[lug] tips on upgrading a WRT54G

dallas.masters at gmail.com dallas.masters at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 12:14:30 MST 2007

I am using DD-WRT on my WRT54G routers.  It was fairly easy to get
loaded and configured.  I successfully used two such routers in WDS
mode to share a single connection.  The DD-WRT wiki is also a good
source for info on different options.


"Brian Talley" <b225ccc at gmail.com> writes:

> I installed DD-WRT on a WRT54GL a few weeks ago.  It's been running
> great.  I was also looking at OpenWRT, but it looked like it might
> take a little more time to get configured - which I didn't have.
> DD-WRT was forked from Sveasoft - I'm not sure how long ago.
> I also found Tomato (http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato/) although I
> didn't try it.
> The DD-WRT has pretty good firmware installation instructions on it's
> wiki.  However, whenever you are flashing new firmware, you run the
> risk of "bricking" the device.  It's a chance you take.  In this case,
> just make sure you have a stable power connection to the router and a
> stable Ethernet connection between the computer you're flashing from
> and the router.
> Just an FYI: I'm not sure if it's still the case, but when I installed
> DD-WRT they were recommending NOT using FireFox because of some bug.
> Have fun,
> On 3/9/07, Michael J. Hammel <mjhammel at graphics-muse.org> wrote:
>> I've got one of these at home, it's about 2 years old now I think, that
>> is giving us some problems (seems to lock up loading pages with lots of
>> thumbnails from my wife's website).  I want to upgrade it - never done
>> it before.  Not sure which model I have since I'm at work but I'll check
>> it when I go home for lunch.  Looking for tips on doing an upgrade
>> without turning it into a doorstop.
>> I found the following sites related to this box.  Anyone got any others
>> they can recommend?  Anyone have a recommended firmware distribution?  I
>> see OpenWRT and DD-WRT, not to mention the commercial Sveasoft option.
>> I'm sure there are others.
>> http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/tutorials/article.php/3562391
>> http://wiki.openwrt.org/
>> http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/index.php
>> http://www.linksysinfo.org/index.php
>> http://www.wrt54g.net/
>> Thanks.
>> --
>> Michael J. Hammel                                    Senior Software Engineer
>> mjhammel at graphics-muse.org                           http://graphics-muse.org
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