I think I bricked my Buffalo WHR-G54S.....Trash it, or revive it?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Kevin Alexander, May 3, 2008.

  1. Kevin Alexander

    Kevin Alexander Addicted to LI Member

    Everything was working fine, then I attempted to make a WDS connection to my LinksysGL.....no response. In the process of trying to find out what went wrong, I think I made it worse. Oh well, live and learn:redface:. Now, the router won't reset properly, no GUI, no default address, no wireless "g" light, no ping response. Only a "power" indicator light. Trash it, or try to revive it w/ the JTAG thing? Thanks.
  2. vexingv

    vexingv LI Guru Member

    How exactly did you make it worse? Aside from a purely hardware/physical failure the worst that could probably happen is a bad firmware flash. After 4 years of firmware flashing, I had a bad firmware flash last week as I was upgrading to 1.19. I thought I had bricked my router, but I managed to ping it (the router had the Buffalo default IP of and then use tftp to reload the firmware. Everything is back to normal now.
    Give your computer manual tcp/ip assignments and see if you can ping your router (IIRC, Linksys' default IP is, but perhaps play around). If you get a response, tftp the firmware and then reset the nvram.
  3. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa LI Guru Member

    Try the debrick routine of pressing (holding) the reset before applying power and holding it in for at least 30 seconds after powering up. Check both the and the IPs.
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