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HyperWRT Download Help

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by ltaylor, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. ltaylor

    ltaylor Guest

    I could use some help....I just purchased a linksys WRT54G. I would like to boost the signal/antenna. Thought i could accomplish this by downloading HyperWRT. I unzipped and all that exist is a BIN file...how do i install?
  2. linksysonline

    linksysonline Network Guru Member

    Login into your router admin page... usually and in there you go to Administration then you will see a submenu and firmware upgrade listed. Click on then you should be able to figure out the rest.
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    a quick copy of the linksys support site should help

    Accessing the Router’s Setup page:

    1. Open a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.

    2. Type in WRT54GS’s IP Address into the “Address†field ( is the default IP) and click GO or hit the [Enter] key.

    3. A “User Name†and “Password†prompt will appear. Leave the “User Name†blank and input the WRT54GS’s password (admin is the default password) into the “Password†field then click the OK button or hit the [Enter] key.

    4. Once in the web-based utility, click on the Administration tab, and then the Firmware Upgrade sub-tab.

    5. Click the Browse button, and navigate to the location where the firmware files were extracted to in previous steps. Select the firmware file (for example, WRT54GS_2.07.1_US_code.bin).

    6. The appropriate file path leading to the .bin file will automatically be entered into the File Path box when the correct file is selected.

    7. Once selected, click on the Upgrade button to begin the firmware upgrade procedure. You will be prompted when the process is complete.

    Resetting the Router:

    After the upgrade is complete and to make sure that the new firmware is properly loaded, you must reset your router by holding in the Reset button located on the back of the unit for 30 seconds. This will erase all of your router’s settings. To reconfigure any custom options that you may have set up, be sure to return to the web-based configuration utility located at (the default IP address).

    After completing all steps, your router’s firmware will be upgraded successfully.

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