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Solved: URGENT Linksys WRT54G broken after firmware upgrade

Question: Solved: URGENT Linksys WRT54G broken after firmware upgrade

Hello I recently bought a Linksys WRT54G wireless router, downloaded latest firmware from, tried to install latest firmware version, I connected directly from my computer to this router but when it was on 80/90% it suddenly lost connection and it never complete firmware upgrade

So when I went back to the administration window I could not access and then came very strange characters and administration was not accesible, however router was working for having internet connection and some other features.

I have also tried pushing RESET button, but still the same

How can recover back firmware to have access to the administration/remote console?


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Answer: Solved: URGENT Linksys WRT54G broken after firmware upgrade

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I bought a used Linksys WRT54G v8.2 router and I would like to replace the stock firmware with DD-WRT, because Linksys -- I should say Belkin now -- hasn't brought out any firmware updates for this model in a very long time.

The problem is that the idiots at DD-WRT's official site are being very unhelpful & not cooperative.

I just want to know what version I need to get from the FTP site that is in one of the articles, and they keep stating read all 4 which I've done multiple times and still have no idea.

They wonder why they are getting a bad rap, is because they are annoying new users who want to use their software.

I may just start saving up and get the RouterBoard wired/wireless router down the road.

edited language - moderator>

Answer:Linksys WRT54G v8.2: Want To Upgrade The Firmware To DD-WRT

i have edited your post - this is a family friendly site -so please avoid this type of language

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When upgrading a Linksys WRT54G's firmware via the web interface, is it necessary to power cycle the router after the upgrade, or does it automatically reboot without user intervention?

Note: This is in hardware because it concerns the actual piece of hardware rather than the networking/security aspects of it.

Answer:Linksys WRT54G Firmware Upgrade

Note: If you haven't done anything wrong, there is no need for a note.

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Ok, you guys can make fun of me if you want, but I was in a hurry and thought that I might be able to get away with this.

I was trying to help my brother upgrade the firmware on his router and thought that it would be faster to just do it myself remotely, rather than trying to explain the process to him.

It all seemed to be working fine, until a little over halfway through the upgrade, I got a "firmware upgrade failure" message and now the router is completely unresponsive.

I'm guessing the problem came from the bin file being locally on my computer while I was upgrading the router remotely.

Anyway, is there any way to fix this? We can't even ping the router now.

I had him unplug it and reset it and its still not responding.

Maybe Walmart will take it back.

Answer:Linksys WRT54G firmware upgrade failure.

There's a very good website on the net complete with pictures that tells you how to revive a dead WRT54G. I unfortunately never bookmarked it, but it involved the following:

1. Unplugging the unit.
2. Taking it completely apart (it's easy - screwless design)
3. Locate pins 15-16 on the router's chipset (usually labeled Broadcom).
4. Short the pins. While shorting them, plug the power in.
5. You'll see lights flash.
6. You'll have a small window of opportunity to TFTP a working firmware to the router.

I could ellaborate some more, but I have to go to work. It really does work. I did it myself after a bad firmware upgrade.

But yeah, it's probably easier if you just got it replaced.

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I have just gone through a major network insanity which began with me trying to flash firmware to my Linksys WRT54G router. Now, even with it hooked up to my main router, I cannot access What I was attempting to install was DD-WRT through the web admin. Outside, it appears to be functioning like normal, no signs of any bricks. I can even access it through wireless, but haven't tried out internet connectivity.

Help needed!

Answer:Solved: Linksys WRT54G refreshed during firmware install, cannot access or ping

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So a litle more then a year ago, I set up my first wireless network using the WRT54G. It was still only version 1.0. I have the router set up in the basement, I tried using my laptop on the back porch, and I had a very horrible connection. I then started to look around for a different solution. This was before the high gain antanaes for the router. And then I can't remember how, but I found this firmware program called Satari. It gives you tons of more feutures then the standard firmware put out by linksys. One of which allows you to boost your siginal strenght by raising your xmit power (basicly overclocking the router).

But anyway, just recently my router has been disconnecting from my cable internet modem. And I find myself hard restetting it at least once a day in order to gain internet access. I can still access my router and ping other computers on the network, but neither wired nor wireless can access the internet until I reset the router. Does anybody have any idea what is going on? I've alread tried cloning my mac address, disenabling WEP, and several other things. Or could this just be a dreaded failure from esentially overclocking my router, but if this was true, I don't know why the wire switch would be effected......

Answer:Satori firmware for Linksys WRT54G

put it back to the regular mac address.. maybe it will work without disconnecting .

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The other day I bought the WRT54G to use in my apartment, sharing the connection amongst four of us. I'm the only one who doesn't use my cell as my primary phone; instead, I use Vonage. I bought the WRT54G to be able to use QoS features, since my roomies aren't always good about keeping the cable line de-saturated with their downloads.

I know about the Sveasoft firmware, but after doing some reading I'm hearing some bad things about their business practices (GPL and whatnot). I don't mind paying $20 to get the good stuff, but I don't want to pay it if I can otherwise legally aquire the same thing.

I do not want to get into even somewhat gray areas here, since I'd rather get good quality advice. Please don't tell me to look on P2P sites or the like. (That's what PMs are for. ) But seriously, what are my options to enable QoS, and make use of some other cool options on my new router?

Oh yes, almost forgot: Some instructions on what I need to do would also be helpful. I've done firmware upgrades, of course, but if there's some esoteric method for doing things, please let me know that, too.

Answer:Linksys WRT54G alternative firmware

Check out Hyperwrt 2.0 at
It works great for me.

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I'm always looking to tweak things and this seems like it could be cool and fairly easy. Has anyone else done this?

What kind of benefits can I see if I use this?

Answer:DD-WRT firmware on my Linksys WRT54G router?

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Hello gents,

i am looking at the vast amount of hacked firmware for this little router, and i got to say, alot of them have features i wouldent use at home, but i am considering them due to Wireless DB gains, as well as Though put of the network.

anyones that you guys would recommend at all?

also, i hope it will fix the issue with the router locking up all traffic when you leave a Bittorrent open :/

Thanks again!

Answer:linksys WRT54G hacked Firmware

I'm big on DD-WRT myself. Check here for info on the various distros.

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Been using the new firmware for a while with no problems but now I'm not able to access the router's interface through the web thing. I've reset the router and whatever I try I can't access it. I can telnet it but I don't know the user and pass. It still works and assigns IPs but I can't get to the web interface.

Answer:Problems with Linksys WRT54G DD-WRT firmware

Well, not sure what to tell you about the web interface. But for telnet the username should be root and the password should be set to whatever you set the administrator password to.

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Is there an update

Answer:linksys wrt54g firmware update

You could try DD-WRT or Tomato.

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I was updating my firmware, then I power cycled and now the power LED is flashing which indicates a firmware problem. I have no clue how im am supposed to fix this. Im plugged directly into my modem (sprint 660). I printed out directions on fixing it and I have the right firmware downloaded and tftp, but I just don't know how to fix this. Techguy, your my last hope before a new router, help!!!

Answer:Linksys WRT54G firmware problem

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Hi Folks

I need some help/advice on this topic. I need to expand my wireless network. I have tried to configure this router using instructions I found online (like the DD-WRT site). Does anyone have any bulletproof instructions?

I would appreciate some help on this.


Answer:How to configure dd-wrt firmware on Linksys WRT54G router?

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I just recently updated my firmware on my linksys router WRT54G with the new version of linksys firm ware and now my router does not work. I can not access the GUI under the ip address I 've tried to reboot the router using the 30/30 method that is suggested by Linksys, but I still can not access the routers GUI. Please advise if there is another method to set back the routers firmware.

Answer:Update firmware on Linksys router WRT54G version 2


I don't believe that the router saves any copy of the old firmware to set back to.

I'd recommend the DD-WRT firmware.

Was it the wrong firmware? Was it for your chipset version? Was the firmware for G, or GS, or other?

Read this: Recover From A Bad Flash

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I have an old Linksys WRT-54G that I thought might be getting a bit long in the tooth. There was a recent sale on the new D-Link DIR-657 which is a full featured current gen model, that supports wireless N, support QOS automatically for game and video packets, and supports USB print server and file sharing function. I decided to upgrade for the cheap price of $20 on at the recent onesaleaday listing.

I expected to get a bit of an improvement in connection speed - after all that old Linksys router is about a decade old. I've not really spent time on wireless yet to compare at all, but for wired there is no change to speak of. I was surprised, because I figured that old v2 WRT-54G 200mhz processor might have been holding me back. It apparently was not.

I ran eight simple speed tests with each router pretty immediately after swapping them out. I ran four cities twice on the tests. ( Here are the results.

WRT54G - 13.54 and 16.58 down and 1.04 and 1.08 up
DIR-657 - 11.71 and 17.60 down and 1.07 and 1.08 up

WRT54G - 8.51 and 8.72 down and 1.07 and 1.07 up
DIR-657 - 5.98 and 8.75 down and 1.07 and 1.07 up

WRT54G - 6.46 and 5.05 down and 1.01 and 1.06 up
DIR-657 - 5.03 and 6.40 down and 1.06 and 1.06 up

New York
WRT54G - 15.30 and 16.77 down and 1.07 and 1.06 up
DIR-657 - 20.20 and 15.73 down and 1.07 and 1.05 up

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Answer:Linksys WRT54G v2 w/ Tomato firmware vs D-Link HD Media Router 1000 DIR-657 speedtest

I loved mine but it didn't quite handle the 150mbps fios package all that well....

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I would like to strengthen the signal for my router. I looked at the high gain antennas by cisco for linksys. Will these antennas screw on my current wrt54g wireless router? Also how do I remove the current antennas to attach the new ones? all help appreciated


Answer:Linksys WRT54G Antenna Upgrade

The current antennas just screw off. Look here for an explanation on all the different types of connectors.

Just match up what connectors you have, and buy accordingly.

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I have my desktop setup with this router and it works well. I just bought another desktop for office work and would also like to network it to my system. My question is instead of using another RJ45 cable can I use a NETGEAR WG111 USB adapter for a wireless connection. Thanks

Answer:Solved: Linksys WRT54G

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I just upgraded my BEFSR41 v2 to a WRT54G. Connected to it I have only my one PC and my XBOX. I shut everything down, switched the cables over and then restarted. XBOX can get online fine thru the new router but the PC shows a "network cable is unplugged" message, like it would if it wasn't connected to anything. Tried all the ports and still got the same thing. When I hook my PC direct to my modem (BEFCMU10) it detects the connection and when I hook back to the old router it also detects it. Any ideas as to what could be causing my PC to not see the new wireless router at all? Am I missing something obvious here?

Answer:[SOLVED] PC not seeing Linksys WRT54G

So what exactly is in the configuration that does not work? HAve you tried a different cable from the PC to the router's switched port?

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Hey everyone. I was just installing the latest firmware upgrade for the linksys router I run off of.

Everything was fine at first but then the page just went blank. I am able to connect and everything but when I got to the page ( I get this;

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Answer:Linksys Firmware Upgrade issue

Try resetting the router, by disconnecting the power for 30 seconds or so.

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I've just upgraded on my access pt/router etc (WAG54G from Linksys). Trying to check that all the settings are correct I cannot log onto as I could before. However, the internet works fine.Any idea what the problem could be. Was I meant to press the reset button on the router?

Answer:Firmware upgrade on Linksys access pt

...can I ask what you think of this kit? I recently set up a Linksys wired router for my parents and was very impressed with it, particularly the ease of installation. A lot of people seem to recommend the Netgear D834G but I might go for the WAG54G instead.

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I did a firmware upgrade on this router to 1.46.02 and now the router does not respond am I out of luck? or do I have another move to set firmware back to original?
Thank Bill

Answer:BEFSR41 Linksys firmware upgrade

I was able to sign on with my cable modem go back and get the original firmware version download it, then plug in my router and do the upgrade or in my case downgrade back and looks like all is working now, guess I will know for sure when I reboot all my pc's.

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Hi all.I recently recommended the purchase of a Linksys WRT54GS router to a friend. I have one and it works well.Unfortunately his router configuration screens appear to be in German! Although he is up and running through my screen-for-screen translation, he is about to attempt a firmware upgrade to fix the problem.I have never attempted a firmware upgrade so I have two issues I hope you can help with please:Does the router remember your network configuration settings after the upgrade or is it a case of restoring a saved config file? Or worse do you have to reconfigure from scratch?Secondly, I read that it's a good idea to download a copy of the current running firmware before upgrading, just in case anything goes wrong. Unfortunately, it appears that only the latest firmware versions are available on the official Linksys site so does anyone know of a site where previous firmware versions might be available please?Thanks,Tom.

Answer:Firmware upgrade - Linksys WRT54GS

1) Not normally; as I understand it, the firmware flash will in most cases overwrite the memory. I would expect that the settings are on the same ROM chip.2) Restoring a saved config file may or may not work, depending on whether it requires the same firmware version or whether the new version is substantially different. Unknown territory.3) A very good idea, I would say. Covers your back in case any of the above issues crop up, or that the new revision is not 100% solid. The trouble is that most router manufacturers do not offer anything beyond the latest version. I cover that by downloading a copy of the original for any new router at the time of installation, but that's academic here of course.I think you should just save the config file anyway, but write down your settings and option choices in case they are wiped and you need to re-enter them. I would expect the new firmware rev to be okay.

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I have not upgraded my wireless router's firmware for over 2 years. I am attempting to download the file from Cisco's site. It keeps wanting to save to NOTEPAD automatically. I sent it from there to the desktop as a zip file. Will that do for the router upgrade or do I need to bypass NOTEPAD somehow??

Answer:Linksys Router Firmware Upgrade

Which model do you have?
Every firmware file I have seen from Linksys was a .bin - if you have a zip file, you need to unzip it.
Then you need to get a wired, not wireless connection to your router before you apply the update.
Next browse to your router's web interface (usually or by default) the address depends on how the router was set up.
Then you have to find the page to update firmware, browse to the file you unzipped and install it.
If you need more specific info, please post model and version plus your computer's ip address.

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I use a Linksys WAG54G-UK broadband ADSL Gateway/router purchased about 2 years ago it is working fine.Is there any advantage in upgrading the firmware?or does the risk of a problem make it inadvisable?

Answer:Firmware Upgrade Linksys WAG54G-UK

Flashing firmware can be a risky business.If it is working fine I would leave well alone.

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I have a Linksys Modem (BEFCMU10) and a Linksys Router (WRT54g) work together to provide a direct internet access to my desktop and wireless access to 1-3 laptops in our home. Up until this morning, they were working beautifully. As far as I know nothing has changed and yet the router is today not serving the wireless laptop connection. I have tried resetting the modem and router and restarting the computer without success. I have tried accessing the address Linksys provides for the router but the request times out.

What is the chance that the router has simply stopped working even though all the lights are on? What other things should I be looking at?

I have read several other threads and seen the request for information obtained from CMD window. Perhaps this is not necessary in my case, but I have included it anyway.

Any thoughts or things to try would be welcome.

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Jane>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MOORE1
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Cont
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Answer:Solved: Linksys WRT54G question

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Ok i set this up a long time trying to get to the online website configurator, it asked me for a user id and pw, i left user id blank and put "admin" in the pw field (without quotes of course) but it just prompted me again, so i put admin in user id, nothing, then i put admin in both and nothing, i tried alot of variations as then i pressed the reset button in the back of my router for about 30sec's to see it would reset everything, which it didnt, so im not exactly sure what to do and im in need of your guys knowledge, thank you =).

Answer:Solved: Linksys WRT54G User ID and PW

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For the past year or so I have been experiencing problems with the Linksys WRT54G Router. It has been replaced 3 times so far and every WRT54G Router we get it does the same exact thing.

Currently we have WRT54G v8 with firmware v8.00.6 build 005, Jun. 16, 2008.

The Router after a few days ends up losing the subnet mask. The subnet mask changes to and the only way I can fix it is to unplug the router and plug it back in. One time I logged onto the Router and changed to my subnet mask and it ended up freezing the internet. The only way I could fix that was to unplug the Router and plug it back in. When it does change to, the internet goes slow, but still works.

The only thing I really use the Router for is a firewall. To eliminate any issues I thought it could be, I disabled DHCP on the Router and switched it over to a Windows 2003 Server. I am still having the same problems and I am out of ideas. Anyone have any other ideas?

Would something like this "" fix my problem?

or this one?

Answer:Solved: Linksys WRT54G Problems

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I know you've probably seen all the problems with linksys routers and video games.
I have a wireless Linksys WRT54G router and for as Long as I've known I have NEVER been able to host a game on warcraft 3.
I have tried so many things.
Firewall turned to OFF
Ports Forwarded - 6112-6119 on all 5 possible i.p. addresses

I have looked and looked and all everyone keeps saying is to forward those ports.
Well this hasn't worked for me EVER so please, I'm begging you!
Help ME!

Answer:Solved: Warcraft 3 - Can't Host on Linksys WRT54G

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I was about to upgrade one of the drives from 100G to a new 250G. While I was transferring stuff out on the network, I noticed that my firmware was significantly downlevel.

While attempting to upgrade my Linksys NSLU2's firmware, I inadvertently powered it off (while setting it back in its stand).

The ready light is blinking green and orange, ethernet is glowing green and the NSLU2 doesn't see either of the drives attached to it.

I've tried to:
get into it via ethernet, no joy​restart it, no joy​reset it using the reset button for 10, 20, 30, & 60 seconds, no joy​
Have I completely hosed this thing? Is there any hope of getting it back?

Thanks for any help in advance...

Answer:Help! Power Glitch during Linksys NSLU2 Firmware Upgrade

Have you gone through the firmware update again, sounds like you have just stopped the copying process mid-track, or at least had one file corrupt during copying?

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I tried to upgrade my WAP54 with the latest firmware and it stopped working in a way. My laptops can connect to my network, but security is disabled and I am unable to log into the management site. I can't even ping the thing but it seems to be able to connect my laptops and use my DHCP server

Any ideas?

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I am having trouble trying to connect a linksys WRT54g to a comcast business modem. I am on the 2.4 signal through the comcast box, but my linksys is not sending out the wifi. I am getting the internet hard wired through the linksys but not wireless. all lights are on, on the linksys but computer is saying no internet access. can you help

Answer:Solved: Comcast Business modem and Linksys Wrt54g

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I have a Mac Book Pro and a Linksys WRT54G router , which are working fine after reconnecting after 6 months BUT my Nook now does not want to sign in with the password I had used ....when I check Linksys and look at the number of letters used for a password that is not the one I had put in , somehow something is changed , when I try to change the password and check save it says it is saving but then it comes back the same as it was so how can I cancel out the password and reset it?

Answer:Solved: Problem resetting password on Linksys WRT54G

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I got a new WRT54G Router and the CD doesnt work . It keeps saying my computer is not connected to the internet. I have tried with both my broadband and my dial-up connections but the CD didnt work. I got it from Circuit City.Firmware version 2.1
I then installed it using the step-by-step guide and then something strange happened :

a. When I click on my broadband connection (start/connect to/broadband)..the connection never goes thru ( i get an unable to connect error) BUT i get logged onto the net. Both the Wireless and Local Connection icons on the bottom RHS of the screen get active.
Obviously if I stick my broadband modem rj-45 jack into my notebook, it connects immediately and i get that 'authenticated' message.

b. I am able to surf but my sister cannot. Her notebook recognises the wireless but doesnt log onto the net at all. I set up a 'home network' but she still cannot connect to the net. The computers are able to see and access each others shared files. We both have Win XP Home edition.

c. My notebook is a Presario with inbuilt wireless and hers is an HP to which we attached a linksys network card.

d. What am i doing wrong ? How do I remove the 'home network I created ? Since I gave it a workgroup name 'home', will I have a problem when I take the notebook to my office which has its own wireless network and another workgroup name ?

Any and all advise welcome .


Answer:Solved: LINKSYS WRT54G : Unable to connect to broadband modem

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The subject router has lost the RF output signal. Some observations:
My desktop PC cabled to router works OK.
My laptop sees other wireless networks in the area but not my router.
My wifi sniffer/locator does not detect a signal, even when I hold it next to the router.
I've tried disconnecting the power to the cable modem and router for 30 sec's, and restart modem/router, without success.
Led lights on both the router and modem look normal.

Any thoughts? Is this router dead?

Answer:Solved: Linksys WRT54G-v6 Wireless Router, No RF Signal Output

I had a Linksys router die in this manner, so I'm sure it's possible.
Mine was replaced under warranty.

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Hey guys,

I have a Linksys WRT54g wireless router. I use port-forwarding quite frequently and have ran into a problem. There are only 10 port-forward slots available and all of mine are full. How can I get more slots?

Answer:Solved: Need more port-forwarding slots on Linksys WRT54g router

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OK here is the dial.I have internet in my home thru dsl modem DLink dsl 360r preconfigurated with pppoe conection.I olso bought Router Linksys wrt54g version 3.1 with dd-wrt sofware on it.Im able to create network in my home but no internet.I tried many ways but still nothing.Can't figure where is my mistake.Please help me .Thanks

Answer:Solved: My Router Linksys wrt54g not comunicate with dsl modem cant figure what is pr

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Some one please help me get my home network operational now that I've changed to using a Bellsouth provided Netopia 2241N-006 modem. Previously I had been using my Linksys WRT54G wireless router successfully with my Cable ISP modem (Charter). I switched this week to Bellsouth in my area, and I can not get the combination of the 2 devices to work. When I connect the Netopia modem directly to my computer, I can access the internet just fine, but when I try putting the router in the middle, I can't get the internet to work. I've tried several different settings on the linksys including the automatic DHCP setting, the PPPoE setting, I've tried cloning the MAC address to that of the netopia modem. I read one thread on here about port forwarding issues with these 2 devices, but it didn't provide me a solution. I would be very appreciative if someone could help.


Answer:Solved: Netopia 2241N-006 modem/Linksys WRT54G v5 wireless router

The Netopia 2241N-006 is a single port router, so what you need to do is one of the following.

Configure the Netopia into "bridge mode" and connect the router in the standard modem/router configuration, or use the following configuration for the secondary router.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

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Hi, I need help with my daughters laptop. Occasionally the wireless gets dropped and I can get her up and running.
This time I can't and I probably changed some settings and now I can't get connected through wire connection as well.
All other computers in the house work wireless except hers.
Using a Linksys WRT54G router.

I need to get this working as she needs her computer for school work.

I hope somebody can HELP!



Answer:Solved: Can't connect to internet with wire or wireless, XP, WRT54G linksys router

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Hi, I've been struggling with this for some time now... I'm trying to set my computer up with wireless via a Linksys WRT54G (latest firmware for hardware 5) over a Verizon DSL connection through the Westell 6100F. I'm in south central PA, and I believe it's PPPoE rather than DHCP...

As is, I have internet when my computer is connected directly to the 6100F, but throwing the Linksys into it, I get no internet and no wireless connection.

Here is my ipconfig/ all WITHOUT the Linksys in place:
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DCM1GYF1
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82562V-2 10/100 Network Con
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-09-8E-BD-9F
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, January 21, 2010 1:39:52 P
Lease Expires . . ... Read more

Answer:Solved: westell 6100F (Verizon DSL) issue with Linksys WRT54G router - can't get wire

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I have a Linksys WRT54G version 1 router. My basic problem is I can't seem to connect to the Internet. My PC can connect to the router and it can detect my Internet settings, but I can't actually connect to the net. There's nothing wrong with my Internet connection. I can still connect to the Internet through my old Linksys BEFW1154 v2 router easily.

I've updated the firmware on my Linksys WRT54G router and I've reset all the settings to factory defaults. Originally I had two Vista OS PCs, an XBox 360, a PS3, wired to the router and I've connected one XP OS PC and a Tivo to the router wirelessly. Right now I'm trying to apply my old config to the new router. My primary PC is wired. I've already checked my Ethernet cables and I've made sure that the modem is connected to the plug labeled Internet on the WRT router.

I'm not 100% on the terminology, but I believe I'm only connected to my router locally. Originally my new router couldn't even detect the Internet through my ARRIS tm402 Touchstone Modem. The status page would display all 0s for the dns addresses. My new router wasn't able to detect the net until I contacted Comcast and had them reset my modem. As I mentioned, now my router can detect the net, but my PC can't actually access the net. I thought the problem might be with my PC, but as it turns out my XBox 360 and other PC (which are both wired) also can't access the net. I really need some h... Read more

Answer:Solved: Linksys WRT54G router can't connect to Internet through ARRIS tm402 Touchston

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I'm not sure I'm posting in the right place, but I have a question regarding a failed printer firmware upgrade. I was upgrading the firmware to my Samsung SCX4300 printer when the electricity cutt-off...The printer is now in an inoperable state. My question is the following; is it possible that that might cause any HARDWARE damage? this seems a bit illogical to me, but I took the printer to the local Samsung dealer, and well, according to them, the motherboard is damaged and needs replacing. They want to charge my $90 for it. Somehow, I have a feeling something is not right. (Where I live, ripping off people is more like a norm.)

I guess what I would like to know is if fixing the printer would really require a motherboard change?

PS: I spoke with 2 Samsung chat support agents (US website), and they both said that a failed firmware upgrade would not result in any hardware damage.

Any help or information would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,


Answer:Would a printer firmware upgrade result in hardware damage? Plz urgent help needed!


Originally Posted by Rawan AbuSalman

I'm not sure I'm posting in the right place, but I have a question regarding a failed printer firmware upgrade. I was upgrading the firmware to my Samsung SCX4300 printer when the electricity cutt-off...The printer is now in an inoperable state. My question is the following; is it possible that that might cause any HARDWARE damage? this seems a bit illogical to me, but I took the printer to the local Samsung dealer, and well, according to them, the motherboard is damaged and needs replacing. They want to charge my $90 for it. Somehow, I have a feeling something is not right. (Where I live, ripping off people is more like a norm.)
I guess what I would like to know is if fixing the printer would really require a motherboard change?

PS: I spoke with 2 Samsung chat support agents (US website), and they both said that a failed firmware upgrade would not result in any hardware damage.

Any help or information would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,


Upgrading firmware will Not damage hardware as far as i know however, the power cut may have damaged the motherboard. It may be in an inoperable state because it has no firmware, I'm no expert on this though so Don't just go off what I say, I'm sure other people shall post soon.

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Ok...I am using a linksys wrt54gs router ver. 6 and it says I have to update my firmware (because the power light just blinks and i can not connect to the internet). The company's website

says i am suppose to download the new bin file for the new firmware and it says i am supposed to go to this web address to complete the update So I downloaded the firmware update but the problem is i can not connect to that page. i get an internet explorer can not connect. WTH?! how can I fix the firmware problem if the companies own website for the router is down? any suggestions because i am clueless. If you do have another way please be specific because I am not exactly tech savy. thank you for your assistance.

Answer:Solved: Linksys router firmware problems

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I currently have a Linksys WRT54GL router version 1.1 with Tomato-mlppp_v125-mp3alpha6, but I would like to reflash it to a more updated Tomato firmware.

I see that there are Tomato several mods by Shibby and polarcloud. Can someone recommend a good Tomato firmware for my router?

Please note that I think this model has (16MB RAM, 4MB flash), so the firmware must be able to fit in 4mb of flash.

I just don't know which of Shibby's builds that will work properly without bricking my router as there seems to be an issue getting the correct firmware that will fit in the small 4MB flash of the WRT54GL router ver 1.1


I found Shibby's firmware version tomato-ND-1.28.5x-117-VPN.trx and I reflashed my router with this. The flash stated it was successful, so I'm going to give this a try and see what happens.

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Well..... I was just about ready to throw my new laptop out of my window today after trying EVERYTHING I found on-line about the slow download speeds with Vista. My XP works fine but put my Vista next to it and watch the grass grow for accessing sites or downloading.... I also have VoiP and when I was on the support line with HP today, I noticed that my Vista worked lightning fast when I was on the phone... After the tech checked my system and could find no issues and we ended the call, S L O W speed again... I made another phone call and WOW.. FAST speed while conencted on the phone. After checking with my VoiP provider they suggested I contact Linksys to inquire about a possible router problem. When I went on-line to Linksys, I found a firmware update for my 2-3 year old router... I decided to download the firmware and IT FIXED THE PROBLEM... YEAH!!!! I know this is a very popular wireless router and imagine many who purchased this while using XP and now upgraded to Vista....... I can get some sleep tonight!

Answer:Solved: Old Linksys WRT54GS firmware CAUSING SLOW Download with Vista!!!!

Look at the top right of your question - under Thread Tools - mark this as SOLVED. Others' may stumble on this same problem.

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Question: WRT54G Firmware?

Is anyone using a non supported hacked version firmware for their WRT54G? I heard that there are many available and was wanting to try it. Right now I am just using Linksys version 3.01.3.

Thanks for any info.

Answer:WRT54G Firmware?

Gonna try this when I get home. Site loads slow.

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Question: WRT54G firmware

I am thinking of changing the firmware of my Linksys WRT54G router to the open source application of Tomato.

Has anyone done this?

Based on post at, the hack is supposed to give your router more features and allow you to tweak the router's settings.

Any thoughts?

Answer:WRT54G firmware

There are a number of 3rd party firmware packages for many Linksys models, one of the more popular ones is DD-WRT. I've heard good things about that one, I suspect Tomato is probably a similar thing, though I haven't looked into that particular package.

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Anyone have any suggestions?

I want to take advantage of the untapped capabilities of my Linksys wrt54g, but can't get a decent opinion of either DD-WRT or HyperWRT. (much less any of the other 3rd party firmware avaliable...)

Any Google search or forum search tells me what people use or recommend, but not really why.

Just tapping the communitiy for any practical experiences.

Answer:Which wrt54g firmware?

so far I've liked the sveasoft firmwares... but his blatantly anti-GPL practices put me off.

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Question: WRT54G Firmware

Hey guys.
After some thinking on the matter, I've come to the decision that I'll at least TRY to keep my wrt54g and get it working. However, I've heard a bunch of talk about using aftermarket firmware. I was wondering what one you guys would recommend. I've seen stuff about both Sveasoft firmwares, as well as several others. I'm in the dark as to what to go with.

Any advice?

Answer:WRT54G Firmware

Sveasoft - if you want a lot of features and a fruity GUI
OpenWRT - if you want even more feature but a command line interface (unix users tend to like this one)
HyperWRT - if you only want increased TX power over the stock firmware
DD-WRT - if you like the Sveasoft firmware but think the guy that runs the company is an ass (he is)

Also, if you have a version 4 unit, you're pretty much stuck with openwrt.

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click firmware. get satori 4.0 final

very badass stuff.

Answer:new wrt54g firmware!!!

what's it give me from the normal firmware?

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I'm quite content with the features of the stock firmware that the WRT54G v2 has but theres one thing in particular I was wondering if an open source firmware could provide. I'm wondering if there is a firmware out there that boosts the power to the antenna. my router is upstairs and downstairs the signal is spotty at best. I'm considering buying an external antenna but I was thinking that just boosting the power maybe enough. Does anyone have any knowledge on WRT54G firmwares? Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:best WRT54G firmware? is one of the more popular firmware versions out there. This one will allow you to boost your signal like you wanted to.

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I have a linksys wrt54g router and I need a hacked firmware that can do the following thing.

I need more advanced logging of incoming and outgoing. I would also like it if it would automatically resolve dns addresses. Could someone point me to some good firmware that can do this?


Answer:Need WRT54G Firmware

Take random text from your request:

"wrt54g router and I need a hacked firmware"

Use it as a search term on router and I need a hacked firmware

Find multiple hits on the first page, or if you want to actually work a bit try searching for "wrt54g firmware"

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Should I get new firmware for my router? v1.02.5 build 002

Answer:New firmware for WRT54G?

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Short story even shorter, there was a semi-power outage this morning (lights were very dim but power wasn't totally off), and when the power came back on my router stopped working. Here's what I know:

-The WLAN LED is no longer lit so there's no wireless. That orange CiscoSystems button is no longer glowing orange either if that means much.

-For some odd reason a wired connection through any of the ethernet ports on the router no longer works either, though the LED's still light up when connected, along with the internet LED.

-The modem works fine, I'm connected to the internet directly from the modem right now.

-I've tried to reset the router, but it doesn't seem to do anything.

-I've tried to access the router config settings, and the page doesn't load.

-I've tried to look up the routers ip address through the command prompt but when I enter the command "ipconfig" when I'm wired through the router I always get the response something along the lines of "media disconnected". When I try the command when connected directly to the modem the default gateway ip address comes up as ''. This doesn't work either.
I've been searching the web for solutions for hours and I can't find one. This is actually the first time I've ever had to post a thread asking for help and I've experienced a slew of computer problems over the years, lol.

It may very well ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Linksys WRT54G router WLAN light off - no internet access via router AT ALL.

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Hello! I am trying to forward a port so i can connect to my computer because i want to stream a radio station from computer to my phone.

I'm trying to forward port 88 on my Linksys WRT54G Version 6

I tried that but Boardwave audio streaming server still says it's not open!

Here are some pictures:

I'm using Windows XP Professional 32-Bit
Eset AntiVirus
and using Windows firewall
What am i doing wrong?
Thank you for your help!

Windows firewall screenie:


Answer:Solved: Port forwarding issues, Cannot forward port Please help! Linksys WRT54G

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I am reading up on these new features on, but I can't find the answer to a simple question. I know many of you use this firmware for your Linksys WRT54G. If I decide I don't like the HyperWRT or have problems with it...can I flash back to the regular, official Linksys firmware, and undo the changes? Basically, is it safe to try this firmware, because I can alway revert to the official?

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Anyone get that combination of stuff working together? If not, is there an alternative firmware that supports wds and wpa at the same time?

Answer:wrt54g, sveasoft firmware, wds, and wpa

sveasoft should work just fine with that stuff

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I have a WRT54G v5 and was wondering if there is any firmware that will speed up things. Transferring files between computers seems to be a tad slow. Also, anything that I could do to help decrease my ping? Or should I just get a new router?

I primarily do gaming online and web browsing and transfer things from computer to computer.

Answer:WRT54G, new firmware or new router?

The V5 is a very crippled router..hardware wise. Yes you can get a version of DD-WRT on it...quite a few steps involved compared to flashing a better model like a version 1-4 with DD-WRT, and not much performance gain...because as decent as DD-WRT can only do so much with so little horsepower.

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i know very little about this.
i know i can install it and configure it..

i just don't know what open source distro to use.
i do like the idea of monitoring bandwith, i heard tomato uses that, but im not sure what's best.


Answer:help me decide on what firmware to put on my WRT54G..

I believe Tomato works best on supported Linksys routers. The user interface is much easier to use also. DD-WRT works on more models of routers but the UI is somewhat confusing for noobs.

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Has anybody tried doing this? I'm running FC2 (I'm a near-complete n00b, btw), and I can't seem to get it to compile correctly. I tried following their (linksys') directions to the T, but as I don't quite understand everything they say, I can almost guarantee I'm doing something wrong.

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I currently have the Linksys WRT54G wireless router with the latest firmware available from Linksys. However I've noticed that there are one or two companies that also make firmware for the Linksys router (ie. Sveasoft Satori v4.0).

My question is would my network be any more secure by going with a 3rd party firmware versus the firmware Linksys puts out?


Answer:WRT54G vs. 3rd party firmware...

I would not trust 3rd party firmware, regardless of company / product involved, to be more secure than the original unless there is independent trustworthy verification of it.

In a nutshell, Linksys has better access to the way the hardware really works, so I'd be very hard pressed to assume someone else's is safer.

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Welp ??

Answer:Best hacked WRT54G firmware...

What version do you have? If it is beyond V3 you are probably out of luck for a little while.

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Ok so im a big WoW/BF2 gamer and my little brother likes to use WoW/Halo2. So what firmware is recommend for online gaming for the above router? And if you could either post or PM me a link to where to find it (if not im not lazy i can google it)

Answer:WRT54G Recommended firmware

Yuhri said:

NM found another thread on the subject...prob is ive got the 4.2x.xx firmware in there which i think is rev4...which means im kinda fooked =/Click to expand...

If you dont mind me asking, what kind of problems are you having? I have the same router, and we routinly use it on lanpartys, infact one time we had 4 people playing wow and about 3 more playing various other games online without problems. We were not forwarding ports or anything.

If you post your problems we might be able to offer some more help

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Best Buy is having a sale this week on their WRT54G and WRT54GS routers ($40 and $60 after rebates, respectively). So, I'm going to try to pickup a WRT54G v2.0 since from what I've read seems to best one to get. I did want to get the GS (for the extra ram), but I don't want any problems with World of Warcraft or timeouts when transferring large files (I've read about both issues on the WRT54GS)

So... I'm wondering which firmware is the best one to use. I don't need anything espicially advanced, but I'd really like to have it so that I could learn more about routers and have a lot to experiment with.

It seems like Sveasoft for $20 per year is the best way to go but please tell me what you think.

Answer:What's the best firmware for the WRT54G? (pay or free)

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We have three computers hooked up to a Linksys BEFSR41 v4.3 (with old firmware) router and have been having sporadic disconnects that have been worsening since the summer started. Occasionally, the internet would just die for 10-15 seconds, then take 5-10 seconds to re-establish. A few hours ago, I took a look at the router's firmware and realized it was a little dated. While trying to update the router's firmware, I reset the router and now I am having a lot of trouble re-establishing the settings and connectivity we had before the upgrade. Even worse, it's very difficult to get the router webpage open. The one time I did manage to get it open, it said the firmware was the old version and not the new one. Now I'm rather confused. None of the linksys help topics have been really helpful to me and it seems like the router is broken, and I'm not sure if I need to buy a new one or whether or not the router just needs x or y done in order to fix it. Can anyone help me?

(Main computer this is hooked up to -- Windows 7, Second computer: Vista, Third computer: XP.)

Answer:Solved: Linksys BEFSR41 v4.3 issues (Very urgent!)

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I just recently downloaded Sveasofts Satori third party firmware for the Linksys WRT54g. Ive only experimented with the output power settings. The power setting is now variable from 0-85mw, with the stock being 28mw. I actually keep it now at about 10mw, as this is plenty to cover my residence and then some.

The recent PC mag stated that this firmware adds around 30 new settings in various categories to tinker with. Im curious to see if anybody else has "hacked" there router using this firmware, and if so, what did they modify, and where you happy with the results?

The firmware can be found here


Answer:Been tinkering with Satori and my wrt54g. Anybody else use this firmware?

I've been meaning to do this for months..... but I never goit around to it. I was bored today and ur post reminded me, so I uploaded a hacked-up version of Sveasoft Alchemy to mine. I'm still playing with it, but so far I've got everything set back up, and then added QoS to it. I'm still exploring my other options, as well as SSH access.

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and what do you think of them, Im looking into hyperwrt and alchemy currently. Any others out there? Mention certain options these firmwares include that make them so great compared to the Linksys firmware

Answer:Which WRT54G alternate firmware are you running

Sveasoft Alchemy 1.0

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I was just wondering how this stacks up against a modern router? Safety-wise that is. Leak Test get through my router firewall. Is there a test for inbound traffic?

Answer:Is a wrt54g with Tomato firmware a good firewall?

Sorry, i can not find any reference to the model No. you posted, can you post a link to the router, or alteast supply a brand name?

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I flashed my Linskys WRT54G with DD-WRT firmware (v.24) so that I could use the router as a wireless repeater for a signal whose origin is some distance away from the router.

It's working, but there's something strange about the signal. My download speed is something like 300 kbps, while my upload speed is 400 kbps. Why am I able to upload faster than I can download? Is there a DD-WRT setting that I should tweak?

Answer:WRT54G as Wireless Repeater Problem (DD-WRT Firmware)

Do you have the transmit and receive antenna on the same one, or on the left and right? You might try changing to either left or right. One might be getting better signal than the other.

Are you connecting wireless or wired? If wired, you might try using it as a client. If wireless, the repeater should work fine.

Not sure why it's not giving you full downloads... What kind of signal strength is it giving you?

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Hi, i finally got it set up and everything but withOUT the linksys router my internet connection is 5x faster acording to i was download at a max of 52KB now it is 14KB please is there anyway to fix this

i have version 6 of the router and i already did a firmware upgrade

Answer:just got a Linksys WRT54G and i need some help

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Question: linksys wrt54g

I have a Linksys WRT54G v2.2 router attached to my PC. I have had it for a few years now and it has worked fine.My PC had a problem about 10 months back and I had to wipe it clean. I re installed every thing but could not fine the router disk so I went to the LINKSYS website and down loaded the router driver. set up was fine and it gave me WPA password. My pc crashed a few weeks back and the router would not work. I used the same router driver to reinstall it, however this time it did not give me a security WPA password. My internet worked slow in the evenigs, so I checked the wireless connection on a laptop that was connected via wifi and it showed my Linksys connection as unsecure. the internet was slow when other users in the house were not using it, I knew it was hacked by neighbours as there was no password on my wifi set up.My questions are:Why would the router setup do this (no wpa password) and is there a work around?I tried airsnare to track other illegal users, but it made no sence to me, is there any better free software?Does any one know why once the linksys router is setup I can not find its settings, or am I looking in the wrong place, ie, nothing in the program folder, no short cut on desk top or in program list. How do I access the settings to change all other devices,(2 x laptops) are connected WIFI my pc is via ethernet, neighbours were connected via wifi, if have disabled the routerI have xp 2002 sp3

Answer:linksys wrt54g

You access the setup using your browser - see click here

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Question: linksys WRT54G

Hi guys,

mabye you can help, i am having trouble configuring my broadband router, i would like to configure it like this
USB ADSL MODEM--PC--ICS--INTERNET PORT (back of router) --WLAN--WORK PC. I have a netgear wireless g USB WLAN adapter on the laptop which works fine.

The laptop (with adapter) can connect to the router with a 100% signal, BUT i cannot get the internet to work, any ideas? usually with ICS/LAN it just works....everything is connected properly. I can ping it and even go to the setting page

the router is a linksys WRT54G and has the following ports on the back ( DC in, 1,2,3,4, INTERNET) the INTERNET is where the ehternet cable coming from the PC is connected.

i know the ICS works as i can connect the laptop directly to it with no hassles and xbox live works

i have windows xp and all the necessary specs to run the lot.


Answer:linksys WRT54G

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Question: Linksys WRT54G

Does anyone know, is there any way to tell if someone is hacking into my Linksys WRT54G wireless router? My lights are flashing when I,m not on the internet.

Answer:Linksys WRT54G

Turn on WEP or WPA, whichever your router supports.

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hey people

i am wanting to buy the linksys WRT54G broadband router. However i have seen the speedbooster version.

can anyone help me as to which one to buy and do they both come with the 'single button setup feature' to automatically detect IP addresses etc.

Please help me people i am stuck as to which one to buy


Answer:linksys WRT54G help

The speed-booster version is better, unless you plan on modifying it, then it depends on what models your modification works with.

do they both come with the 'single button setup feature' to automatically detect IP addresses etc.
Click to expand...

Not that I know of.

If you plan on using custom firmware, or modding the device, you need to be aware that Linksys has changed from linux with recent models to avoid liscensing issues, so you may not be able to modify the device you get unless you specifically shop for a model that you know the modification will work with.

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Question: Linksys wrt54g


I have a Linksys wrt54g router , have had it for 2 years ans never used it. No tech support is available from cisco due to age of it.

I have Vista Home Premium 32 bit desk top, and i would like to set this up to use a Toshiba satellite windows 7 64 bit laptop in my home.

Can you direct me to a proper tutorial to do this or instructions you might have?

thanks in advance

Answer:Linksys wrt54g

When it says shut down cable modem, which is what i have, i am to unplug it?
thanks again

this is a dead link apparently as on the web page


* Linksys by Cisco: WRT54G User's Guide (PDF)

i found it on google

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Question: Linksys WRT54G Qs

Bought the above-referenced router the other day. Set-up was a breeze and after a couple of hiccups, connectivity seems to be solid. However...I have noticed *considerable* increase in download times from the web. For example, on YouTube, prior to installing the router, I never had problems running any videos without lags. Now I lag and stop/start with every one I try to view. I now keep Task Mgr open at all times to observe performance and CPU use. My CPU% pegs with the WUSB54GC.exe process bouncing all over from 0% to ~ 80%. An average webpage stalls on loading. What can I do to get my previous download speeds back???

Answer:Linksys WRT54G Qs

I'm assuming that file is the connection utility that came with the installation CD?

Have you tried disabling that and using the Windows Connection Utility?

Have you scanned for virii or malware lately? Install anything other than the router?

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Question: Linksys WRT54G

I have a Linksys WRT54G for about 3 years now and am now being told the lates versions do not come with a Linux based firmware.
I believe mine is a 1.1 version and would like to know if I update the latest version of firmware for my router, does that mean it no longer operates under the GNU code?

Right I am running "Firmware Version : v4.20.7"

Answer:Linksys WRT54G

Firmware source up to version 4.20.9 are available in the Linksys GPL Code Center.

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Question: linksys WRT54G

I am seeking a little help / opinion on the following issue....

Current network config... ISP is Mediacom cable, feeding a Motorola modem, followed by a symantec 100 hardware firewall appliance doing NAT. Then I have a linksys WRT54G ver 2 wireless router, nominally running WPA encrypted G mode to a linksys card in a laptop. Both the firewall and router have current firmware upgrades.

Downlink speed is ~2.5 Mbit/sec when my laptop is directly wired to the firewall via a 100 Mbit/sec eithernet connection. Downlink speed is ~1 - 1.5 Mbit/sec when directly wired to a port on the linksys router. Similarly I am seeing ~1 - 1.5 Mbit/sec via the encrypted wireless link. .... Hope that all makes sense!

Now the question .... does the WRT54G inherently exhibit slow throughput (way less than the marketing guys ratings), or is there a way to configure the unit such that I can get ~2.5 Mbit/sec on the output side of the router? At present my network is stable (no dropped connections) and usable. But ... I want to tweek things, if possible, to access the full bandwidth. Any suggestions on where to explore, and/or is there another wireless router on the market that is more robust.

TIA for any help... Jim

Answer:linksys WRT54G

the symantec appliance/router both nat.

how robust you think you need.
bite the bullet and get a t-3 line, you'll showup everybody you email.

are you really downloading at the values you mention or going to test sites/your own isp, there's a difference.

the fact that you have a 54g router doesn't mean you'll dl that fast.
it depends on your isp/plan if they have basic thru warp drive connection speeds and many will have you pay a premium for the faster connection.

some isp's limit dl to 1.5mb/s and ul 128-768kb. does yours?

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Question: Linksys WRT54G-UK

I am a trying to set up a wireless network for the first time using a Linksys WRT54G-UK broadband router and a Speedtouch 330 modem. I seem to have got stuck on the basic hardware configuration because I can't see how the modem connects to the router as well as the phone point. Is it that I need a router that will accept a usb connection?I look forward to any ideas. Thank you

Answer:Linksys WRT54G-UK

Unfortunately, you have bought the wrong router for what you want to do. Your router is suitable for use with Cable Broadband (NTL & Telewest) where the supplied modem supports an ethernet connection.You cannot use a USB modem with a router and, for ADSL broadband via the phone line, you need a combined "Router/ADSL Modem" which replaces your existing modem.

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Question: WRT54G Linksys

My attitude is "if it ain't broke..." and I don't know how old my router is, but it works just fine. Is there a big advantage to go to Wireless N, and is it the "latest?" I use a Roku box, a laptop, iPod Touch and iPad2 with my wifi.

Answer:WRT54G Linksys

It is the latest standard and typically gives you faster and more stable wireless transfers.
However, to benefit from those advantages on all your devices, they would all have to be wireless N compatible.

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Question: Linksys WRT54G

Helping my son with an issue. He has a WRT54G router that he's been connected to for about three years. Today his Modem was giving him problems and the cable provider replaced it. They worked him through the registration process while he was wired into the modem. Afterwards, he attempted to connect to the router wirelessly. He was able to connect to the network but not the internet.

His system is an HP Laptop (sorry, don't have the model). He is running Vista home. The diagnosis said the issue was with the DNS.

We checked the cables and connections and the appear correct and good. He rebooted the computer, modem, and router. (Acutally, he unplugged them all and the restarted them. )

We could Ping the router, we cabled into the router and still couldn't connect to the internet. We checked the settings, released the DCHP and refreshed the DCHP. Nothing.

We reset the router to factory default and configured again. Nothing. Cable company says it's the router. Linksys won't provide the answer for less than $50.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Linksys WRT54G

Well, Don't ask me why, but out of frustration, I had him power down the Modem and power it back up again, and this time it worked. Thank you for those who took the time to read this. And I hope anyone who searches for an answer in the future gets a quick fix from here.

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Ok, here is what I am trying to do.

My neighbor has wireless internet and has given me their WPA code so I can use their signal. The problem I have is that my desktop is on the other side of the apt and I bought one of the USB Wireless adapters & plugged it in. It recognizes the network & I can login, however the signal is very weak/low and the signal keeps dropping.

I need to find a way to increase the signal strength to my bedroom. I have a Linksys WRT54G wireless router and was wondering if I could configure it to work on my desktop instead of the USB adapter (to gain better signal).

Is this possible and if not, what other things can I do to gain signal strength.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Linksys WRT54G help

doesn't work that way. You need a WRE54G on the side of the house that your neighbor is to grab that signal and retransmit it to your desktop. Takes some semi-advanced configuration though... I've always done it manually so you might have luck using the cd that comes with the device.

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Hello, i recent purchased one of these wireless routers, and I want to make it as as secure as possible. Due to the fact that only one solitary wireless device will be using the wireless connection, is there a way that i can set the wireless signals to only accept my laptop's mac address? or any way at all that i can tell it only to allow my laptop to connect?. There are also two wired pc's connected to the router, but they are ok. I'm just worried about unwanted traffic on my wireless connection.

Thank You,

Answer:Help with Linksys WRT54G Please.

Well, i configured the router to only allow my laptop's mac address access. Anyone know how effective this is? or how i can test to make sure that its restricting access to other possible intrussions? (like change my laptop's MAC address temporarily or something without having buy an ethernet card or the like).

Thank you,

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Question: Linksys WRT54G

hi im new here and am in need of help.i got given the Linksys WRT54G router by my cousin yesterday to use so i am able to go online on my playstaion 3. now im a bit confused. im with talktalk and i am using the SmartAx Mt882 modem. it says adsl on the modem and apparently the linksys router is dsl. does that mean i cant use it the routerif i am able to use it could someone quickly run through how i should be connectiong it up like the wires and things. many thanks

Answer:Linksys WRT54G

forgot to add i didnt get a cd to help set it up

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Question: linksys wrt54g

My dad is restricting my internet use and I would like to know if there is a way to go in the router and change the settings. The username and password is not the default. I have already tried hitting the reset button on the back of the router, and that worked but he caught on and said dont do that. If there isnt a way into the router without knowing the login is there a way to connect to the internet through the cable modem?Or maybe is there a program that overides the restrictions. I just gotta know the login and i know what to do from there.Just give me anyway to connect to the internet. Thanks.

Answer:linksys wrt54g

If it is your dad that is paying the bill then it's up to him.If my son tried that sort of thing after being told that he was being restricted I would disconect him altogether for a while!!!!!!!

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Question: Linksys WRT54G

Anyone have any problems with the Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router? After updating the firmware and setting all configurations, I couldn't get it to work. I've tried to connect my PC thru wired and wireless connection, all the time the connection was slow (only partial website was displayed on my web browser) or it won't even connect to some webserver. Try downloading something from the web and it won't work. I've bought another WRT54G and same problem exist. Is it my problem or the Linksys WRT54G won't work with Shaw Cable Internet service?

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Question: Linksys WRT54G

Just got one today
Not mine, building a HotSpot for a friend.
Any ways I have the Sveasoft Satori v4.0 for WRT54G. (my model is 2.0)
But I would really like to know a few things, before I kill bran new hardware.
1. Is its web interface somewhat the same?, screenshots?, can I go back to linksys bin easy?
2. Is the mW safe to change? (heat issues?)
I don't need any of the extras that come with the sveasoft software, I will be running a linux machine that will do all the VPN and bandwidth junk, but the mW upgrade sounds like a good deal.
oh and 3. is there something newer out, I downloaded this long time ago and save it to my hd, thought I might get one of these access points some day

Answer:Linksys WRT54G

Interface is pretty much the same with a bunch of extra settings from what I've seen. I still havent got one yet of my own.

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For those of you have the high throughput disconnects when tranfering from pc to pc with these modems, go to:

Go to page 19 and you'll see where the new beta firmware for the routers has basically fixed the problems for almost everyone. Post the results if it fixed it, that way linksys can get the final version out.

Answer:WRT54G/ WRT54GS problems resolved with new beta firmware

Thanks for the heads up, trying it now.

Edit: When streaming a video from my main machine to a laptop it seems to drop the connection after 14 mins or so, now at 4 mins and counting....

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Is 802.11g fast enough to stream IPTV? If yes, how?

Thanks all.

Answer:Linksys WRT54G & IPTV

802.11g has a nominal data transfer speed of 54Mbps, although in practice it is likely to be closer to 30Mbps. Unless you have an internet connection of 20Mbps or more, the limitations of 802.11g aren't going to impact on your internet download speeds.

In any case, you can test for your self by comparing performance with a "wired" ethernet connection to your router, which will run at 100Mbps.

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Been trying to put the linksys behind the NVG but no luck there...Next I tried to make the WRT54G as a repeater for wireless. It has much better wireless than the NVG does. For what ever reason I'm unable to make the router work as a repeater. Any help would be great.

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First off... I hate AOL, always have, always will, but the person I am helping refuses to get rid of it because they think it is more "convienent" than a real ISP.

Anyhow, this person has AOL broadband and wanted to add a wireless network to his home. Ok no big deal, we get a Linksys WRT54G since I know he does not have a router or anything beyond the XP SP2 firewall.

So I first try setting it up like I would on a regular network, but of course it wont authenticate with AOL.

Then I decide to forget trying to secure the desktop computer, threw a second NIC in the computer and tried to configure ICS. Well I tested it, and ICS is working and packets are getting routed. The problem is the AOL creates a hidden PPP WAN miniport that I can not use ICS over (does not show up in Network Connections except for a brief second when connecting or disconnecting). So the computer is routing from one NIC to the other like it should with ICS on, but it is not using the AOL connection. So basically it does not work.

Any suggestions? I think if I could turn ICS on on the PPP WAN Miniport (I'm guessing this is just the PPoE driver) that it would work, but with it hidden I don't see that happening easily.

Answer:Broadband AOL and Linksys WRT54G

AOL is really not uniform in this regard. it really depends on who is providing the actual DSL connection.

Sometimes you can use regular PPPoE on the router or miniport on XP like:

[email protected]/password

if the dsl provider have them statically routed to the aol edge device then you would peobably need to auth with america online/no password, yes there is a space.

some routers don't like the space, some routers like linksys have firmware you can download that will actually include aol dsl as an option alongside pppoe/pptp/heart/ et cetera.

don't ask me how i know this.

also is you have 9.0 SE you could probably use port magic to automatically do this for you IF ITS A NEW NETWORK. if it's a pre-existing network, it will mess it up.

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Hi. My roommates and I recently set up a wireless network with the aforementioned router and have been having some strange difficulties. First off, only the person who set up the network has been able to connect to it. Secondly, not only can I (or my other 2 roommates) not connect to this network, it does several screwy things when we try. First of all, in the wireless connections box, in the top left corner when I attempt to connect, it will come up with "Not Connected" however, in the paragraph it describing the network it will say "You are currently connected to this network" and I don't have a connect option at the bottom, I have disconnect. Secondly, when I attempt to connect to the network, after failing, I will be unable to connect to any network at all until I restart my computer. I have been using the free wireless from the burrito place below me, and if I attempt to connect to it after having attempted to connect to our network, I am unable. Anyways, what should I do? Anybody know a quick fix here? Just let me know what information you need.

Answer:Linksys WRT54G Problem, Please Help!

I'm going to repost this in Networking, not sure which it belongs in.

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