Installing DD-WRT on version 4 or GL

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by techmanblues, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. techmanblues

    techmanblues Network Guru Member

    So if I have v4 or GL of the router, I have to first flash it with the mini version, then upgrade to std or vpn version? If that is the case, then why would version 4 (with 3MB) has less ram than previous versions of the router?
  2. 4EverGreen

    4EverGreen Network Guru Member

    WRT v4 has 4MB ... not 3MB.

    And the reason is probably the same that made Linksys cut (again.. ) the WRT V5's RAM down to 2 MB ... (besides they're not Linux anymore but VxWorks instead).

    Apparently they don't want us to keep loading 3rd party firmware on their routers ... :thumbdown:
  3. techmanblues

    techmanblues Network Guru Member

    Huh? I am still confused. Could someone please rephrase the quote I inserted in my original post. It was taken from the wiki for DD-WRT. Better yet, edit that section of the wiki. It's just confusing and ambiguous. For example, exactly what is "it" is referring to: v23 fw or the v4?
  4. 4EverGreen

    4EverGreen Network Guru Member

    Perhaps I didn't explain myself properly ... :)
    (.... or didn't understood your question properly ...)

    Your quote from the Wiki seems quite clear to me :
    - v23 fw refers to 3rd party firmware DD-WRT version 23.
    - v4 refers to Linksys models WRT54G/GS/GL version 4.
    - were the wiki mentions 3MB it refers to the maximum firmware file size allowed by linksys firmware to flash a WRT.

    Did you already take a look at :

    Hope this helps.
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