WRT54g (v1) ..can firmware go backwards?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by yoster, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. yoster

    yoster Network Guru Member

    Say i put the satori firmware on my wrt54g v1 (i think its version 1... bought the DAY linksys released their first wireless G router) .. and say i dont like it and it causes problems, can i flash back to my version 3.01.3 linksys firmware? I noticed on the release notes on linksys' site for that version it said something like "added version 2 hardware support, cannot go back." What does that mean?

    The router works fine with the linksys firmware... only reason i am going to satori is so i can up the wireless signal strength.
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    The limitation on going backward is that the new WRT54V2.2 has different hardware and cannot be flashed back to an earlier version. The WRT54V1 has multiple rows of LEDs and is diifferent in that respect from all others. look in the WRT54G and WRT54GS forum and you can find and analysis of all the router up to version 2.0. It can help you identify your router.
  3. yoster

    yoster Network Guru Member

    Yes, as i said before, i have version 1.0. So back to my question.. will it allow me to flash back to "older" versions? I know certain devices do not allow flashing to older versions of firmware.. just making sure this isnt the case with my Linksys.
  4. FDM80

    FDM80 Network Guru Member

    Yes, you can flash back to older versions, different versions (you could go from satori to hyperwrt for instance), all without a problem. It's best to do a reset before and after you flash.
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