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Someone Please help bricked

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by Aq_lynch, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. Aq_lynch

    Aq_lynch Network Guru Member

    Tried that SP version beta and now the router is bricked. I did the unbrick procedure and used tftp and put command to put the firmware back and the trasfer worked. Why is this thing not working?

    Why is it still bricked? Hard reset didn't work? Am i toast please help me out here
  2. ofbarea

    ofbarea Network Guru Member

    I just fixed my bricked WRT54G v2 after a failed attempt of over clocking it.

    I managed to recover it after several flashing attempts. I flashed several firmware versions to my router. I attempted to use WRT54G_3.03.9_ETSI_code.bin, WRT54GV4.0_4.20.8_ETSI_code.bin, WRT54GL_4_30_2_US_code.bin and dd-wrt.v23_mini_wrt54g.bin.

    Since my router is V2 I knew that Linksys EU G 3.03.9 firmware was compatible with it.

    I noticed that the router accepted this firmware, but it still did not respond. I then pressed the reset button for 30 seconds and it still did not worked.

    I repeated this around 3 times.

    Then I moved on to EU G 4.20.8, I did the same and it did not worked.

    Then I attempted to use US GL 4.30.2 but it did not work.

    My last resource was to upload the WRT54G mini version of DD-WRT 2.3 SP1 (3-MAR-2006). Again I used tftp and after some cycles of flash attempts and press the reset button it came back to life.

    Please note:
    I think you already did so, but check the following link for more details: Recover from a Bad Flash
  3. matthiaz

    matthiaz Network Guru Member

    After tftp just DONT RESTART YOUR ROUTER!!! It sometimes takes up to 10 minutes to finish the installation even AFTER TFTP is long finished.
    Let it sit there, and it will start to work again eventually!
  4. ofbarea

    ofbarea Network Guru Member

    This is a good tip. After my last tftp I went for a coffee and when I retuned my router was running. :thumbup:
  5. Aq_lynch

    Aq_lynch Network Guru Member


    Thank you so much :cheer: :clap: :cheering:

    The router is back from the dead.

    :thumbup: :thumbup: now can you tell me which firmware can I use is better the dd-wrt or the hyperwrt tibor
  6. ofbarea

    ofbarea Network Guru Member

    dd-wrt.v23 SP1 beta mini/2006 - 0303 has worked very well for me. I have this firmware running in my two WRT54G v2 and v4 routers.

    I have tested Thibor 14 also and it is a great firmware. I think you should try both of them and stick with whatever version you like better.

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