NOTE:Flash micro only on this router. 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. = MDF0
FCC ID = Q87-WRT54GV81
CPU Type = Broadcom BCM5354KFBG (BCM5354K chip rev 2 SoC)
MIPS Rev = ?
CPU Speed = 240MHz
Bus = ?
Flash Type = Parallel
Flash Chip = ?
Flash Size = 2MB
Max Firmware Size = 1900544 bytes
RAM Size = 8MB
RAM Chip = ISSI ?
nvram Size = ?
Switch = Broadcom BCM5354KFBG (BCM5354K chip rev 2 SoC)
Port-based vlan = ?
802.1q vlan = ?
Ethernet Port Count = 1-10/100-WAN 4-10/100-LAN
Wired Standard = IEEE 802.3?
boot_wait = ?
bootloader = CFE
Flash Card Socket/Type = No
SD/MMC Mod Support = No
MiniPCI slots = No
PoE = No
Power = 12V/0.5A
Color of LEDs = ?
Size = ?
USB = No
Serial Port = Yes
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 BCM5354KFBG (BCM5354K chip rev 2 SoC)
WLAN DSP processor = Broadcom BCM5354KFBG (BCM5354K chip rev 2 SoC)
Antenna Connector Type = Fixed
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 = ?
Radio Capabilities = ?
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.
Leave the username blank and enter "admin" as the password
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!
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
The WRT54Gv8.1 router already has a Linux CFE in the flash. There is no need for running any prep or killer file before the initial flash.
This model also has a 128K compressed CFE so it will load micro_plus and micro_plus_ssh directly. Initial flashing of this model requires a modified file with the proper header. You can obtain this file here. After this file is loaded you can then upgrade to any micro_generic.bin file....or one of the micro_plus, micro_plus_ssh mentioned above.