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borgward
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 0:51    Post subject: First Time Installing Reply with quote
I will be upgrading my Linksys WRT54G v2.0 for the first time. I plan to do the Following:

Download Vintage: micro

Connect router from any port with Ethernet cable to Computer

Do 30 30 30 reset

Power on and hold reset button on for 30 seconds.
continue holding reset button and unplug power for 30 seconds.
continue holding reset button and plug power back on for 30 seconds.

Confirm router has power
confirm router is connected to computer via Ethernet

Type 192.168.1.1 in browser to connect to routers Admin page.

Click on Administration.
Click on Firmware Upgrade.
Click on Browse button to find DD-WRT.
Click on Open.
Click on Upgrade button.

Wait 1 to 3 minutes for "Upgrade is Successful".

Click on Continue.

Enter 192.168.1.1 in browser. DD-WRT page should appear.

Powercycle again for 30 seconds.


Does this look like the correct way to do it?

Would there be a better DD-WRT to Download?

I want to up the power output. Will VINTAGE: micro do that? (There is no one within miles of me to interfere with) I have been warned that I might need to provide additional cooling.

My Laptop is Dell Inspiron 1520 running Linux Mint 18.0 which is fully updated.
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thenotwellman
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:14    Post subject: Reply with quote
The flash memory is 4MB so you should use the mini build for first flash, and not a Vint build. You should use a NEWD build such as:
ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2010/08-12-10-r14929/broadcom/dd-wrt.v24_mini_wrt54g.bin

for initial flash.

Wait more than 3 minutes after flashing. Also flashing seems to work better using Internet Explorer.
borgward
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:03    Post subject: Reply with quote
So I download the NEWD and follow the procedures that I outlined, then powercycle again and follow the procedure for installing VINTAGE: micro?

The WRT54G Version I have is actually v2.02.7, 2.0 Will it still work with DD-WRT?
ian5142
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Joined: 23 Oct 2013
Posts: 2154
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:48    Post subject: NEWD Reply with quote
You can use NEWD.

NEWD can be used on core-rev >=5. The 54G v2 should be core-rev 7: https://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Linksys_WRT54G_v2.0

I would suggest following the instructions in the wiki but using the latest build (see my signature for links) instead of those suggested in the wiki.

So, you get:
Flash: mini_wrt54G (found in the broadcom folder)
reset to defaults (30-30-30 hard reset).
Flash: std_generic
reset to defaults (30-30-30 hard reset).
Input all settings manually, do not use a back-up file.

Note: Do not expect an ancient router to have great wireless speed (it is wireless-G after all) or great CPU power (don't expect it to handle QoS at all). VPN, don't even try it. If I was you, get something at least a little newer like a D-Link DIR-615 (C1, E3, or any that are supported).

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Before asking a question on the forums, update dd-wrt: Where do I download firmware? I suggest reading it all.

Some dd-wrt wiki pages are up to date, others are not. PM me if you find an old one, I am trying to update them.

Atheros:
Netgear R7800 - gateway, DHCP, QoS, VPN
TP-Link Archer C7 v2 x2 - WDS AP, WDS Station
TP-Link TL-WDR3600 v1 - WDS Station
TP-Link 841nd v8 - WDS Station
D-Link 615 C1 x 4 - not used
D-Link 615 E3 x 2 - not used
D-Link 825 B1 - WDS Station
D-Link 862L A1 x2 - WDS Station
Netgear WNDR3700v2 - WDS Station
UBNT loco M2 x2 - airOS

Broadcom
Asus N66U - backup Gateway
Netgear r6300 v1 - AP
Linksys E2500 - not used
Linksys EA2700 - not used
Linksys 160N v3 x2 - not used
Netgear WNDR3700v3 - not used
MediaTek
UBNT EdgeRouter X - not used
borgward
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Joined: 25 Dec 2011
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 15:06    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks for the info. As for speed the wrt54G is still faster than our Internet connection, which is the fastest we can get where we live (wireless Internet) I was mainly looking to increase the range of the router, not speed.
ian5142
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Joined: 23 Oct 2013
Posts: 2154
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 15:57    Post subject: Range Reply with quote
The best way to increase range is to up the Tx power and buy better antennas (8-9dBi at least). Your best bet is to just buy a better router. I would suggest something like a TP-Link 841ND (cheap and stable, but not fast), or if you want it to last longer, Archer C7 v2, 3, or 4, not v5. TP-Link WDR3600v1 (or WDR4300v1) are also good (medium speed). Just make sure to buy upgraded antennas as well. As I already mentioned, a router like the Netgear R7800 is just about the fastest you can buy right now.
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Before asking a question on the forums, update dd-wrt: Where do I download firmware? I suggest reading it all.

Some dd-wrt wiki pages are up to date, others are not. PM me if you find an old one, I am trying to update them.

Atheros:
Netgear R7800 - gateway, DHCP, QoS, VPN
TP-Link Archer C7 v2 x2 - WDS AP, WDS Station
TP-Link TL-WDR3600 v1 - WDS Station
TP-Link 841nd v8 - WDS Station
D-Link 615 C1 x 4 - not used
D-Link 615 E3 x 2 - not used
D-Link 825 B1 - WDS Station
D-Link 862L A1 x2 - WDS Station
Netgear WNDR3700v2 - WDS Station
UBNT loco M2 x2 - airOS

Broadcom
Asus N66U - backup Gateway
Netgear r6300 v1 - AP
Linksys E2500 - not used
Linksys EA2700 - not used
Linksys 160N v3 x2 - not used
Netgear WNDR3700v3 - not used
MediaTek
UBNT EdgeRouter X - not used
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