New firmware WRT54G - date 8/18/2005

Discussion in 'Linksys Official Firmware' started by Portal, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. Portal

    Portal Network Guru Member

  2. ofbarea

    ofbarea Network Guru Member

    Hi I got a US WRT54G ver. 2.0 that I flashed it to version UE 4.01.2. After a quick look I found the same new features as in the US 4.6.20.
  3. Montana

    Montana Network Guru Member

    Hey guys,

    Brand new to the forum, and to Linksys after I went bananza and threw out my two Netgears :D

    However, Im trying to upgrade my router but it just says upgrade failed. Here's some info:

    v1.00.1, Sep. 20, 2005

    Here's what I tried to upgrade to: (taken from this site)


    Cant get any of them to work, just says that the upgrade failed.

    Anyone got any ideas?


  4. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    Congratulations!!! You have a WRT54G V5.

    Flip it over, go ahead, we'll wait. The serial number starts with CDFB, right?

    No aftermarket firmware for you! Take it back where you bought it, and buy a WRT54GL, which is the last of the Linux variants of the WRT54G, repackaged with a new model number.
  5. Montana

    Montana Network Guru Member

    It sure starts with CDFB :)

    The store I got it from doesnt have the GL model, however I could always order it, though it will be quite a process.

    So, my question is:

    What use/need do you think I have for it? The only reason I wanted to upgrade is because I missed the function where you can predetermine what IPs the attached devices should be assigned to.
    I.e. I want my laptop to always have and my server ...1.3.

    What other benefits are there for a "normal" user who just use the router for two computers to share the network, one acting as a small fileserver over LAN, and as an external FTP server (very little traffic).

    Personally, Im just really happy that it works with my ISP. My netgears always disconnected after a while and I had to reboot it (read: unplug the AC cable :D ) so Im just happy I found my way to Linksys, well, Cisco that is.

    Any thoughts on this, oh and by the way, thanks alot for helping out here!


  6. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    The function you are referring to is called "Static DHCP", and it is one of the nice things that the various aftermarket firmwares (DD-WRT, HyperWRT Thibor, etc) all offer.

    Of course, you could also solve that by using Static IP addresses on those machines - I recommend static IP addresses that are not within the DHCP assignment range of the router (ie. if the router starts assigning at and goes to, then I'd use a static IP of to 99 or to 254).

    If you use P2P (BitTorrent, eMule, etc), then you will find that the aftermarket firmware fixes some native Linksys issues. Most of the firmwares also have nice features like expanded QoS options, and lots of other goodies.

    On the other hand, if the WRT54G V5 is working for you, and you can get around the need for Static DHCP by simply assigning fixed IP addresses to the clients... hey, it it ain't broke, no need to fix it.
  7. Montana

    Montana Network Guru Member

    Natehoy: What fixes do you refer to? I run BT, and all I did was opening some ports, and even if I get an error message when starting up my BT client, it still works. All the DL's and uploads are far as I know :grin:

    Secondly, is there a special reason to use the IP setting as you suggested? Now Im just using fixed IP using the same table as the router, i.e. etc...what would be the difference? Im not questioning your judgement, I am however curios :)

    Well, this one is gonna be a though one, If I order one, it will take a week or so, and I have to turn this one back to the store. Oh, descisions descisions, do you think its worth it, considering my need?

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