Bricked my Linksys WRT54 G Router

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cap2587

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I tried to update to DD-WRT firmware on a Linksys WRT 54G Router V6 and now I cannot access the router. I tried to flash it with VXWorks-killer : WRT54G v5,v5.1,v6 1st. It looked like it worked and then after a hard reset I got a page that said Management Update Page, accept, reset. To be honest I did not research exactly how to pull off this firmware upgrade and this caused me to fail. I did not realize how complex the procedure was and watching 2 Youtube video's just didn't cut it. When I tried to access the router using 192.168.1.1 I wasn't able to. I was reading this article http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Recover_from_a_Bad_Flash however some of the article is just over my head. I was given the router, therefore I am not that worried if it is now unusable. I am just disappointed I could not succeed with the firmware upgrade. I have a flashing power light on my router. How can I know for sure if my router is beyond repair. What are some steps to follow to determine this. What is the best article, link or video explaining how to perform this firmware upgrade. Thanks for any helpful information.
 

JohnWill

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I suggest you visit the DD-WRT forums and see if someone there has a solution, they're far better equipped to potentially help you with this issue.
 

JohnWill

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I don't mean to chase you away, but I'm sure this issue comes up all the time in their support forums. :)
 

cap2587

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I can't give everyone on this forum enough praise. Whenever I post there is always plenty of people giving me great advice on how to solve my problems. Deferring to DD-WRT forums for my issue was a good strategy. Thanks
 

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I'm going to guess they had some ideas? Did you get it working?
 
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