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DD-WRT wins my trust/vote but....

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by NYBOY, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. NYBOY

    NYBOY Network Guru Member

    I got brand new out of the box a WRT54G V.4 (CDFAXXXX Serial *Thanks God since i hear ppl aren't happy with V5 (CDFB) )...and certainly DD-WRT is the winner for an firmware upgrade.

    And the question is:
    New, out of the box, should i first upgrade to latest official linksys's firmware upgrade from linksys.com and then upgrade again to DD-WRT or can i just straight out of the box DD-WRT upgrade it ?

    why?

    thanks in advance for your input...
     
  2. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    it doesnt matter which firmware is already on the box.
    flash the mini generic firmware as first instance, then upgrade to std or voip. after you've done everything reset your configuration with a reset button long push
     
  3. NYBOY

    NYBOY Network Guru Member

    should i reset after the 'dd-wrt.v23_generic.bin' before i move into the 'dd-wrt.v23_wrt54g.bin' ??
     
  4. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    there is no difference between generic or WRT54G. just the firmware header is different. from webinterface just flash generic. nothing else is needed
     
  5. NYBOY

    NYBOY Network Guru Member

    ok...last night tried and upgrade failed... i downloaded this:
    http://dd-wrt.gruftie.com/dd-wrtv2/.../&download=08.11.05-dd-wrt.v23.mini_beta2.zip

    and tried to flash generic via WebInterface Firmware upgrade option and got the error message.

    Router didn't brick... since its still working and i also got the error message trying to flash with original firmware update version 1.00.2 (11/01/05).

    am I doing something wrong? :(
     
  6. GShioda

    GShioda Network Guru Member

    You are trying to flash WRT54V5 router and you have topic above weher is saying NOT to use 3rd party firmware with V5. :rofl:
     
  7. NYBOY

    NYBOY Network Guru Member

    I don't have a V5 WRT54G my serial is CDFAXXXXX. I don't understand where did you get that from?
     
  8. GShioda

    GShioda Network Guru Member

    Original Firmware ver 1.002(1/11) is used for WRT 54g V5
     
  9. NYBOY

    NYBOY Network Guru Member

    my bad... i was trying to use the Last Firmware Version: 4.00.7

    but still got Firmware upgrade failed... :(
     

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