DD-WRT now supports WRT54G2

DD-WRT now supports WRT54G2

Yay to all of us who’s been waiting for this forever! DD-WRT, my choice of 3rd party firmware, is now providing firmware for Linksys WRT54G2 (i.e. the newer Linksys router version in the market). This new version has additional checksums that made it harder to *hack.

The basic steps, as posted here courtesy of DD-WRT developer Eko, are as follows:

—— VxWorksPrep-G2V1 & VxWorksKiller-G2V1.bin ———

Get and install Linksys tftp.exe, set your PC to static IP, 192.168.1.10.

1. Reset the router to defaults on the Linksys Admin page, and let it reboot or manually reboot it after its finished.

2. Set your computer to a static IP address of 192.168.1.10 and 255.255.255.0 for a mask and plug ethernet cable into LAN port of the G2v1 unit.

3. Close all browser windows. Start Linksys’s tftp.exe utility, set IP to 192.168.1.1 and browse to the VxWorksPrep-G2V1.bin file, enter passowrd = admin, and click Upgrade. Wait 60 seconds for it to reboot on its own, if it does not, then powercycle the router manually.

4. Don’ open any browser windows. Again start Linksys’s tftp.exe utility, and browse to the VxWorksKiller-G2V1.bin file, enter passowrd = admin, and click Upgrade. Wait 2 min for it to reboot on its own, if it does not, then powercycle the router manually.

5. Tftp the DD-WRT firmware to the router, use “dd-wrt.v24-10709_NEWD_micro.bin” from the folder where you got these instructions; after sucessful tftp, wait 3 min for the router to finish writing new nvram deafults, etc… It should reboot on it’s own at least two times, so give it the 3 min and then goto http://192.168.1.1 (If it not reboots on its own, wait another 1 min, and then power cycle it)

6. When if finishes booting up…do a hard reset on the unit…let it boot again, and configure.

7. Don’t forget to set your computer back to automatically obtaining DHCP and DNS.

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On normal occassion, i wouldn’t post steps when you can easily find it in the dd-wrt website. I’m just excited about this one (it also solves some of my problems), and can’t wait to try it on my own. Hmm, now where can i grab that UFO device?

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