Updated Linksys router wirelessly

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Deuteros, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. Deuteros

    Deuteros Guest

    I have a Linksys WRT54G router and I recently updated the router's firmware
    over the wireless connection. Unfortunately I didn't realize that this was a
    no-no until after I had already completed the update.

    Despite that, the router seems to be working okay. My question is, have I
    done any sort of permanent damage to the router even though the update was
    successful and everything seems to be working okay?
    Deuteros, Aug 8, 2005
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  2. Deuteros

    Tony Hwang Guest

    When you DL something like that there is mechanism attached to check the
    integrity of file. So if your DL went OK, nothing to worry about. If you
    want to, you DL by wire and reflash the firmware. Line errors can happen
    on wire or wireless.
    Tony Hwang, Aug 8, 2005
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  3. You're fine. The danger was having the firmware upload be interrupted
    or corrupted during the minute or so that it takes to upload. Any
    interference from other wireless users could easily crash the firmware
    upload resulting in comatose router. However, even if this happened,
    there are instructions for "de-bricking" a WRT54G on various web
    sites. Consider yourself lucky and don't do that again.

    Plug: Look into alternative firmware for the WRT54G such as:
    Jeff Liebermann, Aug 8, 2005
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    David Taylor Guest

    there are instructions for "de-bricking" a WRT54G on various web
    Yes except that the most extreme requires soldering in a connector to
    the JTAG port, making up a cable to plug into the PC parallel port, then
    act like an octopus while shorting out the flash ram using two hands
    while then plugging in the power cable using your other two hands.

    Then send across a new loader followed by reset and then tftp the next

    Been there done that! :)

    David Taylor, Aug 8, 2005
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