Linksys Backup & Restore Configuration Warning!

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by Avenger20, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

    Linksys Backup & Restore Configuration Warning! (Administration -> Config Management)

    Backuped Configration Files from Linksys Backup & Restore are firmware specific and should not be restored into a newer firmware. Only restore backuped configuration files on the firmware version and router they where created. Not doing so may brick your router.
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    the linksys code for backup is crap compaired to the sveasoft backup which was rewritten due to the backup file having flaws.
  3. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

    I know, backup & restore from linksys works, but is just dangerously written, enough to post a warning about it here.
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    yeah.. i'm glad sveasoft works out of the box. the backup/restore sure saves some time in editing all those settings
  5. flexy

    flexy Network Guru Member

    thanks !!! Good to know :)
  6. Dowunda

    Dowunda Network Guru Member

    Thanks Avenger20!!
  7. tremor

    tremor Guest

    come back

    I have HyperWRT v.2 on my WRT54GS V.1.1, it's possible to return to the original firmware or can I have prb? How can I do this?
    I have to go in firmware upgrade or in config management and load the old firmware??

    Thks for the answer and excuse-me for my english...
  8. Dwibbly

    Dwibbly Network Guru Member



    I found this quite worrying that I could brick my router by using the config backup util. I have used it many times with no problem but if it did I'd be crying. I have not used it for different firmware groups (DD-WRT, HyperWRT etc) but only with Hyperwrt and all good so far.
  9. dtswk

    dtswk Network Guru Member

    hmmm hoping someone else has come across the same need.. I now have a second WRT54GS router first is a V2.1 and new one is a V4.

    I want to copy the config over between them so that if one ever goes 'tits up' i can get back online quickly.

    Obviously this breaches the dont use config on different hardware...?

    Has anyone got a solution for this..?

    PS They would both be running the same version of firmware which is HyperWRT by Thibor
  10. LanTeck

    LanTeck Network Guru Member

    Hi All....i have a question concerning ssid --i would like to make it more caracters like instead of 32 can use 40 or1- 50 on the router ,can this be done by scripting
  11. Banzai27

    Banzai27 LI Guru Member

    How to do a *safe & correct* FW backup of Thibor 15c?

    Oaky - gui Linksys backup config that comes with Thibor 15c can't be trusted per this thread. So how should we backup our Thibor15c FW and settings now that we've got it all tweaked the way we want?

    I could not find any answers via search here.
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