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Total Noob w/ a WRT54G v5 on his hands

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by VirajS, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. VirajS

    VirajS Guest

    My craptacular Dlink 624 finally died and I got clearance to get a new one. I knew that WRT's allow hacked firmwares so went down to Staples and got one.

    The bottom of the router says it's version FIVE. The fw version was 1.00.0 and a check at Linksys shows that this is the NEWEST one. So it seems pretty obvious I have a very new model of this router.

    Can anyone help me hack this thing? For starters, the user interface is attrocious. I didn't like the performance of the Dlink but I'll give them credit for a superb interface. I saw some of the popular hacked firmwares but none OFFICIALLY support v5 WRT's.

    Can anyone shed some light on this router. Would really appreciate. :)
  2. whatsthedeal

    whatsthedeal Network Guru Member

    according to the hwsupport.txt file in v23 releases of DD-WRT, v5 is supported.
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

  4. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    this was a misstake since i got only the information that the v5 hardware is identical. now the situation have changed. i agree with nbd (openwrt) that it isnt a big problem to get openwrt and dd-wrt to work on this unit. but the currently binary should be incompatible due its own fileformate. possibly it works, possibly not. no guarantee yet
  5. mdalke

    mdalke Network Guru Member

    WRT54G parts info for update

    s/n: CDFBxxxxxxxx

    processor: Broadcom BCM5352EKPB
    WiFi chipset: Broadcom BCM2050KML
    RAM: Hynix 534U HY57V641620ET-H
    flash: MX B053420
    power: 12V 500mA
  6. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks mdalke

    btw we hope to have a reason for the change of OS soon from linksys
  7. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    if these datas are right, it looks like a 8 mb ram and a 2 mb flash model.
  8. mdalke

    mdalke Network Guru Member

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