Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 22:24 Post subject: UnBrick a WRT54G V6...
Hello, I am new to the forum and was having trouble finding what I needed...so I decided to ask.
I have a WRT54G V6 that I bricked last night. I installed the micro version and decided that I did not like it and was reverting back to the VXWorks and bricked it during the process. Power light blinks and all other lights are solid...
I was going to try the 15 and 16 pin ground or just the 16 pin ground, but the problem is that unlike the tutorials my router does not have the corner pins numbered (1, 24,25, 48 ) so I don't know which is which. I also dont want to guess and fry the router.
I no one can help, I guess I will have to find someone to JTAG it or do it myself.
Well they are different from what I have seen. I have opened up a V5 G and the board was almost twice as big. This V6 is small and does not have the numbers on the outside of the flash chip as the rest of the boards do.
The pic you posted has the numbers around it and that is how you know which pins to jump. Mine does not, so I don't even know which one is pin 1 so I can start counting.
Good......then you can't do that damn, nasty, worthless pin shorting "trick" !! Find another way. Build or buy a JTAG cable...find someone to do it for you......sell the router and put the $$ toward a new one. But whatever you do, don't go poking around in there and shorting pins!! Those that recommend it are irresponsible in my opinion. Sure....you'll fix one occasionally doing it, but more often than not the router is ruined permanently!! If you don't outright fry the flash chip, you'll mash the pins up beyond repair. Good luck with it!
Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 13:59 Post subject: no need to see numbers...just count from right to left.
if yous doesn't have any numbers... don't worry...is the same. It's always 1 thru 24 from right to left... 24,23,22,21,20,19...etc... if you take a close look at the picture you can see that each 5 points you have a white mark on the board. Yours might might have the white marks... if you are still lost...send me a picture. I will mark the 2 points for you and send it back. firstname.lastname@example.org
Well I found on another thread that the #1 pin has a circle next to it. I found the circle and went from there to try to ground pin 16 and then 15 +16 with no luck. My PC still does not detect anything at all is connected to my network card. Ping does not responde either.
There are also no white marks marking every 5 pins.
I also noticed that on the photo above, there is also a white circle on there, but it marks the corner with pin #24...