Updating Firmware on WRT54Gv2

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dchrist21
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:34    Post subject: Updating Firmware on WRT54Gv2 Reply with quote
I'm still using my 54Gv2 as a wired router running DD-WRT version [v24-sp2 (11/02/09) mini - build 13064M VINT Eko]. Looking to flash to something newer to get OpenVPN support. The router database (https://dd-wrt.com/support/router-database/?model=WRT54G_v2.0) lists DD-WRT v3 build 40559 as the latest supported beta version but then links to various flavors of v2.4 for download. Just looking for a tip to get me pointed in the right direction for the appropriate file.

Also... can I flash directly to the new firmware from the web interface is there something else I need to do?

*** EDIT: Please standby while I read the peacock thread! ***

Ok... I've read the peacock and still need some help. Here are specific questions.

1. The peacock recommended builds are 10 years old. That's not a problem in itself...I just want to make sure they are still valid and will have OpenVPN included.

2. The OpenVPN thread mentions that 8 mb of flash is required for OpenVPN "except for Broadcom routers." Will my 4 mb antique even run OpenVPN?
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arssant
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi

build 40559, is a crappy build. Just take time over the forum, you will find this info.


Last release:

https://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/betas/2020/10-13-2020-r44538/broadcom/

Any generic less than 4mg should fit.
But 4mg and a 200mhz CPU, pretty useless to get VPN on this old wrt54g
egc
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:32    Post subject: Reply with quote
In addition to @arssants good advice:

To get the best out of DDWRT and the forum, read and follow the forum guidelines:
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=324087

But indeed no OpenVPN on 4 MB flash routers for recent builds (it oes not fit anymore) however there are older builds which have OpenVPN in it, those are marked with openvpn.

But as @arssant already stated not much use for it on these old routers maybe they will get you 2-3 Mb/s bandwith if those old builds will connect at all (probably on OpenVPN 2.3 while we are now switching to 2.5)
But if you want to try look around builds 35000.

Found this but there might be later builds still having openvpn:
ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2017/10-20-2017-r33555/broadcom/

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Routers:Netgear R7800, R6400v1, R6400v2, Linksys EA8500, EA6900 (XvortexCFE), E2000 (converted WRT320N), WRT54GS v1.
OpenVPN Policy Based Routing: https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=321686
Install guide R6400v2:http://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=316399
OpenVPN Server Setup:https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=318795
Install guide R7800: https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=320614
Wireguard Server setup guide:https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1183135
Wireguard Client setup guide:https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=324624
Wireguard Advanced setup guide:https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=324787
Forum Guide Lines (important read):https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=324087
dchrist21
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:11    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks for the advice on OpenVPN usability with this model. Any chance a "micro" version of dd-wrt with wireguard would be possible?
egc
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:49    Post subject: Reply with quote
dchrist21 wrote:
Thanks for the advice on OpenVPN usability with this model. Any chance a "micro" version of dd-wrt with wireguard would be possible?


I do not see this happen Sad

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Routers:Netgear R7800, R6400v1, R6400v2, Linksys EA8500, EA6900 (XvortexCFE), E2000 (converted WRT320N), WRT54GS v1.
OpenVPN Policy Based Routing: https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=321686
Install guide R6400v2:http://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=316399
OpenVPN Server Setup:https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=318795
Install guide R7800: https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=320614
Wireguard Server setup guide:https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1183135
Wireguard Client setup guide:https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=324624
Wireguard Advanced setup guide:https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=324787
Forum Guide Lines (important read):https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=324087
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