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help debricking wrt

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by jagboy, May 12, 2005.

  1. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    i have a wrt54gv2.2 and i need some help debricking it.
    what happened is that i flashed dd-wrt pre 5 the new one. and it juust bricked my router. i have tftp the firmware following the guide that i wrote http://wrt54grevival.tk

    and the tftp goes great and it works but the power led is still flashing. and the router is till bricked. i did a hard reset. and tried all the firmware that work with the wrt54gv2.2

    and i can get ping replys from the router. i sware that this is the stupidest rev that linksys has done. the wrt54gv2 was better. i can really use any help anyhitng would help

  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Wait longer

    You need to wait for the light to stop flashing. It may take more than
    30 seconds. Then power up again.
  3. XCOM7

    XCOM7 Network Guru Member

    After you short the pins if the DMZ light wont start blinking than hold the reset button for about 1min than you ill get replys.
    Also make sure you have
    ping -t xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
    Than wait untill you get a reply.
  4. windsurfer

    windsurfer Network Guru Member

    When I bricked my V3 router, which should be the same hardware as your V2.2 minus a switch and 2 leds, I went back to the original Linksys software.

    I opened two telnet windows to the WRT54G from a hardwired laptop to the LAN ports. In one window I got the tftp ready. In the other I got ping -t running.

    I then did a long reset.

    When good pings showed up I started the tftp. After severl minutes the lights went back to normal.

    Maybe we will see a new chapter to your write up?
  5. bmr501

    bmr501 Network Guru Member

    Windsurfer,can you give a little more information how you did your telnet to your bricked router,i have the version 2,2 and cannot even get a ping back from my bricked router,I have tried shorting pins 15 and 15 but it didnt work,I am at a loss how to get it back.
  6. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    well screw it now i returned it and got me a wrt54gv2. it works great but gets hot really quick
  7. windsurfer

    windsurfer Network Guru Member

    Here is the full post that I made at the time.


    The router has a fail safe mode in it so that it listens to the lan ports shortly after it is booted. If you start a ping -t to the base ip address, you will see that it listens long enough to answer to about 4 or 5 pings. If you start the tftp during that time it will upload new software.

    This may depend on having the boot wait bit set before you brick the router. Most of the aftermarket software sets that for you.

    Hope that helps.
  8. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    thanks windsurfer i will kep this in mind next time i brick somthing

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