"upgrade are failed"

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by tonj, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. tonj

    tonj Addicted to LI Member

    I have a linksys router wrt54g v5 that will not take a ddwrt flash, all I ever get is "upgrade are failed". I got dd-wrt.v24_micro_generic.bin from the ddwrt website and I've also tried flashing using tftp but that doesn't work either, it just tries the usual 3 times (Erasing flash...) and fails with 'Unable to get response from server'.
    The router has Firmware Version: v1.02.2 in the upper right corner of the web gui. I understand I should upgrade the linksys firmware first but the linksys support site has no firmware available. I understand the latest firmware is v1.02.8 but I can't find this or any other firmware anywhere. Does anyone have a link for a newer firmware download? any other ideas? thanks for any help.
     
  2. eibgrad

    eibgrad Network Guru Member

    Not clear which version of the dd-wrt firmware you're using, but beware the dd-wrt database is not maintained anymore (or at best very poorly). I always grab the latest releases from either BS (Brainslayer) or Kong rather then mess w/ the dd-wrt database.

    ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/
    http://ddwrt-kong.clonevince.fr/
     
  3. tonj

    tonj Addicted to LI Member

    thankyou for your feedback. The firmware I got from ddwrt is the one the site gave me when I clicked on wrt54g v5 and it gave me dd-wrt.v24_micro_generic.bin. Thanks also for the link you gave but I'm baffled by all the numbers and there doesn't seem to be any way to search for my router or marry up the correct ddwrt version. Is there a way to do this?
     
  4. eibgrad

    eibgrad Network Guru Member

    Yeah, I know, it's confusing. Just takes experience learning how things work over there (which isn't always intuitive).

    When you're dealing w/ older routers, and there isn't a specific subdirectory for your router, it usually means it can be found under the /Broadcom directory. I believe the following is the correct one (at least if you want the absolute latest; sometimes older ones are preferred under the assumption that the latest might have bugs as yet unreported).

    ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2018/01-07-2018-r34411/broadcom/dd-wrt.v24_micro_generic.bin
     
  5. tonj

    tonj Addicted to LI Member

    thanks for this further help. I got dd-wrt.v24_micro_generic.bin from ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com but still I get "upgrade are failed" as soon as the upgrade process starts. My last hope I think is to get hold of linksys firmware v1.02.8 and try to upgrade to that before I then try and do the ddwrt flash again. Would they have this at the kong site do you know?
     
  6. eibgrad

    eibgrad Network Guru Member

    I doubt it. These developers are barely able to maintain their own firmware.

    Btw, that router isn't just ancient, but severely limited in terms of resources (8MB memory, 2MB flash). Not much you can really do w/ a router that old anymore other than perhaps use it a wireless ethernet bridge. I'm surprised BS and Kong continue to update it.
     
  7. tonj

    tonj Addicted to LI Member

    yes that's what I use it for, a wireless ethernet bridge. These routers have saved my bacon many a time when needed to connect a wire-only device but I couldn't install a cable. Other than cisco I don't know of any other routers that can do this.
     
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