Linksys WRT54G2 v1.0

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-It is possible to flash either Micro or [[Micro-plus]] versions.+It is possible to flash either Micro or [[Micro-plus]] versions. Once you have Micro, it is possible to update to Micro-plus build via the web gui, as usual. Don't mix up Micro and Mini: Mini versions are not compatible.
WARNING: It is currently not possible to restore Linksys firmware after DD-WRT has been flashed. The only possibility is a full JTAG backup. WARNING: It is currently not possible to restore Linksys firmware after DD-WRT has been flashed. The only possibility is a full JTAG backup.

Revision as of 17:30, 23 January 2009

Process developed by Eko
Wiki created by Doramius

Linksys WRT54G2 Flash Instructions

A big thanks to Eko for making this available.

Contents

Software Tools Required

- VxWorksPrep-G2V1
- VxWorksKiller-G2V1
- Linksys tftp.exe
- dd-wrt.v24-10709_NEWD_micro.bin - (Always recommended to check for newer versions available here)

Flash Process

  • install Linksys tftp.exe, set your PC to static IP, 192.168.1.10.
    • 1) Reset the router to defaults on the Linksys Admin page, and let it reboot or manually reboot it after it is finished.
    • 2) Set your computer to a static IP address of 192.168.1.10 and 255.255.255.0 for a mask and plug Ethernet cable into LAN port of the G2v1 unit.
    • 3) Close all browser windows. Start the Linksys's tftp.exe utility, set IP to 192.168.1.1 and browse to the VxWorksPrep-G2V1.bin file; enter password = admin, and click Upgrade. Wait 60 seconds for it to reboot on its own. If it does not, then power cycle the router manually.
    • 4) DO NOT open any browser windows. Again, start Linksys's tftp.exe utility and browse to the VxWorksKiller-G2V1.bin file; enter password = admin, and click Upgrade. Wait 2 min for it to reboot on its own. If it does not, then power cycle the router manually. Note: normal tftp doesn't work, this step requires a tftp utility supporting password authentication.
    • 5) Tftp the DD-WRT firmware to the router, using "dd-wrt.v24-10709_NEWD_micro.bin" (or latest version) from the folder where you got these instructions; after successful tftp, wait 3 min for the router to finish writing new nvram defaults, etc... It should reboot on it's own at least two times, so give it the 3 min and then open a browser and type 192.168.1.1 in the address field. If it does not reboot on its own, wait another 1 min, and then power cycle it.
    • 6) When it finishes booting....do a hard reset on the unit....let it boot again, and configure.
    • 7) Do not forget to set your computer back to automatically obtaining DHCP and DNS.

Notes

It may be necessary to completely close and reopen the browser, it sometimes will return to a management screen, if you only refresh the browser after upgrading. Just close the browser and try again.

It is possible to flash either Micro or Micro-plus versions. Once you have Micro, it is possible to update to Micro-plus build via the web gui, as usual. Don't mix up Micro and Mini: Mini versions are not compatible.

WARNING: It is currently not possible to restore Linksys firmware after DD-WRT has been flashed. The only possibility is a full JTAG backup.

Credits

Tornado and redhawk0 for their help.
Thx to Ick & gfunk911 for donating routers.

Links

Forum Reference: http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=40142&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0