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upgrading firmware.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bossie, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. bossie

    bossie LI Guru Member

    Hello, I own a WRT54GL CL7B1G and now I want to upgrade to Tomato 1.11.


    But I'm a bit hesitant to just load the upgrade.
    When I'm not satisfied with it can I rollback to the current version 4.30.7 or am I convicted to use the just installed firmware.:thumbdown:

    I've seached the net to get some answers but alas, no luck.

    Also I didn't manage to find soem elaborate info about Tomato 1.11 and other updates/upgrades.

    best regards
    Piet
    (pronounced Pete in English)
     
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    question is why you feel the need to upgrade to Tomato firmware?

    is it just because others are using it, ot the WRT54GL is not performing as good as you would like.

    if you want to keep the same webgui layout then I suggest Thibors HyperWRT 15c firmware ( www.thibor.co.uk ) this has extras features but has the same Linksys WebGui.

    Tomato and DDWRT firmware which are other 3rd party firmwares have a totally orignal webgui layout. both have extra features on top of Thibors firmware.

    going back to a default firmware. the best way when moving across firmwares it to reset your router to factory defaults, before and after upgrading. this makes sure the NVRAM is cleared to remove old variables from the firmware before.
     
  3. bossie

    bossie LI Guru Member

    Good question,Toxic.
    I'm a Unix/Linux system engineer and I want to have access to the root command line.
    Also I'm looking for more portforwarding functionality i.e. more lines to put rules in.
    So I want to install, test and revert to the orginal, if it's not what I'm looking for.
    And do it all over again with a different firmware.
    Doing so is mainly because there is little or no elaborate info of the various versions.
    The best methode IMHO, is to read first and then decide wich to use.
    But where to find the spec's and does and don'ts........

    grtz Piet.
     
  4. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    so, changing firmwares is pretty painless.
    All firmware now accept to be flashed from the web GUI and all will accept to flash each other.
    As those are usually amateur developments, documentation can be somewhat lacking. If you have special requests or specific questions as to a feature's availability, this can be answered in this forum. If you know what you need, give a list and people can evaluate this for you.
     

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