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help, 2 firmwares co existing on wrt54g ?? how to rid of old

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by sterix, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. sterix

    sterix Network Guru Member

    My WRT54G router was running the latest firmware from linksys, version 4.something.

    Then I decided to flash with dd wrt and in the end, I find that there are two firmwares residing on the router which won't connect to internet.

    The old linksys firmware is version 1.45 I think. Sometimes I get the linksys 1.45 firmware screen when I point my browser to and sometimes I get the dd wrt screen.

    Has anyone seen that before ?

    Thank all for the fedback. I did the reset (30 s) and everything and installed the mini generic first before flashing the dd std wrt 54g sucessfully.

    Any feedback is well appreciated.
  2. AliM

    AliM Network Guru Member

    Clear your browser cache!
  3. sterix

    sterix Network Guru Member

    I see where you're coming from, except that before flashing, I never saw firmware linksys 1.45 screen . The firmware that I saw before was linksys 4.something. After the flash, I had two new firmware show up : the linksys 1.45 and the dd wrt. How do u explain that ? Their screens are both different from the linksys 4.something ....
  4. bytes2000

    bytes2000 Network Guru Member

    You cant have 2 firmwares on the same unit.

    Your wrt has one flash memory with capacity for just "1" firmware. Upgrading/changing firmware overwrites the older firmware.

    Clear your browser cache.
  5. sterix

    sterix Network Guru Member

    I finally figured out the issue. I was probably accessing the firmware of another router since I was using my wireless laptop to access the firmware. Mine is dd wrt and although I can access the dd wrt setup screen, I still cannot make the internet work. I checked the dnsMaq and I still cannot get an ip address. What's wrong here ?

    Did I forget a step somewhere ?

    I forgot to mention that I installed the DD-WRT v23 beta2 Dec 16 build. Did I choose the right build ?

    I see that ppl are mentioning about doing an nvram erase through commands, how do u issue commands to do that erase ?

    Thanks agin.

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