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Un-bricking a WRT54GC?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by stshores24, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. stshores24

    stshores24 Guest

    (cross-posted on dslreports.com)

    Well, I think I broke it, unless you guys know differently. Got a WRT54GC yesterday as a gift. A friend of mine pointed out that some of the hacked WRT54G firmware has the ability to boost reception, so I figured it would work, and without doing any research, I flashed the firmware.

    Big mistake. The router still worked, but the Web interface was inaccessible, so I couldn't re-flash the firmware.

    So, remembering that most Linksys routers can update their firmware using TFTP, I dutifully downloaded TFTP2 and the latest revision of the firmware from the Linksys web site, flashed the firmware again, and...it's a brick. Right now it works as a passthrough, but that's it. I can't ping it, can't do anything with it. All the lights are on, and they blink occasionally, but it's dead as a doornail.

    I found a solution on another site for unbricking a WRT54G or 54GS, involving shorting pins 15-16 on the Intel chipset, but I opened the GC up last night and it doesn't have an Intel chipset, or at least doesn't have one similar to this one. So am I out of luck? Is there no other way to un-brick this thing? :(

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