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WRT54G v1.1 - anything but linksys FW hoses router

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by adkent, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. adkent

    adkent LI Guru Member

    Quite honestly, I've almost resolved myself to simply purchasing another router, but I wanted to run this one past everybody here before I spend the $$. I have a WRT54G v1.1 and have been running dd-wrt v2.3 for quite a while. Until recently.

    For whatever reason (unknown), the router went south over the weekend -- no GUI, no ping, etc. I finally resorted to TFTP upon power-up to re-flash with the original Linksys firmware (WRT54G_2.00.8_US_code.bin). Fortunately, this worked after a few tries, except for the fact that I could only connect via the WAN port (LAN ports were dead -- what gives?). I've run across this in the past and the dd-wrt firmware seemed to fix the port problem -- no clue why it happens in the first place.

    However, when I attempted to flash with the dd-wrt image (dd-wrt.v23_mini_generic.bin) via the Linksys GUI, the router became unresponsive again -- no GUI, no ping, etc.

    I've tried this cycle (Linksys --> dd-wrt) a few times, and the router only responds to the original linksys firmware at this time. Frankly, if the LAN/WAN ports weren't backwards, I'd call it a day and stick with the Linksys firmware.

    Any ideas, or is this thing a lost cause?
  2. Slimey

    Slimey Network Guru Member

  3. adkent

    adkent LI Guru Member

    Good point -- I reset to defaults prior to flashing, but not sure if I did post-flash. I'll need to check on that.
  4. adkent

    adkent LI Guru Member

    That was indeed the problem -- you can't kill this thing. I forgot the reset procedure AFTER flashing with DD-WRT.

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