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upgrading dd-wrt v23 sp2 to tomato firmware

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by oxy88, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. oxy88

    oxy88 LI Guru Member

    i have a linksys wrt54gs v5 router and i'd like to try tomato firmware, so i decided to change the dd-wrt to tomato..
    is there anything to know about upgrade?
    i thought it's as simple as login on web, chose firmware upgrade and upgrade to tomato...
    but! when i did this the router said flashing, rebooting, so on, after reboot nothing changed!!!
    i still have dd-wrt!
    what to do to safely upgrade?
    didn't find anything related in the short readme.html
    thx guys!

    ( i flashed the file from 'GS' directory )
  2. lwf-

    lwf- Network Guru Member

    Just be happy that your router isn't a brick, this firmware doesn't support that model.
  3. oxy88

    oxy88 LI Guru Member

    cool :)
    so there's no way to upgrade to tomato?
  4. dvaskelis

    dvaskelis Network Guru Member

    The WRT54G/GS v5-v6 only have 2MB of flash memory, the current Tomato v1.00 is too large for those models. I believe the feature-stripped DD-WRT Micro is the only 3rd party firmware choice available at this time for those models.
  5. oxy88

    oxy88 LI Guru Member

  6. tstrike2000

    tstrike2000 Network Guru Member

    What he said. I've researched this for a friend and yes, DD-WRT is only one available of all the third party firmwares for version 5 and above.
  7. canis

    canis Network Guru Member

    Go back to the origin, try WhiteRussian RC6 which has only 1.3 MByte in micro version...
    From this, you can install what`s possible.
    It`s faster and reliable, and you have only, what you have installed.
  8. oxy88

    oxy88 LI Guru Member

    does whiterussian has more features than dd-wrt and faster&reliable?
    never heard before..
  9. canis

    canis Network Guru Member

    OpenWRT / WhiteRussian: It`s the base of DD-WRT also.
    There are no extra features, but you can install everything what you need by ipkg packages, much more, as contained in DD-WRT, limited by the memory space of your router.
    But there is no web interface, you have to manage it by Telnet.
    And it`s absolutely stable.
  10. oxy88

    oxy88 LI Guru Member

    ipkg is really good stuff, i really miss it from dd-wrt micro :(
    however i like the web gui too much to sacrifice it :)
    thanks for your help!

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