WRT54GS Version 4 Warning

Discussion in 'Linksys Official Firmware' started by zaphod, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. zaphod

    zaphod Network Guru Member

    Hi all,

    don´t use Hardware-Revision 4 from the WRT54GS Router.

    It is the same problem as with the wrt54g v5. You can *NOT* use any "hacked" firmware. Also the "ping bug" didnt work any more.

    No change to get a shell from it. Tried all tips i find in the forum.

    i called the german linksys support hotline and they told me there is another os (similar to linux) in this model.

    So take care of the hardware revision number


  2. bigjohns

    bigjohns Network Guru Member

    post the beginning of your serial number? Toxic would like to know, I'm sure.
  3. Chuck_IV

    Chuck_IV Network Guru Member

    Here in the states, the WRT54GSv4 still runs Linux and IS 3rd party firmware capable. I'm wondering if anything is different with the Euro version of the the German tech guy didn't know what he was talking about.
  4. hbrar

    hbrar Network Guru Member

    Parental Controls

    Not sure if anyone is interested but the WRT54GSv4 (fw: v1.05.2) no longer supports the parental controls feature. I called Linksys and the rep indicated that the sales team was not notified of this. However, it sounds like Linksys will no longer offer this feature in any of their routers. The rep I spoke with just found out himself.
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    are you sure you cannot upgrade firmware to this router?

    I am nearly 100% sure Brainslayer has tested his firmware on this router.

    you may find the v1.05.2 stops any firmware over 3mbs to be uploaded via the GUI

    Brainslayers v23b has a seperate WRT54GSv4 binary for this router as far as I know. try asking in the DDWRT forum.
  6. daskog

    daskog Network Guru Member

    Dude before making sutch crazy statements trye to do a search!

    I got a WRT54GS v 4.0 running dd-wrt smooth.

    Btw i live in Europe - Oslo - Norway
  7. albunix

    albunix Network Guru Member

    same here

    got dd-wrt + hyperwrt (thibod) running perfectly ok

    i gotta say, hyperwrt seems to react much better to this

    i'm using wrt54gs v4 :) bought 3 days ago bestbuy, astoria, ny :)
  8. zaphod

    zaphod Network Guru Member

    after testing a little bit more time got the following results:

    it is possible to flash 3rd party firmware..

    tried it with latest thibor release and it works...

    it is impossible for me to get a shell we the original firm on it... the known bugs dont work any more...

    sorry for the confusion ;-)


  9. aznfella

    aznfella Network Guru Member

    Hi, i just got a WRT54GS router from newegg yesterday, i'm trying to upgrade the firmware to HyperWRT v.2 but it keeps failing. :(

    My router is a v.4, i dont know why it keeps failing, when i update hte firmware I take the .bin file out from the .rar folder and then i use browse from the router's gui menu and then i click update. On the process indicator, 5 bars later it stops and a message pops up and says "update fail!". Anyone know why?
  10. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    aznfella -

    The WRT54GS V4 should take HyperWRT just fine, but load the Thibor build, not the older v2 versions. See the threads here for Thibor.

    You have to load a miniature DD-WRT first, as the native firmware doesn't leave enough room to load HyperWRT Thibor on the V4 units, since Linksys stripped the memory from 32MB down to 16MB on the V4 units. DD-WRT mini generic is small enough that HyperWRT Thibor can then be loaded from there. You should see instructions on any of the announcement threads from Thibor.
  11. gaster

    gaster Network Guru Member

    aznfella: STOP!

    HyperWRT v2 is too old for the new hardware in the WRT54G v4.
    That version of HyperWRT will brick the router.

    Here is the problem, and believe me, this is easy to confuse.
    Avenger, who wrote the original HyperWRT, no longer does so and he owns or has the rights to the main HyperWRT webpage. The main page has not been updated in a long time.
    Two other guys have taken his code and applied it to newer Linksys firware that is used as a starting point, so these new final HyperWRT versions do have drivers for the WRT54G v4.
    I did say two guys, so let me explain.
    Tofu has been making firmware for the WRT54G and Thibor makes firmware for the WRT54GS. Also, there is a guy named Rupan who has released firmware for the G as well I think. But overall, the most releases have come from Tofu and Thibor.

    Get the latest Tofu and instructions for your G router here:
  12. aznfella

    aznfella Network Guru Member

    Thanks guys, damn good thing I waited... :)

    So first i have to load the miniature DD-WRT then load the Thibor build HyperWRT? By the way which versions are they?

    Thank you very much guys for your help!!
  13. AkunaP

    AkunaP Network Guru Member


    Did it finally worked out for you?

    I received a WRT54GS-FR model today which is a ver4.

    It came loaded with a firmware version 1.05.3 FR which I succesfully downgraded to the 1.05.2 US version, then I tried the DD mini version but to no avail, it stops by itself after just a few seconds... (any other firmware I try does the same...)

    I search on different forum but can't seem to find the answer... I would like to be able to install Thibor12 in the end.

    Any clue anyone???
  14. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    AkunaP -

    After downgrading the firmware, did you do a "reset to factory settings"? It's a good idea, and may fix the problem.
  15. AkunaP

    AkunaP Network Guru Member

  16. nando1975

    nando1975 Network Guru Member

    sorry dude i runinig a wrt54gs ver 4 with Firmware Version : v1.05.6 - HyperWRT 2.1b1 + Thibor12 and it works perfect
  17. Advancer

    Advancer Network Guru Member

    Anyone can post a download link for...


    I see you guys talking about the WRT54GS v4 firmware v1.05.6, so i ask you if you can help me with a link to download it or send it to me ? I cant find it and i've searched the forum for it.

    I would appreciate your help alot, since my connection drops out every other day. Im running DD-WRT atm, but i aint helping. I have downloaded HyperWRT 2.1b1 + Thibor12, just need the new firmware 1.05.06.

    Thank you all!


    edit: I figured it out when i installed the HyperWRT 2.1b1 + Thibor12, cause it has the 1.05.06 implemented :D Nevermind ppl.
    Ill post here if it helps my WRT54GS v4 to not drop connections.
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