WRV54G v2.37 2004-12-02

Discussion in 'Linksys Official Firmware' started by jdepew, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. jdepew

    jdepew Administrator Staff Member Member


    Linksys, A division of Cisco Systems, Inc.

    Product: WRV54G

    Classification: Firmware Release History

    Firmware Date: 10/27/2004

    Release Date: 12/2/2004

    Last Firmware Version: 2.37
    Firmware version 2.37
    - Resolves issues with BellSouth DSL Xtreme service
    - Resolved issue with VPN tunnel using remote group ANY and remote gateway ANY
    - Resolved issue with SSID broadcast

    Firmware version 2.36
    - Added Linksys QuickVPN support under Access Restrictions tab

    ***WARNING***: To ensure proper upgrade, the router will automatically reset to factory defaults! Write down all configuration before performing this upgrade.

    Firmware version 2.31
    - Updated wireless settings to improve stability
    - Resolved issue with Syslog security vulnerability
    - Resolved issue with IPSec Passthrough MTU
    - Resolved issue with VPN tunnels blocking normal http traffic
    - Resolved issue with Static Routing table on the GUI
    - Resolved issue with DDNS updates interrupting VPN tunnels
    - Resolved issue with Main task crash resulting in socket errors
    - Applied Intel VPN code patch

    Firmware Version 2.25.2
    - Added support to act as a Boingo Hot Spot AP
    - Fixed issue with DDNS and PPPoE
    - Fixed issue where DDNS status always shows Disabled
    - Fixed issue with Domain Name Routing

    Firmware Version 2.21
    - Added support for Any and FQDN as remote workgroup and remote gateway
    - Added ability to set the VPN tunnel as the default gateway
    - Fixed wireless crash issues
    - Updated Linux Kernel to OpenRG 3.2.12

    Firmware Version 2.10
    - Added support for Wi-Fi Protected Access(TM) (WPA)
    - Added ability to set a static DNS address to the DHCP server
    - Added ability to back up and restore router configuration
    - Updated RADIUS page
    - Fixed issue with router acting as a DNS proxy
    - Fixed issue to set a static route of
    - Fixed issue with SNMP user interface
    - Fixed issue with VPN Passthrough user interface
    - Updated Linux kernel to OpenRG 2.6.21

    Firmware Version 2.03
    - Initial release
  2. opjose

    opjose Network Guru Member

    Linksys Versions

    After upgrading to 2.31 I noted that my WRV54G unit would reboot periodically (yellow light).

    Not knowning any better I had assumed that this was a problem with my ISP as I used the WRV54G with Comcast.

    After upgrading to 2.37 (and I tried the beta posted here) the time between reboots dropped to about 10 minutes or I could trigger one by saturating the WiFi interface via my 802.11g laptop, transferring large files.

    Usually the unit would reboot within 20 seconds this way.

    Yes I tried a hard reset/factory restore, but nothing would fix this.

    Getting very frustrated I went back to 2.21 firmware, and immediately the problem disappeared TOTALLY.

    I believe I also did not have trouble with 2.25 but at this point I don't want to press my luck.

    Suffice it to say that relatively serious bugs exist, even with the posted beta.

    Fortunately I was able to reproduce the problem, and could therefore determine that older firmware alleviated these errors.

    I feel sorry for those exposed only to the 2.3x firmware, who will be met with illogical answers from Linksys tech support...

    Is there any way to get this info back to them?
  3. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    WRV54G Owner Also

    Personally, I went through the same amount of annoyances as other WRV owners, but I did find a tidbit of information that steadied 98% of my problem.

    If you haven't done so, the trick to stabilize it is to change the MTU to manual and then max it at 1500. This goes for all firmware versions. I was going to upgrade to 2.37, but I moved to England recently and now I can't use it because the area where I live only has ADSL access until a cable provider comes in the area.

    Try this and see if that helps...
  4. johnsonet

    johnsonet Guest

    Need help

    I'm new, how do I upgrade the firmware and are there any firmware upgrades for the WCG200 Wireless-G Cable Gateway (cable modem/router) all in one system?
  5. opjose

    opjose Network Guru Member

    Re: WRV54G Owner Also

    I re-installed 2.37 to try this out.

    It did not cure the 5 minute reboots on my WRV54G.

    The only thing "unusual" about my setup is that I ALWAYS change the default IP and network addresses from the Linksys default of to I also always use WEP.

    That's it.

    Crash crash crash, this is especially prevalent during large xfers and DNS queries.

    I went back to 2.25.2, set things up as before and the problem was instantly gone.
  6. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Re: WRV54G Owner Also

    Why don't you get an ADSL ethernet modem, such as the Zoom 5560 X3, and plug that into your WRV54G ;)
  7. ace11

    ace11 Network Guru Member

    firmware 2.37.2

    i just bought a wrv54g rev2 unit, had firmware 2.3x on it and would not allow vpn connections, tried to monitor the router with the syslog util from linksys but it would crash every time somone poked/tried to login to the vpn. upgraded to the latest firmware on the site 2.37.2

    still had the same issues, syslog kept crashing, no vpn and the email alert funtion appeared to be dead. called tech support and they told me they would email me a beta copy of firmware that should fix my issues within one hour( to give the tech support guys some leeway it was the 4th of july weekend and late at night here in the usa. all the setting were at default mtu set to auto etc. just a user name/pass for the vpn.

    also, it appears to only support 5 users with the quickvpn client? so how to use the other 45 licensces ???

    found this site and downloaded the beta 2.38 i connected to the vpn 1 time and that was it, syslog kept crashing so i went out and found a free version and so far it will atleast log the attempts. but the email alert had no place for a email server address and still didnt send anything.

    have recivied the 2.38 firmware dated 3-10-2005 but about 4 hrs after i left the remote location. so i will have to go back and see if there is a diffrence but it looks like there beta cycles must be very long indeed considering this is 3 months old.
  8. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    I think Linksys have given up officially releasing firmware so you have to get beta versions either from Linksys tech support or sites like this :roll:
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