First, many heartfelt thanks for providing this information for unbricking the SONY Dash. My Dash has been sitting in my garage the past 4 years after SONY bricked it and replaced it with a dumb alarm clock. I held onto it in the hope that it could be resurrected some day. This weekend I decided to go online to see what people were saying about hacking the Dash and I found this project. I downloaded the necessary update and unbrick files and successfully booted the Dash to the point where the system asked me to connect it to the Internet. The device displayed available wireless connections just fine, but when I tried to connect to my own network I got the message "network connection failed" "internet is unreachable."
I then spent hours upon hours looking for solutions. As per some suggestions I found online, I made sure my router was set up to receive b connections, and I tried unsuccessfully to connect to my phone as a hotspot. I read through all 9 pages on the UNBRICK YOUR HID-C10 DASH topic, and I saw that some individuals had successfully connected to the Internet while others were waiting for the Chumby software for the Dash. Of course that software is available here, four years after the initial announcement about unbricking, but I hesitated to install it when my basic Internet connectivity was not working.
Finally, after exhausting all solutions for connecting my Dash to the Internet, I figured I might as well install the Chumby software.
And, of course, it worked perfectly. My Chumbyized Dash is connected to the Internet and registered to the Chumby site. I will probably subscribe out of gratitude for all of your hard work to re-animate the SONY Dash.
May I suggest that you update the installation instructions for unbricking by adding after
11. When it's complete, it should have successfully updated the device.
12. [Note: You will know your device is successfully updated when your clock is displayed. You will not be able to connect to a wireless network until you install the Chumby software for the Dash.]
Adding point 12 may save people time and consternation about achieving Internet connectivity.
Again, many thanks.