Bricked ERX



  • I think my ERX is bricked. Attempted a firmware update via the GUI as per usual. It failed. Rebooted... now it doesn’t respond at all. Factory reset doesn’t help either. I’m pretty sure it is bricked unless I can figure out a way to console to it ( involves soldering a console cable to pins on the board.) Did this ever happen to anyone else with the ERX?


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    Have not seen that happen. Does sound like it is bricked.



  • If you were to upgrade, would you stick with the ERX for home use? I’m pretty sure I will, but wanted another opinion.



  • Running on my backup router. WRT54G!


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    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    If you were to upgrade, would you stick with the ERX for home use? I’m pretty sure I will, but wanted another opinion.

    I use the ERL for home. But pretty much six of one, half a dozen of another.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Bricked ERX:

    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    If you were to upgrade, would you stick with the ERX for home use? I’m pretty sure I will, but wanted another opinion.

    I use the ERL for home. But pretty much six of one, half a dozen of another.

    Any reason you went lite vs X originally?


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    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    @scottalanmiller said in Bricked ERX:

    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    If you were to upgrade, would you stick with the ERX for home use? I’m pretty sure I will, but wanted another opinion.

    I use the ERL for home. But pretty much six of one, half a dozen of another.

    Any reason you went lite vs X originally?

    X didn't exist yet.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Bricked ERX:

    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    @scottalanmiller said in Bricked ERX:

    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    If you were to upgrade, would you stick with the ERX for home use? I’m pretty sure I will, but wanted another opinion.

    I use the ERL for home. But pretty much six of one, half a dozen of another.

    Any reason you went lite vs X originally?

    X didn't exist yet.

    And you didn’t know the future? That’s disappointing. :)


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    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    @scottalanmiller said in Bricked ERX:

    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    @scottalanmiller said in Bricked ERX:

    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    If you were to upgrade, would you stick with the ERX for home use? I’m pretty sure I will, but wanted another opinion.

    I use the ERL for home. But pretty much six of one, half a dozen of another.

    Any reason you went lite vs X originally?

    X didn't exist yet.

    And you didn’t know the future? That’s disappointing. :)

    I wouldn't want the X anyway, I don't think that it is as good.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Bricked ERX:

    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    @scottalanmiller said in Bricked ERX:

    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    @scottalanmiller said in Bricked ERX:

    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    If you were to upgrade, would you stick with the ERX for home use? I’m pretty sure I will, but wanted another opinion.

    I use the ERL for home. But pretty much six of one, half a dozen of another.

    Any reason you went lite vs X originally?

    X didn't exist yet.

    And you didn’t know the future? That’s disappointing. :)

    I wouldn't want the X anyway, I don't think that it is as good.

    Reasons?


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    The ERX is a great device as long as you a prepared to throw it away. For the price, it can easily be considered throw away.

    Without a console port, there is no method to recover one like the ERL has.

    Also, I do not want a switch on my router. My router should have routed ports.

    So the ERL is my go to.


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    @jaredbusch said in Bricked ERX:

    The ERX is a great device as long as you a prepared to throw it away. For the price, it can easily be considered throw away.

    Without a console port, there is no method to recover one like the ERL has.

    Also, I do not want a switch on my router. My router should have routed ports.

    So the ERL is my go to.

    Exactly my same logic, plus the "the X didn't exist when I bought mine" bit.



  • @jaredbusch said in Bricked ERX:

    The ERX is a great device as long as you a prepared to throw it away. For the price, it can easily be considered throw away.

    Without a console port, there is no method to recover one like the ERL has.

    Also, I do not want a switch on my router. My router should have routed ports.

    So the ERL is my go to.

    Good points. My intro to the Ubiquiti line was the ERX. I never install those in business settings, but for home, it’s what I use. Perhaps it’s time to upgrade to the lite for home.



  • @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    I think my ERX is bricked. Attempted a firmware update via the GUI as per usual. It failed. Rebooted... now it doesn’t respond at all. Factory reset doesn’t help either. I’m pretty sure it is bricked unless I can figure out a way to console to it ( involves soldering a console cable to pins on the board.) Did this ever happen to anyone else with the ERX?

    My first go at an ERX was weird. I thought I had last it, and I'm trying to remember why. For home I've grown to like the USG. Easy to use the mobile app to block my kids internet at night when they won't get offline. I've used the ERL because ERX wasn't out but I also had fiber and it can handle a higher througput and PPS than ERX and also USG if I'm not mistaken. In Ohio though 100mb is as good as it gets.

    Can't imagine there isn't a way to reimagine it. Have you opened it up?



  • @bigbear said in Bricked ERX:

    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    I think my ERX is bricked. Attempted a firmware update via the GUI as per usual. It failed. Rebooted... now it doesn’t respond at all. Factory reset doesn’t help either. I’m pretty sure it is bricked unless I can figure out a way to console to it ( involves soldering a console cable to pins on the board.) Did this ever happen to anyone else with the ERX?

    My first go at an ERX was weird. I thought I had last it, and I'm trying to remember why. For home I've grown to like the USG. Easy to use the mobile app to block my kids internet at night when they won't get offline. I've used the ERL because ERX wasn't out but I also had fiber and it can handle a higher througput and PPS than ERX and also USG if I'm not mistaken. In Ohio though 100mb is as good as it gets.

    Can't imagine there isn't a way to reimagine it. Have you opened it up?

    Haven’t used the USG yet.

    I did open it up and there is nothing other than the 4 pins I mentioned. There is a way to solder a serial cable to it for console access. But I don’t feel like spending time on that. It looks like others have done it before though.



  • @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    @bigbear said in Bricked ERX:

    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    I think my ERX is bricked. Attempted a firmware update via the GUI as per usual. It failed. Rebooted... now it doesn’t respond at all. Factory reset doesn’t help either. I’m pretty sure it is bricked unless I can figure out a way to console to it ( involves soldering a console cable to pins on the board.) Did this ever happen to anyone else with the ERX?

    My first go at an ERX was weird. I thought I had last it, and I'm trying to remember why. For home I've grown to like the USG. Easy to use the mobile app to block my kids internet at night when they won't get offline. I've used the ERL because ERX wasn't out but I also had fiber and it can handle a higher througput and PPS than ERX and also USG if I'm not mistaken. In Ohio though 100mb is as good as it gets.

    Can't imagine there isn't a way to reimagine it. Have you opened it up?

    Haven’t used the USG yet.

    I did open it up and there is nothing other than the 4 pins I mentioned. There is a way to solder a serial cable to it for console access. But I don’t feel like spending time on that. It looks like others have done it before though.

    It maybe something wrong with me but I would do just that, and that is what I was leading up to.

    It's not about the $$$ it's just about the money and the waste.



  • @bigbear said in Bricked ERX:

    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    @bigbear said in Bricked ERX:

    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    I think my ERX is bricked. Attempted a firmware update via the GUI as per usual. It failed. Rebooted... now it doesn’t respond at all. Factory reset doesn’t help either. I’m pretty sure it is bricked unless I can figure out a way to console to it ( involves soldering a console cable to pins on the board.) Did this ever happen to anyone else with the ERX?

    My first go at an ERX was weird. I thought I had last it, and I'm trying to remember why. For home I've grown to like the USG. Easy to use the mobile app to block my kids internet at night when they won't get offline. I've used the ERL because ERX wasn't out but I also had fiber and it can handle a higher througput and PPS than ERX and also USG if I'm not mistaken. In Ohio though 100mb is as good as it gets.

    Can't imagine there isn't a way to reimagine it. Have you opened it up?

    Haven’t used the USG yet.

    I did open it up and there is nothing other than the 4 pins I mentioned. There is a way to solder a serial cable to it for console access. But I don’t feel like spending time on that. It looks like others have done it before though.

    It maybe something wrong with me but I would do just that, and that is what I was leading up to.

    It's not about the $$$ it's just about the money and the waste.

    Yeah, I’d have to get a special cable. If anything, I’d keep it around as a spare if I’d get it fixed.


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    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    @bigbear said in Bricked ERX:

    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    @bigbear said in Bricked ERX:

    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    I think my ERX is bricked. Attempted a firmware update via the GUI as per usual. It failed. Rebooted... now it doesn’t respond at all. Factory reset doesn’t help either. I’m pretty sure it is bricked unless I can figure out a way to console to it ( involves soldering a console cable to pins on the board.) Did this ever happen to anyone else with the ERX?

    My first go at an ERX was weird. I thought I had last it, and I'm trying to remember why. For home I've grown to like the USG. Easy to use the mobile app to block my kids internet at night when they won't get offline. I've used the ERL because ERX wasn't out but I also had fiber and it can handle a higher througput and PPS than ERX and also USG if I'm not mistaken. In Ohio though 100mb is as good as it gets.

    Can't imagine there isn't a way to reimagine it. Have you opened it up?

    Haven’t used the USG yet.

    I did open it up and there is nothing other than the 4 pins I mentioned. There is a way to solder a serial cable to it for console access. But I don’t feel like spending time on that. It looks like others have done it before though.

    It maybe something wrong with me but I would do just that, and that is what I was leading up to.

    It's not about the $$$ it's just about the money and the waste.

    Yeah, I’d have to get a special cable. If anything, I’d keep it around as a spare if I’d get it fixed.

    Nothing wrong with that is you want to. Just more trouble than I want to deal with.



  • @jaredbusch said in Bricked ERX:

    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    @bigbear said in Bricked ERX:

    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    @bigbear said in Bricked ERX:

    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    I think my ERX is bricked. Attempted a firmware update via the GUI as per usual. It failed. Rebooted... now it doesn’t respond at all. Factory reset doesn’t help either. I’m pretty sure it is bricked unless I can figure out a way to console to it ( involves soldering a console cable to pins on the board.) Did this ever happen to anyone else with the ERX?

    My first go at an ERX was weird. I thought I had last it, and I'm trying to remember why. For home I've grown to like the USG. Easy to use the mobile app to block my kids internet at night when they won't get offline. I've used the ERL because ERX wasn't out but I also had fiber and it can handle a higher througput and PPS than ERX and also USG if I'm not mistaken. In Ohio though 100mb is as good as it gets.

    Can't imagine there isn't a way to reimagine it. Have you opened it up?

    Haven’t used the USG yet.

    I did open it up and there is nothing other than the 4 pins I mentioned. There is a way to solder a serial cable to it for console access. But I don’t feel like spending time on that. It looks like others have done it before though.

    It maybe something wrong with me but I would do just that, and that is what I was leading up to.

    It's not about the $$$ it's just about the money and the waste.

    Yeah, I’d have to get a special cable. If anything, I’d keep it around as a spare if I’d get it fixed.

    Nothing wrong with that is you want to. Just more trouble than I want to deal with.

    Right, that’s what I mean. I want to just get a new one and move on for the moment. But I’ll keep it around in case I have free time to fix it. ( laughs to himself as he tries to remember what free time feels like)



  • So circling back... I'm getting an ER-Lite. However, I did find a fix here: https://community.ubnt.com/t5/EdgeMAX/ERX-ERX-SFP-System-Recovery/m-p/2056921 I'm going to try this regardless.

    All you need is one of these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QT7LQ88/


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    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    So circling back... I'm getting an ER-Lite. However, I did find a fix here: https://community.ubnt.com/t5/EdgeMAX/ERX-ERX-SFP-System-Recovery/m-p/2056921 I'm going to try this regardless.

    All you need is one of these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QT7LQ88/

    Good luck



  • @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    So circling back... I'm getting an ER-Lite. However, I did find a fix here: https://community.ubnt.com/t5/EdgeMAX/ERX-ERX-SFP-System-Recovery/m-p/2056921 I'm going to try this regardless.

    All you need is one of these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QT7LQ88/

    Post pics if you do it, would be interesting to see!



  • $7 part to maybe fix a $45 unit. Might not be worth the effort.



  • @strongbad said in Bricked ERX:

    $7 part to maybe fix a $45 unit. Might not be worth the effort.

    That sounds like the 27 year old me talking to the 37 year old me.



  • @fuznutz04 Same method to fix bricked APs, that's how I have done it sometimes is not worth it if there is a part that needs to be soldered.



  • @strongbad said in Bricked ERX:

    $7 part to maybe fix a $45 unit. Might not be worth the effort.

    Yeah, good point.



  • @dbeato said in Bricked ERX:

    @fuznutz04 Same method to fix bricked APs, that's how I have done it sometimes is not worth it if there is a part that needs to be soldered.

    This experience solidified the fact that the Er-lite is just better. It has much more storage, so replacing firmware shouldn't be an issue. I think that was the whole problem. There was not enough memory to hold the new firmware file, and due to that, something borked itself.


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    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    @dbeato said in Bricked ERX:

    @fuznutz04 Same method to fix bricked APs, that's how I have done it sometimes is not worth it if there is a part that needs to be soldered.

    This experience solidified the fact that the Er-lite is just better. It has much more storage, so replacing firmware shouldn't be an issue. I think that was the whole problem. There was not enough memory to hold the new firmware file, and due to that, something borked itself.

    It is supposed to delete the prior backup image before downloading the new one. So that should not be the issue.



  • @fuznutz04 What I posted was the fact the USB works even for APs so you have a higher chance to fix it but I am not holding my breath :)



  • @jaredbusch said in Bricked ERX:

    @fuznutz04 said in Bricked ERX:

    @dbeato said in Bricked ERX:

    @fuznutz04 Same method to fix bricked APs, that's how I have done it sometimes is not worth it if there is a part that needs to be soldered.

    This experience solidified the fact that the Er-lite is just better. It has much more storage, so replacing firmware shouldn't be an issue. I think that was the whole problem. There was not enough memory to hold the new firmware file, and due to that, something borked itself.

    It is supposed to delete the prior backup image before downloading the new one. So that should not be the issue.

    Well then I'm not sure what the actual cause was. I performed the update as I normally do, but this time the upload failed. Oh well. I'm over it already. :)


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