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How To Test WRT54GS v6 Bought Off Ebay

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by BobCochran, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. BobCochran

    BobCochran Network Guru Member

    I have a WRT54GS recently bought off Ebay. It was low priced ($19.11 + shipping) even though the WRT54GS listings on Ebay seem to be selling at or sometimes well above retail cost. The serial number starts with CGN9 so it is a version 6. The router case has been opened up by someone, the seal on the bottom is missing. The seller did not provide the power supply for this device.

    Could someone have flashed malware on the device?

    How can I test the device in a logical way to determine if the firmware has been tampered with? Then to test whether the device works -- is there a test suite I can run on it that will check the hardware and firmware?

    Thanks

    Bob Cochran
     
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    There nothing to worry about in that regard, if you can get it to power on and log into it just load a good firmware and be done with it. I think dd-wrt makes a mini version that fits on that device. But even if there are issues with that, flash it with the latest linksys firmware and it should be good to go assuming it does power on.
     
  3. BobCochran

    BobCochran Network Guru Member

    The router is working fine to this point. I have an old, old wall wart from my ancient Netgear wired hubs which is rated 12v at 1.2A powering the device. I was able to get into the configuration pages and change the configuration. For example it has a new local IP address and I can change the DHCP server parameters. At least two of the wired ports work and the wireless connectivity seem to be working as well. I just wish I could change the firmware so I can boost the transmitter power.
     

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