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"Incorrect image file!" using Tomato?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by nerd160, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. nerd160

    nerd160 Addicted to LI Member

    When I try to flash the firmware for my WRT54GS V2.1, I get the error "Incorrect image file!". My firmware version for the router is "V4.21.1", and I am attempting to use "Tomato_1_25.7z"

    What am I doing wrong?

    *Consider me a newbie, so please keep it as simple as possible. Thanks.*
     
  2. ringer004

    ringer004 LI Guru Member

    You need the '7zip' file extractor

    A ".7z" is an archive of multiple .bin files. Get a 7-zip program to extract the bin files. You will need 'WRT54GS.bin' from the archive. Use this file to upload to the router.

    And when thats done, make sure you do a through erase of the nvram and re-configure the router from scratch.

    Good luck.
     
  3. ringer004

    ringer004 LI Guru Member

    Since you are a noobie, I would recommend that you read as much as you possibly can before you attempt this procedure. That way, you will know exactly what to do, and what to avoid.

    A wrong step at the wrong time can brick your router.

    I'm only saying this since you didn't seem to know what a .7z file is. A minimal amount of searching would have clarified what that file type is. If I'm wrong, I apologize.
     
  4. nerd160

    nerd160 Addicted to LI Member

    Is there a 7-Zip program for Linux?
     
  5. ringer004

    ringer004 LI Guru Member

    Just look up 7-zip in google. The first hit is the program's web-site. Somewhere in the download section is Linux source code. You can build your own executable from that.
     
  6. nerd160

    nerd160 Addicted to LI Member

    I think I have a good idea what to do. All I want to do is turn it into a WDS router. I didn't know what I .7z file was but now I am glad I know now.

    Also, will I have to upgrade the firmware to Tomato on my host router to get my client router to work?
     
  7. ringer004

    ringer004 LI Guru Member

    "Also, will I have to upgrade the firmware to Tomato on my host router to get my client router to work?"

    I think so, I never set up WDS before. Someone else can chime in if I'm wrong. If I remember correctly, you need to enter the other router's MAC address into the router you are currently setting up.

    Again, some minimal reading on your part is necessary...
     
  8. nerd160

    nerd160 Addicted to LI Member

    My instructions say i do need to enter the other routers MAC address. Although it says nothing about both having to run Tomato.
     

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