Flash back to Linksys Firmware

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by mealto, May 21, 2006.

  1. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    I am interested to test out HyperWRT Thibor 15c for a WRT54GL. Can the router be easily "flashed back" to the newest Linksys firmware at a later time?
  2. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

  3. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    Thanks Thibor! I am honored :) My first post and you answered it! So flash back, all I do is select the Linksys file to flash and things should be back to normal?

    I am a newbie at this so please bare with me. I am interested in boosting the signal strength to my wireless G USB adapter. What is the safe limit to increasing power using your firmware on the WRT54GL model?

    Also, I have read somewhere that others needed to modify the hardware to "flash back" to original firmware. I assume that is with other firmwares other than HyperWRT?

    Once again, thanks for your response!
  4. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    yes, just flash back in the gui. that's all that's needed
  5. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    Fantasitc Thibor and thanks again.

    Two last newbie questions.

    1. I have seen this instructions somewhere:

    "go to "Factory Defaults" and select "Clear NVRAM, restore factory defaults", then click the "Restore factory defaults" button."

    After you upgrade firmware to Thibor 15c, why would you want to go to Factory Defaults? ANd can you explain a little as to what NVRAM is, and why you need to clear it after the upgrade?

    2. Users have indicated that their firmware reads this for example: Hyperwrt 2.1b1 + Thibor14

    Does that mean Thibor 14 was upgraded in addition to HyperWRT2.1b1 or was this from 1 upgrade? I want to try Thibor 15c but wasn't sure if I needed to upgrade to HyperWRT before I do so.

    Still learning this stuff. Thanks for your patience.
  6. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    i wouldn't want to detract from the pleasure you'll receive by finding the answers to these very simple and oft-covered questions in these very forums, just hit the "Search" button, 2nd from the left in case you can't find it. :)
  7. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    Thanks Thibor. Hope they pay you a commission ;) Just kidding... maybe. :)

    Thanks again, much appreciate your time!
  8. nerv

    nerv Network Guru Member

    I'd suggest to read and print the survival guide before.

    I tried Thibor 15c, got "document contains no data" errors when tring to save some settings, and (you might have guessed it) when trying to restore the original firmware.
  9. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    perhaps you shouldn't have tried to do it using https or a wireless connection, they are both known to cause problems
  10. nerv

    nerv Network Guru Member

    I was using http over a wired connection.
  11. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    there is no reason why you can't restore the stock firmware, the restrictions placed in the V4 firmware have been removed.
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