Replacing good OpenWRT with real Linksys firmware

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by mberlant, Mar 12, 2005.

  1. mberlant

    mberlant Network Guru Member

    I have a WRT54G V2 running OpenWRT. I need to restore it to real Linksys code in order to sell it. I have set boot_wait=on and have tried a great variety of Win32 TFTP clients in an effort to force feed WRT54GV2_3.01.3_US_code.bin to the router.

    Since the router is functioning perfectly with OpenWRT, I don't wish to crack the case and pith the flash to restore Linksys code.

    What am I missing? Is there something I can set in rcS or nvram to force the router into TFTP listen mode on reboot?
  2. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    isnt there an upgrade option in the firmware itself
    like in the sveasoft builds....
  3. mberlant

    mberlant Network Guru Member

    I got it solved. Although I never did get TFTP to catch the remarkably narrow boot_wait window, it was pretty simple to recover from within OpenWRT once I actually did RTFM.

    In it says:
    When I actually read these lines after seeing them about 100 times during my search, it worked like a charm. I was able to load version 3.03 on top of this code and get the WRT ready for sale.

    Thank you to t4thfavor for trying. OpenWRT, unlike most packages, does not offer a Linksys-lookalike web management system. There is simply a shell prompt to deal with.
  4. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    that is why i say sveasoft all the way.
    you are supposed to ping -t the router or in linux just ping
    and it will hang at boot to wait for the tftp. if not you can short two posts on the flash rom inside ( i dont know which) just in case you brick it ever now you know...
  5. mberlant

    mberlant Network Guru Member

    I agree that Sveasoft is much more user friendly, but OpenWRT has two things going for it. First, OpenWRT allows me to implement Asterisk on the same box as the router. Second, Sveasoft had the nerve to start charging money for contributing to its bulletin board - after thousands of people built it up when it was free. Those two factors keep me with OpenWRT.
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