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WRT54G v5.1 dead ?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Jim565656, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. Jim565656

    Jim565656 LI Guru Member


    I still can ping steady 1 ms. I can transfer firmwares with tftp.exe or cmd.exe but I wont accept it wont boot up. Which firmware (original) do I need for this guy? on the bottom it says WRT54G v5.1. Only the power LED is blinking the rest is dark.

    Plz help me :bounce:

    Grtz Jim
  2. Jim565656

    Jim565656 LI Guru Member

    I have the firmware (good one) but I transfer it in like 2 sec. and then it wont reboot or what power cycle or reset wont help. :( is it bricked ?
  3. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    If it wasn't bricked you wouldn't be trying to recover it. Keep trying, I know that the older ones would take several attempts before a successful de-bricking would take place. I know that the timing of the tftp session matters.
  4. Slimey

    Slimey Network Guru Member

  5. Jim565656

    Jim565656 LI Guru Member

    Tried many times but it wont work. I'm just not good at this stuff :p

    Tnx for respons !
  6. Jim565656

    Jim565656 LI Guru Member

    Ive got it working with tnx to Wessel !
  7. Slimey

    Slimey Network Guru Member

  8. ka9yhd

    ka9yhd LI Guru Member

    Glad to hear you got it working again. :)

    I was going to say "Cool it died , now go buy a WRT54GL. You will be a lot happier" [​IMG]

    Starting with version 5 of both the WRT54G and GS they are running something called VxWorks not Linux and Linksys has had their share of problems with these routers. Linksys should consider retiring the version 5 and newer and replace them with the WRT54GL. I had a WRT54G ver. 5 that would not work with VoIP. So Linksys did a RMA return and replaced it with a WRT54GL.

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