Firmware upgrade failed on Linksys WRT54GL v1.1

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by securstar, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. securstar

    securstar LI Guru Member

    I think that I tried to use US firmware on my european wifi router, now the power led keeps flashing. I changed the IP address settings according to the instructions from the manual (see below), got a tftp progie and the right firmware. The issue is that it doesn't seem to upload anything. Any clue?

    Thanks in advance.

    The firmware upgrade failed, and/or the Power LED is flashing.
    The upgrade could have failed for a number of reasons. Follow these steps to upgrade the firmware and/or
    make the Power LED stop flashing:
    • If the firmware upgrade failed, use the TFTP program (it was downloaded along with the firmware). Open
    the pdf that was downloaded along with the firmware and TFTP program, and follow the pdf’s
    • Set a static IP address on the PC; refer to “Problem #2, I need to set a static IP address.†Use the following
    IP address settings for the computer you are using:
    IP Address:
    Subnet Mask:
    • Perform the upgrade using the TFTP program or the Administration tab of the Router’s web-based utility.
  2. securstar

    securstar LI Guru Member

    Could anyone please help on this issue?

  3. Deimdos

    Deimdos Network Guru Member

    Could you explain better what you did from first step (original firmware)?
  4. securstar

    securstar LI Guru Member

    Just managed to upgrade the fw!

    After setting a static ip on the pc (as per my previous message) you use TFTP with these settings:

    password: admin (this is the default one, you may have changed it)
    File: you point to the bin fw file on your pc (the proper one).

    Then you hit upgrade.
  5. Deimdos

    Deimdos Network Guru Member

    And why don't you try to upgrade FW via web??

    First of all make a factory defaults, and then a webflash, it may work
  6. mandelm

    mandelm Network Guru Member

    I just did a bad flash to a WRT54G Version 4 and got into the same situation. I followed the instructions for recovery from this site.
    I had to short pin 16 of the flash chip to earth ground and the router came back to life and it was a simple process to TFTP a known good image to it.
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