Linksys WRT54 Gv8/GSv7 flashing instructions

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richbutler1
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 23:54    Post subject: Reply with quote
Dark_Shadow wrote:
Start with the announcements at the top of the forum. The peacock thread is invaluable.


Thanks, read that end 2 end. Got the basics down. I may not have been clear in my original post. I've just completed a FW flash on a diff. router. Back to the item...

I already flashed my wrt54gv8 to the "dd-wrt v24-sp2 (1/16/10) micro" FW. What I'm looking for is anyone that has used later/improved/stable FW that this on the Linksys WRT54G_V8.0. Thanks!

PS: Use is as a client bridge on a mixed N-G network. Looking for all to have the same subnet.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 20:06    Post subject: Reply with quote
Just got done with the steps, but I can't access 192.168.1.1 via the http. But I pinged the router and that works fine. When I try to tftp the binary file, it says that the tftp can not read from the file.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 20:38    Post subject: Reply with quote
tprobertson wrote:
Just got done with the steps, but I can't access 192.168.1.1 via the http. But I pinged the router and that works fine. When I try to tftp the binary file, it says that the tftp can not read from the file.


if tftp can not read the file, then the path to the file is wrong, you have mispelled the file name, etc.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:56    Post subject: Reply with quote
i followed the instructions at the original post and everything is fine. comes up with the dd-wrt interface.

i have a wrt 54gs v7.

i do not see the openvpn application under services, and i want to use my FW as a vpn. i already have all the certificates generated and a client configured with open vpn

do i need to flash more things to get open vpn running on it?

if I look on the status page where it says "Memory" is this the same as checking the NVRAM? It says i have 5768kb free

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:29    Post subject: Reply with quote
onlyme wrote:


i have a wrt 54gs v7.


do i need to flash more things to get open vpn running on it?



A WRT54GS v7 is a neutered router which only has 2MB of flash memory space for firmware storage and can therefore only use a "micro" build.
There is no room for OpenVPN in those builds, you'll have to get yourself a router suitable for the job you want it to do.

These old neutered routers are only good as access points or for giving to your old auntie who only downloads her email or browses to a few web sites every now and then.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've loaded this build doing the 30/30/30 3x times and when I go to log in it asks for a username and password. not the usual create password page?

I've tried "root" for username by itself and root as username and password.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Linksys WRT54G v.8
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 13:00    Post subject: Reply with quote
pyrotechpro wrote:
I've loaded this build doing the 30/30/30 3x times and when I go to log in it asks for a username and password. not the usual create password page?

I've tried "root" for username by itself and root as username and password.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Linksys WRT54G v.8


what build?

try:

un = root / password = admin

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 19:32    Post subject: Re: Linksys WRT54 Gv8/GSv7 flashing instructions Reply with quote
BrainSlayer wrote:
this time its a little bit easier than v5 and v6 flashing


follow these steps

For v8, first flash vxworkskillerGv8-v3.bin from linksys webgui or debrick webinterface
(For gsv7 use vxworkskillerGSv7-v3.bin)

after the unit reboots, wait about 1 minute.
now plugoff the power cord and replug it in
now do the following
tftp -i 192.168.1.1 put dd-wrt.v24_micro_wrt54gv8.bin

and your unit will run dd-wrt after

please test this only if you're experienced with jtag since this has just been tested on one unit yet

and please provide any feedback on it



I have a Linksys WRT54GS v7
After trying multiple micro versions of dd-wrt and getting bad performance on wifi I reverted to the newest Linksys firmware (1.00.4 build 005) to see how that would fare.
Now I cannot flash dd-wrt anymore. When I try to flash vxworkskillerGSv7-v3.bin it just goes to http not found after a few secs and doesn't do anything.
I cannot even go back to the older linksys stock firmware.

Has anybody done this version?

update: solved this by reverting to 7.5 linksys and then flashing dd-wrt. however, the wifi is still slow.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 17:06    Post subject: Re: Linksys WRT54 Gv8/GSv7 flashing instructions Reply with quote
The DD-wrt version doesn't support CHILIDOG, what should I install to avail that?

Thanks

BrainSlayer wrote:
this time its a little bit easier than v5 and v6 flashing


follow these steps

For v8, first flash vxworkskillerGv8-v3.bin from linksys webgui or debrick webinterface
(For gsv7 use vxworkskillerGSv7-v3.bin)

after the unit reboots, wait about 1 minute.
now plugoff the power cord and replug it in
now do the following
tftp -i 192.168.1.1 put dd-wrt.v24_micro_wrt54gv8.bin

and your unit will run dd-wrt after

please test this only if you're experienced with jtag since this has just been tested on one unit yet

and please provide any feedback on it
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 16:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
Just wanted to share that I have successfully updated a WRT54Gv8 unit to build 30082. The unit had been in use on the 2010 build mentioned in the installation wiki at http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/How_To_Flash_the_WRT54Gv8 and was working ok as a general purpose AP.

I decided to try out a current build on the unit, as the one listed in the wiki is 5 years old! I located the current build folder (30082) and found ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2016/07-01-2016-r30082/broadcom/dd-wrt.v24_micro_generic.bin available for this unit. Initial flash attempts failed immediately. The web gui would not flash and simply reported a failure. Ok, so I did a 30/30/30 reset and that seemed to have bricked the unit. I was not getting any power lights. I went home and came back to work the next day, did a few more 30/30/30 resets and noticed that when I had an ethernet cable connected, I got a link light on that port, but no power/internet LEDs on. Ok, I could also ping the default IP of 192.168.1.1 so great! It's only unresponsive, not truly bricked!

So, I grabbed my copy of TFTP.exe, selected the current 30082 build listed above, and flashed the rom via tftp. After waiting a minute or so, I ran a ping and the IP was live again, so I was able to log into it via web and voila - default password reset page for 30082! I proceeded to configure the unit as I want it and am about to return it to it's spot in the front of the building. I've soft reset and 30/30/30 reset it several times post updating just to make sure everything was clear from the nvram and there wouldn't be a problem going forward.

The only issue I have detected so far is that remote web access does not seem to work over port 8080. It just isn't responsive. Note that this micro build does not support HTTPS, and only HTTP, but port 8080 just would not respond to web request once enabled under Administration->Management->Remote Access->Web GUI Management.

The unit just works at the default IP address it has on normal port 80, so loading the IP in your web browser will present the normal public status page of dd-wrt to the world and then you will need to click somewhere for the password prompt to log in.

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