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GL-AR300M16-ext unsupported message

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GL-AR300M16-ext unsupported message

I have two AR300s, One I bought myself and has been running flawlessly for over 8 months with 3.22.8 and 3.23.4
Another ham gifted me his AR300 with AREDN loaded and running fine. When I updated it to 3.23.4 I get a banner saying "!!!! UNSUPPORTED DEVICE !!!!". Clicking the Setup button takes my login and then a "Bad Gateway" error. Clicking the banner link returns the following. I can't get to a place to load firmware and don't know what to do with it.

model: GL.iNet GL-AR300M (NOR)
boardid: GL.iNet GL-AR300M (NOR)
br-lan 94:83:C4:02:F4:33
eth0   94:83:C4:02:F4:33
eth1   94:83:C4:02:F4:32
tunl0  00-00-00-00-00-00-00-44-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
wlan0  94:83:C4:02:F4:32
system type : Qualcomm Atheros QCA9533 ver 2 rev 0
machine : GL.iNet GL-AR300M (NOR)
processor : 0
cpu model : MIPS 24Kc V7.4
BogoMIPS : 432.53
wait instruction : yes
microsecond timers : yes
tlb_entries : 16
extra interrupt vector : yes
hardware watchpoint : yes, count: 4, address/irw mask: [0x0ffc, 0x0ffc, 0x0ffb, 0x0ffb]
isa : mips1 mips2 mips32r1 mips32r2
ASEs implemented : mips16
Options implemented : tlb 4kex 4k_cache prefetch mcheck ejtag llsc dc_aliases perf_cntr_intr_bit perf
shadow register sets : 1
kscratch registers : 0
package : 0
core : 0
VCED exceptions : not available
VCEI exceptions : not available
Fixed in the Nightly Build

Fixed in the Nightly Build firmware image.

Thank you!

That's great, thank you! Are there instructions to update the firmware if I can't use the UI?

There are instructions for the GL.iNet devices here

There are instructions for the GL.iNet devices here:
If you already have a version of AREDN firmware on the radio (which it looks like you do), then you can navigate directly to
http://localnode.local.mesh/cgi-bin/admin to install the Nightly Build firmware from the Admin page.

Here are some tips for updating firmware in general:

Thank you so much! Feels like

Thank you so much! Feels like I'm making some progress now. Was able to access the device admin page. However it rejected all the firmware versions I tried to load.
I tried:

I only get this message back:

Firmware CANNOT be updated
firmware file is not valid: firmware device match failed
Current Version:      Hardware Type: (ath79/nand) (gl-ar300m-nor)


Looks like you need to

Looks like you need to disable firmware compatibility checks before uploading the new image.  Go to http://localnode.local.mesh/cgi-bin/advancedconfig and scroll down to the Firmware section.  At the bottom of that list there is a switch labeled Dangerous Upgrade which allows you to do that.  Flip the switch to ON and click the Save Setting button.  Then go back to http://localnode.local.mesh/cgi-bin/admin and try to load the image.

That did the trick!

That did the trick!

Thank you for your help and patience, my node is now operational again!

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