lost Mac address label?
« on: May 15, 2013, 10:28:39 am »

Greetings,

 

I've lost the mac address label on my WHR-HP-G300N

 

I had a firmware update go bad; and I need to do a tfpt transfer to reflash it, but I need the mac address to do that. Any idea how I can get the mac address?


buddee

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Re: Lost Mac address label?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2013, 06:24:46 am »

You don't have to use the unit's actual MAC address, as covered in almost all recovery guides - the first few Atheros based buffalo units can use the generic MAC to do TFTP with, for your unit it is:

 

02:aa:bb:cc:dd:1c

 

Its with later units that you cannot use the generic MAC for recovery, why buffalo locked it down - i haven't a clue - but imo it was like them shooting theirself in the foot.


wylee79

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Re: Lost Mac address label?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2013, 08:56:53 pm »

http://g300nh.blogspot.com/2010/06/firmware-flash-and-brick-recovery.html

 

THanks I tried the mac you gave with that walkthrough not getting a response from my router. I guess it's dead.


buddee

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Re: Lost Mac address label?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2013, 09:06:08 am »

Probably not dead. Those units are very hard to brick, i would try using a hardware switch inbetween and use these instructs minus the files and MAC of course, use the files and MAC for your model, but steps stay the same.

 

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Buffalo_WZR-HP-AG300H#De-bricking_and_TFTP_Info