How to unbrick a WAG54G V2 (worked for me)

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by Sterge, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. Sterge

    Sterge Network Guru Member

    After trying to compile the latest "state of the art" Linksys source code distribution for the WAG54GV2, I ended up with a green blinking LED and no access.

    The following describes how I got it back:
    The latest firmware binary that works (
    A Linux box or boot CD

    1) Connect the router (trivial) but do not switch it on yet
    2) Boot your Linux box/CD and become root.
    3) Configure your Ethernet interface.
    >ifconfig eth0
    4) Create a MAC bridge; this will let Linux know who has the IP address which is the default IP address of a WAG54G
    >arp -d #delete the enty just in case 
    >arp -s <YOUR WAG's MAC ADDRESS>
    The MAC address of your WAG is on the bottom side of the box, right below the serial number on a silver sticker.
    5) tftp the firmware file to the router; do not switch it on yet!
     >put <your firmware file name>
    Once you issue the put command and press Enter, switch on the router
    If it all goes well, tftp should return a prompt ">". Wait for some time and the power LED should become green and not blinking.

    I just thought I'd share all this with you and hope it works for you too.

  2. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    That's not new ! :eek:

    "Power on + TFTP" is the standard process to recover a router from a bad flash when the bootloader is not dead ! :biggrin:
  3. ItalianJob

    ItalianJob LI Guru Member

    Yes, Adam2 bootloader normally waits for ftp/tftp, but for my "bricked" WAG200G, it doesn't work. Maybe the bootloader is dead...
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