"Upgrade are failed" and "code pattern wrong&

Discussion in 'EWRT Firmware Project' started by Rich-M, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. Rich-M

    Rich-M Network Guru Member

    I loaded the current Ewrt onto my WRT54GS so I could see how nocatsplash works and play with it some. After which I tried to reload what I normally run (DD-WRT)... well, I got the (topics) above error messages no matter what I tried to load reguardless of web interface or TFTP (variety of clients).

    What it turns out to be is that Ewrt's preface says its a WRT54G not an S, and from then on the web interface or TFTP wont allow you to reload a GS firmware...grrr.. So what I did was to edit the most recent linksys firmware file to a G (use a BINARY editor, and look at the first four characters of the file, then change it from "W54S" to "W54G" and load that), it worked fine for me, then I could load any other GS firmware (for some reason). Maybe the coders that brought us the message: "Upgrade are failed" can explain, or maybe, we wont be able to understand the explanation.... hahahaha

  2. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    linksys firmwares does not only check the G/GS codepatter, but the version too. so you can't flash a older firmware over a newer linksys firmware. i fixed that today in dd-wrt.

    and additionally nocat has beed added to to the current sneak v23 version
  3. Xichekolas

    Xichekolas Guest

    So if I have a WRT54G v4 with the latest linksys firmware (4.20.6 I believe), that would explain why I can't get the latest v23-alpha to work? I just consistently get "Upgrade are failed" messages... know of a way to trick the darn thing into accepting v23?

    I know that lots of people are having problems with it right now, and someone here suggested using TFTP as the only way... but I have to admit I am super leary of TFTP because every time I use it I end up having to open the thing up and shorting pins...

  4. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    the latest alpha (15.8.) works on it and doesnt show this message. i tried it out. just take the right binary for your router WRT54G/GS and use it.
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