I had a long update in the works, and it is right now in the Drafts folder, half finished. Meanwhile, this happened:
My friend gifted me an Edimax 3G-6210n portable wifi router, and it arrived by courier today. I immediately set to work configuring it to use my 3G / EVDO USB datamodem. I noticed that a firmware upgrade was recommended in the manual, and proceeded to download it.
I then used the router’s web interface to apply the upgrade, and against all better judgment, power cycled the router when it seemingly went unresponsive for a while.
The router is completely bricked. There is no specific information on the internet about how to unbrick it, although there are a lot of pointers for DD-WRT based devices. I don’t know which chipset this router uses, but the standard recovery methods have just run into a reinforced concrete wall. The router neither generates a wifi signal now, nor does it connect through its LAN port.
I have only myself to blame.
Bottomline: If you haven’t decided on your Adam version yet, make sure you choose the 3G version. And count your blessings.