Linksys WRT54GS v1.1

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[edit] NEWD or VINT

WRT54GS v1.1 uses the Broadcom BCM4712 chip rev 1 but since the "wl0_corerev" is 7 (see NEWD or VINT for more info) WRT54GS v1.1 users should use standard NEWD builds

[edit] How to Flash

WARNING - A HARD RESET CAN BRICK THIS ROUTER. SEE NOTE ONE OF THE PEACOCK ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE THREAD LINKED IN NOTE 1. READ THE OTHER REQUIRED READING SECTIONS OF THE PEACOCK WHILE YOU ARE THERE.

Make sure to get all the files you need first. Start with dd-wrt.v24_mini_generic.bin

  1. Perform a Hard_reset_or_30/30/30 reset
  2. Upload dd-wrt through the firmware update page
  3. WAIT for at least five minutes before you continue! (longer is better) Give the router plenty of time to to boot.
  4. Perform a Hard_reset_or_30/30/30 reset
  5. WAIT for at least five minutes before you continue! (longer is better) Give the router plenty of time to to boot.
  6. Power Cycle
  7. Open your browser to http://192.168.1.1. Configure to your liking. Enjoy.

[edit] JTAG Recovery

JTAG:

  1. Erase Wholeflash x2
  2. Flash CFE
  3. Unplug Power
  4. Unplug JTAG Cable

TFTP

  1. Set Rig ip static 192.168.1.10
  2. Plug network cable from rig to port 1
  3. Plug in power
  4. Wait for DMZ light to do a steady pulse, When it is lit on the 3rd time click upgrade. The DMZ light must be lit when you click upgrade.
  5. Hard Reset 30\30\30

[edit] Other Notes

The current link is to 14929 Mini Generic. It should be the only file you need to flash for a long time. It will work well for the average user. Other builds that work well are 12548 and 15962.

[comment added 08/05/10 by crazyzeke] My one came with OEM firmware 3.37.x.xxx, so I upgraded to OEM 4.71.4.001 then 30-30-30 reset. Installed dd-wrt.v24-14853_VINT_micro, 30-30-30 reset again. Firmware worked great right away, so I went for dd-wrt.v24-14853_NEWD_big which flashed without a hitch. One more 30-30-30 reset. MAC address clone to retain same IP, static DHCPs set etc. I upgraded from a WRT54G v1.1 which I'm now planning to use as a wireless bridge for an Xbox 1 and I must say, webgui and internet access speeds seem improved over that model running dd-wrt.v24-14853_VINT_std-nokaid. As the GS v1.1 has 8MB of flash, even with the 5.85MB big (aka mega) build installed there should be enough space left over for a JFFS2 partition for storing IPv6 tables and the like. I do believe WRT54GS v1.0-v3.0 routers are among the finest Linksys has made as they allow for a lot of versatility with your internet connection.