Can't upgrade from micro to standard

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by teccs, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. teccs

    teccs LI Guru Member

    My current firmware is DD-WRT v23 SP2 (09/15/06) micro.
    My router is a WRG54G v5.

    Micro is working great but I want sshd. I tried to upgrade firmware to dd-wrt[1].v23_sp2_standard. I tried dd-wrt.v23_wrt54g.bin and dd-wrt.v23_generic.bin.

    I then tried dd-wrt[1].v23_sp2_mini. I tried the dd-wrt.v23_mini_wrt54g.bin and dd-wrt.v23_mini_generic.bin.

    Each time I upgrade firmware, I get the message that the upgrade was successful, but the Firmware version doesn't change from DD-WRT v23 SP2 (09/15/06) micro.

    Any ideas?
  2. Bazzek

    Bazzek Network Guru Member

    Are you sure that your system has enough memory to hold the standard flash image.

    If you have the WRT54G v5, you won't have enough, not sure about the WRG54G
  3. teccs

    teccs LI Guru Member

    Thank you

    I am very new at all this. That makes sense. I suppose it is non-trivial to get more memory. Probably better to buy the latest wrt54g.

    Do you know if dd-wrt supports serial ports? I asked about this in another post.

    Thanks again for the reply.
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    do not by the latest WRT54G. buy a WRT54GL. this then will be able o handle other versions of firmware.
  5. teccs

    teccs LI Guru Member

    Thank you for the reply. I am also trying to find out if DD-WRT will suport the serial port mod. Do you happen to know?
  6. teccs

    teccs LI Guru Member

    DD-WRT and robotics

    I am interested in using these routers for more than just router work. I would like to use them for I/O control of electronics components. Thus, I would like to do the serial mod, the SD card mod and if possible, do some I/O using some pins on the CPU possibly. Am a complete newbie at all this so I may be way off base, but I presently have a siteplayer ( connected to a BX24p ( I use this combination to control robotic and electronic equipment via a web interface. Really cool, but I want more horsepower on the CPU, etc. Am open to other ideas if anyone has them. Thanks for all the replies so far.
  7. teccs

    teccs LI Guru Member

    WRT54GS vs WRT54GL


    Why do you recommend a GL instead of a GS? It seems that the GS has more of speed and RAM according to

    I am new to all this so I might be missing something. Please clue me in.
  8. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    teccs, Toxic was referring to the G series only, where the WRT54G, which is in V5,6,7 has limited RAM and flash when compered to the WRT54GL. The latter is still a G (in fact it's a renamed V4), but has more RAM/flash than the other Gs mentioned.

    The WRT54GS V5,6(,7) also has limited RAM/flash, worse than the GL. There is an autopsy at

    Best WRT type router I understand to be the WRTSL54GS - lots of RAM/flash.

    If you want to do custom stuff you should perhaps look at the HyperWRT firmware, which lets you put together what you want basically. You'll have to compile though.

    Just so you don't have to look for this - the G and the GS are basically the same routers. The GS versions usually have a bit more mem space to allow for the Afterburner (Speedbooster) software implementation.

    On a side note, if you get your router to do cool stuff, I'd appreciate a heads up on that - I do some IO stuff myself, but have so far just done so with custom build electronics.
  9. teccs

    teccs LI Guru Member

    Custom I/O Electronics


    Please post or private message me with the details of your I/O and custom electronics. You can contact me securely at

    I am really exited about doing I/O with these routers. The way I see it, I can't get a linux brick computer for any where near the price of these things.

    Thanks in advance,

  10. guest

    guest Network Guru Member

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