Ok let me begin with clarifying that the title has nothing to do with flaming or such. It's (most likely) due to my own ignorance/mistake. All the while i've been using my WRT54GS v1.1 with various firmware w/o problem. Recently I wanted to improve on my Tomato experience by trying Victek Tomato. I downloaded and flashed tomato-K26-1.28.8627MIPSR1_RAF-VPN.trx. and from there my router became erratic. I dont know whether it's because i didnt erase NVRAM, or the firmware is not meant for my router (8MB flash). But after some hiccup and a 30-30-30 hardreset, now the thing appears to be bricked: fast flashing power LED, flashing LEDs corresponding to whatever cable plugged in, but that's all. I cant ping it. I tried everything I could google. Most of them dont even apply for my model. Out of desperation, I tried the pin 5&6 move (now i think it was a bad move), no effect. So is it dead? or I should proceed with the dreaded JTAG recovery?