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Where to get Official Stock Firmware for WRT54GS?


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#1 mainuser755

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:11 PM

I have a WRT54GS v2 router. I would like to get a copy of the latest stock firmware for this particular router, but I am unable to find it on the Linksys website. There is a link to the GPL code center, but it is not clear which files are for which hardware revisions or, for that matter, whether the files hosted there are even firmware at all. I know that flashing a bad firmware file is a good way to brick such electronics as routers, and I would like to avoid this.

 

 

Does anyone know why the firmware is not available on the Linksys website, and, more importantly, where I can obtain the firmware?



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:53 PM

http://support.linksys.com/en-us/support/routers/WRT54G

I see it there, dated Feb 24 2012




(Firmware Upgrade Instructions)
Firmware

02/24/2012

Ver.4.21.5

Download 3.20 MB


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:25 AM

Thanks, but that link appears to lead to WRT54G firmware, while I need firmware for the WRT54GS.



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:48 PM

Sorry, I missed the S

http://support.linksys.com/en-us/support/routers/WRT54GS

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:05 PM

The link isn't dead, but I cannot find the firmware there for the WRT54GS v2. When I select that hardware revision, the website simply states that drivers and firmware are not available for it.

 

Am I missing something here?  :scratchhead:



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:42 PM

For version 2 I get:

Setup Wizard

10/01/2002

Download 1.79 MB


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:42 PM

Yes. I can get there, too. However, it seems that there is no firmware available there, just an outdated setup wizard. Is there some other way I can obtain the firmware?



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:28 PM

I don't see it anywhere else that specifically says version 2. Maybe someone else knows better than I.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:09 PM

Is there a specific reason you want the Original Stock firmware? If you have the original setup CD it should be on there. I looked for the original firmware on Linksys's site I didn't see a download either. There are openWRT alternatives to the stock.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:02 PM

Yes. There is a reason. I am considering switching to Tomato, but I would like a way to fall back to stock if I should ever need to do so.

 

The setup CD would contain a very old version of the firmware. If I remember correctly, this router did not support WPA "out of the box", so I would assume that version included on the CD - if any - would not support WPA or WPA2. WEP is not an acceptable substitute. Also, I am not sure if I even have the CD anymore.

 

Thanks anyways for the help...


Edited by mainuser755, 09 April 2013 - 07:03 PM.





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