Need help with HyperWRT

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by bombayterror, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. bombayterror

    bombayterror LI Guru Member

    so here's the story so far....
    I just got a newer Linksys WRT54GL from a friend which he wasn't using. I have hooked it up to my motorola modem and to my computer and everything is seup for my wireless internet and its working just fine.

    I read up on the router model and realized that it has issues with p2p traffic esp. uTorrent. So after reading the faq page on uTorrent, I have realized that need to upgrade the current stock firmware to a 3rd party one... say, HyperWRT or DD-WRT (RIGHT?)

    let me know if I am on the right track here or am I missing some key information

    Since my router is a Gl model I will be using the 'HyperWRT G Thibor15c' firmware on it. and put in the necessary commands in the startup script (RIGHT?)

    I will be upgrading the firmware by going to the Firmware Update in the 'Management' section of the html admin site (Right?)

    now got a couple of more questions....

    if I upgrade the firmware to HyperWRT G Thibor15c will I loose all the current settings on the router? or is there a way I can back up the current settings and use them once the HyperWRT G Thibror15c is installed.

    Is there anything else I need to know before doing the upgrade or is there anything I should be prepared for?


    I realize all these questions might have already been answered on the forum at various times but don't hurt to double check right? would hate to fry my modem with a 3rd party firmware by just foolling around
  2. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    yes, you just need to DL the right version for your router (depending on router and if you upgrade from stock or 3rd party firmware).

    Then the options you are looking for to boost your p2p apps are the connection tracking. Allow up to 4096 connections, tracked only for 5 or 10 minutes and you should be OK. No script to run.

    However, about the settings, it is *recommended* to clear the NVRAM and reset the parameters for the router, so the advice is for you to remember those settings and reconfigure the new firmware from the ground. Otherwise, you risk to encounter strange behaviors...

    Nothing special to be aware of, except to be ready for the reconfig.
  3. bombayterror

    bombayterror LI Guru Member


    thanks for the info frenchy2k1. but I decided to go with DD-WRT instead. I used the following walkthru

    I read the whole thing first. sat down and noted all my current settings on the router with the stock firmware. restored the factory settings then rebooted the router by keeping the boot button presses for 30 seconds. Flashed with with the DD-WRT micro firmware and then went in anf flashed it with the DD-WRT standard firmware. Put in all the old setting that I had recorded in notepad and there you go, I was all set.

  4. davexnet

    davexnet LI Guru Member

    Never tried dd-wrt. Had the router a short while and wanted to try a third
    party FW for reasons similar to yours. Tried Thibor 15c and so far it's good.
    One wired PC and one wireless. P2P on the wired, bit torrent on the wireless,
    and browsing the web on both/either it all works at the same time.

    So far so good. I can actually enjoy using the system, instead of constantly
    fiddling with the settings!
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