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WRT54G V4 And dd-wrt v23 help

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by kdubbz, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. kdubbz

    kdubbz Network Guru Member

    Hello, I have a WRT54G Version 4 and I want to get DD-WRT v23 running on it. I looked at the wiki and the V4 notes for flashing confuse me.

    What confuses me is when it says use dd-wrt.v23_mini_generic.bin Instead of the dd-wrt.v23_mini_wrt54g.bin and the generic standard and WRT54G standard. What do I use when flashing? Do I use the dd-wrt.v23_mini_generic.bin Then flash with the dd-wrt.v23_generic.bin standard version. Im really confused here, any guidance is appericated. :)
  2. Vazze

    Vazze Network Guru Member

    You go with this:

    dd-wrt.v23_mini_generic.bin Then flash with the dd-wrt.v23_generic.bin

  3. kdubbz

    kdubbz Network Guru Member

    ALso, when I flash I can use the linksys http client to flash right? Dont need tftp right? When i get ddwrt can I revert back to the stock linksys firmware 4.20.7? Thanks.
  4. whatsthedeal

    whatsthedeal Network Guru Member

    Once you try ddwrt, you won't want to go back :thumbup:

    Use the http client to flash (tftp is for fixing mistakes i believe).

    follow the wiki instructions for flashing (reset to factory defaults, flash new ddwrt image using http interface, wait a few minutes to make sure jffs is set up, and then reset to factory defaults 1 more time).
  5. pb_red

    pb_red Network Guru Member

    i'm using ddwrt on my WRT54G Version 4 and i'm not too impressed... it is better than the linksys firmware but it doesn't exactly blow me away...

    anyway, you use generic versions for flashing via the web interface and specific versions for flashing via tftp. why they could not be named *_web and *_tftp is beyond me. (actually i do know why - it would make things too simple and computer geeks don't like simple :grin: )

    to flash your router go to the web interface:
    reset all settings to factory default.
    specify the mini_generic version file, do the flash.
    reset all settings to factory default, again
    from there, if you want to upgrade to "std" version use the web interface to do the same exact thing but with std_generic file

    good luck
  6. sufrano63

    sufrano63 Network Guru Member

    Depends on who you talk to. Without the dd-wrt fw, I would have to setup a dedicated laptop or desktop PC running sshd in order to connect using ssh client.
  7. kdubbz

    kdubbz Network Guru Member

    Thanks guys, Flashed my router and its usuing the Generic standard now. Works great! Iwas jus wondering what level is safe for the Xmit power? stock is 28mW I can go up to 251mW but whats somthing I should stay below? Thanks again. later.
  8. sufrano63

    sufrano63 Network Guru Member

    I set mine at 40. Anything higher than that heat would start to built-up

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