I do not go any further b/c I don't want to screw anything up. Perhaps the flashing instructions work for the DIR-300, and it was assumed they would work for the ar430w. I don't know. I made some progress in flashing my airlink ar430w by doing it from. Airlink 101 and many other vendors have a procedure in their. Loading in the new firmware. Initiate the putty telnet session to on port 9000. Immediately type ctl c enter and you should see: RedBoot Loading the temporary boot loader: Code: RedBoot load ap61.ram Using default protocol (TFTP ) Entry point: 0x800410bc, address range: 0x x800680d8 RedBoot go It is normal. But putty in linux solved this issue. Then I did: (in linux with putty) load ap61.ram, which seems to be successful (my tftpd server seems to work). then I typed in "go" per the instructions, but nothing happened and the command hang there for ever. I was able to gain access to redboot. Doing from windows I was able to catch the telnet "window" a couple of times, but it couldn't get it to accept control-c to enter into redboot. DD-WRT fconfig boot_script_timeout 3 boot_script_timeout: Setting to 3 Update RedBoot non-volatile configuration continue (y/n)? y Erase from 0xbffe0000-0xbfff0000:. Program from 0x80ff0000-0x81000000 at 0xbffe0000:. DD-WRT DD-WRT load -v -r -b 0x80041000 n You should see something like this: - Raw file loaded 0x x803cefff, assumed entry. Are you waiting 5 seconds before trying, then connecting? Where did you find the load, and what are you loading? I found no indication of support for the AR-430W in the supported devices table.