bricked linksys wrt54g ver1.1

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by atl_limabean, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. atl_limabean

    atl_limabean Guest

    Hello Everyone,

    Month's ago, I bricked a wrt54g ver1.1 hardware( during xmas -- might have been a God Send, because it kept everyone off the internet and socially engaged! ).

    Finally got to working on it again. I noticed that there is no way to get a comm port on there, because there isn't a uart.

    So finally I got it into work, and put a flash socket on the router. I noticed several things on the flash image:
    from 0x0000 to 0x0500 it is zero, except for something at offset 0x00 and 0x01.

    In retrospect, I believe my brickness is severe max. I don't think there is a valid boot image on there, not that I could see. I see at the end of flash, that it is filled with 0xff. That means the flash must be cleared/blank at the end. There must be a location where the boot starts from. Usually at the beginner or absolute end of flash.

    Unless I'm missing something ( like the first instruction in the flash is a jump at offset 0x00 ), I don't even think there is a valid boot image.

    Can anyone help? I have available a wrt54g ver1.1, with flash socket, and a flash burner. However, I don't see from the linksys download images that there is a bootloader within the image, expecially if it starts at 0x3f0000.

    Thanks much,
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