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Questions about installing HyperWRT

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by JeFFJuH, May 7, 2006.

  1. JeFFJuH

    JeFFJuH Network Guru Member

    Hello,

    I currently have a Linksys WRT54G v2.2 with the official Linksys firmware v4.20.8. At some times I experience slow moments with my WRT54G when I run P2P programs. When I connect my PC directly to the Cable Modem, I don't have this problem.

    Now I've seen that the HyperWRT Thibor firmware has a so called 'P2P QoS'.

    I am thinking about installing this firmware on to my router, but I'm afraid that I will brick it somehow.

    What is the correct way to install HyperWRT from the current situation, and how big is the chance that I will brick my router.

    Also, where can I get the Thibor HyperWRT firmware?

    Jeffrey
     
  2. Sparcle

    Sparcle Network Guru Member

    You can get the Firmware from http://www.thibor.co.uk/ as stated in many release threads.
    All other questions will be answered on Thibor's website too :D
     
  3. JeFFJuH

    JeFFJuH Network Guru Member

    Okay, thanks. But I still wonder, me and my dad are afraid that the router could be bricked. How big is this chance, and how to prevent that it will be that way?
     
  4. scorpy

    scorpy Network Guru Member

    I know what you mean JeFFJuH I was the same when deciding to update my fw.


    Before you upgrade, download the correct fw version for your router/stock fw.
    Record all your settings.

    Goto the administration page > Factory Defaults and select Clear NVRAM, restore factory defaults.
    Reboot the pc. Then go ahead with the upgrade.Once done Clear NVRAM, restore factory defaults again then key in all your recorded settings.

    As far as I know,apart from turning the pc or router off during upgrade and/or using the wrong fw there is not much more you can do to stop ending up with a brick.
    In the end you just got to jump right in and not worry,just close your eyes when you hit the upgrade button....lol

    Good Luck...
     
  5. JeFFJuH

    JeFFJuH Network Guru Member

    So if I understand this correct, this is the way to do it:

    - Get the stock firmware from the Linksys website (the firmware that I am currently running) and eventually note all my current settings

    - Go to 192.168.1.1 and reset the router to it's factory settings

    - Upload the new firmware using the web interface.

    - Reset the router to it's factory settings (reset NVRAM)

    - Done..
     
  6. scorpy

    scorpy Network Guru Member

    Nearly.
    Go to 192.168.1.1 and record all your settings that you have cause you will need to key these in after the upgrade. You CANNOT use the backup feature as the config file will not be the same as the new firmware.
    Once you have all the info proceed again to 192.168.1.1> Administration page > Factory Defaults and select Clear NVRAM, restore factory defaults. I don't know if your stock version has "ClearNVRAM" so restore factory defaults will suffice.
    Then reboot the pc. This is just in case you are using DHCP and it will renew the lease so it won't do it during the upgrade.
    Now you can run the firmware upgrade.
    192.168.1.1> Administration page >Firmware upgrade>Browse to where you downloaded the new firmware then press upgrade.
    Once it has completed goto 192.168.1.1> Administration page > Factory Defaults and select Clear NVRAM, restore factory defaults again.
    Now you can key in all your settings you recorded earlier.

    Going by your original post above you will want the firmware that is the first one in the download section:
    model.................serial no. prefix............upgrade from stock firmware
    WRT54G v1-v4........CDF0-CDF9,CDFA .......HyperWRT G Thibor15b1

    From here:http://www.thibor.co.uk
     
  7. JeFFJuH

    JeFFJuH Network Guru Member

    Cool.. Thanks for your clear and friendly reply.
    I will try to flash it in the afternoon when I get back from work.
     
  8. JeFFJuH

    JeFFJuH Network Guru Member

    is it also possible to let the router allow more incoming and outgoing tcp connections?
     
  9. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    yes, Management.asp, Conntrack Settings
     
  10. redsandvb

    redsandvb Network Guru Member

    Hi everyone. Just wanted to double triple check before installing 15b on my new WRTSL54GS. I'm new to routers and 3rd party firmware, so, just wanted to be really sure. It's ok to do the procedure below (using the web GUI) going from stock Linksys firmware? No need to ftp/tftp?

    Thanks! :thumb:

     
  11. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    i upgrade using the gui, don't see why it would be any different for you.
     
  12. redsandvb

    redsandvb Network Guru Member

    Thanks Thibor. :)
     

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