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divB
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:52    Post subject: Latest firmware for WRT54GL Reply with quote
Hi,

What is the latest firmware I can get for WRT54GL (HW1.1)?

According to the router database it is v24-sp2 - more than half a decade old!! (Interestingly it's still called "beta").

I suffer from an old bug related to WPA Enterprise where some user reported it does not show up on a 2014 firmware.

There is tons of stuff in http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/other-downloads but no description about the files.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:01    Post subject: Reply with quote
Please read the three forum announcements.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
I did. I did my homework (as much as I could). But there is so much contradictionary information that it's hard to decide what's out of date and what not.

Flashing a device is not just a matter of trying something out because it can brick the device.

If you are referring to this announcement: http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=51486. It is from 2009!! Can I trust this?

Even if: It references to ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/V24_TNG/svn12548/. Being from 2009 it is heavily outdated too. The latest one hierarchy up is ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/V24_TNG/svn18946/ from 2012. No information if it is compatible with WRT54GL.

Then I can find tons of stuff in ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2014/ . In all these directories is linksys-wrt54g2v11 or wrt54gv7 but no information if it's compatible with WRT54GL.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:59    Post subject: Reply with quote
Latest Build: ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2015/12-24-2015-r28598/broadcom/dd-wrt.v24_mini_wrt54g.bin

There are no confirmation of this Model in the Build Thread yet.

Build known to work: ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2015/09-28-2015-r27858/broadcom/dd-wrt.v24_mini_wrt54g.bin
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 13:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
divB wrote:
I did. I did my homework (as much as I could). But there is so much contradictionary information that it's hard to decide what's out of date and what not.

Flashing a device is not just a matter of trying something out because it can brick the device.

If you are referring to this announcement: http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=51486. It is from 2009!! Can I trust this?

Even if: It references to ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/V24_TNG/svn12548/. Being from 2009 it is heavily outdated too. The latest one hierarchy up is ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/V24_TNG/svn18946/ from 2012. No information if it is compatible with WRT54GL.

Then I can find tons of stuff in ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2014/ . In all these directories is linksys-wrt54g2v11 or wrt54gv7 but no information if it's compatible with WRT54GL.


Follow Murrkf's advice. Your router was made in the 1800's. Why do you need firmware made yesterday.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 16:44    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Follow Murrkf's advice.


He didn't really give me an advice except reading what I've read already.

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Your router was made in the 1800's. Why do you need firmware made yesterday.


For a simple reason: It's broken (for more than 1/2 decade!): http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/bugtracker/view.php?id=4733 ff

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Latest Build: ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2015/12-24-2015-r28598/broadcom/dd-wrt.v24_mini_wrt54g.bin

There are no confirmation of this Model in the Build Thread yet.

Build known to work: ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2015/09-28-2015-r27858/broadcom/dd-wrt.v24_mini_wrt54g.bin


Thanks, I'll try now!

However, I can very happily announce that BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2 - 2014 - 12-22-2014-r25697).bin seems to have the bug fixed!

The problem is: Only mini works (3.1 MB). For std (3.9MB) I get "upgrade failed". I guess because it's too big (although memory is 4MB). In the worst case I can live with mini. However, I would love the following features from std: IPv6, SSH, HTTPS, SNMP. Is there any std-like version that would work wirh 54GL?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 17:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
If you're willing to try different firmware, I'll say shibby's tomato-K26-1.28.RT-MIPSR1-132-Mini worked for me.

tomato-K26-1.28.RT-MIPSR1-132-MiniIPv6 also works.

Please notice the MIPSR1 marker when finding these builds.

His uses an early version of Broadcom's version 5 drivers.

Please note that upon upgrading, you will have to reset your router by holding the reset button on the back when it boots up fully. Default credentials should be root/admin.

I would definitely overclock the chip to 250 MHz though as reportedly K2.6 builds on an old router doesn't work well.

That said, if you're unsatisfied after doing all of this, you should consider buying a new router.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 17:44    Post subject: Reply with quote
divB wrote:
However, I can very happily announce that BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2 - 2014 - 12-22-2014-r25697).bin seems to have the bug fixed!
Merry Christmas! Razz
divB wrote:
The problem is: Only mini works (3.1 MB). For std (3.9MB) I get "upgrade failed". I guess because it's too big (although memory is 4MB). In the worst case I can live with mini. However, I would love the following features from std: IPv6, SSH, HTTPS, SNMP. Is there any std-like version that would work wirh 54GL?
Which file are you looking at exactly? "dd-wrt.v24_std_generic.bin" is 3.7 MB, but I use the VPN generic on the GL 1.1, which is 3.5 MB. I've been using 27858 for the in-laws GW and AP for a few months, with zero issues. Kryptex said there was an NVRAM memory leak problem on that build, but I haven't gotten around to changing those units, especially since they've had no problems. Smile
GUI reset before and after upgrade, but don't use the reset during upgrade option.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 20:51    Post subject: Reply with quote
jwh7 wrote:
I've been using 27858 for......

27858 is a very good build for the WRT54G routers.
I've been using it since it was born on the WRT54Gv8.2 and have had it on many others. The only glitch I've found with it on WRT54G boxes is the site survey only halfa$$ works --- meaning, when it does show something it will usually be only 1~3 networks at most when there are actually 7~10 within its range. This build seems to use more memory but I wouldn't say it is a leak ... it just uses more but was never a problem on any router I used it on --- in fact the WRT54Gv8.2 has 2MB flash w/only 8RAM and its been running for months with the Boy's XB1, his phone & his iPad connected with heavy activity non-stop...... oh yea it is also in WDS mode with a WAP54Gv3.1 wired to an old BRDplayer connected to the back TV -------- streams Netflix without a problem
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 21:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
mrjcd wrote:
jwh7 wrote:
I've been using 27858 for......

27858 is a very good build for the WRT54G routers.
I've been using it since it was born on the WRT54Gv8.2 and have had it on many others. The only glitch I've found with it on WRT54G boxes is the site survey only halfa$$ works --- meaning, when it does show something it will usually be only 1~3 networks at most when there are actually 7~10 within its range. This build seems to use more memory but I wouldn't say it is a leak ... it just uses more but was never a problem on any router I used it on --- in fact the WRT54Gv8.2 has 2MB flash w/only 8RAM and its been running for months with the Boy's XB1, his phone & his iPad connected with heavy activity non-stop...... oh yea it is also in WDS mode with a WAP54Gv3.1 wired to an old BRDplayer connected to the back TV -------- streams Netflix without a problem

How do those devices deal with bufferbloat though?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 22:19    Post subject: Reply with quote
CTEC wrote:
mrjcd wrote:
jwh7 wrote:
I've been using 27858 for......

27858 is a very good build for the WRT54G routers.
I've been using it since it was born on the WRT54Gv8.2 and have had it on many others. The only glitch I've found with it on WRT54G boxes is the site survey only halfa$$ works --- meaning, when it does show something it will usually be only 1~3 networks at most when there are actually 7~10 within its range. This build seems to use more memory but I wouldn't say it is a leak ... it just uses more but was never a problem on any router I used it on --- in fact the WRT54Gv8.2 has 2MB flash w/only 8RAM and its been running for months with the Boy's XB1, his phone & his iPad connected with heavy activity non-stop...... oh yea it is also in WDS mode with a WAP54Gv3.1 wired to an old BRDplayer connected to the back TV -------- streams Netflix without a problem

How do those devices deal with bufferbloat though?

A lot of that is network dependant.... What all you have doing what. Also depends where you test at and what time of the day..... I've got many different results using same devices,.......
Just get something that works for you and be happy or pick at every little thing and you will never ever be satisfied. No one can tell you what is going to work best for you.... We ain't there Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:00    Post subject: Reply with quote
mrjcd wrote:
CTEC wrote:
mrjcd wrote:
jwh7 wrote:
I've been using 27858 for......

27858 is a very good build for the WRT54G routers.
I've been using it since it was born on the WRT54Gv8.2 and have had it on many others. The only glitch I've found with it on WRT54G boxes is the site survey only halfa$$ works --- meaning, when it does show something it will usually be only 1~3 networks at most when there are actually 7~10 within its range. This build seems to use more memory but I wouldn't say it is a leak ... it just uses more but was never a problem on any router I used it on --- in fact the WRT54Gv8.2 has 2MB flash w/only 8RAM and its been running for months with the Boy's XB1, his phone & his iPad connected with heavy activity non-stop...... oh yea it is also in WDS mode with a WAP54Gv3.1 wired to an old BRDplayer connected to the back TV -------- streams Netflix without a problem

How do those devices deal with bufferbloat though?

A lot of that is network dependant.... What all you have doing what. Also depends where you test at and what time of the day..... I've got many different results using same devices,.......
Just get something that works for you and be happy or pick at every little thing and you will never ever be satisfied. No one can tell you what is going to work best for you.... We ain't there Smile

I thought the correct answer was to enable QoS with fq_codel and at least flag TCP with 4 items.

Can you do that with those old devices?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
CTEC wrote:
I thought the correct answer was to enable QoS with fq_codel and at least flag TCP with 4 items.
Can you do that with those old devices?


Probably if you have <10Mbps WAN conection and not a whole lot going on within the network.

I don't control network traffic with them but -
I have an extensive LAN stretching over 1/2 mile using a bunch of lowend routers but I can stream HULU & Netflix x2 simultaneously from any point in the network plus from within the LAN throw files around wherever and stream movies or pics from a WIN10 DLNA device to any smart TV or DLNA receivable device....the bandwidth & speed depending on what's going on at any givin time but nothing ever stops.
I currently have <20Mbps WAN controlled w/QOS by main router.
Bufferbloat is a real thing but most people that try to make it better usually only hurt themselves.

The old WRT54G boxes are still good for many things but hooking many devices to one just aint it --- and to do that thru any NATed connection trying for better than 10Mbps running QOS is just not very smart....They don't have the processer power.

And NO I don't use QOS on any LAN device ... tried it once upon a time but never found it useful on my network
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 18:11    Post subject: Reply with quote
Merry Christmas too!

Wow, DD-WRT seems to be a "proliferation" as the Android firmwares Wink

As mentioned I installed dd-wrt.v24_std_generic.bin (BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2 - 2014 - 12-22-2014-r25697) now. It works but unfortunately the WiFi connection seems to be unstable: Connection drops regularly and running a ping to the ap in background I see "request timed out" once in a while (sometimes bursts). [Test laptop is right next to AP and a D-Link AP at identical position worked stable for years).

Furthermore I miss SNMP and HTTPS on this build.

Quote:
27858 is a very good build for the WRT54G routers.


To be precise: You mean this version (which I could run on WRT54GL)?

ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2015/09-28-2015-r27858/broadcom/dd-wrt.v24_nokaid_generic.bin
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
divB wrote:
mrjcd wrote:
27858 is a very good build for the WRT54G routers.
To be precise: You mean this version (which I could run on WRT54GL)?

ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2015/09-28-2015-r27858/broadcom/dd-wrt.v24_nokaid_generic.bin
I was referring to 'dd-wrt.v24_vpn_generic.bin'. 'nokaid' is for old xbox stuff (and probably too big), ref: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Kai_Console_Gaming

The std, voip, or vpn would be more typical builds. Aside, while I'm here...the ol' WRT54GL/GS are at 61 days uptime on 27858.

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