I bricked MY ROUTER !!!!

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by sakabatou, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. sakabatou

    sakabatou LI Guru Member

    My router is a WRT54g v.2.2 and i tried flashin it to DD-wrt . When i was in the middle of flashing it, a message suddenly popped up saying 'Upgrade has failed' and the loading bar stopped halfway. The next thing i knew it , i bricked my router. My power light flashed continously. I used the ddwrt v23 SP2 ver. to flash. I did not use a mini to flash first as i thought that was only required for Ver4 and above.

    After this, i tried to salvage my poor piece of hardware by using TFTP but i cant even ping my router so now im at a complete lost at what to do.
    Can any kind soul help me on this? I dont want to buy a new router.
  2. 3xotic

    3xotic LI Guru Member

    Yes i have the same problem as well
    myne is wrt54 gl v1.1

    and i tried tftp and using the linksys firmware at the same time..had no clue.. i tried pinging it it.. no luck.. and i took out the box and tried 15, 16 screws and still no luck

    someone PLEASEE help
    as i dont want to buy a new router as welll

    i have tried EVERYTHING.. thats on the web
    and no luck
  3. tstrike2000

    tstrike2000 Network Guru Member

  4. 3xotic

    3xotic LI Guru Member

    ok atleast i am able to ping now sucessfully
    THANK GOD...

    i cannot load the bin however from DOS..
    someone please help me.. i got the ping to work
  5. sakabatou

    sakabatou LI Guru Member

    Can you please not come hijack my thread? If you want someone to address your problem please go create your own thread.
  6. sakabatou

    sakabatou LI Guru Member

    Anyone can help me solve my problem? I would prefer not to open it. And one question, does DD-wrt v23 SP2 support my WRT54G v2.2 ? I want to make sure it does because i flashed it and it gave me the message that upgrade has failed. Thanks
  7. Dambo

    Dambo LI Guru Member

  8. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    What does that link have to do with whether or not DD-WRT is supported on a WRT54G v2.2? That has to do with the Linksys Firmware Auto Updater.

    To answer your question, yes DD-WRT will work on your ver2.2

    Before you flash DD-WRT make sure your router is reset to factory defaults. Then when flash is done reset again by pressing the reset button for 30 seconds. That is a very important step to remember, reset before and after a flash.
  9. sakabatou

    sakabatou LI Guru Member

    Thanks mastec for replying my Qn accurately :)

    Hmm i did perform a hard reset and reset to factory defaults before i attempted to flash my router but i still got a failed upgrade of the firmware. i used the generic.bin file from the dd-wrt v23 sp2 folder i downloaded as instructed. It should be that file right? I used that file when doing it on my v4 wrt54g and it worked flawlessly.

    But the problem now is that my power light blinks nonstop and i cant ping the damned thing. Any ideas to salvage my poor blue box before i attempt to dissect it?
  10. roadkill

    roadkill Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    guess it doesn't matter as I look at your post date but you can try setting a static arp address according the the mac on the router and maybe then you'll be able to ping it and you really should consider connecting it to the computer thru a switch/hub this tend to give better results...
    good luck
  11. bluetooth

    bluetooth LI Guru Member

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