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best WRT54G firmware?

Question: best WRT54G firmware?

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.

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Answer: best WRT54G firmware?

http://www.sveasoft.com/ 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 firmware

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

http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato

Has anyone done this?

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

http://lifehacker.com/344765/turn-your-60-router-into-a-user+friendly-super+router-with-tomato

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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www.sveasoft.com
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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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?
-Ghent
 

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

Answer:New firmware for WRT54G?

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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?

Thanks
 

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 google.com

http://www.google.com/search?lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=wrt54g 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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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?

http://www.hyperdrive.be/hyperwrt/

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

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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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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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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.

input?
 

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 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 is..it can only do so much with so little horsepower.

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/content/view/26843/51/
 

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I am reading up on these new features on www.linksysinfo.org, 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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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?
Thanks,

-Michael
 

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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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)

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=895398
 

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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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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 http://www.hyperdrive.be/hyperwrt/
It works great for me.
 

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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
thanks
 

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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'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?

http://lifehacker.com/software/router/hack-attack-turn-your-60-router-into-a-600-router-178132.php
 

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

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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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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!!!
Thanks,
Bulletz
 

Answer:Linksys WRT54G firmware problem

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Is there an update

Answer:linksys wrt54g firmware update

You could try DD-WRT or Tomato.

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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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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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Hi

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
www.linksysinfo.org

Thanks
 

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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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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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.

Thanks-George
 

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

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

http://www.linksysinfo.org/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2601

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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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 192.168.1.1. 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

Try 192.168.1.0.

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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Hello I recently bought a Linksys WRT54G wireless router, downloaded latest firmware from linksys.com, 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?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: URGENT Linksys WRT54G broken after firmware upgrade

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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 192.168.1.1. 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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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 speakeasy.net tests. (http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/) Here are the results.

Dallas
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

Chicago
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

Seattle
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 am trying to coble together two non-working Zen Xtras into a working one. I receive a message: "Firmware Problem," and am instructed to reload the firmware. When I attempt to do so, the firware does not recognize the device although the device shows up in My Computer as a Zen Xtra. I have reloaded the drivers. When I attempt to reinstall the firmware, it states that it cannot detect the device and please connect it now. How do I resolve this lack of recognition?
 

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Is it possible to replace a routers firmware w/ something other than the original firmware to update from wep encryption to wpa encryption and all the other features that these new routers have? If so is this hard to do and is there a big risk or really screwing things up?
 

Answer:Replacing router Firmware w/ third party Firmware?

nope its easy, and as long as your smart and follow the few basic guildlines very unlikely chance of damaging the router. Biggest suggestion is never do the update via wireless as if you loss signal or what not could loose a bit of data for the router update.
 

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I was prompted to update my Battery firmware I have a genuine battery in my Thinkpad edge E520 that is out of warrenty The firmware failed and disabled the battery so it is no longer operating How do i reverse this firmware or disable the battery bios check?

Answer:Battery firmware has just killed my battery. How do you justify pushing firmware that does this?

Hi, welcome to the forums.
 
Here it is the support site link for your model just in case.
 
I'm guessing that the computer is booting but the battery does not provide any charge, right?
 
I did not have that issue, but I'm just guessing, What will happen if you apply the battery firmware update again? You can download it manually from the support site: "Lenovo Battery Firmware Update Utility for Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8 (32-..."
 
This is what it cames to my mind right now, I hope it helps.
 
Regards

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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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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 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?

Thanks
 

Answer:Wrt54g v5

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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.

If you own a WRT54G/GS, GET THIS FIRMWARE!

-Ghent
 

Answer:WRT54g + DD-WRT = WOW

Nice Info ,Thanks for the Heads Up
 

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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 antenna....how 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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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!

Thanks.
 

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 (192.168.1.254 should work).
Linksys has an article on this:Search on "Two Routers".
 

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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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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 http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=2&sid=08f2d33ab1002649425f0470aba87175 to see if there are any responses on what to do. I found this http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=11230 and tried doing that but they still fail...
 

Answer:WRT54G V6 and DD-WRT

I would ask here

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=1&sid=adba94627371982d8dd45889388ee835
 

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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: 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 bit...as you can punch up the strength of the output signal. Thus..you 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...
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/What_is_"DD-WRT"?#Features_.28Overview.29
 

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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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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?
 

Answer:WRT54G

The dreaded Atheros wireless chipset?
 

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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.

Posted via [H] Mobile Device
 

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Question: wrt54g thoughts

I am thinking about buying one of these in the next week. I just wanted to hear some real world thoughts about it. Thanks guys.

I know about the linux add on you can do...thoughts on that...and

the 7.5db upgraded antennas....your thoughts.

Ive read a few reviews and they all seem favorable, and i like that you can replace the antennas or add a cantenna to it.

Thanks guys alot
 

Answer:wrt54g thoughts

Mines been working wonderful with newest firmware. I hammer it with gigabytes of downloads weekly and all my gaming activities and its only needed to be rebooted once. Wireless is stabile and fast. The 54G was the top rated wireless router in Portable PC Magazine. Have no comment on the 3rd party firmware as I never use it, but I heare alot of people get some serious kick ass stuff outa using Sveasoft firmware instead of Linksys stuff. Most people here will agree its the low end router of choice among enthusiasts of all kinds.
 

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Question: WRT54G problems

i have a wrt54g v8 latest firmware and its nothing but problems first it wont load all webpages it just loads whatever it wants and randomly this is on all 5 computers in my house including mac. then i have DHCP to start ip at 192.168.0.30 but when i go to check the computers they are assigned started at 192.168.0.6 im think its because the router ip is 192.168.0.5 but i have it to start at XXX.30 i dont want to use 3rd party firmware again since i already bricked one router.....im about to return this and get a dlink i didnt have anyproblems with my old dlink before it broke
 

Answer:WRT54G problems

antok86 said:





i have a wrt54g v8 latest firmware and its nothing but problems first it wont load all webpages it just loads whatever it wants and randomly this is on all 5 computers in my house including mac. then i have DHCP to start ip at 192.168.0.30 but when i go to check the computers they are assigned started at 192.168.0.6 im think its because the router ip is 192.168.0.5 but i have it to start at XXX.30 i dont want to use 3rd party firmware again since i already bricked one router.....im about to return this and get a dlink i didnt have anyproblems with my old dlink before it brokeClick to expand...

You updated firmware before setting up router at all ? i

cable plugged into the right port... right no uplink button depressed etc.. plugged in

reset the router first off. follow its reset instructions

Step1:
plug cable modem directly into 1 computer. try to open a page. make sure the cable modem is sending DHCP and not giving one of those SETUP webpage interfaces. (much cursing when swapping internet providers now saying their modem has a inital setup/recovery interface....... my firewall is openbsd, local terminal only....and hard to get to.. but that was a problem)

step2: (that computer sees the internet, gets ip, can use web
connect a computer to router, (dont bother plugging it into internet yet)

step3:
First box should read: Automatic DHCP, if your dsl then its PPPOE

step4: Set Device ip/subnet
192.168.0.2 &l... Read more

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Question: WRT54G Router

I have a Linksys WRT54G v2 broadband router and my laptop is connected to it wirelessly, all seems to be fine except one thing. MSN Messenger, WIndows Update, microsoft.com, etc.. anything on Microsoft servers does not work. How do I fix this?
 

Answer:WRT54G Router

can you tracert to microsoft.com?
or ping microsft.com?
 

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Hey, all.

Currently having an issue with my laptop and its wireless.

The set up:

Router: WRT54G
Firmware: DD-WRT
WIFI device: Intel 5300 AGN.

The issue I am having is sudden complete disconnects from my wireless. In addition to such, I am getting massive lag in World Of Warcraft.

More detailed description of disconnects: The internet will browse nice and snappy (bandwidth test of 5MB down and 2MB up), but it may suddenly completely lose its connection and have to get a new address and whatnot.

WoW lag: When I am plugged in via a LAN cord to the ethernet port, I can get 60 FPS. When I am on wireless, 22FPS, and EXTREMELY laggy. Other online games do not suffer the same way.

Any ideas? Do I need a better router?
 

Answer:Issue with DD-WRT + WRT54G

what does the "connected speed" do? does it bounce around?

what version of the router?
what NIC are you using in your computer?

if the router and NIC are negotiating speeds, then you'll see massive lag and such in games...but things will seem seamless in a web browser.

Edit: Here is a link to a test I did a few years back when I was using an Intel 2200BG network card with a WRT-54g router
network connection was stable until I used it...every time it negotiates, there's major lag.
 

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I need some help with configure my Linksys WRT54G wireless router to work with Cavalier's C2 internet. The Linksys WRT54G work flawlessly when I configure to work with the motorola cablem modem when I was with Comcast (they blow btw). So I switch to CavTel's dsl (advertise as 8mbps download but i'm only getting 5.1mbps but oh well it's just as fast as comcast imo). Well i tried everything to get the damn thing to get through the internet...nothing works. The last thing I need to do is to reset the router to factory setting. I'm going to do that tonight. I called CavTel customer service and they told me that they're serving the internet via DHCP (which is even easier then Comcast's static IP address setup). Is anyone running a similar setup? If i connect the ethernet cable from adsl modem to my computer I can get fast internet, but i'm trying to set the router up so I can have access from my other computer. Let me know if you have any idea or encounter similar problems. Thx!
 

Answer:Need help with WRT54G and Cavalier C2

Since you can connect without the router, maybe the DSL modem is looking for the MAC address of your PC and when you hook up the router its not verified. Try cloning your PCs MAC address.

Or maybe just power cycle everything, hook everything up, unplug the modem and router, wait about a minute, plug the modem back in, let it power up, and do the same with the router..
 

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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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Question: WRT54G trouble

So I've been dealing with this issue for awhile and its finally starting to get to me.I am not very network savy i pretty much just plugged this thing in and it worked etc.I know how to log into and stuff but thats about it.The problem I'm having is about once a day I have to unplug the router and plug it back in to get it to work.Anyone know what would cause this?Its turned on the lights work and everything I just cant do any kind of network stuff (internet etc)


any info would be great,so I can stop hearing my parents say "Reset the internet again its not working"
 

Answer:WRT54G trouble

Are you doing any P2P file sharing? I used to have some trouble with mine, then I flashed it with the Tomato firmware, and everything was fine after that.
 

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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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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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Question: wrt54g range

I plan on purchasing two wrt54g's and flashing them with different firmware to increase the power levels for longer range. If i was to bridge two with some generic omni's off of ebay, what type of range should i expect? For the most part it would be line of site, with a few obstacles. Unidirectional antennas are not an option.
 

Answer:wrt54g range

Rakinos said:



I plan on purchasing two wrt54g's and flashing them with different firmware to increase the power levels for longer range. If i was to bridge two with some generic omni's off of ebay, what type of range should i expect? For the most part it would be line of site, with a few obstacles. Unidirectional antennas are not an option.Click to expand...

Hmmm... I doubt you can double their THEORETICAL values... which are 300ft outdoors and 100 feet indoors. So, maybe 450 feet? It's just a guess.........
 

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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: wrt54g settings??

how do i assign static ip to differnt devices on here. was able to on my netgear and dlinks that let me clone the devices MAC id and assign an IP. how can i do this on hte wrt54g?i dont see any LAN settings at all.thanks

EDIT:

or are you supposed to STATIC IP it on the device it self (ps3, nas, pc etC.) and the router will detect it?
 

Answer:wrt54g settings??

antok86 said:





or are you supposed to STATIC IP it on the device it self (ps3, nas, pc etC.) and the router will detect it?Click to expand...

Yes.
 

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I bricked my Linksys WRT54G router this morning, a description of the incident is posted here:

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=44720

Depending on the advice that I get, I might try the shorting 2 pins trick to see if that will allow me to tftp, but I don't think that will work in my case since I apparently used the wrong flash of DD-WRT. I will probably need to JTAG in order to debrick, but I lack the tools. Does anyone here enjoy debricking Linksys routers and if so, how much do you charge?
 

Answer:Anyone here know how to debrick WRT54G? If so, how much?

Honestly, it's probably not worth it to pay someone. You can pick up a new wrt54g for ~$30, you'll pay almost that much in just shipping.
 

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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: WRT54G and ADSL?

Hey all,

Im getting ready to set up a wireless part to my network now that i have the money available.

I was intending on getting a Linksys WRT54G. However I've read that this will not work with my ADSL internet. Since I use BT Internet ADSL connection this might not be too good. Altho i could just keep my BEFSR41 shareing the internet.

Can anyone shed light on the matter?

Thanks
 

Answer:WRT54G and ADSL?

i have a wrt54g and i'm not sure what could prevent it from working with adsl. you'll still need an adsl modem though.

i'm sure someone will come along who has adsl and comment on it.
 

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Question: WRT54g and dialup

I have to change my computer ip to 192.168.0.1 for ICS to work. But if i do that, I cant connect to the router at 192.168.1.1. What can I do to be able to access the router while keeping the 192.168.0.1 ip for my computer?

Thanks
 

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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Question: WRT54G Apache Help

Hello,

Setup:

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, »127.0.0.1, »192.168.1.102. 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 (192.168.1.102) 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?

Thanks
 

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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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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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?
http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1027698308&postcount=1454




 

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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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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,

Jeff
 

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 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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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?

Thanks.

Jnick
 

Answer:WRT54G vc WGT624

bump
 

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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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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.
Thanks
Lenny
 

Answer:Help with WRT54G v2 and Cantenna

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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 0.0.0.0. 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. http://192.168.1.1/Wireless_Basic.asp
 

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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: 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: 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

thanks!
 

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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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.
Thanks!
 

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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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
 

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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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 192.168.1.1 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 www.yahoo.com 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 www.yahoo.com 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 www.yahoo.com try going to 209.73.186.238. That is the ip address for www.yahoo.com. If that works then your DNS settings are not configured properly.


EDIT

I just realized that if DNS wasn't working you wouldn't be able to ping www.yahoo.com 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: 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: Ugh.. WRT54G Woes?

I got this wireless router and thus far have only had 1 computer hooked to it. My family recently purchased 2 laptops.. and after about a week of fiddling around..

I think I have finally come to the conclusion that the linksys router is only allowing ONE computer at a time to connect wirelessly.

Strange what its doing also. Doesnt matter if security is enabled or not. On the 2 computers that are unable to connect, i can see the wireless network, but when I double click it just sits there trying to connect. Never gets past that. Sits for a minute and then it just refreshes the network list and mine is SOMETIMES missing. Other times its still there but its not connected.
Please wait while WIndows connects to the 'xxxx' network.

Waiting for network...

NEVER STOPS
 

Answer:Ugh.. WRT54G Woes?

Kassem said:





I got this wireless router and thus far have only had 1 computer hooked to it. My family recently purchased 2 laptops.. and after about a week of fiddling around..

I think I have finally come to the conclusion that the linksys router is only allowing ONE computer at a time to connect wirelessly.

Strange what its doing also. Doesnt matter if security is enabled or not. On the 2 computers that are unable to connect, i can see the wireless network, but when I double click it just sits there trying to connect. Never gets past that. Sits for a minute and then it just refreshes the network list and mine is SOMETIMES missing. Other times its still there but its not connected.


Please wait while WIndows connects to the 'xxxx' network.

Waiting for network...

NEVER STOPSClick to expand...

It sounds like it's not even connecting through the wireless. Try resetting (to factory default) your router and reconfiguring it -- WITHOUT putting security. Sometimes that helps.
 

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Question: IPCop and WRT54G

I need to allow my wireless to connect my IPCop. I am using a green and red networks. I switched the IP on my Linksys router to 192.168.1.2 and the green network on my IPCop is 192.168.1.1. How can I get my router to communicate with IPCop?
 

Answer:IPCop and WRT54G

Just run a cable from your Green NIC to one of the routers LAN ports and use the router as a AP, it can also double as a switch. If you want to get a little more fancy you can throw in another NIC and create a Blue zone which if i remember right is IPcops wireless zone (Seperated from the green zone)

Also disable the routers DHCP server as i imagine your IPcop is taking care of that now..
 

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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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Question: Bricked WRT54G

I have just bought a bricked Linksys WRT54G and with so many tips and instructions on how to unbrick it, i'm not really trying to go thru a lot of hoops in sorting thru it all. Is there someone out in the forum that would help in getting it fixed if i sent it to them? From the info gathered its the version 1.0. I really wanted a Dlink since my wireless B is Dlink. Anyway, any help would be appreciated. Send email for faster reply.
 

Answer:Bricked WRT54G

you should post in the Networking & Security forum to get some replies, maybe there they will now about your router
 

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