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Broken WRT54G - anyone interested in fixing it for me?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by bimmerm3m5, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. bimmerm3m5

    bimmerm3m5 Network Guru Member

    I've read these forums and even tried soldering a JTAG adapter to my WRT54G v2 without luck. I think the problem is that I have no soldering experience and someone with ample experience and tools could make this thing work again.

    It responds to pings, I can upload firmware's but the device does not reboot once receiving a firmware. The power light steadily blinks and the link lights work fine.

    I am willing to pay (within reason) for someone to fix it.

    Any takers?
     
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

  3. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

  4. bimmerm3m5

    bimmerm3m5 Network Guru Member

    I've shorted the pins and ran multiple versions of the autoupdater.

    Trust me. It needs a JTAG adapter.
     
  5. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

  6. bimmerm3m5

    bimmerm3m5 Network Guru Member

    I've actually emailed that guy months ago and he never responded.

    On the Sveasoft forums there was a guy who was willing to fully test and solder a JTAG for a small fee. I thought maybe someone on here might be interested as well. I have all parts, and I have soldered on the JTAG, but I get no response from the cable whatsoever. It has to be the soldering part that is keeping my WRT54G from working again. There seems to be enough info on how to actually work with it once you actually get a working JTAG connection, but for me it's a royal pain to solder since I am a total beginner at it.
     
  7. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    how old is the router. if it is less than 3 years old you can get a new replacement via RMA. it would save you the hassle of trying to get someone to add a JTAG connection.
     
  8. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    if you RMA it would you need the receipt
     
  9. bimmerm3m5

    bimmerm3m5 Network Guru Member

    That is unfortunate because by opening the router up (which I have done) I think that voids the warranty. Plus, I bought it on ebay so that probably complicates things.
     

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