Installation Question - WRT54GL

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by The Abominable David, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. The Abominable David

    The Abominable David Network Guru Member

    I just purchased a new WRT54GL and am planning to install the Tomato firmware. I downloaded v1.04 and noticed three folders when I opened the .zip file - G, GS, GSv4, and trx. I've looked around, but haven't found anything specific about which of these I should install.

    I'm assuming I should install the one in the G folder, but I wanted to confirm that before starting.
  2. tomian

    tomian Guest

    Hmm, try readme file ;-)

    The firmware files:

    * WRT54G\code.bin is for Linksys WRT54G v1-4 and WRT54GL v1.
    * WRT54GS\code.bin is for Linksys WRT54GS v1-3.
    * WRT54GSv4\code.bin is for Linksys WRT54GS v4.
    * WRTSL54GS\code.bin is for Linksys WRTSL54GS (NOTE: No USB support).
    * trx\code.trx is for the Buffalo WHR-G54S, WHR-HP-G54 and WZR-G54.

    If you're just upgrading an existing Tomato firmware from the GUI, any of these files will work.
  3. azeari

    azeari LI Guru Member

    if you need assurance. i used the WRT54G code on my GL. just pop it into the linksys update
  4. bokh

    bokh Network Guru Member

    C'mon people, just tell him: "You should indeed install the one in the G folder!" (but first download Tomato v1.05).
  5. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    And also take a look at the Wiki isn't wrong :biggrin:

  6. kop48

    kop48 Network Guru Member

    The point here is that it was already in the documentation - as much as people like helping, it's a bit of a waste of time when it's already been mentioned. Especially when the 'read me' file (the filename tells you what to do with it, even if you've never SEEN a readme before) is extracted next to the other files he mentioned he saw....
  7. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    The point Bokh made is that it is just as easy to answer the question with a short, simple, accurate answer, and leave a good feeling with the Newb, as it is to throw a bunch of links at him and tell him to read up. The newb is going to read up as soon as he has time. By using Tomato, he will become an instant convert, and a Tomato expert, and will be giving advice to other newbs as they come along. We must remember, Tomato is very unique in simplicity and support, and folks coming here from DD-WRT or other estranged and obscure corners of the WRT world of firmware have no way of knowing it until they get here and try it. Remeber, this iz the only firmware in the whole world that goes great with Tequila and salt !!
  8. paped

    paped LI Guru Member

    We were all newbies once with either no time, idea or experience.....
  9. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    I tend to agree... the first time I fashed my V4 to Thibor, I was so chicken I asked another buddy to click the upgrade button... as it was completing I threatened the guy would have to buy me a new router if it failed...:rolleyes: I laugh know as I have converted several GL's to tomato with confidence knowing the owners would benefit from a more stable network/internet coonection than non tomato setups! :)

    good luck and feel free to come back for more help...

    ps... first time GL users should use the G code! :wink:
  10. paped

    paped LI Guru Member

    I feel that it is kind of doing your bit and giving a bit back I have found a good firmware but I'm no programmer so could not write any code or anything but I work with voice/data networks and I use Tomato so if I can use my knowledge and experience why not.... So to echo DigitalGeeks comments please post if you have queries and somebody will normally always try to help and once its posted it there as a helpful resource for others.
  11. GOPer

    GOPer Network Guru Member

    I have a GL and I use the G file.
    From my understanding the WRT54GL is the older WRT54G v4 which I also have.
  12. bokh

    bokh Network Guru Member

    - Off topic -

    You do understand me better than my wife, heh-heh! (Actually my girlfriend, since we refuse to get married.) And you can call me Henk, as stated in my signature. :biggrin:
    But I've learned form years of experience in Usenet-groups that it's just better, easier (indeed), quicker, etc. to give the shortest answer, if possible.
    Abbreviations like "FAQ" or "RTFM" will only confuse the average n00b more and more. People just want to get started quickly with this great firmware that's called Tomato, so let us help them (more) quickly.

    Just my €0,02...
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