Crying for Help !! Bricked WRT54GL

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by mamboking, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. mamboking

    mamboking Networkin' Nut Member

    Need Gurus Help. I tried the 30-30-30 Rule. No Go. Cannot ping the router at all. thus TFTP to reflash the router would not work. Any diffirent set up if i am on WIN7 ? for STATIC IP ?

    I am worried to Short-Circuit the pin 16-17 or 15-16 pin. Which one is which ?

    Can any good samaritan help ?:)
  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    don't pin short - good chance of hardware damage.

    What did you do to get it in this state?
  3. sergiud

    sergiud Guest

  4. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    I do not recommend pin shorting..

    For new users, the pinging & tftp commands SHOULD be done in a batch file because the window can be VERY small. You may need to try it more than once. I have a lousy USR5161 that has a .5 sec window, wrt54gl should have a larger window to accept the image. Also did you change the ip to something OTHER than

    If that fails try a serial-TTL3.3V cable (NOT 12V, or you're router WILL FRY).

    Finally, JTAG if all else fails, eg you destroyed the bootloader (highly unlikely).

    Good luck... with googling :)
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