How to install DD-WRT VoIP version on WRT54G v4?

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by shutrbug, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. shutrbug

    shutrbug Network Guru Member

    I'm nearly a total newbie when it comes to the Linksys routers so please bear with me (I have used DLink, SMC, and Netgear routers for years and have flashed firmware upgrades via their web interfaces many times). I recently bought a WRT54G v4 on which I'd like to install firmware with working QoS capability so that I can put my VoIP TAM behind the router rather than in front. (The Sunrocket Gizmo TAM doesn't seem to manage the VoIP traffic as well as I'd like.) I think I'd like to use the DD-WRT firmware v2.3beta for VoIP. I've been reading up on what I should do for a few days, and I think I understand what I should do to avoid bricking my router.

    1. Download and unzip (Need to install this first because of a firmware upgrade limitation in the stock Linksys firmware?)
    2. Download and unzip (What I really want to use.)
    3. Restore defaults on the WRT54G by holding down the reset button on the back for 30 seconds or through the web interface
    4. Install the "mini" version of firmware using the web interface to the router
    5. Restore defaults again as in 1.
    6. Install the "voip" version of firmware using the web interface to the router
    7. Restore defaults again as in 1 and 3.
    8. Configure and use the router (hopefully!) .:)

    These instructions are based on info from the DD-WRT wiki here:

    Any advice/corrections for a newbie here? Should telnet to the router and erase the nvram in step 5 instead?

    Thanks in advance,
    - shutrbug
  2. shutrbug

    shutrbug Network Guru Member

    Never mind. Someone answered the same question on DSLReports. My process looks correct.
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