Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 23:17 Post subject: Will Linksys WRT54G v6 upgrade to v3.0 Build 40559 work
I just installed "DD-WRT v24-sp2 (07/22/09) micro - build 12548M NEWD Eko" on an old linksys wrt54g v6. I see that the Router Database shows v3.0 Build 40559 as the latest version for this router. I used the instructions from the database to install the current version, which said not to use the web gui installation method. I would like to install v3.0 Build 40559, but since it is a .bin file, I think I must use the web gui method.
Does anybody know if the web gui method will work with this latest version??? I don't want to brick my router.
This database may not have up-to-date information and may even recommend a build which might cause issues. As such, you should check the device specific forum (Broadcom, Atheros, MediaTek, etc.) first before flashing any build recommended in this database. There you will find build specific topics that discuss any issues with a particular build/release. For more up-to-date firmware files, please visit the firmware faq.
Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 20:33 Post subject: Will Linksys WRT54G v6 upgrade to v3.0 Build 40559 work
kernel-panic69: Thank you very much for your response. I installed dd-wrt on my wrt54g v6 using the instructions in the wiki page https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Linksys_WRT54G_v5.0_&_5.1_&_6.0 . It says to install a custom version of dd-wrt and gives instructions for building it. I followed the instructions. However, I don't know if these instructions apply only to the first loading of dd-wrt, or they apply to all subsequent updating of dd-wrt. Do you know the answer to this????
You recommended that I load 43192 or newer, preferably 43516 or 43652 from the Broadcom folder at https://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/betas/2020/. I could find no "micro" versions for wrt54g at any of those builds. Instructions I used when I first installed dd-wrt on wrt54g v6 said that I must use the micro version, or I would brick my router. Do you know if the "dd-wrt.v24_micro_generic.bin" would work???? The router database for wrt54g v6 says to use the generic version, so that at least hints it will work.
kernel-panic69. I installed DD-WRT v3.0-r43711 micro(07/08/20), the latest version. No problem with the installation, but the user interface page often goes blank, when I change a setting in dd-wrt. I have to power cycle the router. I may backup to the previous version that you recommended. Thanks for your help.
kernel-panic69: You have been so helpful that I have another request. I submitted another forum topic titled "Setting up dd-wrt for voip". If you have any thoughts on the questions I have there I would appreciate it.