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WRT54GS v2 - Bad Flash?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by AngelosDracul, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. AngelosDracul

    AngelosDracul LI Guru Member

    Hi all,

    Love the site. Learning a lot, even though it's not the answer I really need, lol.

    Anywho, onto my problem. I got a WRT54GS router a while back and flashed it a few different times with the wonderful DD-WRT firmware (last one used was v23 i believe). Anyway, I over clocked something and killed the GUI, and more than likely all the routing functions. Now all the data will still be transferred (have been using as a hub for a while now) but I cannot "route".

    After much searching I finally got the damned thing to respond to pings (grounding out Pin 5 got her to wake up). However using tftp.exe (from the linksys site) it still won't respond (on version 1.255 it just says "erasing flash" forever, and yes, i waited longer than 20 minutes, lol). I thought that now that I got her to respond to the pings, I'd be good to flash and start over.

    Any help in this would be muchly appreciated; and keep in mind, as far as hardware goes; I'm not much more than a n00b. I can solder a bit (I even bought the JTEG and headers just in case) and know my way around a circuit board a bit. I would like to get this thing back up and running ASAP as I'm getting a new laptop soon; and just purchased a 360, and running ethernet cord all over kinda sucks.

    Thanks Again,
    Angelos Dracul
  2. AngelosDracul

    AngelosDracul LI Guru Member

    Hi again,

    Well, I've given up on the wonderful PIN shorting. I have a JTAG cable I ordered as a last resort. I know what i have to do once the program is running, however; the "loaddrv.exe" gives me an "invalid service name" error when I try to "install" the driver. I've tried manually placing the driver where it needs to be, but still to no avail.

    So as you can guess, WRT54G.exe cannot communicate with my router. Anyone have any ideas on how I can rectify this? Please, I really need to get this router back up and running!

    Thanks Again,
    Angelos Dracul

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