Linksys WRT54GS v2.0

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[edit] How To Flash

                                                              == WRT54GS v2 ==
                                       Chipset - BCM4712  --  Ram - 32mb  --  Flash - 8mb
  As of 3/2/11 these are the following files you will need to flash dd-wrt to your WRT54GS v2 router. 
 Factory Firmware - WRT54GSv3_4.71.4.001_fw.bin'      This file has been removed by linksys but Redhawk0 posted this
link elsewhere http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/download.php?id=20701&sid=9e3af0c0fed09f1eeef7e263524ba33b
  • Be aware that applying the firmware update WRT54GSv3_4.71.4.001_fw.bin to Version 1.0 WRT54GS routers can Kill your router.

Initial Flash-

Also download this VINT File: ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/V24_TNG/svn13491-snow/VINT/dd-wrt.v24-13491_VINT_mini.bin

Before we begin, make sure you have done the following:

  1. Turned off your Anti-Virus & Firewall
  2. Turned off your Wireless Connections
  3. Use IE to flash via the Web GUI and not Firefox, as some users have issues with Firefox
  4. DO NOT Do a 30/30/30 HARD RESET - Good Chance you will brick your router. See the peacock announcement, note 1 for further information on this.
    1. Do a Reset by keeping the router powered on and holding the reset button on the back for 30 seconds
                                                                 FLASHING
               At this time the only thing connected to the router is the Power and Ethernet to PC
                        The Steps Listed Below Are For Flashing via the Web GUI - NOT TFTP"
  1. READ the Peacock Announcement prior to flashing: http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=51486
  2. Open IE and enter the following address: 192.168.1.1
    1. User = (Leave Blank)
    2. Password = admin
      1. If you don't know the Login Info, Do a Reset. This will restore the router back to factory defaults.
  3. Look at the top Right Corner and make sure your Firmware is at 4.71.4
    1. If your Firmware IS up to date, Go to: Administration > Factory Defaults > Restore > Apply Settings
      1. Wait 5 minutes for the Router to Re-boot
    2. If your Firmware is NOT up to date, Go to: Administration > Firmware Upgrade (select the 4.71.4 file that you saved from above) > Upgrade
      1. Wait 5 minutes for the Router to Re-boot
  4. Reset
  5. Open IE and enter the following address: 192.168.1.1 and Login with the Default Info in Step 1
  6. Go to: Administration > Firmware Upgrade (select the dd-wrt.v24_mini_wrt54gs.bin) > Upgrade
    1. Wait 5 minutes for the Router to Re-boot
  7. Reset
  8. Power Cycle (Unplug the Router from the power and wait 10 seconds before you plug it back in
  9. Open IE and enter the following address: 192.168.1.1
    1. User = root
    2. Password = admin
      1. You don't need to enter new Login info yet since you will be flashing a different version of dd-wrt and will need to set it once you are done with the next flash
  10. Go to: Administration > Firmware Upgrade (select the VINT file you downloaded earlier ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/V24_TNG/svn13491-snow/VINT/dd-wrt.v24-13491_VINT_mini.bin) > Upgrade
  11. Wait 5 minutes for the Router to Re-boot
  12. Reset
  13. Power Cycle
  14. Open IE and enter the following address: 192.168.1.1
  15. Enter a New User Name and Password
  16. Now you can enjoy your DD-WRT Firmware and change the settings you need to change

If you wish to use another version of dd-wrt follow the same steps you followed for flashing the VINT file. You can use Vint_Mini, Vint_Std or Vint_Mega on this router. Here is a link to the VINT files: ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/V24_TNG/svn13491-snow/VINT/

[edit] Other Notes

Outdated comments removed May 12, 2011.

Comment ghz24 August 2014:Regardless of warnings firefox/ubuntu 14.10 performed flash flawlessly.