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Question: another WRT54G question

Hello All

I just replaced and was given a WRT54G ver2 router with a WRV200 wireless router. The reason was to separate their wireless network from one they are giving their clients, and this router allows multiple SSIDs. So far the only challenge with this router is the rebooting after almost every change, but so far it is a great router past post Now that I have this router I am wanting to play around with it some...I have seen several members say that they have flashed this router with a 3rd party firmware (dd-wrt). Question: what does this do for the router? Does it increase the potential of this device?

Thanks in advance

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Preferred Solution: another WRT54G question

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Answer: another WRT54G question

It gives you many more options than just what linksys gives you, vpns, AP only mode, you can adjust almot every option imaginable. My favorite is the power output. normally 28mw, running at 80 mw now with no problems and probably 2x distance coverage.

I would highly recommend checking it out.

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Question: WRT54G-S Question

So heres my story...I have a desktop wired to my WRT54G router, a desktop wireless with a WMP54GS card, and a laptop with a standard 802.11g wireless built in card. If I buy a WRT54GS router, I know i will see a little improvement in my wired and wireless desktop, but will I see an improvement in the laptop? Thanks in advance..

Answer:WRT54G-S Question

review of the WRT54G which is an A/B mode router

review of the WRT54GS which is a B/G mode router

I would go for the B/G mode

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Hello everyone. I've been lurking for quite a while, but this is my first post.

I'll give a bit of info on my setup before asking my question.
I have a Linksys WRT54GL running DD-WRT v23-sp1 firmware connected to my satellite internet modem. I have another router, a WRT54G (not "L") running DD-WRT Micro v23-sp2 (I think) firmware in another room. I'm using the WRT54G as a bridge, connected to a USR 10/100 12 port switch. Several PC's are then connected to the switch. The whole setup works flawlessly. Unlike some cases, I have had no trouble connection multiple PC's to the switch, to connect via the router/bridge. I can assign static IP's or use dynamic.

That's my setup, and here is some info on the situation.
My neighbor and I are wanting to do some LAN gaming, and he lives about 100 yards away. We have no way of getting any type of broadband except for satellite, which is useless for gaming. My plans are to use cantennas to connect his PC to my network. My main router connected to the satellite modem is on the south end of the house. The bridged router is on the north end, which is closest to my neighbor. I'd like to use one of the antenna connections on the bridged router to connect the cantenna. I know I can connect a PC to my bridged router via cable, but is connecting one via 802.11b/g possible?

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Answer:Question regarding a bridged WRT54G

I think the question basically comes down to "I have a router running DD-WRT in client bridge mode, is it possible to connect a client to this router?".

No. The bridge mode router is a client, not an access point / repeater. You can try WDS mode for that, or add yet another AP.

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I am trying to maximize signal through my house and my house has naturally crappy RF penetration.

So the WRT54G has two antennas. I want to mount my router up in the attic at one side with stock antenna, and my big antenna at the other side via a 25' cable. Will this work well and have two overlapping effective antenna areas?

12 dBi Omni w/ 3 deg Down Tilt
# 3 degree electrical downtilt



Answer:WRT54g antenna question

Diversity antennas should be no more than a couple of feet apart at most.

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So I did a noob/idiot thing and plugged the wrong AC/DC adapter into my wireless router. You think plugging a 24v Adapter into something expecting 10v would be a problem? Yep. Pop! So it looks like some kind of voltage regulator blew up. I was wondering if anyone knew the part number so I could order a replacement and solder one in.

I *think* its an

however, there are a number of packages available im not sure exactly which one to order...any idears? Any have theirs apart?
The only other info on whats it is the #04191, but the PDF file describing the component does not match up to that, although everything else does.

more info:

Answer:WRT54G Question - blown VR

look here once.....


and see if that helps

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OK ... I'm sure this might have been asked, but i'll try to make it quick..

I have a Linksys WRT54G (ver. 6) and occasionally, it drops connection(common) but it's not getting any signal from my cable modem. So no computer in the house (wired or wireless) can get an internet connection..

The cable modem is fine, as if I plug a PC directly to the cable modem, I can get on the internet, so It has to be something with the Router. This is my 2nd Linksys router. I would try a different router, but I recently setup a WAP54G to bridge a wired network I have in a different location of my home, and i am unsure if i go with a different brand router that my WAP54G will function with say a D-Link or Netgear Router....

I tried updating the Firmware, but no such luck with this..
It happens like once a week or so.

Any suggestions?!

Thanks in Advance...

Answer:Linksys WRT54G question

clear data

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I just installed this router. I have internet through roadrunner/timewarner. In my area, a standard account gets 5 meg down and 384 up. When I am connected to the router by cat5, I get about 4800 down. When I use my onboard 802.11g wireless (Asus P5AD2E-Premium) to connect to it via wireless, my connection shows 54meg... But when I run a speedtest I only get about 2 meg down. If I disable the wireless and use my ethernet port, I get 4.8 meg down. Any ideas? I've already upgraded to the latest firmware.


Answer:Linksys wrt54g question

Welcome to the joys of wireless Even though your connection is negotiated at 54Mbps, you'll rarely seen anything close to that. Though you shouldn't be below 5Mbps. But if you add in encryption like WEP or WPA, it gets much, much worse.

I just ran a test here at home on my laptop, connection is 3000/256, router is a WRT54G:
Using an 11Mbps 802.1b connection (WPA) - 1500/233
Using an ethernet connection - 2700/231

There are a few things that might help you, though.
1) If you only have G cards, then go into the wireless settings on the router and change the default mode from mixed to G only. That may help.
2) You can also try enabling frameburst in the advanced options page.

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Just a quick question. After reading horror stories of ver.5 and having owned it, I finally decided to give it to my cousin and bought a lower version. Just got a Ver. 4 and wanted to know if they are a little bit better than ver.5? If so, once someone can confirm that it has less problems then ver.5 I'll go ahead, open and use it. If not, I'll return it and continue my search.

Answer:Linksys WRT54G ver4 question

Yes 1-4 are rather well liked, the v5 was crippled with less CPU and RAM and that non *nix based firmware.

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At the moment, my Internet connection (Rogers highspeed) goes through a BEFSR41 router and from there to my computers, I'm going to be getting a wireless device and bought a WRT54G router to act as an access point. Fairly straightforwards, just disable DHCP on the 54G and change its local IP...right?

Well. What I want to do is a little more complicated.

Due to the firmware version I'm running on the BEFSR41, I cannot have both port forwarding and DHCP enabled on it at the same time. Since I need port forwarding, I have to disable the DHCP server, and here's where the fun begins. I was thinking that with getting a second router, I could use its DHCP server and just have it hand out the appropriate settings to connect through my first router...

So I set it up, noticing that there was no option to choose a gateway IP address to assign and crossed my fingers. It didn't work, the computer got a DHCP assigned address in the right range, with the right subnet mask and DNS servers...but the default gateway was that of the 54G, not the BEFSR which is where my 'net connection enters.

It is a physical impossibility to use the 54G as my primary router due to the network topology (cable enters in the basement, wireless access point needs to be on first floor.)

Is there any way to work around the problem with the gateway IP address being handed out by the 54G?

IPCONFIG with DHCP enabled, note the wrong gateway.
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IP Address. .... Read more

Answer:WRT54G DHCP configuration question

Why not just replcate the old one with the new? Will the signal not go through the floor?

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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
Physical Address. . . . . . . . .... Read more

Answer:Solved: Linksys WRT54G question

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I have just installed a Linksys WRT54G wireless router. I have secured it with WPA2 with AES encryption. I am running Windows XP with IE7 and the latest NORTON with firewall activated. Also Windows is managing the connection.

My question is:

After a few minutes of logging onto my network I get a info bubble on the bottom of my screen that says "connected to nework (unsecured)"

Why would it tell me that it is unsecured? And why does it take 5 to 10 minutes to tell me that?

Hope you can help.

Answer:Linksys wrt54G security question?

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Im thinking of buying one locally(but only if its version 4 or under)

How can I tell what version is it ?
will it say "version x.x" on the box?

Also, does anyone know of any stores that still carry version 4 or under? BestBuy? CompUSA? OfficeDepot? OfficeMax? Fry's? etc...

Answer:Linksys WRT54G version #, question

I got mine at CircuitCity

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I am in the process of setting up my first static IP, and I'm not sure of the details.

I have an actiontec GT701R set up with the static IP and net address of

I have a Linksys WRT54G wireless router set as

My modem is working fine at this point. Do I need to turn off DHCP on my modem and set my router to obtain the static IP from the net using the gateway, DNS, IP address, netmask or use the pppoe settings?

What does my router need to see the outside world, and what does the outside world need to see my router?

I had used the original settings of enabling the dhcp on the modem and letting the router acquire the addy automagically, however I need to lock down my addresses so that the outside world can see my shiny Debian Etch web server.

I appreciate your help. In exchange, I can offer what I know about Linux to anyone who needs some tips or advice.
Thank you,

Answer:General config. question for my first static IP Actiontec GT701R + Linksys WRT54G

You may run into issues with two NAT translations, especially on the same subnet. I suggest the following configuration for the two routers.

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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I have decided that i am going to install dd-wrt on my router however when i downloaded the code and read the notes it said that v23sp2 Standard was not compatible with wrt54gv6. Which version of the code do i need for a v6 router?

Answer:dd-wrt on wrt54g v6

I think the micro version, (atleast the mini version) the dd-wrt forum has a whole bunch of info on it

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I have read and read the wiki and tutorials and all the version specific info. I have done everything it says to do to a "T".

When I log into the router, after doing a 30/30/30 hard reset and waiting, go to Administration and then to firmware upgrade, choose the vxworks_prep_v03.bin file and hit apply, it says "Upgrade are failed" almost immediately.....

I have been searching and searching and cannot find where I am going wrong here...any ideas?

Answer:need DD-WRT help on wrt54G v5.0

I have not ran into that particular issue. have you posted on the dd-wrt forums? some of their wiki pages are out of date so you could be following the pages correctly, but a step is wrong or being left out.

silly question, does the router already have dd-wrt on it? if so you just do a straight flash with the new firmware.

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Question: WRT54G + WRT54G

Hi all...i have a question for you.
I have a WRT54G vrs 1.1 functioning as my main wireless router...however, I have a big house, and cannot get coverage in all parts of my house. Now, i have an extra WRT54G from linksys that i just picked up, which i believe is the newest revision of the router (havent looked at it yet)....and i was wondering if and how i could run cat5 to it from my main router so as to spread out a wireless signal..ect...and what changes in the settings i will have to make...ect. Currently there are 3 computers wired to the main 54G router.....and 3 computers/devices that take the wireless end of things.
Any help would be great
Also, i have just recently noticed using a 3rd party firmware and upping the power to the much extended coverage will i get outta this if i go this route?

Answer:WRT54G + WRT54G

Yes, it will work, but dont plug the incoming CAT5 into the WAN port. Just pick any of ports 1-4 to use. Keep in mind that you will also need to copy over your WEP/WPA settings, as well as any MAC addresses that you've explicitly listed.

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Question: DD-WRT & WRT54G

2 questions for you folks...will the DD-WRT firmware have any effect on the wired performance of the router? Or does it only play a role on the wireless side? I understand it offers additional features..but will those also only affect the wireless side?

2nd...which versions of the WRT54G are capable of the mod?

Much appreciated

Answer:DD-WRT & WRT54G

Can help your range a you can punch up the strength of the output signal. can say you can get better performance....when you're at a distance where the stock output would begin to fall off.

His list of supported devices..."DD-WRT"?#Features_.28Overview.29

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Hey Guys,

I'm trying to flash my router to DD-WRT firmware but I can't find one that works. I'm getting that "Update are Failed!" error message on all of them. I've tried about 10 different version of the DD-WRT, they all result in that error message.

I reset the router to factory defaults and still no avail.

Thoughts? I've been here to see if there are any responses on what to do. I found this and tried doing that but they still fail...

Answer:WRT54G V6 and DD-WRT

I would ask here

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This is my first post on these forums, though i have read a few useful resolutions for some of my previous problems.

Anyway, here's what i have on my plate. Currently i have a network that communicates with the internet via an ISA 2006 Server. Everything from Mail Transfer to Client Internet Browsing is routed through this machine. Before i go any further i must let it be known that i do not administer this network internally, as it is used by one of my clients. I administer this network as well as many others with varying configurations from my own office (configured similarly, just on a larger scale). The network in question also has a linksys WRT54G router running DD-WRT that i had originally put on site to make original configuration and Telus OCA registration more convenient. Now i am trying to set this little router up as a secondary way of opening a remote desktop connection to a machine on the internal network in the event that there is a hardware failure or instability on the isa server.

From the experimenting that i have already done using identical routers on my own network i have come to the following conclusion - The internal computer will only respond to the request if it comes in on the router that is configured as that computers gateway. The problem is that i still want all traffic to be routed across the ISA Firewall until i open a terminal session to the internal machines and change these settings MANUALLY. Also, i have configured the router(s) to for... Read more

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Question: WRT54G To AP?

I would like to change my WRT54G wireless router into a stand alone AP only. I am using IP cop for DHCP and the usual and would like to put the AP (WRT54G) on the blue network.

Can someone please tell me what needs to be disabled or configured in the WRT54G for this to work properly?

Answer:WRT54G To AP?

I'd flash DD-WRT onto it.

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Question: WRT54G

In a earlier thread I had problems getting my toshiba laptop to connect to the WRT54G and I have that fixed(but with limited connectivity). on the status page time is not showing,the destination lan ip is not showing submask or default gateway either. DHCP is off and the wireless is in gateway mode.nothing is pingable and I can't access the internet or my local lan. I'm a little bit at a loss as to what I can do right now. As before setup is Cable modem----->BSF41 4 port wired router--------switch----------WRT54G. Any suggestions as what else I can do to get access to my lan and internet for my wireless laptop?


The dreaded Atheros wireless chipset?

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I am so used to enterprise class switches and such that I haven't kept up to date on the home front. Long story short - I currently have a DI-624 in place, but it is starting to have some challenges. I have a WRT54G v2 that I am putting dd-wrt on it. So the question is will this Linksys out perform my ole Dlink? or leave the 624 in place? I know that there a love/hate with both models, I am looking for actual experienced answers.

Thanks all

Answer:Di-624 vs WRT54G w/dd-wrt

I only own a WRT54g with DD-WRT on it. I don't think it's the fastest (as in processor speed etc.) switch there is, but it has quite a few features, which is important for me. I cannot complain about its 'performance' at this point, though I think its VPN speed is limited, I have not found that limit yet.

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Question: WEP WRT54G Help...

Alright, I've tried EVERYTHING to get WEP to work on my WRT54G router to no avail. I set a 64-bit phrase, get the four provided keys, put them into the computers in the house through windows wireless network connect settings, but only the first computer will ever work. The rest won't transmit data, I just get a "connected with problems" error in the bottom right of the screen. I know I'm missing something but can't figure what, I've fooled with the setting for hours with no luck. Any ideas guys?

Answer:WEP WRT54G Help...

I guess you have the Default Trasmit key set to one? In that case all your computers should use the first generated key.

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I'm currently running a wrt54g and would like to get a second one up and running. I've plugged the second wrt54g into the first...but can't seem to get internet when connecting to the second.

What settings do I need? Please help!


Answer:How to set up TWO wrt54g's?

Run an ethernet cable from the Lan port on #1 to a Lan port on #2.
Disable DHCP on #2, and assign it a fixed IP address ( should work).
Linksys has an article on this:Search on "Two Routers".

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Question: Wrt54g V2.0

I'm having some issues with the WRT54g. I'm pretty unfamiliar with this router, just got it the other night. Anyways, I've flashed it and downloaded the updated firmware for it. So the problem . . . I'm able to ping the router and get a response when I am wired to the router, but I can't ping myself or any of the other 2 computers wired to the router in my house. Also, our laptop is picking up the wireless signal from the router, but it is unable to actually connect to the net. Same thing, the computers that are wired to the router are unable to connect to the internet, although it shows us as having an active, strong network connection. So from what I can tell, we are getting a wireless and wired connection, but for whatever reason we can't actually connect to a network or ping each other? I've checked the subnet mask and all of that fun ipconfig stuff and everything matches up. Any ideas?

Answer:Wrt54g V2.0

Who is your ISP? What modem do you have?

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I just installed the 2.2 release of DD-WRT on my router after having some issues with speeds and dropped connections. All I have to say is...DAMN!

Speeds are rediculous now, both wired and wireless. I'm moving large files at 10x the speed I once was getting. The other little tweaks in the F/W are pimp too.



Answer:WRT54g + DD-WRT = WOW

Nice Info ,Thanks for the Heads Up

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Question: Wrt54g v5

Hey All,

I have a linksys router connected to four computers and putting out a wireless signal. I also have a PC upstairs I would like to get online, and have a WRT54G V5 wireless router that I want to use like a wireless USB stick. Is this possible without downloading additional firmware beisdes official Linksys firmware?


Answer:Wrt54g v5

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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 currently have a linksys wrt54g running dd wrt. I ordered a netgear wnr2000 hoping to get improved performance and reception... looking to see if i ordered a good router or should get a different one.

Answer:wrt54g replacement?
I personally have never had a good time with ANY netgear products. However you will hear conflicting opinions by others.

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Question: WRT54G Problems

I have a linksys WRT54G that I use as a Router/WAP. A few days ago I noticed that the router was no longer getting a DHCP lease (I live in a dorm, and yes I checked we are allowed to use Wireless routers as long as we use WEP or MAC Filtering). So I have been using a Static IP setup. Does anyone know why it would do this? I was getting a DHCP lease just fine until a few days ago. Also the wireless stoped working, but I left the router shut off all last night and now it seems to work again.

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Question: Upgrade My WRT54G?

I have 2 Linksys WRT54G v2.2 wireless routers running at home and I was wondering if by now there is a new model that has been released that is better and may also still support Linux firmware like the older WRT's?

I don't have any reason to upgrade as my AP's are rock solid running DD-WRT however I was wondering if anything has been released that is far better than the old WRT's.


Answer:Upgrade My WRT54G?

The MIMO units have slightly better range than the DD-WRT running cranked up around 70.

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Question: WRT54G Problems

So I went out and bought a wireless router a couple of days ago and from the beginning I've been plagued with random disconnects. The router is a WRT54G Linksys. I've done some searching on the internet and my wireless problems seem to mimick everyone elses very closely.

The wireless randomly disconnects no matter what I try (currently working my way down in MTU (1200) atm. Tried changing to different channels with no luck also.

I should also say, I've got two different computers hooked up to the router. The first is through normal cat5 straight to the router, the other is wireless. They're BOTH having this same problem.

Does anyone know how to fix this or am I pretty much screwed?

*It's using the newest firmware

Answer:WRT54G Problems

could it be your cable/DSL modem? try disconnecting the router and go straight to the modem and see if it stops

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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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I've had insane problems with range with this router.

Looks like you can overclcok it though,7925552~root=equip,16~mode=flat;start=39

Unfortunately, I dont have any wireless devices currently to try it out.

Answer:Overclock your WRT54G

Because we need our routers to be less stable.

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While trying to install DD-WRT on my router yesterday. More than likely it was my fault. But I followed the instructions exactly. I know I did .

It was a v.5. With linksys software, I've had lots of problems with it killing my connection lately. Even the wired connections would die, and I'd have to reboot my modem daily. So I thought flashing it would solve the problem.

I've done a little reading, but I'm starting to get overwhelmed. Would my best bet be replacing it with another WRT54G v.5? Would it be worth shopping on ebay for an earlier version? Or does anyone recommend another brand?

Answer:I bricked my WRT54G.

Before giving up....I'd go for the revival methods. If you do give up and get another..I'd recommend better a version other than the dreaded V5.

However...revival methods (and I've brought a few back from the dead with these)

Last week I de-bricked my version 1...when the awesome Tomato 3rd party firmware came out a while ago, before their website said "Don't attempt on V1 routers..they don't get along"..I tried flashing mine from DD to Tomato. Bricked. I left it alone for a few months..since I have a few other WAPs to fiddle with. But last weekend, was bored, spent an hour reviving her.

Manually set your NIC to or so, snm.
10 base, 1/2 duplex.

Use the Linksys setup utility provided in the link's an GUI EXE, not the usual tftp utility, but a more automated one. Combined with running a steady -t ping, shorting the pins on the flash, after several attempts I managed to click the upgrade button at the right time and it shoved the Linksys firmware down the throat of the wrt. Then a few hard resets later..she ran fine, reflashed with DD..good to go.

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I am having trouble hooking up my neighbors Linksys WRT54G wireless router successfully.

Heres what it looks like:

Bellsouth DSL > DSL Modem > WRT54G > Laptop

I can connect the DSL straight to the laptop and it work fine. When I connect the router to the modem is where I have problems. I went to and set the router setup to PPOe with the [email protected] & password. Then I ran ipconfig /all and put the MAC addresses listed into the MAC filtering and set to Permit Only. I set security to WEP and generated a passkey. I went to the wireless network setup, saw the router, set it to "open" and "wep" and copied the passkey into it.

Heres what puzzles me...I can connect to the router wirelessly, goto CMD and ping and get a reply. But when I goto IE I get nothing.

I don't know what to do at this point. When I goto the router "STATUS" screen...over PPOe it shows disconnected, and clicking connect doesnt do anything. But when I set the router to DHCP instead of PPOE I can get a connected status with IP's and such. So should the router be set to PPOE or DHCP?

Answer:WRT54G Bellsouth DSL

I can connect to the router wirelessly, goto CMD and ping and get a reply. But when I goto IE I get nothingClick to expand...

This sounds like a DNS issue. Try opening IE and instead of going to try going to That is the ip address for If that works then your DNS settings are not configured properly.


I just realized that if DNS wasn't working you wouldn't be able to ping so this first part should probably be ignored.

But when I set the router to DHCP instead of PPOE I can get a connected status with IP's and such. So should the router be set to PPOE or DHCP?Click to expand...

If everything is working fine when you select DHCP what's the problem?

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Question: WAP54G vs WRT54G

What's the difference?

I'm finally going from my 56k to 2 other desktops, and 1 laptop home network.

I'm confused as to what the difference between Access Points and Routers are, and how you could have one without the other.

The laptop is going to be wireless, and we're still unsure about the 2 other desktops, wired or not. It would probably be better if we ran 2 ethernet cables from those 2 desktops to router in my room. We could get a pci card with the antenna or a usb adapter one I guess.

Either way, I doubt most of us will be using it, but I'd like to have them all be able to share files. This would be a access point right?

Anywho, it's between the Linksys WAP54g or the WRT54g if I can figure out what the $10 differene is for.

Answer:WAP54G vs WRT54G

The WAP54G is just an access point while the WRT54G is a router with a built in access point and switch.

That router part is what "splits" the internet between all your computers simultaneously, so you definately need it.

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I've been using my WRT54G for at least 4 years if I'm not mistaken. I've never had any issues with it at home. I use it to connect my iPad, iPhone, MacBook, and XBOX 360 (wired). My question is should I just leave it as is or will I see any performance gain on upgrading my wireless home router? I eventually would like to get 6-10 IP wired cameras for home CCTV system.

Just curious if there's bigger / badder / better hardware out there...

Thanks for any advice.

Answer:Upgra54de My WRT54G?

Move to a machine running something like pfSense, and then use the wrt54g for wifi only, or upgrade to something better for ap duty. I use a pair of D-Link DAP-2553 for wifi (one for 2.4 and one for 5Ghz), and a little box running pfSense for router duty. It works very well.

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Question: DSL/WRT54g NOOb

Ok so i got some dsl from the only provider here in germany TKS and i knew that the router that they sold was crap so i bought a wrt54g v3 which is hooked up to my dlink dsl modem

So i did some research and found out that i should upgrade the firmware and now even after that I still have the same problems as before which are the router does webpages just fine and messengers ok

but when i try to play an online game or download anything i either get booted or the download gets to about 3-7mbs then just stops

i have succesfully changed the firmware to a DD-wrt one but maybe i either have set something wrong with my router or i got the wrong firmware this is the one that i downloaded

anyhelp will be much appricated

Answer:DSL/WRT54g NOOb

What games are you trying to play?

Put the IP address of your computer in the DMZ. Applications & Gaming\DMZ and see if that fixes the problem. If so then you need to figure out what ports the game you are trying to play uses and port forward them to your computers IP address.

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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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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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Well my room mate went out and bought a wrt54g last semester and its been running fine but recently it starts to lock up... the internet will stop working completely and neither my laptop nor my desktop can access the routers page... to remedy this resetting the router gives me a window of about 2-3 minutes of accessing the internet or accessing the routers page before it once again.. (surprise) locks up...

My wrt54g at my parents house is of course running good ole dd-wrt however after further investigation the wrt54g my room mate bought is a series 5-6 router, or as they call it 'neutered' with less memory and all the stuff that helps them out and it seems most reported attempts of flashing it leads to bricked wrt54g's....

does anyone have any ideas?

Answer:WRT54g keeps locking up =\

I think just about every 54G is flashable these days, it's just a little more involved process. I just flashed tomato on a couple brand new routers that my parents' bought. I'm pretty sure one was a v5 and the other was a v6. It involved flashing a couple special firmwares first, but after that it was just like usual. I've got em set up in WDS mode to extend the signal range in their house, and they've been working fine for the past month.

Here's the page I used:

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Hi all,

I recently picked up a Linksys WRT54G for a great price ($45 after rebate). My current network is 2 desktops wired and 1 ibook wireless.

My desktop machine is used only for gaming, and the second is my girlfriends machine. I want to set up the router to prioritize gaming traffic at the highest priority, and web surfing / downloading at a lower priority to gaming.

What is the easiest way to do this?

Ive read that multiplayer games like BF2, HL2 use Ping/ICMP packets.

thanks so much,


Answer:Gaming QOS on WRT54G

Probably the easiest is to do it via port ethernet number, MAC address or if your feeling brave, via the port number itself.

Heres an example


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Question: WRT54G vc WGT624

I'm going to be replacing my BEFSX41 Linksys router with either one of these two. I'm not going to be using the wirless capabiliteies yet, mainly just wired. However, I'd like to know your opinions on which you like better? I read that the Linksys was based off linux so there was more 3rd party firmware, but I also hear that netgears was good as well.

What are your opinions?



Answer:WRT54G vc WGT624


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I am in a pickle of sorts. My friend wants to buy a wireless router, and I have been considering a new one. She just needs a basic wireless router, and I would like a faster, more capable one.

I currently have a Linksys WRT54G, and have been happy with it, but would like more speed for transfers. I currently have two laptops, a desktop, a wii, and two wireless network printers. I will soon be adding a WHS, and an HTPC. I would upgrade, but am worried that the 'N' isn't quite settled/early adoption, etc.

Should I sell her my WRT54G (for $25), and buy the WNDR3700? Or should I keep the Linksys, and just have her buy a cheap new router?


Answer:WRT54G to WNDR3700?

That's kinda a no-brainer, sell her yours for a low price and get that WNDR3700 for your internetz

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Question: WRT54G + Europe?

While my family was here in the states visiting from Holland, I bought them a Linksys WRT54G router from BestBuy. They tool it home and it will not work. They say they have ADSL line but according to Linksys, the US version will not work in Europe and I was wondering exactly what is the reason why the router does not work. Does anyone know the specifics or if it can be flashed?

Answer:WRT54G + Europe?

Does it have PPPoE? (not sure about europe) but in UK most ADSL providers require you to use PPPoA, and I have not yet seen a linksys that supports PPPoA

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I searched for this and the closest I could find was using the WAP54 as a repeater. Looking through the settings and instructions for the WRT54G, I can't find anything about repeater mode. I'm on the latest firmware (Linksys, not an open source project firmware).

Will one of the other firmwares enable this?

Reason I ask is, I have 2 routers, but don't want to buy an WAP or dedicated repeater.

Answer:Using a WRT54G as a Repeater?

I'm guessing you wanna make it a wireless repeater/bidge... b/c it's easy to plug in a few wires on the lan side of the device to create a switch.

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Question: WRT54G troubles

I am running the most recent version DD-WRT on my Linksys WRT54G v4. For some reason, when I do a fresh install of an OS and they try to update it, I cannot. I can finally do updates when I go to a LAN party at some convention or a friend's house, but not mine, but after I do this somewhere else, I can then do updates at home. My question becomes, what is really causing this? Is my router causing this? How can you tell when your router is taking a dive?

Answer:WRT54G troubles

How are you connected to you router at home?

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Been getting interrupted about every 30 seconds to 2 minutes, my internet doesn't disconnect but i get a huge 5 to 20 second lag spike. I thought it was my service provider at first, connected straight to the modem and everything was fine. So i am assuming the problem is with the router. Installed the latest firmware but the problem still remains. Also my dad has Vonage running through it, but it had been working fine until recently. Any ideas or just a bad router?

Answer:WRT54G v.6.0 Problems

I would go buy another router and try it so you'll know if its the router or not.

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im going to be flashing my WRT54G V2.2 with the DD-WRT i have been meaning to do this for sometime, im just planning to follow the instructions found here is that the right place to follow and is there anything i should know before i do this?

i dont really have a reason i just want to see what its all about. i am however very interested in the URL redirecting you can do, so when people are connected to me AP if they open up a web browser i can send them to my own web page, im going to be building a file server and when people connect to my router with the DD-WRT firmware they get sent to my webpage wich has information about my file server.

Answer:flashing DD-WRT to WRT54G

I've flashed a few routers so far, and I used those very same instructions to flash my WRT54G v.3 to DD-WRT. Under 'uploading the firmware where it says:

7. The router will take a few minutes to upload the file and flash the firmware. During this time, the power light will flash.
8. A new page will open, wait about 5 minutes before clicking "Continue".
9. If flashed successfully you will now be at the DD-WRT web interface.

It really does mean wait 5 minutes. It may take even longer, but not 'hours' time. I completely disconnected the router from my cablemodem to decrease the chance of error.
I also opened the pages I thought I'd need in multiple tabs of firefox before I started at it so I'd have troubleshooting info in case things went south.

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I am using sveasoft's alchemy firmware and I've filled in the information so that the router can act as a VPN endpoint. When I dial in, it does connect, but I can't do anything useful like access folder shares or the computer itself behind that network though. Is there any other configurations that I missed?

Answer:WRT54G VPN endpoint

Can you ping any computers behind the router? Make sure the subnet of the local machine you are connecting from does not overlap with the subnet of the IP assigned through the VPN tunnel.

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Question: WRT54G Apache Help



Fedora Core 5
2 Windows XP (Wired)
1 Laptop (Wireless)

Linksys WRT54G v5

I have just installed Fedora and started the httpd service. I can access the APache test page on the Fedora computer by »linux, », » I am unable to view the test page on the Fedora computer by »MYIP, »MYDOMAIN. I am unable to view the test page from any other one of my computers or computers off my LAN. I have opened up port 80 under the port forwarding section on my router. I have DHCP disabled in my router conifguration and I have assigned static IP's to all of my computers all of which can access the internet. I have tryed putting my Apache IP ( in the DMZ section of my router with no luck. I have the most recent firmware version for my router. Does anyone have any ideas what is going on here?


Answer:WRT54G Apache Help

You said you allowed port 80 through your router but did you make sure it gets forwarded to the IP address of the fedora machine? Also, your ISP may be blocking the port but that would not stop you from being able to access it via local ip address on the other machines on the network.

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Question: WRT54g and dialup

I have to change my computer ip to for ICS to work. But if i do that, I cant connect to the router at What can I do to be able to access the router while keeping the ip for my computer?


Answer:WRT54g and dialup

Can you clarify your need? Are you going to be using a Windows box behind the router to act as a dial-up server using ICS?

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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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Ok, so I went with PFSense as my poor stock wrt54g v5 couldnt handle my households demand. I want to still use the 54g as a wireless access point and a switch. I understand disabling DHCP etc, but wanted to know what was the more correct IP to set the 54g at, or ??? Networking is my weak point. FWIW the PFSense box will be set to obviously, and I am pretty sure the modem is set to

Thank you in advance

Answer:An easy one, what IP to set WRT54g

If your subnet mask is then the third octet needs to match as well. So prolly

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*posted on whirlpool too, hoping for millions of responses, lol*

As stated in the title, my router keeps cutting out for like 10 seconds and then BAM! It is back on and pretending nothing ever happened. This wouldn't be much of an issue, but I'm playing online games and using VoIP programs, so it disconnects me from those and takes around 3 or 4 mins to get back into everything.

I heard it getting overheated was a problem, so I took it out of the hub, and set it up in my room. Heat is definitely not the problem. It just disconnected again 30 minutes ago, so I had to cancel out of my game and come make a post here, haha.

It isn't just the internet, it is the entire network. Like, I was steaming music from my computer to my xbox, and it crashed for 10 secs, stopping music and again, taking a min or two to reconnect each other.

This means it aint my ISP i presume, due to the home network dying too.

Any ideas on how to fix this?


My side question, is... I have this router that isn't wireless, but worked 100% before I moved house and got this new wireless one. Now I connect to the network through cable, it is my dad / sister that uses wireless. Wondering, can I connect the old router in to my computer and the wall, and then stick the new router into my old one for the wireless only?

So basically, if the new router dies for 10 secs, I won't get disconnected, only the wireless down for a bit.


oh, are there a... Read more


WRT54G Constantly DISCONNECTING!!! - Linksys - DSL Hardware - Whirlpool Broadband Forums

that would probs just be easiest to see details / progress made.
hope this isn't against terms of use or something, linking to another forums site, lol
sorry mods if it is!

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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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Just got this router and installed the DD-WRT firmware (which could be the problem,) well for the past few days the thing has just died on me. For example, i come home from work and i can't get on the internet nor can anyone else, I have to restart the router, cable modem, and computer to get it back. I can still connect to other computers that are hard-lined to the router to transfer files, but 0 internet and the green light for it is on too. Now could it be the firmware or something else?

Answer:WRT54G keeps dying.

Check the temperature of the box. Make sure it is not having thermal problems.

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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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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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Hi this is my first post here so please bare with me. At my house they do not offer high-speed internet but about a quarter of a mile away they have public wifi. So after reading off net I built a cantenna. So now here is my problem I just bought a Linksys WRT54G v 2 Wireless Router, Access Point, DD-WRT v23 sp2 loaded. 200 MHz; 16MB RAM; 4MB Flash, 250MW POWER off eBay. This is what I would like to do. I would like to be able to pick up the public wifi from the router and distribute it throughout my house using the same router and pick it up for use with my laptop with built in wireless card. The problem is I have no idea how to set up my router to accomplish all of this. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Help with WRT54G v2 and Cantenna

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Question: 6Dbi for WRT54G

Hi, I am looking to improve my connection across my house and I will be getting a 6dbi directional antenna with a reverse-TNC connector for my WRT54G. My question is this, do I need to buy 2 or just one antenna?

Answer:6Dbi for WRT54G

If this is the device I think it is, then you should be able to get away with one. There is a setting in the web interface which lets you use left/right/both antenna<sp>

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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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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: wrt54g PROBLEMS

I'm trying to connect a wrt54g router with 2 pc's to share dsl among computers. I have the
desktop wired to the router running Windows98SE and my notebook has its linksys notebook card running WinXP. On the desktop: Once I connect the modem, to the router, to the desktop I can't get internet. All I get is "Page cannot be displayed". I can however access the router. What information do I need to configure the router with to get internet? For the notebook: I get an excellent signal, and again, no internet. Do I need to obtain a domain name and/or how do I properly configure the notebook card so I don't encounter this? Please help

Answer:wrt54g PROBLEMS

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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

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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I have windows xp sp 2 installed on my system on a realtek RTL 8168 NIC

i'm having problem with wrt54g V7 that i recently bought to replace my old D-link router. I have done a google research and done all the recommended fix but still the connection problem keep popping up every hour or so. *this is an improventment since last time when i got the router, the router keep disconnecting every 15 mins or so...

what i did was:
1. Installed the lastest firmware 7.04
2. Set the MTU on the router to be 1494
3. Set my NIC MTU to be 1500

Has anyone been able to fix this problem before?

Thanks in advance for any reply

Answer:problem with wrt54g V7

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Question: wrt54g boost

is there a way to boost wrt54g radius ? im a noob in networking and i was just wondering if i could do this easily or not


Answer:wrt54g boost

With some of the replacement firmware available (the ones that void your warranty) you are supposed to be able to adjust the output strength. I have not messed with them enough to be able to recommend one though. There are some forums at LinksysInfo that may offer more info though.

A non-warranty voiding way would be to look at replacement antenas and wireless repeaters.

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All right, this is what I've got version 3 WRT54G Linksys wireless router firmware 3.036...and Cable Modem Motorla Sb5120. I've never had an issue before, until I connected the router, this is is the result of. Dell Xps 400 yr 2005. Windows Xp sp2. Isp--> Comcast Cable

Ipconfig/all; this is when both modem and router are connected during a popup saying 'conflict':

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

C:\Documents and Settings\Abdias Malary>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DFGLVS81
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter homy:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 PL Network Connect
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-12-3F-7A-13-94
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:42e5:3983:4:7d68:c236:4a9f:dfa3

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:42e5:3983:4:212:3fff:fe7a:1394
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0::4:212:3fff:fe7a:1394%2
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::212:3fff:fe7a:1394%4
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
D... Read more

Answer:Ip conflict with WRT54G

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OK. My WRT54G v5 works for the PC it's hooked up to via ethernet. It works for the laptop that's using a Linksys WiFi PCMCIA card. However, my Nintendo DS won't work with it! Says it isn't compatible with its security settings. How do I fix this and retain wireless functionality with the laptop?

Answer:I'm About To Kill My WRT54G v5.

Are you using WPA-PSK? If so I don't believe that the DS is compatible with that encryption. If you are running WPA-PSK try WEP instead.

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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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Question: WRT54G Woes.....

Alright ive been having problems with my WRT54G. I have internet going through my cable modem fine, but anything through my router just wont work. no internet at all. ive tried resetting the router and modem, and flashing the firmware to the latest.
anyone have any ideas?

Answer:WRT54G Woes.....

nothing weather its wired or wireless? also double check to make sure you plugged it into the WAN side of the router (basic yes but you never know), DHCP enabled unless you have a static ip? also power cycle? power down all hardware, modem, router, pc's..power up cable modem till online, then router, then pc's? also have you tried a different cable from the modem to the router?

also maybe try running WINSOCK FIX

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I'm configuring a WLAN for a friend of mine. His house is quite big.
So i thought i would use 1 Router and 1 WAP to help spread the signal.

Problem is, i couldnt get a WAP.
So, i got one WRT54G and one WRT54GS (both are routers).

I want these two guys to act as one.
How do i do that?


Answer:Does the WRT54G/S run in AP mode?

You need to setup WDS on the both of them. I don't believe the stock firmware offers WDS however. You need to put some aftermarket firmware on those routers that supports WDS fortunately you happen to have two models that have piles of hacked firmware available (I know I have one ) Check out it has plenty of good info and links to the different firmware you can get for them (Most of it is free btw).

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Question: WRT54G 1.1 Dead?

Well, I think it finally happened, my trusty ole Linksys router may be dead. But, seeing as how this has been my first and only router (I think i've had it for 2 or 3 years) I thought maybe I'd run it by you guys since I've never had to deal with a dead SOHO router. Just a note; I've been running DD-WRT for a month or two. It is still handling DHCP fine, I can telnet to it, I can get to the WebUI. It just will not get a WAN IP. It stays at Thinking DD-WRT was the problem, I put the newest Linksys firmware on - still the 0's. So...I'm assuming its dead...just hoping a couple people may have any tricks to revive it? And obviously, when plugged into it; i get nothing. Can't ping, no web pages, nothing. Any help is appreciated!

Edit: Plugging straight into modem works. So obviously a router problem. Just looking for a possible way to revive it! Please help! I dont wanna lose my 1.1!!!!!!

Answer:WRT54G 1.1 Dead?

I've got one of those. It acted funny a while back, and I had to use a cable to get to it's settings. I fiddled with some things, and strangly enough when I messed with the channel it sprang back to life. I figured it must have triggered some kind of reset.

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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: WRT54G is great :D

i just bought the WRT54G router and this thing works great! very easy to install. i setup a network between 2 computers and transfered a 185MB file and it took less than 1 minute. the signal is always on excellent and the laptop(which is the wireless client) is about 50 feet from the router. the signal has to travel through a bathroom and 3 walls and the signal never goes below 30Mbps when i transfered that file. i have a 2.4Ghz phone and i made a few phone calls and the signal never dropped once. right now im updating steam on the laptop and im gonna test out a few games over the wireless. so far so good!

Answer:WRT54G is great :D

congrats on the purchase,
now upgrade to hyperwrt firmware!

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Guys, I hope someone can help me out. I checked a few threads here and elsewhere, like this one

but it went over my head pretty fast.

Hopefully I'm not the typical 'help me' n00b. Bought the router (v 1.0 - was this a mistake?? - I checked the site first and there wasn't a huge group shouting 'don't do it' over there). Get it home and try to connect my PC to the net through it, DSL connection. No luck - DIAG light is flashing. Manual says update the firmware to thlatest. I try pressing reset button for 30 seconds (both powered down and powered up), nothing. So I go here

I follow all the steps, dowload the latest firmware update for my specific unit from Linksys, reconfigure my Networking settings, and then I get to this line at the end

6. You may now proceed to upgrade the router’s firmware with the files that were downloaded.
7. Once the upgrade is complete, the router's red Diag light should no longer be blinking.Click to expand...

Everything smooth up to this point, but... how do I go about doing that? Hmmm.. ok, in the actual upgrade files that I downloaded, there is a Read Me. Aha!

1) Before you start, be sure you are using a PC that is connected to the WRT54G
via a wired (Ethernet) connect... Read more

Answer:WRT54G v 1.0, can't get it up and running

if your connected to the router and the router is not connected to the dsl modem, are you then able to access the router interface? If so, then the router and the dsl modem run in the same IP range and this can cause a conflict. Change the ip of the router to something like

Then you will probably have to connect the pc directly into the dsl router and get into its interface menu and change it to bridged mode (you do this if the modem is a router/modem, as most seem to be).

Once you do this, then you should be able to connect the router to the dsl modem and have no issues with connectivity. You should be able to get on the net and also be able to access the routers interface.

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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 Modding

Could some post a pic of where on the WRT54G v2 PCB I can solder fan leads to? I am hoping for a voltage of 7V to 11V, and a current of no more than 0.2A.

Answer:WRT54G Modding

Dude, you are [H]

On a side note, anyone know of a good place to solder fan leads on a W11 version 4?


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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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how so well let me explain so i found this on amazon and ordered it
its a wrt160n v3 ddwrt compatible =)

NOW look at what i found if you have a donor router to hack off the external antenna connectors do it but in my case i needed to buy

so to recap for $50 i have a linksys 802.11 N ddwrt router with external antennas this kicks the pants off the the craptastic 160nl that does not use broadcom chips

Answer:Wrt160n its better than the wrt54g!

I'm running a wrt150n which is the prior model to that, but has external antennas stock, flashed with DD, running in access point mode off of my PFSense router. Kicks the crap out of the various wrt54gl models I ran...when it comes to range and speed.

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hey guys, i need some expert advice here. i have a wrt54g version 8 router flashed with the latest dd-wrt firmware. im trying to connect the wre54g as a repeater. any help or a point in the right direction would be nice. ill post the settings i had when i get back to where the network is setup. thanks!

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

Answer:New firmware for WRT54G?

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i have an extra wrt54g with dd-wrt...i want to try tomato out. do i just download the latest .bin file and update using the firmware updater in dd-wrt?

Answer:WRT54G dd-wrt update..!

antok86 said:

i have an extra wrt54g with dd-wrt...i want to try tomato out. do i just download the latest .bin file and update using the firmware updater in dd-wrt?Click to expand...

What version of the Router do you have?

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Question: wrt54g router

I'm on satellite Internet, I sell one connection. heres the thing. when they get on line, I'm offline. ok I got 2 wrt54g routers 1 has the sevensoft upgrade on it. that has the bandwidth manger on it, by ports. running easy tracenet on the server. I can see what ports they are using and can slow them down. here is the prob. some of the ports I need to, in overall slowing me down too. I'm not a networking person still learning this, trial and error here. how its hooked up. > from satellite, to modem, > server running win 2000 >linksys wrt54g. which is more of a wireless hub then a router. one computer hard wire, two others wireless. I would like the plain jane router with no upgrade in it in fount of the upgraded one, to where my computer is not in the bandwidth manger. and i keep the speed. and I do have the security turned on and the wep too.

Answer:wrt54g router

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I currently use a WRT54G v5 router to connect to the internet. It has the DD-WRT v24 firmware on it.

Every now and again, the desktop that is connected (through ethernet, not wireless) loses it's connection and I have to restart my computer. This is extremely aggravating because it disturbs my work.
I have tried connecting straight through to my computer with the modem and the problem goes away. So i have narrowed the problem down to my router.

Using XP's network repair option does not work. The repair stops at "Acquiring network address..."
It seems as if the computer loses its IP address. The "ipconfig" commands in CMD do not work either.

please help.

Answer:WRT54G w/ DD-WRT problems

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Is there a way that I could have my Linksys WRT54G Router put my computers behind a proxy?... ie... I want to have an HTTP proxy of for my PC's... Could they all stand behind it? Verses having to tell each invididual PC to use that, force all PC's under that proxy for HTTP use?

I don't mind if it involved firmwire modifications...
Also... I wouldn't mind if it could also have a list of "no proxy sites"

Anyways... Just a thought...

I may be better off making a PC to be my proxy and/or firewall... who knows...

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Can somebody provide me solid, surefire way to increase the mW on my new WRT54G router? I've read a couple tutorials but what is working for some isn't working for others. Thanks.

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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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