Auto Upgrade Utility

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by the619tu, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. the619tu

    the619tu LI Guru Member

    My power light on my wireless router WRT54G is blinking so I went to and I found a way to fix it.


    I did all of the steps correct but I cant find the Auto Upgrade Utility anywhere to download. Thats the only thing left I need to do.
  2. the619tu

    the619tu LI Guru Member

    Here are the steps:

    1. You first need to establish a connection to the Internet and download firmware for your router. To get
    online, bypass the router and plug directly into your Cable or DSL modem.
    2. Download the latest firmware upgrade for your router from » Be sure to
    select the WRT54G and the correct version number that matches your router. Look on the bottom of
    the router to verify the model and version (no version number means version 1.0).
    3. Click on Downloads for this Product. When the Downloads page loads, click on the Firmware button.
    4. Download the firmware Auto Upgrade Utility .exe file from this page.
    5. Before performing the upgrade, we recommend that you do the following:

    · Assign your computer a static IP address. For more information, please see Article Answer ID 534 for information on setting up a static IP address in Windows.

    · If using a 10/100 network adapter, change its speed to 10Mb, half duplex. Please see the instructions below on how to do this.


    Reloading the firmware
    1. First, hold the reset button located on the back of the router for 30 seconds.
    2. Next, to test communication between the Router and the network card: Go to Start, and select
    Run. Type in command and press [Enter]. This will bring up the MS-DOS prompt window.
    3. Type ping and press [Enter].
    4. You should get the following results:

    Pinging with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from bytes=32 time10ms TTL=128
    Reply from bytes=32 time10ms TTL=128
    Reply from bytes=32 time10ms TTL=128
    Reply from bytes=32 time10ms TTL=128

    5. Once you get these replies, close out of the command prompt by typing in exit and pressing [Enter].
    6. Double click on the firmware file that you downloaded in Step 2. The “Firmware Upgrade Utility†will open.
    7. Click Next and type in the routers “IP Address†( is the default address of the router) and type
    in the Router’s Password†(admin is the default password for the router).
    8. Once you confirm the settings (click Next), click Upgrade to start the firmware upgrade process. The upgrade
    will take about 1 to 2 minutes.
    9. Once the upgrade is complete, the router's Diag light (or Power light) should no longer be blinking.
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    All the information on debricking a WRT54G is already on our site.


    Some of the auto Update utilities will NOT be compatable with newer versions of the WRT54G.

    WRT54G Revival Guide
  4. I found it on the Linksys New Zeland site. Hopefully others won't have to spend the time I did to find it.

    I said my router was WRT54G V2.0, and the link it gave was for Auto Upgrade Utility for a V3 router which did the trick.

    FYI, the file name is WRT54GV3[1].0_3.03.6_US_code_fw.exe

    I am unbricked and I didn't have to open it up.

  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

  6. soccergrub

    soccergrub Guest

    Is the above link correct? Takes me to "Latest firmware for the SPA-962 IP Phone."
    Trying to unbrick my wrt54gl and wondering if this is the firmware loader - not working for me
  7. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

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