I had a WRT54G (version 8) left over and thought of using it as either a repeater or a client: however, I believe that since V7, Cisco has stopped supporting client/bridge modes in their (consumer routers). I’ve been wanting to convert this router over into DD-WRT, but never really had time. Today, was the day and out of memory to get this going:
- Download the two files, the vxworks app and micro DD-WRT.
- Hard reset your WRT54G (keep the ‘reset’ button pressed for 20+ seconds).
- Set your computer to get the IP automatically and connect it to the router.
- Load up the admin page of the Linksys router and go to the Upgrade page and select the ‘vworkskiller’ file. After upgrading, the router will reboot. Note: at this stage, there’s no Linksys admin pages anymore.
- use tftp to upload the last file to the router
- Windows/DOS: tftp -i 192.168.1.1 put dd-wrt.v24_micro_generic.bin
- Linux: atftp –option “mode octet” –verbose -l dd-wrt.v24_micro_generic.bin -p 192.168.1.1
Note: no guarantees here. I’m not responsible for any ‘bricking’ of your router.
Update: I did the tftp part on my linuxen b0xen: surprisingly, tftp isn’t installed by default on Windows Vista and higher.