1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

DD WRT on Linksys WRT 54 GL v1.1

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by technicks, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. technicks

    technicks

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2006
    Messages:
    3,559 (1.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    257
    Location:
    Enschede, The Netherlands
    Hi.

    Well i bought a new Linksys WRT54 GL version 1.1 on Ebay assuming it was pre installed with the DD WRT firmware. But they advertised it wrong so now if have to do it myself, but i am so confused about the DD WRT download section that i do not know which files to download.

    I am planning to install the newest V24. So if someone knows which files i need to download please give a link.:)

    I have a good guide for installing it http://timbermheay.wordpress.com/20...ll-dd-wrt-on-linksys-wrt54gl-wireless-router/
    but it confuses me even more because it says that the version 1.0 should install the mini firmware first. But nothing on the 1.1.:confused:

    I would really appreciate some help on this one.

    Thanks .:toast:
  2. mrhuggles

    mrhuggles

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    1,540 (0.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    174
    you kinda got ripped off, the GL is a new avalable one so unless u got it for 25 dollars you definatly did get ripped off, either way, since its the same as a WRT54G v4.0 it should allow you to install directly from the menu... be ware you only have 16mb of ram and 4mb of flash!
  3. technicks

    technicks

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2006
    Messages:
    3,559 (1.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    257
    Location:
    Enschede, The Netherlands
    No man i payed $60 for it.:banghead:

    But i got it up and running. Found the bin files and flash went perfect.

    Looking into overclocking it now.;)

    BTW this router costs €60 where i live so it was still cheap for me.
  4. mrw1986

    mrw1986

    Joined:
    May 4, 2007
    Messages:
    2,111 (0.80/day)
    Thanks Received:
    338
    Location:
    Wallingford, CT
    I love my WRT54G flashed to DD-WRT, best thing ever!
  5. technicks

    technicks

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2006
    Messages:
    3,559 (1.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    257
    Location:
    Enschede, The Netherlands
    Do you have some info about some tips and tricks for the DD WRT.
    Like upping the wireless signal or overclocking?:)
  6. [I.R.A]_FBi

    [I.R.A]_FBi New Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    7,664 (2.94/day)
    Thanks Received:
    540
    Location:
    c:\programs\kitteh.exe
    i <3 dd-wrt
  7. mrhuggles

    mrhuggles

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    1,540 (0.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    174
    overclocking is bad, upping the wifi to 84mw should be safe.
  8. technicks

    technicks

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2006
    Messages:
    3,559 (1.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    257
    Location:
    Enschede, The Netherlands
    OK thanks.
    Should i mount a fan on top for cooling. Or i that only necessary when overclocking?

    Is anyone familiar with a Yagi wifi antenna?
    I have have seen ones who claim to have up to 5 miles broadcasting range. Would be awesome to use my own connection in my city.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2008
  9. mrhuggles

    mrhuggles

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    1,540 (0.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    174
    overclocking is *really* bad and what do you wanna do? the only thing that overclocking the cpu will really help alot is when you have the SD card mod, it will make it read faster [SPI mode, it also overclocks the interface there]

    if you want to up the wifi transmit strength a fan could help,... even just in general a fan is a good thing... wifi above 84mw should *definatly* have a heatsink attached to the chip and a fan ontop imho [ive seen lots of them die]

    as for the cpu, you really need to check overclocking compatibility in the CFE[is that what thats called?] or you could brick the router.

    i think its CFE someone correct me
  10. thebeephaha

    thebeephaha

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Messages:
    1,172 (0.45/day)
    Thanks Received:
    103
    Location:
    Seattle/Shoreline WA
    Try Tomato, you may <3 it even more. I gave up DD-WRT for it.
  11. mrhuggles

    mrhuggles

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    1,540 (0.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    174
    yeah but openWRT + webif2 is really really great, especialy whiterussian
  12. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    9,513 (3.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,142
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
    I did it a tad higher. I also installed a HSF to make sure it stays cool. Anyway, the DD-WRT firmware is amazing nonetheless.
  13. mrhuggles

    mrhuggles

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    1,540 (0.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    174
    if you think DD-WRT is amazing why dont you come over and check out openWRT + X-Wrt it has all of the missing features DD-WRT failed to copy properly... ipkg is what its all about :p

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page