This is what worked for me:
- downgrade to 126.96.36.199.312 [this results in a factory defaults reset]
- installed 188.8.131.52.148
- upgraded to 184.108.40.206.663 [I probably could have gone directly to 220.127.116.11.663]
Once it was running 18.104.22.168.148 I could not into the web gui but ssh always worked. This turned out to be firefox retaining cookies that the unleashed web gui had left behind. Once I removed them the web gui started worked.
I wanted to switch back to standalone because I want a more complicated vlan configuration and possibly use the second gige port. I also never liked the fact that I couldn't get the iphone speedflex app to really ever work at all. Now that I'm running 110.2 I can download UDP at about 700 Mb/s.
Thanks for the hints.