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Firmware update for Linksys WRT54GL

Q: Firmware update for Linksys WRT54GL

This is a follow up in a way I had asked about the N-routers and how to get good reception in a large house Based on the responses and reviews of this router Linksys WRT GL I chose this one router to do the trick with the option of installing another one upstairs to increase coverage if needed The price of of these was cheaper than one N router or a router and repeater The Lisksys software is pretty lame I was able to get my computer hooked up fairly easily but my roommate could not get online which is more important as update WRT54GL for Linksys Firmware I am on the road all the time and he is stuck at home I Firmware update for Linksys WRT54GL reset the router before I left so hopefully he can get himself hooked up before I get home in days The coverage seems great I get very good or excellent in all corners of the house I see things about installing a second party firmware to improve it further Any suggestions about which firmware and details about how to update and use this firmware Thanks nbsp

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A: Firmware update for Linksys WRT54GL

You need to find out why your roomate can not connect. Is it becasue of bad coverage? But, you said the coverage is great. If it is a secure network and your roomate is using the correct password/key, and if the coverage is great, then some setting issue must be dealt with in the roomate's computer.

Why do you need third party firmware for your router? That may not solve your roomate's problem, becasue as I said, it could be in roomate's computer. I have heard using third party firmware on Linksys gives much more features. One of them is to increase the power out of the router. But, again, all those feature may not help you with the problme that your have.

First do this on your computer, then on roomate's:

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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

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

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

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


I found Shibby's firmware version tomato-ND-1.28.5x-117-VPN.trx and I reflashed my router with this. The flash stated it was successful, so I'm going to give this a try and see what happens.
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When I go to, which is the Linksys webpage for my Linksys RT41-BU wired router, it shows the firmware version as 1.01.0

A firmware update at the Linksys site has the filename RT41_BU_1[1].1.0.003_sym_code.bin

I'm not really sure if this is an update for the current version. Can someone decipher the file name and tell me?

Also, would updating the firmware be of any benefit?

(I'm brand new to routers, so don't hold my "newbie" comments in this thread against me )


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

A:Update firmware on Linksys router WRT54G version 2


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

I'd recommend the DD-WRT firmware.

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

Read this: Recover From A Bad Flash
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Got this info from another board.
Go here and get a firmware update for this router==version 1 and 2. There is good reading also:
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Current My Firmware Is DD-WRT v24 std

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Where I Can Download Original Firmware ? ..

A:How-to Restore Original Firmware WRT54GL Wireless-G Router

Here you go:

Linksys by Cisco - WRT54GL Support

I've got one of those. Something wrong with the latest firmware?
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The Linksys WRT54G2 router is now discontinued.

Reviews for both porducts can be found on here:
Reviews | Linksys WRT54G2 Wireless-G Broadband Router (WRT54G2-UK)
Reviews | Linksys WRT54GL 54Mbps Broadband Wireless-G Linux Router (WRT54GL-UK)

If you're going to buy one then I would get the Linksys WRT54GL as it is still current. It also has good reviews according to Broadband Buyer. I have worked on these before and I didnt have a problem with it. Good pieces of kit tbh.
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I am looking to bridge these routers from about <400 feet away.

My main question is, since the WRT54GL has 2 antennas, can one antenna be setup to receive and the other setup to transmit. If so, I should be able to replace one of the omni-directional(transmit) antenna with a directional antenna.

From anyone with bridging experience, will this setup work? Please note that these are simply bridged routers and don't need to serve any wireless

Thanks for any replies ahead of time.
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A:QoS question with Linksys WRT54GL and Tomato

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On my first successful connection I could only manage to get a signal through port two (with ports one, three and four giving me no such luck). With my second successful connection I managed to get established through port one while port two's led, as always, remained lit.

My question is this: Could this led be indicative of some hardware problem?

A:Linksys Wrt54gl: Led for ethernet port two always on.

Sounds like the router has a problem, this is probably a warranty replacement item.
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A:Solved: Using a Motorola SBG900 + Linksys WRT54GL

Hey all,

figured it out myself.
Here's what you do:

Go into the Motorola setup interface (mine was at

--> Gateway
----> LAN tab, Disable NAT

... then reboot both the router and the modem. This will automatically pass the connection through the modem to the Linksys router, disabling all address allocations and letting you set ports from the Linksys config directly.
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Quick question:

Actual installation looks pretty easy... but one probably silly question:

Will Tomato retain all current settings on my router, or will I have to set it up again from scratch? If from scratch, is there an easier way to ensuring I get all my custom configurations, then from going screen to screen and writing it down? I do periodically back up the config - will Tomato recognize that file?

Anything else I should know? This will be a new adventure for me...

A:Installing Tomato on Linksys WRT54GL question

is there an easier way to ensuring I get all my custom configurations, then from going screen to screen and writing it down?Click to expand...

Go screen to screen and save screen shots.

I doubt that the new firmware will recognize the old configuration file, but you may as well try.
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A:Zyxel 660 modem and Linksys WRT54GL port fowarding

Since you have two routers, and you don't want to bridge the first one, try this:

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.

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A:32 or 64 bit for Linksys firmware?

Originally Posted by Vista_32bit

Hi, I have a version 8 of that router. I understand you must upload the driver via the 192 address. Does it matter if I'm on 32bit or 64bit OS? Is the driver just on the router not on my computer? thanks.

No, just download the firmware and do the update. It doesn't matter which version you have, 32 or 64-bit.

And you're not uploading the "driver", you're uploading the "firmware", there's a difference.

Firmware is directly applied to the hardware (in this case, the router), whereas a drivers is applied to the OS. Once the firmware is applied, it can't be overwritten by the OS, even if you replace or reinstall the OS. A loose example of a firmware would be a BIOS update.

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Any ideas where I can find an older version (any version for that matter) of the firmware?
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A:Linksys firmware

I do not not know what &#8220;Annex A&#8221; is but it is for or WAG354G V1.0
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A:Linksys router firmware

Give it a try, but keep another router handy in case something screws up. Come back and tell us how it went
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A:Linksys Firmware Upgrade issue

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A:cd/dvd firmware update ?

Originally Posted by kem

I don't know much about firmware updates as I never had to do it but my DRW-2014L1Tburners are giving me some coasters in vista x64. Not 1 coaster under Nero 6 in xp pro.

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A:HP UPDATE FIRMWARE update problem?

Originally Posted by GreatNate

HP-Update FIRMWARE update problem?
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A:Zyxel Firmware Update

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A:DVD R/RW Drive Firmware update help

First of all a firmaware update is not a "driver". all optical drives use the windows native drivers and only MS updates that. I have never seen a firmware update as you describe open a command prompt window. if Pioneer actually uses this method then you will probably have to set the command prompt to the location of your drive. ie; type the locaion ( drive letter of the drive you are updating) if your pioneer is the D drive then you would type D:\ and then press enter
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A:Firmware update question on ssd


You can update the firmware before or after, I would suggest it would be better doing it before

This version improves write performance, which is version 1.0,
click on firmware to view (you may be up-to-date):

Hope this helps


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A:Satellite X - Where to get firmware update?

Hi buddy,

Why should this issue related to the firmware?

In my opinion you should try removing the upper and lower filters in registry. Just follow this article:

And firmware updates you can get from the Toshiba website.
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A:Firmware update gone wrong

Newer BIOS chips have what is called a boot block sector. When flashing the BIOS this part is not flashed. Basically all it does is run the floppy drive, and if you are lucky you will also get basic video. I have re-flashed a "dead" BIOS with this. The MB was manufactured in 1998. The first attempt at flashing failed-nothing but beeps on restart. I downloaded the correct Bios update, made a new floppy to flash the BIOS and reran the flash program. There was nothing on the monitor, just a black screen, but I could hear the floppy drive being accessed. Follow the flash utility instructions and let it do its' thing. It took several long minutes, but it worked.

I'm providing this link below. Do not hold me or vistax64 responsible.
Wim&#39;s BIOS Page: BIOS Upgrades, Motherboard identification and more...

Finally, you can approach your manufacturer of your PC or bios to purchase a replacement.
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Your modem will open them. In the firmware update page, it will ask you to point to or upload the firmware file.
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A:dvd ram uj8c2 firmware update

I have the same problem. Does anyone know a solution?
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I would recommend you start here:
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The firmwares listed on the plextor site only listed for:

* PX-712A/SA/UF

* PX-708A2/UF2

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* PX-504A/UF

As far as i am aware my drive is just a Plextor PX-708A drive.
What are the 708A/UF 708A/UF2 drives??? How do i know if my drive is one of these?


A:Need to update firmware? Plextor PX-708A2/UF2??

Looking at this site:

You'll find that the "A" model is the IDE internal drive, and the UF & UF2 models are external USB/Firewire drives.

However, following the link from PX-708A to firmware upgrades did not show a download for the "A" model, only for the others.