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erans
August 6th, 2008, 02:48 AM
I'm looking to replace the OEM firmware on my router (Linksys WRT54GS v6) with a better third-party version.

I've heard a lot of good things about both Tomato WRT and DD-WRT. Unfortunately, it seems like Tomato doesn't support v6 of the WRT54GS, so I have to try DD-WRT.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv3/dd-wrt/downloads.html

That's the download page for DD-WRT. After a bit of searching, I found the path for my router (should be http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/v24/Broadcom/Linksys/WRT54GS_v6).

I downloaded the _generic version and I can't seem to upgrade it via the web interface. I've read that doing this incorrectly can brick your router, so I'm a bit paranoid because now I'm not sure if I'm trying to install the right firmware, or whether I should try installing it via tftp.exe with Wine.

Any input would be appreciated.

xc3ll
August 6th, 2008, 03:54 AM
Went to the DD-WRT website, then to supported devices, found this link:
http://www.bitsum.com/openwiking/owbase/ow.asp?WRT54G5_CFE

Should be of help to you.