Hi guys, Fist time poster, couple day searcher on the forum. I just recently, as in a couple of weeks ago, migrated form Windows to Linux. Quite the trip making everything work for me. Everything is completely different. I went out and bought a new wireless router, a WRT54GS V7, and since I'm playing with things, I thought, why not play with this. I learned of DD-WRT. I'm not so sure what all useful I can do with it that will be practical for me, but I've read you can boost transmit power and set up an excellent firewall and not just a NAT. I do host a MythWeb and a couple of other little webservers. Anyhow, to the point. I took my router, and at first I just tried to flash to DD-WRT directly, as I would a Linksys firmware, though the web interface. I constantly got "Upgrade Failed" or something to that effect. The router was still working. So I read up on flashing it by searching google. Then I found this web page.. http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php...the_WRT54GS_v7 and followed it exactly I go to the point where I do this for linux,.. "tftp 192.168.1.1; mode octet;put dd-wrt.v24_micro_wrt54gv8.bin" I didn't realize that I had to enter the commands separately, so I entered the whole thing as one string. I just saw "tftp>" as a result and nothing was happening. I did not notice weather the power or DMZ light was on at this time. I only looked at my connection 1 light to see if anything was happening. Nothing was happening so I unplugged and plugged in the router. Then I ran the tftp command again, after noticing the semicolons separating separate commands. steve@Desktop:~/Desktop$ tftp 192.168.1.1 tftp> mode octet tftp> put dd-wrt.v24_micro_wrt54gv8.bin Transfer timed out. tftp> tftp> ^X + Stopped tftp 192.168.1.1 As you can see nothing. Then I looked at the router and found that the power light was not on. I tried to ping my router and received no responce. At this time I did not know or even thinking about trying to send it pings during it's boot up process to see if it responds during bootstrap transition to the OS. I just went and bought another router. Does this router have problems with flashing to DD-WRT? Is there a better firmware to use? Is there better instructions to use? I've read something about not being able to flash intel chips. I hope I don't have that problem... I hope that the problem I had on my previous router was biased solely on my tftp problem, or some other stupid thing I did. What do you guys think? Sorry about the book.