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SSH : impossible to activate

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by BEF33, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. BEF33

    BEF33 Occasional Visitor

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    Hello,
    I would like to activate SSH on a router AC88U. But it's impossible. I restart several times. And I do administration, system etc... and I apply but my modifications are not memorized...
    Please help me
    Many thanks
    BR
    FB
     
  2. martinr

    martinr Very Senior Member

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    Are you saying you change the Enable SSH setting from No to either LAN or WAN + LAN, select Apply, but the setting goes back to No?

    Which firmware are you running?

    Which firmware were you running before you updated to your present firmware?
     
  3. BEF33

    BEF33 Occasional Visitor

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    Thanks for your response...
    Yes that's it exactely.
    My firmware : Asuswrt-Merlin version 384.9
    The firmware before was the official asuswrt but I don't know the version
     
  4. BEF33

    BEF33 Occasional Visitor

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    In fact it's impossible to change anything...any modifications are not memorized afterwards
     
  5. martinr

    martinr Very Senior Member

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    First question: did you carry out a reset to factory default settings AFTER flashing with 384.9?

    Which instructions did you follow to help you install Merlin’s firmware?
     
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  6. Treadler

    Treadler Senior Member

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    Maybe try an alternative web browser?
     
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  7. BEF33

    BEF33 Occasional Visitor

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    1) No
    2) Instructions :
    - put the router in recovery mode by keeping the reset button pressed when switching on,
    - access by entering the IP address of the router in the URL bar: 192.168.1.1,
    - install asuswrt-Merlin,
    - waiting until the message: «Receive file size = 39784510 Upload completed. System is going to reboot. Please wait a few moments. "
     
  8. BEF33

    BEF33 Occasional Visitor

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    My web browser is Firefox. I have already done all my basics settings. But, now...impossible to change anything...mysterious...
    Ok I will try another web browser...
     
  9. martinr

    martinr Very Senior Member

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    Regardless of the browser, it seems you have not reset the router back to factory default settings after flashing Merlin’s firmware. You must carry out a factory reset to wipe out all previous settings so that your router is “clean”. You can then manually insert your personal settings.
     
  10. BEF33

    BEF33 Occasional Visitor

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    Ok martinr. I will test it tomorrow. KIT
    And many thanks
     
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  11. martinr

    martinr Very Senior Member

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    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
  12. BEF33

    BEF33 Occasional Visitor

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    Ok I 'll do again all the settings of my router this evening, and will use this guide.
    Hope you will be connected ;-)
     
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  13. QuikSilver

    QuikSilver Regular Contributor

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    Do you have any addons installed? Skynet (secure mode) will turn off the ability to do SSH over Wan.
     
  14. martinr

    martinr Very Senior Member

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    In #4 the OP says “In fact it's impossible to change anything...any modifications are not memorized afterwards”. So it seems it was pot luck as to which failed-to-set setting first caught his attention. Nevertheless, I hadn’t realised Skynet’s secure mode stops SSH over WAN, so I’m very grateful for that bit of info.
     
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  15. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Part of the Furniture

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    KIT, BR, FB?
    Night Riders or Baywatch anyone? What about Dallas?
     
  16. QuikSilver

    QuikSilver Regular Contributor

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    Didn't see that reply as I started my reply and walked away for a bit before I submitted. I'll sit over here in the corner and watch now. :(
     
  17. QuikSilver

    QuikSilver Regular Contributor

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    I'm sure I'm missing the context of this but I was more Baywatch....other shows were before my time. I know about them but didnt watch. Was more Baywatch, In Living Color, Saved by the Bell..... o_O

    Edit: N/m I see the reference in post #10.
     
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  18. martinr

    martinr Very Senior Member

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    This is all too modern for me: I’m more Bonanza and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.
     
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  19. BEF33

    BEF33 Occasional Visitor

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    Hello martinr and everyone,

    1) @thelonelycoder :
    KIT : keep in touch
    BR : Best Regards
    FB : fot my name and surname

    2) I am on the L&LD’s guide:
    I don't understand "custom settings to the jffs partition". Is it the same thing as "backup cfg file" ?
     
  20. martinr

    martinr Very Senior Member

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    I’m not exactly sure at the monent; I’ll have a look. But I’m reasonably sure that if it doesn’t make sense, then you don’t have any so go to the next step.