Transparent WRT54G v2 XH rev.

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by crispycritter911, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. crispycritter911

    crispycritter911 Network Guru Member

    I have a very strange problem with my v2 54G. I have used many different firmwares from Sveasoft, to HyperWRT and currently DD-WRT v23 2005-11-18 release I think. Flashing from HyperWRT to DD, bricked my router. I read up and revived my router. I later on tinkered with OC and the SD card. The SD card is my problem area. Using GPIO tools I found I had a short between CLK and DO. SO I desoldered the connections from RP3 and resoldered. Still shorted! So I went a head and removed the wires from RP3 and was about to prob my connections all of a sudden I cannot contact the router. I've tried to reset the router, Http and telnet to it to find my router's address is not there. Just the cable modem. I have tried to perform another recovery. When it first boots I can get it to ping back a few time, then I can also use the Linksys flash utilities (Which sees it and reflashes with "sucess"). But my router is not going back the the default address or allowing me access to the router itself...
    Suggestion or simular stories?
  2. crispycritter911

    crispycritter911 Network Guru Member

    Okay, after talking to two linksys reps via "chat" getting no where with debricking my router. I finally hacked the router appart and found out the pads on the resistor (RP3) and on the PCB were "burned off" because I was unpatient and use a 30 watt soldering Iron instead of a 15 watt one. I then removed the chip from the board and scratched the expoxy from the traces of both sides of where the SMD resistor once laid. I then bridge the gap with a single strand of copper from a 32 Ga wire. Knowing that this could finish the router off. I went ahead and tested it. IT WORKS!!! I even managed to solder the wires and test my connections to the SD card with the GPIO utility and they work too. I think I hav an issue with VCC. I am not getting any power to the SD card. But after having an experice like this. I will probably hold off on this and be happy for what I've got.
  3. -mb-

    -mb- Network Guru Member

    Lesson: Working at the component level with surface mount technology requires excellent vision and proper tools!
  4. crispycritter911

    crispycritter911 Network Guru Member

    Yes lesson learned. I am very capable of performing console modifications. Including upgrading the xboxes 64MB of RAM to 128 requiring 400 pins to be painfully solder correctly. No I will never do another one again if anyone is looking for services as I no longer provide modifications as well. Too time consuming and really lost interest.
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