Updating linksys befw1154 firmware Anal date london
I remembered the bricked router and wondered if – years later – I could finally fix that thing. After doing a bit of research, I discovered a variety of factory “reset” sequences that allegedly work with Linksys routers.
Basically, hold down the reset button for 15 to 30 seconds (depending who you talk to), power off the router (while holding reset), then power back on and keep holding reset for 15 to 30 seconds. While the power light kept incessantly blinking (the sign of a bricked router), and while I couldn’t access it on 192.168.1.1 with my browser, I was surprised to see that my computer “saw” the router when I connected a network cable. It seemed so odd to me that I could ping the router, but couldn’t get to the web-based emergency recovery screen that all of the blogs and forums mentioned should come up after a reset. So, I went out in search of a way to flash my Linksys with firmware without the need to use any web-based front end. However, I discovered an awesome set of tools and instructions at DD-WRT.
The Linksys WRT54G and variants WRT54GS, WRT54GL, and WRTSL54GS are Wi-Fi capable residential gateways from Linksys.
The device is capable of sharing Internet connections among several computers via 802.3 Ethernet and 802.11b/g wireless data links.
A while back, I was having some issues with my Linksys Router. A perfectly good router back then, but whenever I connected to it with my shiny new Windows 7 laptop via Wi-Fi, my network connection slowed to a crawl.
I tried everything and changed all of the router settings, to no avail.
The “bricking” event came after I’d contacted our team of authors, and one of the authors (who no longer writes for us anymore), suggested that I flash the “crappy” Linksys firmware with the free Tomato firmware.The original WRT54G was first released as a SOHO router in December 2002.The product line supports Wi Fi and five switched Ethernet ports.The WRT54GL as well as most (but not all) of the other variants in this series, are capable of running Linux-based third-party firmware for added features.Supported software includes Tomato, Open Wrt, and DD-WRT 802.11g MIMO router with 100 Mbit/s switches No DD-WRT or Sveasoft support because of the Ralink chipset.