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Buffalo Whr HP G54 DEAD? w/ 1.23

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by virgocrush, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. virgocrush

    virgocrush Addicted to LI Member

    Hi everyone,

    I'm not sure if the router is dead but, I had Tomato v1.23 running on my WHR HP G54 for about 170 days without any problems. It was running on stock settings.

    Now, I can't reset the router. All the ethernet LED ports are lit, no response from pings, and can't TTFTP image. I hope I can recover the router, it's been rock solid for 2 years.


  2. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    Have you tried a 30/30/30 reset?

    Hold reset for 30 seconds
    Unplug while holding reset again for 30 seconds
    Plug back in while holding reset button again for 30 seconds
  3. virgocrush

    virgocrush Addicted to LI Member

    Yeah, I already tried the 30/30/30 reset. It's still the same, all the ethernet leds are lit...
  4. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Sorry but with all the led's lit, my vote is "fried".
  5. someguyfromhell

    someguyfromhell Addicted to LI Member

    My vote is the capacitors in the router are fried or the power supply. If the power supply is fried, it might give too much ripple to the router, hence frying the router in the process also.
  6. virgocrush

    virgocrush Addicted to LI Member

    Man that blows... I ordered a JTAG cable and hopefully I can jumpstart it.

    The router was powered by an APC UPS, so power was consistent and clean. The power supply is working and using it on another WHR-HP-G54(backup).

    If the JTAG doesn't work, looks like shopping for another router that can run Tomato. Lucky Buffalo routers are available now but choices are limited to the Linksys WRT54GL, Buffalo, and Asus...

  7. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    Get a WRT54G-TM. They can be had on eBay for about $40. 32mb Ram, 8mb Flash, runs tomato perfectly, can be overclocked to 250MHz with a little extra cooling, or 225-233MHz with no extra cooling.
  8. virgocrush

    virgocrush Addicted to LI Member

    Oh cool! The price looks easy on the pocket!


  9. BeHappy

    BeHappy Network Guru Member

  10. virgocrush

    virgocrush Addicted to LI Member

    I already tried the "pinshort" option and doesn't work.
    Man, even with a magnifying glass it was a PAIN! The JTAG cable is on its way next week :p

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