NOTE:Resetting to factory defaults via reset button or mtd erase nvram is safe on this unit. NOTE:Runs best with VINT firmware. NOTE:Requires K2.4, Do not flash anything else. NOTE:During configuration or flashing a device, the only that should be hooked to the device is the computer and power.
Serial Num. = CGN0 or CGN1
FCC ID = Q87-WRT54GV2
CPU Type = Broadcom BCM4712KPB HA0433 P11 726508 P (BCM4712)
MIPS Rev = R1
CPU Speed = 200MHz
Bus = ?
Flash Type = Parallel
Flash Chip = Intel TE28F640 J3C120 A4227412
Flash Size = 8MB
Max Firmware Size = ?
RAM Size = 32MB
RAM Chip = 2x (16MB) ICSI IC42S16800-7T M012831D 0425
nvram Size = ?
Switch = ADMtek ADM6996L
Port-based vlan = Yes - Via GUI & nvram
802.1q vlan = ?
Ethernet Port Count = 1-10/100-WAN 4-10/100-LAN
Wired Standard = IEEE 802.3?
boot_wait = On
bootloader = CFE
Flash Card Socket/Type = No
SD/MMC Mod Support = No
MiniPCI slots = No
PoE = No
Power = 12V/1A
Color of LEDs = ?
Size = 7.32" x 1.89" x 6.06"
USB = No
Serial Port = Yes
JTAG Port = Yes
Supported by TJTAG/Version = ?
Supported by dd-wrt as of = ?
dd-wrt K2.4 Support = Yes
dd-wrt K2.6 Support = No
Supported by TomatoUSB as of = 54/All (8MB flash)
TomatoUSB K2.4 Support = Yes
TomatoUSB K2.6 Support = Yes
Special Features =?
Wireless Radio = Broadcom BCM2050KML
WLAN DSP processor = Broadcom BCM4712LKFB (BCM4712 chip rev 1 SoC)
Antenna Connector Type = RP-TNC
Wireless Standard = IEEE 802.11b/g
WiFi Operating Frequency = 2.4GHz
802.11g = 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps
802.11b = 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps
Radio cor_rev = 7
Radio Capabilities = ?
Set your computer to a static IP of 192.168.1.7. (or to whatever subnet the router is on) Disable all firewalls and security. Disable wireless on your computer and only have the router connected to the flashing computer by the ethernet cable between the two.
Hard reset or 30/30/30 (If the router supports it, if not, reset to defults in the GUI) prior to flashing. Wait. Check for password page on re-login and change password.
Flash firmware. You can use the webgui except if you have a belkin router. (For belkin use tftp.exe to flash)
Wait...at least three minutes. Lights should return to normal. See important2, below. Failing to wait is how most people brick their routers.
Do a power cycle of the router. (Unplug the cord, count to 30 and plug it back in.)
Wait for the lights to return to normal usually about 2 minutes.
Hard reset or 30/30/30 again (If the router supports it, if not, reset to defults in the GUI). Wait. Check for the password page and re-login to change the password. Then you can reconfigure your settings manually.
Once configured set your computer back to autoIP and autoDNS.
Important1: This Hard reset or 30/30/30 works fine for Asus router, but you do have to power cycle after the reset.
Important2: After you flash the firmware, and before you do the hard reset, the router will be building some nvram settings. YOU MUST WAIT FOR THIS TO FINISH PRIOR TO DOING ANYTHING WITH THE ROUTER INCLUDING A HARD RESET. Usually, you can tell when this process is completed by the WAN light coming on, but it does take several minutes. Go have a beer. There are starting to be more and more people who BRICK their routers by not waiting until the nvram is rebuilt, PRIOR to doing a hard reset. YOU NEED TO WAIT!
Set a static IP on your computer to 192.168.1.7. Subnet mask should be 255.255.255.0.
Connect the lan cable from your computer to a LAN port of your router. Make sure your router is plugged in. Nothing should be connected to your computer or the router except the lan cable between them. Turn your firewall and any wireless computer connections OFF.
Power cycle the router (uplug the power from the router for 30 seconds and then plug it back in)
Open your browser to 192.168.1.1 by putting that in the browser address window of your browser. You should open the linksys webgui and NOT a page that says Management Mode. If you see management mode, power cycle the router again.
Wait for DMZ light to do a steady pulse, When it is lit on the 3rd time click upgrade. The DMZ light must be lit when you click upgrade.
Hard Reset 30\30\30
VCC 1 o o 2 VCC
TX1 3 o o 4 TX0
RX1 5 o o 6 RX0
N/C 7 o o 8 N/C
GND 9 o o 10 GND
Hyper terminal Setup in Windows XP
In Windows XP, Click Start Button - All Programs - Accessories -
Communication - HyperTerminal
Enter a name for the connection, Click ok
Choose com port you adapter is plugged into, Click ok
Bits per second = 115200
Data Bits = 8
Parity = none
Stop bits = 1
Flow control = none
Click File - Save As, and select a place to save it to so you
don't have to enter the settings again.
Putty Setup in Windows XP
After installing putty, run it
Serial line = The COM port your using for serial (ie. COM3)
Speed = 115200
Click on Serial under Connection
Serial line to connect to = same as above (Serial line)
Speed (baud) = 115200
Data bits = 8
Stop bits = 1
Parity = None
Flow control = None
Enter a name for your connection under saved sessions
This section is in need of Serial Recovery Instructions!
[comment added 01-08-2010 by DJJB]
I tried to install the mega pack as well through the Linksys Web Interface. Did the resets even the 30-30-30 way, but it bricked my router. The power LED flashes fast and the DMZ sometimes comes up for about 5 seconds. When pinging TTL=100, but doesn't respond to the TFTP-tool anymore.
If it's safer to install the mini version first, you might want to do that first to take less chances...
[comment added 18/03/09 by fattrain]
I installed dd-wrt.v24-9517_VINT_std.bin directly from Linksys Web Interface (Firmware version Ver.4.71.4) without problems or issues. The procedure is:
Hard Reset (press for 30 secs the reset button - IMPORTANT).
Upload the firmware from Linksys Web Interface.
When finished the flashing, Hard Reset (press for 30 secs the reset button - IMPORTANT).