DD-WRT to Tomato on my WL500gP V2

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Mastec, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    I had Tomato loaded on my Asus router but wanted USB support and was told to give DD-WRT a try. So I flashed the latest EKO build with new drivers. Well come to find out that USB support is not what it should be even with DD-WRT. So I planned to go back to Tomato and just connect my external to my PC and share my music and movies via Firewire across my LAN. Before upgrading I logged in via telnet and did the "nvram get http_passwd" which displayed the password. I picked the file tomato-ND.bin and according the the page the upgrade was successful. I let the router sit for a few minutes, power cycled the router and tried to log in at I entered the username and then the password I retrieved through telnet. No access. I tried "root" and "admin" as username with the same password. Nothing worked. I logged in via telnet and same thing, password didn't work. I tried upgrading to the Asus firmware, page said successful upgrade. Still the same thing, password didn't work. I tftp dd-wrt back on to the router, it works. I just can't seem to get rid of dd-wrt.

    And BTW... When I loaded Tomato I could access the Internet and the other routers in my LAN but could not access the main router to configure it.

    Anyone else run into this and find a fix?
  2. a9988cd

    a9988cd LI Guru Member

    I suggested TFTP returns to the original factory firmware and RESET machine, then by TFTP to TOMATO_ND, may solve the problem.
  3. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    Tried that, didn't work.
  4. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    Problem solved.... Had to get the password via Telnet using "nvram get http_passwd". Then through TFTP loaded "wl500g-clear-nvram.trx". Uploaded tomato-ND.bin. Logged back into Telnet entered username and the http password. Reset the password to another, commited and rebooted. Went to, entered username and new password now I am back on Tomato. Nice to be back in familiar territory.
  5. spliff

    spliff LI Guru Member

    It would be nice if the WL-500GP V2 and the WL-520GU were supported. They are the only routers with the BCM5354 that are readily available in the States. They both seem to have the same problem, old NVRAM values not being cleared when flashing to Tomato.
  6. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    I was able to clear Tomato, I was not able to clear DD-WRT. No matter what firmware I flashed it was successful but the GUI wouldn't come up. With Tomato I can go back and forth between Asus and Tomato no problem.
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