Installing DD-WRT -

Bob Goodwin bobgoodwin at
Mon Aug 16 20:45:56 UTC 2010

  On 16/08/10 16:33, John Aldrich wrote:
> On Mon August 16 2010, Bob Goodwin wrote:
>>    On 16/08/10 16:05, g wrote:
>>> i look forward to hearing more of what you find.
>>> now i will have someone to fall back on when i change my
>>> linksys wrt54g. (gbwg)
>>> later
>>      It should be essentially the same procedure. I imagine Linksys has a
>>      similar "Router Upgrade" function also.
>>      There's also tftp which I needed along the way, to back out of some
>>      damage I did, to reinstalling the original system! But that's
>>      another story and not pertinent to the successful part!
> There is a "firmware upgrade" function from the web console, I believe it's
> called... and for Linksys you have to use the "mini" upgrade first, and then
> the full upgrade, otherwise you "brick" your router and it's a pain to
> recover from. At least that's what they say in the "how-to" manual. I've
> never bricked any routers, so I wouldn't know. I don't *want* to know
> either. :-)

    I believe I did, there was a blinking power on LED and nothing else
    worked. However I was still able to ping and eventually
    found that I could re-install the original system, which fortunately
    I still had, using tftp with a "how to" I found. That restored
    things to square one and gave me confidence to have another go at it!

    But as usual with computers, I am always "working in the dark,"
    never know what is really going on ...


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