Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by anectine17, May 2, 2006.

  1. anectine17

    anectine17 Network Guru Member

    I have a new (to me) WRT54GS ver 2 running DD-WRT ver. 23. I telnet'd into it and was checking the processor speed. I noticed it was running at 215mhz, so (being the idiot that I am), tried to tweak it up to 225. I bricked it!! I've tried all the recovery options I can find...shorting pins 5&6, shorting pin 16 to the antenna...after all the TFTP and simpler solutions. I still have a blinking power light. When I plug the router into a PC through the WAN or the LAN port, the computer "sees" it, in that it acknowledges that the LAN cable is plugged in. I can't ping the router though. Help PLEASE!!
  2. tievolu

    tievolu Network Guru Member

    Sorry to be the one to break this to you, but you're basically screwed.

    There are two sensible choices for you: either build a JTAG cable, or sell the router on eBay (there are lots of people out there who are quite willing to buy a bricked router).
  3. anectine17

    anectine17 Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the reply. I'd already come to that conclusion. Live and learn!!
  4. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    Play the linksys vendor game..

    Call Linky or do the web chat. ask for tech support. Tell them the power light is flashing on your router. Let the 'tech' (I use that term loosly) walk you through the scripted troubleshooting. (it will take about 20 minutes). When they cant fix it ask them if they will RMA the unit. They will give you a case number.

    Next go on the Linksys web site and open an RMA with the case number. They will replace a 3 year old unit with no receipt - no problem.

    You will get a new unit in a week.
  5. anectine17

    anectine17 Network Guru Member

    Awesome! Thanks for the reply. I'll try that!!
  6. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    Just make sure you play dumb - You never tried an upgrade, never opened the case - power light just started flashing.......
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