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Unleash the Power of your WRT54G Linksys Wireless Router

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:48 pm    Post subject: Unleash the Power of your WRT54G Linksys Wireless Router Reply with quote

!!!!! WARNING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This procedure CAN completely fry/break your Linksys router...
If you are not willing to take that chance:
DO NOT FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS!!!!
for the frew brave souls, keep reading...
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The original DD-WRT web site WIKI is very detailed, however very very important facts are burried deap into the READMEs and HOWTOs etc etc. Not a good thing for ADHD http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/adhd.cfm sufferers..

so here is a brief, step by step, best case scenario, set of instructions for the impatient...

you ask: If this is doable in 20 steps, how come the original web site didn't replace their 500 page wiki with the 20 steps... the answer is: I dunno!!! I am sure I missed some facts, but hey, they can't be that important... If your router fries, you must have skipped a step from this list... if you didn't skip a step and it still fried, you probably were looking at the monitor the wrong way... sometimes the routers are very close with the monitors and when you give the monitor the evil-eye, the router gets even... so be careful and you will be fine...


-2. Read this very very well:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Installation#Linksys_WRT54G_or_WRT54GL_or_WRT54GS_or_WRT54GGX

-1. Download this, and nothing else:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/down.php?path=downloads%2Fdd-wrt.v23%20SP2%2Fmini%2F&download=dd-wrt.v23_mini_generic.bin

0. Save your DSL user and password login info.
1. SAVE THE ABOVE INSTALLATION WIKI WEB PAGE TO DISK!!!
2. Download the latest Linksys firmware (for dissaster recovery if needeD)
3. Download the dd-wrt.v23_mini_generic.bin from above URL (CAN NOT BE OTHER ONES)
4. Reset the router to factory settings using the browser administration.
5. Load the new firmware via the browser administration.
6. wait wait wait
7. wait some more
8. after it says done/completed, wait 1 more minute
9. Visit 192.168.1.1 - see the status page, no password needed
10. Unplug power from the router
11. Press the reset, hold it pressed and plug power
12. Hold the reset button for 30 seconds
13. Wait 2 minutes
14. Press the reset button again.
15. Your PC should connect to the network now
16. go to 192.168.1.1, log in with root/admin username and password
17. you are in. enjoy...


if you are asking why I started the numbering from -2 onward to -1, 0 etc... it's because I am lazy... I already had 1 to 17 ready and then remembered the 3 steps that are needed before step 1... so instead of renumbering everything, I just started with -2... awkward? tough!!!

for boobule:

Linksys
firmware
WRT54G
router
alternate
DHCP
reservation
MAC address
HotSpot
free
better
http://www.linksys.com/
http://www.dd-wrt.com
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