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WRT54G V4 : Linksys 4.20.6 to DD-WRT v23 SP1 (final)

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by blackcobra85, May 20, 2006.

  1. blackcobra85

    blackcobra85 Network Guru Member

    Hi,

    i would like to know if this information is correct because the Wiki is not really helpfull and clear on how to exactly flash the WRT54G v4 from the Linksys 4.20.6 --> DD-WRT v23 SP1 (final).

    On a wired connection, throught the Web interface (GUI) :

    1- push the reset button behind the router for 30 seconds
    2- flash the router with "dd-wrt.v23_sp1_mini \ dd-wrt.v23_mini_generic.bin" file
    3- push the reset button behind the router for 30 seconds
    4- flash the router with "dd-wrt.v23_sp1_standard \ dd-wrt.v23_generic.bin" file
    5- push the reset button behind the router for 30 seconds

    Is this the way that it is supposed to be to flash the WRT54G v4 ?

    Thank you very much,

    Marc-André
     
  2. bytes2000

    bytes2000 Network Guru Member

    yes...

    * For WRT54G v4 you need to install sp1 mini first

    * then install your fav build: std, voip, vpn or stick with the mini (less features).
     
  3. SAPo57

    SAPo57 Network Guru Member

    Always reset/clear your routers NVRAM (pushing reset button for 30 seconds) BEFORE AND AFTER you flash some type of firmware.


    simple as that.........
     
  4. blackcobra85

    blackcobra85 Network Guru Member

    Flashing thru the Web GUI, I have to use dd-wrt.v23_mini_generic.bin ? Correct ?

    What is the use of the dd-wrt.v23_mini_wrt54g.bin ? Is it only for tftp use ?

    That's why I made this thread, it's kinda confusing on the Wiki...

    Thank you !
     
  5. bytes2000

    bytes2000 Network Guru Member

  6. Tailboom

    Tailboom LI Guru Member

    Sorry bit of a newbie. I upgraded to the final sp1 from one of the 23 builds. I did a factory reset from the web gui, but I did not do the button hold down for 30 seconds. (thought the nvram reset happened from the factory reset) I did have to reset all my settings. Anyway I am up and running without doing the button press. Am I in any trouble ? should I go through the pain of doing the button press and then reload all my settings?

    Thanks.

    --pat
     
  7. blackcobra85

    blackcobra85 Network Guru Member

    Hi,

    i flashed it yesterday with the mini and today with the std firmware and all went well :cheer:

    Thank you...
     
  8. blackcobra85

    blackcobra85 Network Guru Member

    If everything is up and running like it is supposed to be, then it's allright. :thumbup:

    I'm not sure what is the difference between the factory resetting by the Web GUI and doing it by the button behind the unit.

    Anyone ?
     
  9. Tailboom

    Tailboom LI Guru Member

    well to answer my own question, it does make a difference. I had been running well, but i tried a nvram reset. This worked ok, but wpa no longer worked. wpa2 did, but my wife's lappy only has wpa. So after trying to find a driver for her lappy to run wap2. I did another nvram reset, reinstalled the firmware v23 sp1 and did another nvram reset. Now I see a couple new options. like "Packet Scheduler" in the qos.

    So anyway up and running again with a fresh install of 23 sp1. I still have to use wpa. Maybe this will fix my sunrocket voip laggs too.

    Thanks.

    --pat
     
  10. michaels7671

    michaels7671 LI Guru Member

    From experience and as stated in the directions, you should always perform a hard reset by holding down the reset button for 30 seconds before & after each each software installation. This is the only way to guarentee that all the previous settings are setback to their respective deafualts.

    As Tailboom, saw there's no guarentee that you will see all of the functionality of the new firmware if you don't. This is only way they can make sure that all features/drivers get properly started.
     
  11. SAPo57

    SAPo57 Network Guru Member

    What if you put the router in failsafe mode as a complete reset. Will this be good to then flash the firmware and then reset for 30 seconds after.
     

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