Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 22:56 Post subject: I've flashed WRE54G into DD-WRT
I've done it. wwwwwow!
So this is my first forum post.
This is how i flashed dd-wrt into my WRE54G (v1, so it's Broadcom-based, has 2Mb flash and 8Mb RAM):
1. Selected similar(based on flash/ram) router from the base - it was WRT54G v8.2.
2. Downloaded recommended firmware - dd-wrt.v24_micro_olsrd_generic.bin (1,64 MB), 10549
3. Downloaded original firmware 1.06 from linksys site.
4. Reset WRE54G to defaults.
5. Logged onto it and flashed 1.06 (originally io had it with 1.04)
6. Reset into defaults.
7. Also made some power cycles and ping tests between 4 and 7
8. opened both firmwares in WinHEX and copied first 8 bytes from original 1.06 firmware into th 00 address (the beginning) of dd-wrt file and saved it as .trx
9. Flashed .trx from 8. into the router using web gui.
10. reconnected to dd-wrt network
11. started using/configuring dd-wrt as usual.
Now i tried to enable repeater mode to make router work and it has stopped answering... Hmm, still investigating, but i had no problems at all using it in AP wireess mode.
I know it's pretty useless in plain AP mode, BUT...
1)It worked and demonstrated dd-wrt features
2)It could be used as man-in-the-middle WDS repeater :)
Can anybody help me please choose the correct dd-wrt version?
The one from WRT54GS v8.2 is for BCM5354 chip, which is rather new. Should i use different version concerning wireless driver? (VINT?)
I've added info inte Supported devices. I'll do the rest two later as i have problem - the router hangs due to a hige (>4.5) CPU loadwhen it connects to PPTP.
I need to do the following:
2)Connect to ISP, get IP via DHCP.
3)Establish a PPTP connection to the NET (no encryption), use it as a WAN.
4)make NAT and share this connection on the wl0.1 interface.
If i don't use PPTP (just DHCP for WAN) the router woks fine and pretty stable.
Is there an optimized firmware to handle this in 8mb RAM?
I've already tried:
-my 10549(posts above)
-10991 micro newd
-9517 micro vint