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DD-WRT flash on Linksys WRT54GS v7.2

greenmeansgoooo 13,930 3,398 August 4, 2010 at 04:02 PM
Has anyone done a DD-WRT flash on a Linksys WRT54GS v7.2? from what I understand the process is a little bit different then flashing a regular Linksys WRT54G.

Directions [dd-wrt.com]

and/or

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This process ALSO works with the WRT54GSv7 with only a little HEX modification to the vxworkskillerv8!

*Of course, you'll have to reset the router to factory defaults before flashing*

Here's what I did:

1) Log into the WRT54GSv7.
2) Under the Administration tab, RESET TO FACTORY DEFAULTS.
3) Go back to the Administration tab [192.168.1.1].
4) Firmware Upgrade via the Linksys GUI vxworkskillerGSv7-v3.bin
5) Update will be successful.
6) Manually configure your Network Card to a manual IP something like 192.168.1.77, then Manually configure Gateway to 192.168.1.1, DNS to 192.168.1.1
7) Hold down the RESET button on router for 30 seconds.
8 ) Wait about 30 more seconds, then unplug router.

9) HOLD DOWN reset button, then plug-in router. Then release reset button after 5 seconds.
10) QUICKLY Open command prompt, and use TFTP command:
tftp -i 192.168.1.1 put dd-wrt.v24_micro_wrt54gv8.bin
11) You will see the activity light on your network indicator "go crazy".
[[If #11 doesn't happen AND you get TFTP TIMED OUT, I had to repeat step 9 then 10 to be quicker]]

12) Wait about 10 minutes, and the TFTP should acknowledge success.
13) Log into DD-WRT Router!!!!

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I have only ever flashed a 54GS 7.2 (never a 54G). I used the directions on the DD-WRT wiki (The first ones. Not the alternate directions) I followed it step for step, and it took about 5 mins with no problems.
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I have only ever flashed a 54GS 7.2 (never a 54G). I used the directions on the DD-WRT wiki (The first ones. Not the alternate directions) I followed it step for step, and it took about 5 mins with no problems.
The difference that I see is that you run the vxkiller binary from the upgrade firmware instead of upgrading the firmware directly to the DD-WRT mini firmware, like with the linksys wrt54g.

Did you do that part where you set the static IP, gateway, and dns?
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No, I didn't manually configure any of the stuff like that. Isn't it set to those by default anyways? My router was right out of the box, plugged it in, and followed the directions.

I did:

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1. Configure your local LAN ethernet address to 192.168.1.100 and connect your local ethernet to your WRT54GSv7 on one of the four switch ports. Do not use a wlan connection! (can someone clarify how to configure your lan ethernet address to 192.168.1.100?)

2. Disconnect the power cord from the WRT54GSv7.

3. Push the reset button while reconnecting the power cord and hold the button for about 20 seconds.

4. Open your browser and open http://192.168.1.1

5. Use the firmware upgrade dialogue to flash vxworkskillerGSv7-v3.bin.

6. After the dialogue about disconnecting the power cord is shown, disconnect the power cord and reconnect it.

7. Wait for about two minutes.

8. Again disconnect the power cord and reconnect it.

9. Enter "tftp -i 192.168.1.1 put dd-wrt.v24-micro_generic.bin" on your local Windows console and press enter. (If you're using Windows Vista or Windows 7, you need to first enable the tftp client)

(for linux, tftp 192.168.1.1; mode octet;put dd-wrt.v24-micro_generic.bin or tftp -v -m octet 192.168.1.1 -c put dd-wrt.v24-micro_generic.bin).

10. The file will now be transferred to your router and be flashed. After this is done, your router will boot automatically and you can reach your it at http://192.168.1.1. (Note: My WRT54GS V7.0 didn't boot automatically, and simply power-cycling didn't bring it up. Resetting as described in steps 2-3 brought the router from "no lights, no web interface" to "functioning dd-wrt install.")
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Looks like I got it flashed and it even rebooted after and didn't have to power cycle/reset.

upon 192.168.1.1 I got the name/password reset screen.

The only thing I noticed is that the orange Cisco light didn't come back on.
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Hmm, I don't know if mine ever had an orange light. lol. It doesn't now. I use it as a client bridge to connect my Xbox and Blu-ray to the wireless network.
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I'm in the process of setting up the older older linksys wrt54g as an AP. This one never had an orange light before the 'mountains'

I got it working. Isolated AP wireless connected to CB.

Thanks, reps +4
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