Blinking Power LED, read FAQ.

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Khanhfucious, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. Khanhfucious

    Khanhfucious LI Guru Member

    I have a WRT54GS v1.0 (CGN1********). It randomly decided to flash the Power LED, so I thought it was dead, and replaced it with a Buffalo WHR-HP-G54, but kept the Linksys.

    I got bored today, googled around, and found this place.

    I read the tutorial in the FAQ on how to reinstall the firmware, but got stuck. The guide is great, but then, i get this.

    6. You may now proceed to upgrade the router’s firmware with the files that were downloaded.

    I do have the firmware downloaded and unzipped, but how exactly do I update the firmware?

    Thanks guys.
  2. Khanhfucious

    Khanhfucious LI Guru Member

    Ok, I figured out how to do it (in concept). However, I cant do it in reality.

    I can ping fine, but when I try to browse to it, I get Page Cannot be Displayed.
  3. NT1G

    NT1G Network Guru Member

    Does the http:// appear 'magically' when you type in
    If not, try and combine the two.
    I'll guess you're still using Linksys firmware.
    Let me know...
    WRT54GS V1
    DD-WRT V23 SP2 voip
  4. Khanhfucious

    Khanhfucious LI Guru Member

    have tried it both ways, and just, neither works.

    Yes, last time I was able to use the router, it was with the default Linksys firmware.
  5. NT1G

    NT1G Network Guru Member

    Would you consider treating your router as a 'brick' (unuseable due to a
    software problem)?
    I believe that involves hold the reset button for a few minutes, and the router
    then NEEDS to have a firmware reload. The password and username is also
    I'll try to find 'debricking' instructions right now, and will let you know.
    Yes, I've bricked the router I'm using right now. I've got hope. 8^)
  6. NT1G

    NT1G Network Guru Member

  7. Khanhfucious

    Khanhfucious LI Guru Member

    The router does not connect.

    I was looking at that guide, and seem to have a different board. My Flash chip is in a different position, and there are no numbers.
  8. NT1G

    NT1G Network Guru Member

    Can you spot any chips with 48 pins? Particularly broader than tall?
    If you want, I'll pop my router open and check it vs. the guide's
    photo. I'm done a fair bit of Surface Mount repair; there should only
    be one chip of this style.
    Send me a PM...
  9. Khanhfucious

    Khanhfucious LI Guru Member

    Pics of the board. I broke the casing a while ago, so Imma be making a new one. And I lost an Antenna :doh:

  10. kingvj

    kingvj Network Guru Member

    If you're able to ping the router but unable to open set up page, try this. From your command prompt, type ' ipconfig / flushdns' and press Enter. Then retry opening the setup page from the browser.
  11. AiYaN

    AiYaN LI Guru Member

    There's a utility that you can download on Linksys FTP site it is called TFTP, you can try to use this file to upload the firmware of the router. copy and paste this link to your browser then save the file on your computer, use it to upload the firmware. Hope this one helps:biggrin:
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