Initial flash of DD-WRT firmware is done though Netgear update GUI using a device specific .chk file
If the firmware you are loading is before svn11600 then you will need to update the firmware using this file first before upgrading to a newer build. After the initial .chk flash (after svn11600) any generic .bin file can be used to upgrade firmware to the router using the DD-WRT Firmware update tab.
For first flash (running original Netgear's firmware) or for tftp
please use dd-wrt.v24-11604_NEWD_mini_wgr614v8-L.chk file.
For upgrade when already running DD-WRT (IMPORTANT!):
- if your DD-WRT build is less then 11600 please
use dd-wrt.v24-11604_WGR614v8-L_mini.bin file. Then
you can upgrade to any build listed below.
- if your DD-WRT build number is greater then 11600,
you can upgrade directly using any build listed below. Keep in mind that as newer builds come out (higher svn numbers than 11600) they are also compatible.
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.
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