54GS V.2 in permanent hub/switch mode

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by aziraphale, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. aziraphale

    aziraphale Network Guru Member

    Okay, I've managed to screw up my new WRT54GS pretty badly, I think.

    I flashed it sucessfully with HyperWRT, and then DD-wrt, but neither of them had the features I wanted. After a little research it appeared that Wifi-box had the feature. The flash with wifi-box must have failed somehow, because the router became stubborn. WiFi was intermittant, and would not let me do much beyond pinging. Then it stopped working too.

    Even connected with a LAN cable, it did not respond to pings reliably, and after a time, stopped responding at all. The power light wasn't blinking either. I tried the shorting-the-pins trick, but it didn't work.

    I eventually managed to tftp the firmware by holding down the reset button and timing my send pretty much to the second. I successfully wrote the current official WRT54GS firmware back.

    That's about the time I noticed that if I plugged in the cable going out to my main router (the one I want to replace with this one), computers configured for DHCP plugged into the GS would pick up an IP address from there, and work no problem.

    So basically, what I have now is a router stuck in switch mode.

    Any ideas?

    Aziraphale
     
  2. aziraphale

    aziraphale Network Guru Member

    Never mind...

    It seems I was using the wrong factory defaults restore process. In case anyone else has this problem, I'll post it again here, although I'm sure it's all over these forums:

    To reset the router to factory default

    * 1 - Press and hold the reset button for 30 sec., after that
    * 2 - Unplug the power keep holding down the reset button for another 30 sec.
    * 3 - Then, plug back the power keep holding down the reset button for 30sec., after that
    * 4 - Release the reset button.

    I had only been told about steps 1 & 2.

    Cheers,

    A.
     
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