satori to alchemy?

Discussion in 'Sveasoft Firmware' started by gianni76, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. gianni76

    gianni76 Network Guru Member

    I have a wrt54g v2.2.

    I have been using Satori for some time (6-8 months).
    I have a firmware version:
    Firmware Version: Satori-4.0 v2.07.1.7sv

    I am noticing now that a new version (Alchemy) is out.

    1) Could you tell if an upgrade is possible from Satori 4.0 to Alchemy 1.0
    2) what are the main new/changed features?
  2. littlewhoo

    littlewhoo Network Guru Member

    Well, not exactly new. It has been released a few months ago. :)

    Sure. Alchemy is bigger than Satori, so you'll have to do the update over the webinterface and can't use tftp.
    Just be sure to do a looooong reset before and after updating to reset everytheing back to the default values.

    It's not a feature comparison Satori vs. Alchemy. But here you can see all Alchemy features compared to the standard Linksys firmware:

    As you probably already know the features of Satori, you can compare then to the list linked above.

    Some of the new features I can remember compared to Satori are:
    - much better QOS
    - different client mode (bridged vs. routed)
    - updated busybox version with many new tools like awk
    - improved WDS

    You may also want to have a look at DD-WRT. It's based on Alchemy, but has even more features like a r/w flash partition.
  3. buzzly

    buzzly Network Guru Member

    I've bricked my WRT54G v1.0 five times trying to upgrade from Satori to Alchemy until learned about the VERY LONG reset requirement before and after upgrade. I must have held the reset button for more than 30 seconds for each reset.
  4. robplatt

    robplatt Network Guru Member

    I upgraded 3 of my wrt54g's (1 GS, 1 1.1 and 1 another version) to alchemy all from satori 4 and the upgrade was flawless. I did make sure to do a flash at the end just to be safe. (I didnt know it HAD to be done)... though, good practice.
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