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Satori 4.0 upgrade = dead wireless?

Discussion in 'Sveasoft Firmware' started by ncnmra, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. ncnmra

    ncnmra Network Guru Member

    Hi everyone.

    I have a WRT54G (ver 2) which I was running with Samadhi2_v2_2.00.8.6sv sucessfully, albiet with some problems with dhcpd.

    I upgraded to Satori 4.0 (from this site) and the upgrade went fine. Today, I tried to run my laptop with the wireless card and I'm not seeing *any* wireless network. The laptop not only doesn't connect, but in the "Site Survey" it doesn't even show any networks.

    The card and laptop were working fine before the upgrade, and I have a feeling it has something to do with the firmware.

    I know Satori 4.0 is based on the 2.04.4 firmware from Linksys, and linksys states that you need 2.02.2 to upgrade to it, so did I miss a step? I can't go back to Samadhi, because it always fails when I try to do the upgrade.

    I have tried the 30 sec. reset trick, as well as the official linksys firmware and HyperWRT to no avail! Is my router toast?

  2. ncnmra

    ncnmra Network Guru Member

    After about 8 hours of experimenting, I've finally fixed it....

    I was able to find all the previous firmware version (THANK-YOU LINKSYS) on ftp.linksys.com

    I downloaded 2.00.8, 2.02.2 and 2.04.4.

    Interestingly, when I had the 2.04.4 version, and I was using the .EXE auto-updater, it would tell me "Wrong version code".

    I managed to use the web interface to go to 2.02.2 (still no wireless though) and then to 2.00.8 which FINALLY brought back my wireless.

    Then I used the .EXE updater to go to 2.02.2 and then 2.04.4, and then finally to Satori 4.0

    It seems to work well now, but holy crap what a nightmare!

    I suggest to anyone reading this to take baby steps in firmware upgrades. Perhaps when linksys changed the wireless driver, I missed a step.
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    I wasn't aware that satori has a site survey. site survey (2.04.4) breaks the wirless link to look for APs. don't use it. reboot router after to get back the link.
  4. ncnmra

    ncnmra Network Guru Member

    Hi, sorry, when I said "Site Survey", I meant on my laptop wireless card. The driver has a feature that shows you which networks are available and what encryption they are using from which you can join them.

    When my wireless wasn't working I tried everything, including rebooting the computers/router/modem, etc, and the wireless network never showed up on my laptop.

    Luckly, I've got it working now....perhaps I'll be able to sleep more soundly tonight ;)

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