Hello and a question...

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by KingTurkish76, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. KingTurkish76

    KingTurkish76 LI Guru Member

    Hi, just like to say hello and great forum. I was about to blindly upgrade my WRT to a new firmware, did a little research and found this forum! Great!

    I have a linksys WRT54GS V4 router with the latest linksys firmware on it running via VM Broadband.

    Can I upgrade this router to a new firmware easily? Any reccomendations?

    Thanks a lot, and again, great forum!

    Edit: I see there is a firmware upgrade with more features called HyperWRT GSv4 Thibor15c on Thibor's Hyper WRT page, will this work?

    Edit2: Will I need to backup my current WRT config and settings to add to any new settings?
  2. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    1. Thibor 15c willl work on your router
    2. it is recommended to do a reset to default/clear NVRAM after a flash (so, do not load the old configuration). Reusing old config files or just letting the router recover the config *may* work or appear to work fine at first and *may* develop hard to trace symptoms down the line (disconnect, slowness...).
  3. KingTurkish76

    KingTurkish76 LI Guru Member


    So, let me get this right then:

    1. Download HyperWRT GSv4 Thibor15c from Thibor's Hyper WRT page
    2. Press reset on back of router
    3. Plug router in to PC with cable (can I do it wirelessly?)
    4. Perform flash upgrade
    5. Press reset on back of router
    6. Re-enter all of the old details from previous setup

    I have printed out each page from the old router config just in case.

    So in a nutshell, the new firmware has the same layout as the old linksys config pages, but with the extra settings so I just manually re-input everything?

  4. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    you've got it right.
    about 3: it is recommended to perform flashes over wired network as any disconnect could brick the router. It is technically possible to flash over wireless, but it involves more risk (in case you lose connection).
  5. KingTurkish76

    KingTurkish76 LI Guru Member

    Thanks again....

    Ok then, thanks for the tip on 3. See ya on the other side.....fingers crossed!
  6. KingTurkish76

    KingTurkish76 LI Guru Member

    Yehar Man!

    Thanks for the help, got it up and runnin in no time at all. I'm very pleased with all the xtra options too!

    The only snag I ran into was some of the firewall security stopping me from logging into Windows Live! but nevermind. Is there a way to list the routers additional filters?

    Thanks for all the help!
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