WRT54G install CD

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by NancyBlankenship, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. I tried reinstalling my WRT54G router but the install CD is damaged. It appears to be partially installed. Cannot get it to connect to my laptop. Can I get another copy of the install CD?
  2. SteelersFANinMA

    SteelersFANinMA Network Guru Member

    You shouldn't need the install CD for the router. Download a copy of the latest firmware for your router from Linksys, or choose a 3rd party firmware from one of the many here at linksysinfo.org. If you'd like to try a 3rd party firmware, I'll suggest tofu9 Hyperwrt. Use a paper clip, pen, etc. to hold in the reset button on the back of the router for about 30 seconds. You should see all of the LED lights on the front of the router light up and then return to normal. This will reset your router to factory defaults. Another way to do this is to unplug the router and then hold in the reset button for 30 seconds then plug it in, (while still holding in the reset button) and continue for 30 seconds. It has been stated that this way does a better job of clearing all settings from nvram. Now you can log in to the router by typing in your web browser and at the login screen, the username is linksys and password is admin. You can then go to the administration section and click on factory defaults, then restore factory defaults. Now you should be ready to flash the firmware through the administration/firmware upgrade section. Do not interrupt the upgrade process as this may, "brick" your router. Once you have successfully upgraded the router with new firmware, you may want to repeat the reset and factory defaults process. You should now be ready to apply all your settings. The only problem might be that your router is already bricked from possibly attempting to flash the firmware that came on the CD, which is now corrupted as you said. If that's the case, then search the forums here for something like; recover brick. This post is probably a good start and hopefully it should work. There are other things you can try, but let's see if this gets you going first. Good luck! :cool:
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