Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:52 Post subject: WRT54GS V7 Flashing New Instructions..Also Bricked Routers
Thanks to Brainslayer and Tornado for their help. As previous topic was becoming long. So I decided to write it for users.
Please follow following procedure to FLASH your WRT54GS v7 (also WRT54G v8 )
1. Press reset button for 6 seconds after Power On WRT54GS v7
2. Give your PC/laptop Fix IP 192.168.1.100 and plug network cable between PC and Wireless Router
3. Open browser (IE or Mozilla etc) write http://192.168.1.1
4. Give user/password admin admin to login into Router
5. Download Following files. Also TFTP Utility from Linksys: ftp://ftp.linksys.com/pub/network/befsx41_Tftp.exe
TFTP Utility is must ir you are doing through Windows
6. Click on Administration-->Upgrade Firmware
7. Click on Browse, select vxworkskillerGSv7-v3.bin and click Upgrade
8. Wait for process to complete. Then click Continue Button
9. Wait for 3 minutes minimum
10. Then run TFTP utility from Linksys
11. Write Server: 192.168.1.1
12. Browse file dd-wrt.v24_micro_wrt54gv8.bin
13. Click Upgrade button. It would take few seconds
14. Wait for 2-3 Minutes after Success Full Upgrade. Don't be panic
15. Now if WLAN light is ON , you are successful. Now access it with browser http://192.168.1.1 user= root & password= admin
If all lights are ON, your router is bricked. Follow follow procedure to UnBrick it
First i want to thanks Tornado for all the help.
I got my WRT54GSV7 bricked with all lan and internet light on, No power and wan light and can't ping
I tryed wholeflash and nothing, still the same.
Than i ask Tornado for help and now my router is alive again and works fine.
repeater bridge uses same subnet - you have to assign an IP to the bridge LAN address on the same subnet of your AP
give your Virtual WLAN a different SSID than the main WLAN (for ex: DanLan and DanLan-Rpt1)
I used WPA TKIP on both the WLAN dna VWLAN
I used the WIKI pretty much verbatim
Restore Factory Defaults on Secondary(DD-WRT) Router
Connect to the secondary router via wired or wireless client keeping in mind the dd-wrt default settings for dhcp pool and ssid
Open the Wireless -> Basic Settings tab
Wireless Mode : Repeater Bridge
Wireless Network Mode : Match Primary Router
Wireless Network Name(SSID) : Match Primary Router
Wireless Channel : Match Primary Router
Wireless SSID Broadcast : Enable
Network Configuration : Bridged
Virtual Interfaces Section
Wireless Network Name(SSID) : Different from Primary Router
Wireless SSID Broadcast : Enable
AP Isolation : Disable
Network Configuration : Bridged
Open the Setup -> Basic Setup tab
Connection Type : Disabled
IP Address : 192.168.1.2 (Assuming Primary Router IP is 192.168.1.1)
Mask : 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.1 (again assuming Primary Router IP is 192.168.1.1)
Assign WAN Port to Switch : Checked or Unchecked - your choice
Open the Security -> Firewall tab
Uncheck all boxes
Disable SP1 firewall
Open the Status -> Wireless tab [redhawk - If this step is performed the repeater bridge may not work - skip to Step 8]
Wiviz Survey (or Site Survey)
Join Primary Router
Open the Administration tab
APPLY Settings (In V24 after 07/04/07...use Save for previous versions)
Thank you, i've got it, but there' are something wrong with the TX Packer, i think:
Do you have any idea? Should I upgrade to RC6.2? Another problem that the security in repeater mode, i can't set WPA even WEP because it make the signal unstable (ping 192.168.0.1 30 loops lost about 7-
Joined: 15 Feb 2008 Posts: 221 Location: Ontario Canada
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:43 Post subject: So I just bricked my router
So I bricked my new router
This what I have wrt54g v8.00.2 stock firmware.
This is what I did.
Downloaded the files from Tornado's folder
and saved them to my desktop
vxworkskillerv8-v3.bin and wrt54g v8 v8.00.0 fw. bin
setup tftp ready to go.
set the router to factory default
Upgraded the flash to the vxworkskiller
I then got a white screen with black border that said "upgrade successful rebooting" there was an ok button I pushed it and the screen stayed there. I waited 30 seconds the screen was still there.
I then tftp the wrt54g v8 v8.00.0 fw. bin to the router it said " successful" I then waited 3 minutes and powered off the router and back on.
The cisco light did not come on and the far right light just flashed along with the port light i could not get back into the router from my Internet explore screen.
Should I have waited for the white screen that said rebooting to change to a different screen before tftp the wrt54 file?
Hello there, i was able to set up my wrt54GS v7 with the dd-wrt.v24_micro_wrt54gv8.bin thats the RC5 right ?
I was mad because at first when i did the firm upgrade froms linksys original the singnal range drops noticeable a lot using the ddwrt firm using as an AP, but i decided to take that router to my girlfriend house (2 houses next to mines) and set it up as a Repeater, that way she got from 0 to 1 signal bar in the porch (without Repeater) to an amazing steady 4 to 5 siganl bar inside the entire house, surfing net, downloading more or less at the same speed that in my house, i say is cool and enough for surf, download music and see youtube videos but ....
The problem is here ..... I have my original DSL modem/router as the host and the WRT54GS v7 with the dd-wrt.v24_micro_wrt54gv8.bin installed.
The problem is that my girlfriend want to play in shes Xbox 360 live but dont pass the NAT step, so it said the NAT is strict, I want to open it so i can play.
I know you are going to say open the ports 88 and 3074 and etc but i really did read about every method and nothing, Like static ip etc. nothing work to me !!!
Can someone point me to the right direction ?
I need to downgrade/upgrade the firmware ?
please help me THX
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:33 Post subject: Good Job
You have done a good by upgrading with dd-wrt...bin
enable UPNP in your router. I think it would solve your problem with XBox
The method for installing dd-wrt...bin firmware was in first post.
You have to power of after vxworkskiller then power on and wait for 2 minutes
then again power off and on your router
then TFTP dd-wrt firmware
Increase power to 75
Change channel to other (it shouldn't interfere with other devices)
If you don't connect any Wireless Device with router, there may be TX Errors. Check after connecting some Wireless Client
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Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:51 Post subject:
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