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Wrong software on router?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by mcbosher, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. mcbosher

    mcbosher Network Guru Member

    :cheerup: Hi guys... you have probably answered this allready somewhere on here but i cant find it... the trouble is ive installed firmware which is supposed to be for WRT54G V2 but it has messed all up.
    I have no buttons in gui which also means no upgrade button to restore to another?
    Can you help as to where the software may be if any to some how restore my routers firmware.
    Many thanx in advance :drinking:
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    firstly have you tried to reset the router?

    pressing the reset button for 30 Seconds may help

    after this then try pinging the router.
  3. mcbosher

    mcbosher Network Guru Member


    hi there... ive done just about everything... and im now at the point where my router is in pieces ( through choice that is ) and in the process of shorting out 15 & 16 to load a bin file using TFTP .. only problem is the router will only allow WRT54GV4.0_4.20.7_US_code.bin to load... it says code pattern incorrect for any other bin files?? cant seem to find much to work... and it all started on the upgrade to Tarifa 0999? now its all a bit pete tong... all help would be needed i think... thanx all :sadbye:
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    ok first of all download the generic binary from ddwrt (for the WRT54G)

    this should load as it shouldn't check for version when uploading the binary.


    not using tftp try flashing the router.


    if you do suceed, then try reflashing with the proper original WRT54G firmware to get it back to normal. dont forget to RESET the router once flashing has taken place and lights have gone stable.
  5. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    firstly, you haven't stated exactly what router you have?
    the Gv4 firmware works for all versions of G from 1.0 to 4
  6. mcbosher

    mcbosher Network Guru Member

    I do appologise.... WRT54G V2

    Sorry... my heads up my butt trying to do the router..lol
    And thanx for the help :rockon:
    The dd-wrt_mini_generic. bin file returns : error on server - code pattern incorrect
  7. mcbosher

    mcbosher Network Guru Member

    Guys... got it done !! nice 1 :thumbup:
    As much as the WRT54G goes into failsafe after shorting pins 15 & 16 on the flash chip i was finding the LED sequence from the first short was the same as if u waited 5 mins.... what i failed to realise was for some reason i had to do the flash within the fist 5-10 sec`s or so ? anyhows i got that mini_generic to go on and done a re-boot and went into dd-wrt to upload tjhe pre-final version and all is well.

    Hooraah to you guys with the wisdom :rockon:

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