sveasoft Talisman 1.1 --> DD-WRT v23

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by RayStone, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. RayStone

    RayStone Guest


    I'm interested in upgrading my WRT54GS v2 from Sveasoft Talisman 1.1 to DD-WRT (latest stable version). What is the best way to go about doing this? Do I need to take the route of going back to LinkSys firmware and then on from there to DD-WRT or can I go direct from Sveasoft to DD-WRT?

    Can I upgrade from the Sveasoft interface or should I go tftp?

    Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

  2. christcorp

    christcorp Network Guru Member

    WOW, what are the odds? I TOO have Talisman. I TOO don't Like it. I TOO want to try DD-WRT V23. I TOO have a WRT54GS V1.0. And I TOO would like to know the best way to change the firmware.

    I started with original OEM firmware. I then went with Hperwrt for a long time. I then went to Alchemy. I then went to Thibor, I then went to Talisman. I now want to go to DD-WRT. Until now, I always just rest the router to factory settings and flashed to the next one. The reset factory settings and rebooted again.

    I can't believe how short a time I've had this firmware and already don't like it. When I went from Alchemy to Thibor it was an easy jump. Straight across, nothing special. I will wait also for another thought. Thx for letting me jump into the thread. Later... Mike....
  3. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    i TOO have talisman but i DO like it! :thumbup:
  4. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    Just follow these directions
  5. itsmeohmy

    itsmeohmy Network Guru Member

    I'm also an Alchemy (and later Talisman) convert. Around the release of Talisman, it just seemed that DD-WRT was progressing much faster. It is almost as if James had just given up.

    With the loss of both Wolf and Lonewolf I think that James is the only developer left at Sveasoft. James seems more interested in trying to protect his firmware from being pirated (ugh, its based on GPL'd Linux code!) than trying to produce new and interesting things with the broadcom based hardware design.

    At this point, I think James already sees the writing on the wall. I think he'll milk this for what it is worth and move on to his other businesses (one of which is ringtones/wallpaperrs for cell phones).

    I highly doubt we'll ever see the different versions of Talisman anymore. They have been promised FOREVER. I doubt Talisman/Micro will ever come out of a developer snapshot, and I highly doubt James will put in the serious work it'd take to program a SIP server from scratch (Talisman/VoIP).

    This wasnt meant to be a "flame Sveasoft" post. Just observations from an ex-sveasoft paying member.
  6. christcorp

    christcorp Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the help on upgrading. After reading all that, I went with good old tried and true method I've used since getting this router years ago.

    Reset router, (Whatever current firmware), to factory default
    Do "3 Hail Mary's. 1 Our Father"
    Upload new firmware bin file to the gui firmware upgrade box
    After upgrade, reset to factory default again.
    Set new settings and have fun.

    Has worked through 7 firmware changes now. I'll keep going until I brick the damn thing. Anyway, it's seems to work OK. I definately love the fact that DD-WRT isn't nearly as slow to boot at Talisman was, OR how slow my system was under Talisman. I have another post going on trying to understand better some of the QOS settings.

    Anyway, thanks for the info. Later... Mike.....
  7. ChkNpIMP

    ChkNpIMP Guest

    My experience with upgrading to DD WRT firmware

    WRT54GS v1.0

    Had original firmware, went to Alchemy, tried Talisman, boo.

    Then tried HyperWRT with Thibor, loved it.

    Got bored, try DD WRT and fell in love; however noticed sporadic UDP floods and router lockups.

    Did some research and then performed the following:

    Flash to latest Linksys firmware.
    Flash to DD WRT Mini
    Flash to DD WRT Std

    Works like a total dream now.
  8. ofbarea

    ofbarea Network Guru Member

    Remember to delete NVRAM after every flash from one firmware kind to another one.
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