WRT54G v4 = WRT54GS with thibor?

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by jblade, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. jblade

    jblade Network Guru Member

    Is this true? Do I need to do anything else besides just flash my WRT54G v4 with thibor 11 to make it into a WRT54GS? I know the hardware is the same, but did not realize it was this simple.
  2. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    It is that simple. Loading Thibor on a WRT54G V4 isn't as simple as merely loading the firmware image, though. You have to load DD-WRT Mini Generic, then load Thibor from there.

    Linksys cleverly put code in their firmware that prevents you from being able to load a GS image into what they consider "G" hardware. So you have to load DD-WRT Mini Generic, which will then bypass the Linksys lockout and allow you to load Thibor.

    Happy SpeedBoosting!

    Note: If you don't have any speedbooster clients, Tofu 11 is reportedly faster in Internet connectivity. So unless you have SpeedBooster clients and want the extra wireless speed, I'd go Tofu anyway (and I did, actually, on my WRT54G V4).

    Tofu CAN be loaded straight from the "firmware upgrade" page on the WRT54G, right from the native firmware.

    Either way, ENJOY!
  3. jblade

    jblade Network Guru Member

    Well I do not have any speed boosting clients, but I hear you still get faster speeds/range. That was my main concern as typically I get 24-36 Mbps as suppose to the 54.

    So exactly what do I have to do?

    Load one of these http://dd-wrt.gruftie.com/dd-wrtv2/index.php?link=downloads

    which one though?

    Then follow these ?


    Oh and what is kaid?

    If someone can make a step by step guide, with exact links, I would GREATLY appreciate it. I am hoping though that if need be, I can just flash the non thibor (tofu11) without all the steps.

    Either way I would still like to know how to upgrade my G to a GS.
  4. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

  5. jblade

    jblade Network Guru Member

    When the guy says "hard reset" does he mean he unplugged the modem, and then held down the button in the back (that you need a pencil to touch) for however long he said?

    Also, if a router does get "bricked" how would I debrick it. Just in case I do mess up.
  6. dareino

    dareino Network Guru Member

    Woot!!...got my V4 running as a Speed Booster!!!!!....
    Hats off to Thibor :cheering:
    Shoot,now I gotta go buy a new client card :sad:
    Nah, ill just stick w/my 11.g card
    HNY All!!!!!

    ***one other thing, I have flashed my Router a few times w/FF and never had problems. Well since I added a couple of themes to FF I almost bricked my router this last go around. Used IE instead and it went SMOOOTH.....
  7. jblade

    jblade Network Guru Member

  8. cobra2000

    cobra2000 Network Guru Member

  9. jblade

    jblade Network Guru Member

    Alright about a week ago I flashed it. Does the afterburner automatically turn on/take effect? OR do I have to do something manually.
  10. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    the afterburner setting is "auto" so if a speedbooster enabled client is connected it will automatically enable
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