Linksys WRT54G/GL Ultimate Hacking Guide book

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Shovon, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Shovon

    Shovon Networkin' Nut Member

  2. xtacydima

    xtacydima LI Guru Member

    does it have a guide to memory upgrade, I seen some people upgrade to 64MB RAM (with proper soldering skills of course)
  3. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    I think it's more hacking for the uninitiated more than for those who are already knee deep in it. And keep in mind it's 4-5 years old.

    From the bottom of page 10:


    The WRT54G series routers use Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM) for their main memory system. However, this is a different kind of SDRAM than you would put into your PC. RAM on the WRT54G series is soldered directly to the printed circuit board (PCB) instead of using a standard PC DIMM format (see Figure 1.5). Tutorials on the Web discuss how you can upgrade the memory on your WRT54G. However, they require special tools (such as an air rework station) and special skills (such as adding and removing surface mount components) in order to execute properly (above and beyond what we will cover in this book).
  4. xtacydima

    xtacydima LI Guru Member


    Thanks for the reply, yah I wish the guide did go a bit into it more. I have the tools required and can most likely upgrade the unit, but knowing which model RAM chips to get and proper placement is scattered info all over the web right now.

    Oh well, it was a for a friend anyway, I just sold off ALL my old routers on eBay and have two rtn-16's which will likely be there for many years to come... well the n66u definitely caught my eye... but that's a bit of a wait
  5. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    There used to be a complete guide on the web, and several DD-WRT pages which I'm not sure are still online. But frankly, it's actually quite hard to get the correct memory DIMMS these days. I have one, but never did get around to doing it - it seemed pointless when there are much better routers around these days which already work.

    If you still want to try, I think I have most of the articles archived, let me know if you need them.

    EDIT: I put what I have on 4shared - link below.
  6. xtacydima

    xtacydima LI Guru Member

    Thx for the articles Toastman, I will check them out
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