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We have all heard this a million times, But this has a twist

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by AcE2023, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. AcE2023

    AcE2023 Guest

    I bricked my router wrt54gv4 "Yea haaa... gag, hurl etc etc. anyhow it was dead as a hammer so I yanked the cover off of it. Had no luck whatsoever shorting pins 16 -15. Shorting pins 15-16 and throwing a "chasis" ground into the equation made the router more like a zombie than a brick. I can now ping it successfully and i can tftp firmware over to it and it says SUCCESSFUL.. ok. great this thing should be back to life now right? WRONG. Pings stop for 10 seconds then start succeeding again, just like the router is rebooting, but the power led keeps on blinking.
    Anyone have any clue what, if anything i can do further.
    oh, and i have tried tftp'ing over the linksys firmware, original and current, Tarifa, and one other that I cant think of at the moment. 8O
  2. ximon

    ximon Network Guru Member

    does the web interface not work either?
  3. danielhaden

    danielhaden Network Guru Member

    There is a narrow window of opportunity. It may take several tries.
    TFTP over a very small firmware like DD-WRT V23 Mini Generic from September (see their own website).

    If you get a successful load/whether or not you get a successful load, the router will act stuck. Wait 5 minutes and cycle power.

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