Flashing Linksys WRT54GS ver.6 router to dd-wrt

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    The appearance of a laptop and PDA in the house and the arrival of people familiar with their laptops prompted me to install a wireless router. Because walking with a cable connected to the laptop was not very convenient, and connecting the laptop to the PDA via wi-fi using “computer-to-computer” took a lot of time.

    After I installed the router, I noticed that the wireless connection sometimes hooks up every other time, moreover, it was examined with various devices and I had to reboot the router. The decision was made, replacing the firmware on the side. There were several dd-wrt or openwrt options. The choice fell on dd-wrt since There is no openwrt firmware for version higher than 5.


    0. Download the programs necessary for firmware

    DD-WRT micro generic
    Linksys TFTP transfer tool
    VXWorks Killer Image Tool

    1. You need to return all the settings of the router to the default configuration. This is done by resetting with the " reset " key

    2. Connect the router using a network cable to the computer (uploading firmware via Wi-Fi will fail). It is also necessary to set the network adapter settings on the computer IP address - , subnet mask - , gateway - . And disable all antiviruses and firewalls.

    3. We go through the browser the control panel of the router and go to “ Administration-> Firmware Upgrade

    4.And select vxworks_prep_v03.bin. Click " Upgrade "

    5. Run the VXWorks Killer on the computer and make another file with the mac address of the router (

    see the sticker on the bottom of the router) 6. Reboot the router and see

    7. Fill the received file from VXWorks Killer into the router and reboot it again.

    8. Run Linksys TFTP and select Server- and File- the firmware of the router itself.

    Click Upgrade . We wait a few minutes and at the end of the firmware we reboot the router.

    9. We go through the browser the control panel of the router and see that everything is ok. The new login is “ root ”, the password is “ admin ”.

    10. Configure the router settings on a new one.
    The process seemed to me not so complicated and took me about half an hour along with a smoke break.

    It should be noted that installing this firmware deprives you of a guarantee and firmware back to the factory is somewhat difficult (although opinions on different forums were divided, some say it’s impossible, others can, I didn’t check because I don’t want to return to the old firmware).

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    article from the Chip magazine


    The main defect - not the connection is completely gone. Also, many interesting features appeared.

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