NOTE:Requires Micro, Do not flash anything else. 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.
Works well as a client, client bridge. Not enough memory to be a main router or a repeater. In my opinion.
Serial Num. = CDFB
FCC ID = Q87-WRT54GV5
CPU Type = Broadcom BCM5352EKPB (BCM5352 chip rev 0 SoC)
MIPS Rev = ?
CPU Speed = 200MHz
Bus = ?
Flash Type = Parallel
Flash Chip = MX B052720 29LV160CTTC-90 2M349600 (MX29LV160CT)
Flash Size = 2MB
Max Firmware Size = normal cfe (256k) : 1769472 bytes
compressed cfe (128k): 1900544 bytes
RAM Size = 8MB
RAM Chip = hynix 527U HY57V641620ET-H
nvram Size = 32k
Switch = Broadcom BCM5352EKPB (BCM5352E chip rev 0 SoC)
Port-based vlan = Yes
802.1q vlan = ?
Ethernet Port Count = 1-10/100-WAN 4-10/100-LAN
Wired Standard = IEEE 802.3/3u
boot_wait = ?
bootloader = CFE
Flash Card Socket/Type = No
SD/MMC Mod Support = No
MiniPCI slots = No
PoE = No
Power = 12V/.5A
Color of LEDs = ?
Size = 7.32" x 1.89" x 6.06"
USB = No
Serial Port = 2
JTAG Port = Yes
Supported by TJTAG/Version = Yes/3.02
Supported by dd-wrt as of = ?
dd-wrt K2.4 Support = Yes
dd-wrt K2.6 Support = No
Special Features = ?
Wireless Radio = Broadcom BCM2050KML
WLAN DSP processor = Broadcom BCM5352EKPB (BCM5352 chip rev 0 SoC)
Antenna Connector Type = RP-TNC Removable
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 = 9
Radio Capabilities = ap sta wet led wme 802.11d 802.11h rm cqa mbss4
IN SPITE OF SOME OTHER INSTRUCTIONS ELSEWHERE, YOU REALLY NEED TO CREATE A CUSTOM VX Image for your router. If you don’t you will get a generic MAC address on your router and a generic MAC address will mean most ISP won’t let you connect to the Internet. Here is how to do it properly:
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.
Unzip the file you downloaded and place it in a location you can easily find on your computer.
Unzip the VXImgToolGui.zip file to the same folder as where you placed the other files you downloaded.
Make sure the top button is on the left for WRT54G, not the right for WRT54GS.
Put the MAC address from the bottom of your router in the box that says "Desired MAC".
Click on the three dots next to "output image" and save the file as My54gImage.bin in the same folder as everything else is located.
Power cycle the router (unplug 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.
Enter "root" as the username and "admin" as the password.
Go to Administration and Firmware Upgrade.
Navigate to the folder that you are using, and select vxworks_prep_03.bin.
Wait for FIVE FULL MINUTES. Go for a walk. Don't you TOUCH that router for FIVE MINUTES.
When five full Earth minutes have passed, power cycle the router.
Refresh your browser window. If you get a blank window, clear your browser cache. NOW you should be in the MANAGEMENT MODE window.
Select the My54gImage.bin file that you created. Hit Apply.
Wait for the "Upgrade Success" message, and then WAIT FIVE FULL MINUTES again. Don't TOUCH your router.
Enter 192.168.1.1 as the address in the top box of tftp.exe.
Leave the password blank.
Select the 12548 Newd_Micro.bin firmware.
Set retries to 99.
Power cycle the router.
Count to 2.
When you get a success, wait FIVE FULL minutes.
If you don't get success, repeat from steps 19(4) up to this one. If you still don't get success, clear your browser cache. Try using a different browser as well, to navigate to 192.168.1.1.
When you can access the dd-wrt webgui using a browser at 192.168.1.1, power cycle the router.
When you can again access the dd-wrt webgui using a browser at 192.168.1.1, do another Hard reset or 30/30/30 on the router.
Reset your computer Ethernet connection to auto IP and auto DNS.
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!
To get back to VxWorks (default firmware) you need special instructions.
As soon as windows says "connected" hit upgrade. May have to use a network hub to make sure windows is always connected.
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