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I think I have Bricked my Linksys WRT54G Router


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#1 cap2587

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:22 PM

I tried to update to DD-WRT firmware on a Linksys WRT 54G Router V6 and now I cannot access the router. I tried to flash it with VXWorks-killer : WRT54G v5,v5.1,v6 1st. It looked like it worked and then after a hard reset I got a page that said Management Update Page, accept, reset. To be honest I did not research exactly how to pull off this firmware upgrade and this caused me to fail. I did not realize how complex the procedure was and watching 2 Youtube video's just didn't cut it. When I tried to access the router using 192.168.1.1 I wasn't able to. I was reading this article http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Recov...rom_a_Bad_Flash however some of the article is just over my head. I was given the router, therefore I am not that worried if it is now unusable. I am just disappointed I could not succeed with the firmware upgrade. I have a flashing power light on my router. How can I know for sure if my router is beyond repair. What are some steps to follow to determine this. What is the best article, link or video explaining how to perform this firmware upgrade. Thanks for any helpful information.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:29 PM

why were you updating the firmware? I just leave mine alone.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:49 PM

I guess I am always reading about how the DD-WRT Firmware has all these great features and I wanted to see what the hype was about. I should have looked into it more.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 01:23 AM

Did you try the 30/30/30 reset? Its fairly straight forward. Just make sure you hold it for 30 secs. The reset button is beside the power plug, you'll need a straightened paperclip to press it.

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