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Treehugger
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 13:28    Post subject: Advice please! Reply with quote
Have been told that my old Linksys wrt54g router is able to be flashed with the dd-wrt software, which is good. But... I have no idea which 'version' the router is and there's nothing on the box itself. How to know which software to download and flash it with...? Any clues anyone?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 22:35    Post subject: Reply with quote
On the bottom of the router there should be a label stating the version of the router.
My advice? Don't do it.
If figuring out what version of a wrt54g you have was too difficult, this won't end well.

Btw, now that I see your handle, go ahead and do it. Lol.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:59    Post subject: Reply with quote
Duh I'm sooo dumb sometimes! Always read the small print eh? You're right, under the main title sticker is a very small V 1.1 so I guess that's it. Embarassed Thanks anyway. It's a no longer used router and I like breaking things so I'll go ahead anyway, if nothing else lots of fun and no harm done, file under waste!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:34    Post subject: Reply with quote
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Linksys_WRT54G_v1.0_%26_1.1
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:18    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks, that's really helpful! At the very least I'll have a new door wedge!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 14:58    Post subject: Reply with quote
So its a WRT54G v1.1...as in, not a GL nor GS? The good news, relative to most WRT's; it has 16MB RAM (and 4MB flash); the bad news[1]...
Wikipedia wrote:
Version...CPU
1.1.........Broadcom BCM4710 @ 125 MHz
I didn't realize there were WRT's that ran that slow...
Treehugger wrote:
It's a no longer used router and I like breaking things so I'll go ahead anyway
But I guess that means you can try overclocking it. Smile Fwiw, I've had 27858 running on a GL and GS for over a month, zero issues (but you should use 28211 instead of 27858, if you want to try recent builds).

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 15:15    Post subject: Reply with quote
Or use the recommended build.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 17:07    Post subject: Reply with quote
The recommended build would be...? Maybe a hotlink if you can spare me a minute!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 17:18    Post subject: Reply with quote
It's in that link I gave you.
Also read the peacock thread.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 17:21    Post subject: Reply with quote
[removed since I forgot this needs the VINT builds]
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 17:38    Post subject: Reply with quote
Treehugger wrote:
The recommended build would be...? Maybe a hotlink if you can spare me a minute!

You need a vint build on that old box
I think the 13491 link is in 'Murrkf's Peacock Thread' somewheres.

Hey jwh7, I have an old original WAP54G you can play with when you run out of things to do Smile
These are nasty little boxes and I remember back in the day the twin to
this one is one of the very few units I bricked beyond repair may it RIP ..
Just for a grin I had to see if this one was still alive -- plugged it in
and connected my phone - Droid Turbo Max to it wireless oh what fun Cool
As you can see from its load average it is easily stressed.. this has the very old 9517 build


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 17:42    Post subject: Reply with quote
Taken from the wiki Then install a VINT EKO standard build (or any other build that fits), I had best success with 12548 and 13491.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 17:55    Post subject: Reply with quote
mrjcd wrote:
Hey jwh7, I have an old original WAP54G you can play with when you run out of things to do Smile
Ha; no thanks! Razz Load avg over 2...nice! Ever try overclocking it? Smile Bet it runs hot already...
mrjcd wrote:
You need a vint build on that old box
I think the 13491 link is in 'Murrkf's Peacock Thread' somewheres.
Wow, I'd forgotten about the VINT stuff...my bad. My GSv1.1 was a corerev 7, as I recall, and could use NEWD. That wiki is pretty confusing (/surprise); reference to "v23 SP2" and "V24 RC6.X builds", then VINT at the bottom. This is pretty helpful though, obviously in congruence with the Peacock, which has the link to the old -old- builds (noted by mrjcd):
WRT54Gv1.x Wiki: redhedjim wrote:
[2013-09-01 WRT54G v1.1 with recent Linksys firmware] Signed on to the Linksys, did a factory reset. Used the web browser to upload a mini-Generic release (happened to be build 13064, from the Router Database page). Router rebooted to DD-WRT (that was easy!). Did a 30-30-30 reboot, and DD-WRT was running. Uploaded the std_Generic build (also 13064). Found that odd things happened from to time, and the site survey did not work. Re-read the Peacock post, 13064 is not a good release - DO NOT TRUST THE ROUTER DATABASE to recommend a release. Did a telnet into the router to determine corerev (see Peacock step 4, nvram get wl0_corerev) to confirm that corerev=4. Therefore, I needed a VINT build. I used EKO VINT 12548, and everything was rosy. Then tried EKO VINT 13491, and again everything was great.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:39    Post subject: Reply with quote
Wow, thanks all, so helpful (I think!). I've never tried anything like this before so all the numbers, VINT etc are meaningless to me but will print this out and take it step by step.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:29    Post subject: Reply with quote
check the first 4 characters of the serial number on the bottom of the router
if they are

CDF2 or CDF3 then you have a wrt54g which is old and needs vint builds 4MB of flash memory

CGN2 then you have a wrt54gs which can use newd builds and has 8MB of flash

CL7B or CL7C or CF7C you have a wrt54gl uses newd builds and has 4MB of flash memory

the peacock thread is your friend.
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