Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:51 Post subject: Wireless doesn't work after upgrade to v24?
I upgraded my WRT54G v1 from v23 to v24 standard. I figured after 2 years of faithful service upgrading to the latest and greatest might be a good idea. Upgrade went smoothly; I followed the instructions on the wiki. That is, I erased the nvram, upgraded, erased the nvram again, rebooted, and reconfigured.
The only problem I'm having now is I can not for the life of me get the wireless to work correctly. Even with no encryption, I still can't get connected. Sniffing the air shows that some communication is happening. I can see the beacons from the router and some authentication packets being exchanged from clients. But I haven't been able to connect via ipod touch, os x, or windows.
Go to downloads, other, eko, 24tng, 10431 and download the VINT_standard_generic (presuming standard IS the right one for your router). There is information that putting a non vint version on a v.1 will brick it. Obviously that hasn't happened to you, but it also says RF signals won't work.
Okay, it would have been nice if the installation page mentioned anything about vintage firmware up front. As it is it doesn't mention it at all under the WRT54G v1/1.1 section of the Linksys_WRT54G/GL/GS/GX page. After searching I finally found the note you were talking about on the supported devices page, wish I had read that first. Luckily I didn't brick my router, which yes is definitely v1 (just double checked the serial #).
What the difference between
"downloads/stable/dd-wrt.v24 SP1/Consumer/Broadcom Generic/vintage" and "downloads/others/eko/V24_TNG/svn10431"?
Obviously one is a release and the other is whatever latest SVN build there is there. Why should I pick one or the other? When we're done, should add all this info to the WRT54* page on the wiki.