Issue with WRT54G V5.1 ddWRT and PPPoE

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by zorglub67, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. zorglub67

    zorglub67 LI Guru Member

    I installed yesterday a WRT54G v5.1 for a friend. It seems not very stable as I could notice many internet deconnection per day for all its PC's and specially for the wired one... :confused:

    I successfully flashed the router with the DD WRT 23sp1 but this version has a big issue: the PPPoE feature has disappeared
    Therefore no way to connect to my ISP..... :frown:

    Any idea on how to fix that?

    PS: I have a WRT54G V2 at home running perfectly since 18 months. Is it a way to buy one?
  2. ka9yhd

    ka9yhd LI Guru Member

    Starting with version 5, the WRT54G has reduced amount of memory and flash ram. It is also running VxWorks not Linux.

    About the only way you might find a version 2 is to look at Ebay. I would suggest purchasing a WRT54GL which is basically a WRT54G version 4.
  3. dbcch

    dbcch LI Guru Member

    There is no need to buy a new router, unless you just want to. DD-WRT micro runs quite fine for most people on WRT54G (GS?) v5-v6. Especially if your unit is a GS, as of yesterday you'll have all 16MB of RAM available with DD-WRT micro.

    The answer to your question: Newer builds of DD-WRT micro do include PPPOE. Go to the downloads area of and check the untested_alpha_unstable folder for the latest DD-WRT v23 SP2 micro build.
  4. zorglub67

    zorglub67 LI Guru Member

    I also tried to flash it with the 23 SP2 (version 30-07) but I could not reach the setup page and I had to go back to the Linksys firmware. (It's a WRT54G not GS)

    Do you know which version should be the most stable? The latest one?
  5. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

  6. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    link no worky, but usually the latest official release is most stable, no beta
  7. dbcch

    dbcch LI Guru Member

    In this case any SP2 betas is more stable. It has RAM optimizations that improve its performance in restricted environments like the 8MB available on a WRT54G v5.x.
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