WRT55AG ***NEW v1.6 beta Firmware***

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by GuitarGeek3000, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. GuitarGeek3000

    GuitarGeek3000 Network Guru Member

    If anyone is interested in getting the newest Firmware for the WRT55AG I have v1.6 Beta. I recieved it in an email within 90 min of the following conversation I had with tech support. The email is posted after the chat dialog. PM me if you would like the new firmware.



    Marjorie N(16462): Hi, my name is Marjorie N(16462). How may I help you?
    Shawn: Hi
    Shawn: I am having issues with my router
    Marjorie N(16462): What is the problem you are experiencing with your Linksys product?
    Shawn: all my issues Im finding are common ones and they are all solved when a tech support person sends them th newest firware for it
    Shawn: my ports close on their own even though they say they are open
    Shawn: the firmware i would like to have sent to me is theis
    Shawn: Linksys WRT55AG Ver.2 firmware (ver 1.40)
    Marjorie N(16462): HAve you checked our download site?
    Shawn: yes it is not available for download
    Shawn: 1.40 is a beta version
    Shawn: it has to be sent by a care rep
    Marjorie N(16462): I see.
    Marjorie N(16462): Where do you want the file to be sent to you?
    Shawn: my email would be fine but if you have a FTP link I can download it from thats fine also
    Marjorie N(16462): Beta firmwares are not posted on the websote or even on our FTP.
    Marjorie N(16462): Any other address that we could use?
    Shawn: you mean a different email than the one i provided already?
    Marjorie N(16462): I apologize I do not have the record for your previous sessions.
    Marjorie N(16462): I only have %%$#%#$@gmail.com
    Shawn: yes thats a good address to send it too. you could also try sending it to my Army email but do not send it in a .ZIP that email is #%$%#%$%@us.army.mil
    Marjorie N(16462): Please wait while I gather this information.
    Shawn: sure thank you
    Marjorie N(16462): Please bear with me.
    Shawn: deffinitly, thank you
    Marjorie N(16462): Thank you for your time and patience!
    Marjorie N(16462): I just want to verify the current fimrware of the router.
    Shawn: v1.10 right now and from what ive read the beta v1.40 fixes my issues
    Shawn: WRT55AG
    Marjorie N(16462): Thank you.
    Shawn: youre welcome
    Marjorie N(16462): I woul dforward this to our Email Department after this session.
    Marjorie N(16462): Do you have any other questions that I can help you with today?
    Shawn: nope thats all
    Shawn: thanks!
    Marjorie N(16462): You're welcome. Again, my name is MJ. My tech ID is 16462. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to serve you through Live Chat Support. For your records, a transcript of this chat session will be e-mailed to you. Feel free to contact us if you require further assistance. Thank you for choosing Linksys and have a great day! Be sure to visit our Knowledge Base located at http://www.linksys.com/kb. The site contains troubleshooting tips, how-to instructions, as well as solutions to common issues relating to all Linksys products.
    Shawn: have good one
    Shawn: bye


    Then I got this Email. :thumbup:


    Recently you requested personal assistance from our on-line support center. Below is a summary of your request and our response.

    Thank you for allowing us to be of service to you.

    To update this question by email, please reply to this message. Because your reply will be automatically processed, you MUST enter your reply in the space below. Text entered into any other part of this message will be discarded.

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    WRT54G Beta Firmware

    Discussion Thread
    Response (Linksys Beta Team) 09/30/2005 07:34 PM
    Dear Valued Linksys Customer,

    Attached with this email is the beta firmware for the router. Before upgrading, please bear in mind that the firmware is a BETA version and is currently being tested. Linksys would not be liable should any damage occur in your system. The firmware is not for distribution and testing should be kept confidential. Any reproduction or distribution of this firmware or any portion of it may result in severe civil and criminal penalties, and will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under the law.

    This file is in ZIP format decompress this file on a new folder preferably created on your desktop for easy access. It is recommended that you hard reset the router after upgrading the firmware.

    For comments and suggestions please feel free to e-mail us at tier2@linksys.com. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.


    Linksys – A Division of Cisco Systems, Inc.

    This correspondence is considered confidential and any reproduction for the purpose of public disclosure is forbidden without written permission by the author signed above. If you are not the intended recipient, please immediately notify the sender and delete any copies.
    Please keep all previous emails as a point of reference.
    Customer (Entered by Linksys Beta Team) 09/30/2005 07:34 PM

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  2. wifimax

    wifimax Network Guru Member


    I purchased WRT55AG 2 months ago with firmware 1.20. The box keeps disconnect internet every 2-3 days. COuld you email me the beta firmware 1.6 ?

    Hope it will fix the issue.

    My email:
  3. GuitarGeek3000

    GuitarGeek3000 Network Guru Member


    Yeah no problem. Next time PM me though so I know to check this post.

    BTW, I was having the same issue with 1.10 then I got 1.30 off the internet and then 1.60 from tech support.
    But, I still am having issues with my ports being open. My router says they are, but the ports aren't actually open. Any problems with that yourself?

    Good Luck!! :grin:
  4. Roadeater2

    Roadeater2 Network Guru Member

    I had a similar converstaion online with Linksys this morning, as I'm having the same problems with my Comcast cable internet. The WRT54G that I borrowed works fine, but my WRT55AG keeps flaking out. They finally promised to send me the 1.6 beta by the end of the day, but not received yet. GuitarGeek, I've PM'd you to see if you could send me a copy, or is there anybody else out there that could forward it to me? Thanks!

  5. GuitarGeek3000

    GuitarGeek3000 Network Guru Member

    Sent it

    I just sent it to you man. Good Luck.

    PS Sometimes it may take a few days for me to get back to PM's I go out of town alot with the Army.
  6. Rowan

    Rowan Guest


    could you send me a copy of 1.6? I'm new, so I'm not sure what it means to "PM".

    I have invested in Linsys, because I was concerned about the Taiwanese software of other products, but despite being pretty, I have already found the Linksys firmware lacking.

    I was hoping to setup 802.11a with WPA encryption, but the Intel software on my Dell 9300 (2915ABG) seems to want a key, whereas the Linksys WRT55AG seems to only want a paraphrase, no key generated.

    I also have an RT31P2-NA which will give me 2 VIOP ports (an a redundant router)


    a ADSL2MUE which is my basic connection to ASDL.

    Has anyone put these together?

    I was thinking of connecting the "Ethernet" port of the ADSL modem to the "Internet" port of the RT31P2-NA.

    Then connecting port "3" of the RT31P2-NA to the "Internet" port of the WRT55AG.

    This would then goive me 2 x 10/100 ports on the RT31P2-NA, and 4 x 10/100 ports on the WRT55AG, as well as the wireless a and g (and b) ports on the WRT55AG.

    Don't quite know how best to use the redundant PSI firewall/router, or if I shouls disable it altogether.

    This is an entirely domestic installation.

    Any help/advise would be greatly appreciated
  7. Roadeater2

    Roadeater2 Network Guru Member

    Re: Sent it

    Thanks very much! Unfortunately it hasn't solved my problem, though the symptoms are different now. After about a day it lost the DHCP lease and refuses to get a new one. Guess I'm off to get a different brand A+G router, or keep the 55AG as merely an WAP and use my old Cisco 806 router instead.

  8. JayDubYa14

    JayDubYa14 Guest

    WRT55AG = Headaches and endless nagging from wifes

    that would be great if i could get that firmware, but it doesnt seem that anyone actually replied and expressed wether or not it actually fixed their problems. Im having the problem that the router will not get the correct ip address...i have to reset the router mabey 15 times waiting about 5 mins between each one before it will get the correct numbers. then randomly the router will change them in the middle of the day and my wife will get super pissed off at me because the internet wont work and she has not the slightest clue how to fix it.

    I tried using that "NetSet assistant" thingy, and that actually seems to be the best thing to get the correct ip, but it always will change in the middle of the day for no apparent reason.

    I was just wondering if you knew if this new firmware will fix this, because i dont see the point in updating it if it doesnt solve the problem, just has the potential to create worse problems that i dont know how to fix right away.....

    Would it help if i had a linksys brand cable modem also???
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