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Install DD-WRT firmware on a Linksys WRT54G v8 and v8.2 router

How To Install DD-WRT on

 LINKSYS WRT54G V8/8.2 ?

-DD-WRT firmware enhance the security capabilities and features of your linksys router . It lifts restrictions on a router by providing advanced capabilities that can improve your Internet experience.

WARNING : Please make sure you understand every step before you complete this tutorial. If you’re unsure of anything, please leave a comment and I’ll respond as soon as I can. It is possible to brick your linksys if done incorrectly. SO PLEASE PAY ATTENTION . 

 1- To flash your Linksys WRT54G with the DD-WRT Firmware, you'll need to use a wired ( not wireless) computer and make sure to plug your computer in to Port 1 of your router. Unplug all other devices from the router.

Linksys wrt54g router

1-Download DD-WRT firmware for Linksys WRT54G .

First step to do is determine your linksys version number , Im gonna be using the Linksys WRT54G router v8

LINKSYS WRT54G

Next thing to do is to click on this link Download DD-WRT firmware . dd-wrt.com

Then we're gonna do a little search for your particular linksys device, Type Linksys WRT54G in the search bar.

  WRT54G V8.0

Go down to your version and click on it . than download the files vxworkskillerGv8-v3.bin and dd-wrt.v24_micro_generic.bin to the computer you’re going to use to flash your device.

   vxworkskiller.bin and dd-wrt.v24_micro_generic.bin

- Once you have those files you need to configure your ethernet card with the following static IP :
IP Address: 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 
Gateway: 192.168.1.1

 FOR windows :

 



 

FOR OS X :

   

 -Once you have those settings, Unplug the power cord from the Linksys WRT54G. Push the Reset button while plugging the power cord back in, and hold down the button for about 30 seconds. Use a pencil to hold the Reset button 



-Then open your browser and type this address http://192.168.1.1/ (it's recommended to use another browser other than firefox) . You should see a management mode firmware upgrade page.

  management mode firmware upgrade


-Click on choose file than search for the vxworkskillerGv8-v3.bin file and choose it after that click the apply button. Wait for at least 2 minutes before you go any further. After the 2 minutes is up, if you notice a dialog asking you to reboot the router, do so by unplugging the power cord and plugging it back in again. If you don’t get a message telling you to reboot the router, wait another 3-4 minutes and then reboot the router.

  UPGRADE SUCCESS  

 -Now you should ping 192.168.1.1 (in Linux or OS X open a Terminal and type ping 192.168.1.1. In Windows click Start, select Run enter cmd and then type ping 192.168.1.1 AND click enter. If the router doesn’t reply you probably haven’t set your ethernet card settings correctly. 

 -WINDOWS :

  ping 192.168.1.1

OS X :

 


-Flashing the Linksys WRT54G with the DD-WRT FIRMWARE:

Note : Make sure that the '' dd-wrt.v24_micro_generic.bin file'' is in the same folder that you’re using the Command Prompt from,For example, if you downloaded dd-wrt.v24_micro_generic.bin to your Desktop, make sure the Command Prompt reads C:\Documents and Settings\your-user name\Desktop> – where your-user-name is your Windows user name.
 IF you don't really understand please put the dd-wrt.v24_micro_generic.bin file in the disk local C:\ and follow my tutorial . Than type '' cd .. '' to make the command prompts reads C:/ than enter tftp -i 192.168.1.1 put dd-wrt.v24_micro_generic.bin

   tftp -i 192.168.1.1 put  dd-wrt.v24_micro_generic.bin 

 * if you receive this error msg : 'tftp' is not recognized as an internal or external command. operable program or batch file . you need to install the tftp ! how's that ? ( please if you don't receive this error just skip this step )
(To install it, follow these steps.
  1. Open the Control Panel and select the Programs entry.
  2. From the Programs and Features section, select Turn Windows features on or off..
  3. Scroll down the list and place a check in the box next to TFTP Client. Click OK
  4. Give Windows a moment or three to install the tftp client. When it’s done, exit out of the Control Panel. now it's installed perfectly. )
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 - The file will be automatically installed. Once this is done, DD-WRT will automatically boot. After about 1 min, you can browse DD-WRT on your router at http://192.168.1.1/. you will probably see this screen, it's recommended to change the router username and the password.

dd-wrt interface

If you prompted to enter your user name and password again. Enter your new user name and/or password to continue .

  DD-WRT INSTALLED

You have successfully installed DD-WRT firmware on your Linksys WRT54G .

Sunday, September 8, 2013

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Download Linksys WRT54G Manual PDF

Linksys WRT54G Manual

User Guide made by Cisco to help you begin to operate and understand the functions or features in this Linksys WRT54G Router. And this Linksys WRT54G Manual consists of 61 pages with a size 1.27 MB in pdf file format.
Linksys WRT54G Manual


Linksys WRT54G Manual (User Guide) PDF :

Table of content of Linksys WRT54G Manual :

This user guide covers the steps for setting up and using the Linksys WRT54G Router.
  • Chapter 1: Introduction This chapter describes the Router’s applications and this User Guide.
  • Chapter 2: Planning Your Wireless Network This chapter describes the basics of wireless networking.
  • Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Wireless-G Broadband Router : This chapter describes the physical features of the Router.
  • Chapter 4: Connecting the Wireless-G Broadband Router : This chapter instructs you on how to connect the Router to your network.
  • Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Broadband Router : This chapter explains how to use the Web-based Utility to configure the settings on the Wireless-G Broadband Router.
  • Troubleshooting : This appendix describes some problems and solutions, as well as frequently asked questions, regarding installation and use of the Wireless-G Broadband Router.
  • Wireless Security : explains the risks of wireless networking and some solutions to reduce the risks.
  • Upgrading Firmware : instructs you on how to upgrade the firmware on the Router should you need to do so.
  • Windows Help : describes how you can use Windows Help for instructions about networking, such as installing the TCP/IP protocol.
  • Finding the MAC Address and IP Address for your Ethernet Adapter. 
  • Glossary : gives a brief glossary of terms frequently used in networking
  • Specifications  supplies the technical specifications for the Router.
  • Warranty Information : provides the warranty information for the Router.
  • Regulatory Information : supplies the regulatory information regarding the Router.
  • Contact Information :  provides contact information for a variety of Linksys resources, including Technical Support.
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Download Linksys WRT54G Manual PDF



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 To Get The manual of other Linksys Models :
  • Go to www.linksys.com and select support
www..Linksys.com
  • Enter your linksys product model
Linksys Manual pdf
 
  • I choose WRTG54S for example .
Linksys WRT54GS Manual
  • click download.
Linksys WRT54G Manual
  • Pick model and version
Linksys WRT54G Manual
  • select user guide.
Linksys WRT54G Manual
  • It should open in a new window as a PDF
Linksys WRT54G Manual Good Luck. Linksys WRT54G Manual  

Thursday, December 20, 2012

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how to Secure your linksys router wrt54g ?

Why Should you Secure your linksys router 

wrt54g ?

The big issue with wireless networks is security.Linksys is one of the most popular manufacturers of wireless routers.With many people using Linksys WRT54G at home, it becomes more important to secure the connection to the router form a computer.so just about any hacker who tries to access your router's web interface wirelessly will either already know or be able to guess the default password or anyone with a wireless network card within a few hundred feet of your router can connect to your router. To prevent this from happening, it is important to Secure your Linksys WRT54G
How To Secure your linksys router wrt54g

How to Secure your linksys router wrt54g ?

To Secure your linksys router wrt54g Wireless-G router, use the following steps:

  • Connect your computer to the linksys wrt54g using a network cable, or you can connect through a wireless connection. Note that your wireless card in your computer must be enabled.
Secure linksys router wrt54g

  •  Open your Internet browser and enter your IP adress in the address bar: (http://192.168.1.1. is the default ip for Linksys WRT54G, If it doesn't work you may need to reset your Router! then please read How to reset your linksys Wrt54g
How To Secure your linksys router wrt54g

  •  To login, By default the password is admin and leave the the user ID field blank.


Secure your linksys router wrt54g-Change the default password

  • After logging in, i recommend that you change the default password by clicking on the Administration tab then Management. Type in a new secure password into both boxes.and save the new password, by clicking Save Settings at the bottom of the page
 linksys wrt54g change the default password


Secure your linksys router wrt54g-Change the Maximum Number of DHCP Users.

  •  now You should now see the “Basic Setup” in your browser. Scroll down the page until you see “Maximum Number of DHCP Users”. *This option will assign a specific number of IP address to computers. If more than this number of computers tries to connect to your Linksys WRT54G routers , they will not be able to.By default, many different computers (default 50) can connect to your router. We will limit the number of computers that can connect to just those computers that you use.
 Basic Setup linksys wrt54g


  •  So you should Count the number of computers that will connect to your Linksys WRT54G , and type the number it into the “Maximum Number of DHCP Users textbox”.
    Maximum Number of DHCP Users textbox
  • click “Save Settings”.andclick “Continue” to return to the Web page. 
  • If you are prompted to login again, then enter you new password in the password field.
  • Navigate back to the “Management” Web page by clicking the “Administrative” option in the menu.

Secure your linksys router wrt54g-encrypt your connection.

  • When you connect to your router , you are doing so over an unsecured connection. To secure your Linksys WRT54G you should now encrypt your connection to your router setup from your computer , click the HTTPS checkbox next to the Access Server option. 
Access Server  linksys wrt54g

  • click “Save Settings” then “Continue” to return to the Web page.                                        * you need to specify that in the address when you connect to the router setup.Since you have changed your connection to HTTPS.
  •  In your browser, change the address from http://192.168.1.1. to: https://192.168.1.1.
  • Login with your password and then click the Wireless menu option.

Secure your linksys router wrt54g using WPA and WEP

  • Click the Wireless Security sub-menu option at the top of the page. This is where we will provide the most important security setting.
Wireless Security linksys wrt54g

  • Next to Security Mode, select WPA Personal from the drop-down list.(If you have trouble connecting to your linksys wrt54g connection, you can try selecting “WEP”, but your connection will be much less secure)
 WPA Personal

  • Next to WPA Algorithm, select AES. If you have trouble connecting to your wireless router, select TKIP.
WPA Algorithm

  • Specify a long WPA Shared Key with a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers and punctuation.you must get very creative.
WPA Shared Key


Make sure you write down this key somewhere, You will need this information when you connect to your linksys Wrt54g.
Click the Save Settings button .

Another tips to Secure your linksys router wrt54g .

There is one easy security tips is to disable your Linksys WRT54Gfrom broadcasting your network name, or SSID. Computers can still access your network, but they'll need to know the network name - it won't appear automatically when they search for wireless networks. To disable it, click the Wireless tab and then next to Wireless SSID Broadcast, choose Disable. Then Click “Save Settings” .
Wireless SSID Broadcast

Secure your linksys router wrt54g-change the SSID.
You can change the SSID also from this screen. By default, your router sets the network name as "linksys," but you can change it to anything you want -. Beside the “Wireless Network Name (SSID)” option, type in a name for you network connection and click Save Settings. At this point you have Secure your linksys router wrt54g , so all you need to do is connect to your router from your computer. When prompted, enter your WPA Shared Key exactly as you specified it in the router.
Wireless Network Name (SSID)

If you don't understand feel free to ask , I will make a video that explain this in another post.Video:How To Secure your linksys router wrt54g.
 
 
   
   

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

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How To Upgrade the Linksys WRT54G firmware ?

Why should I Upgrade the Linksys WRT54G firmware ?

If you have Linksys WRT54G router, it is necessary that you upgrade the firmware of the Linksys WRT54G router to a latest version, which may resolve lot of problems and bugs including random dropping of wireless connection. You can download your firmware here linksys-wrt54g-firmware.blogspot.com/2012/11/linksys-wrt54g-firmware-download.html

Tuto-video 1 : How To Upgrade the Linksys WRT54G firmware ?

Update your Linksys WRT54G (Linksys WRT54G) firmware (v1.0-v2.0-v2.2-v3.0-v3.1-v4.0-v5.0-v7.0 And v7.2).
Upgrade the Linksys WRT54G firmware -Step 1: Before the upgrade, take a backup of your current Linksys WRT54G Configuration. go to the web interface, go to Administration / Config Management / Backup/ Config.bin, Save this file in your hard disk . Upgrade the Linksys WRT54G firmware ?

Upgrade the Linksys WRT54G firmware -Step 2:

go to the web interface, go to Administration/ Firmware Upgrade/ Choose the latest file that you downloaded above / Click on Upgrade. Once the upgrade of your Linksys WRT54G started just wait until the end . do not click on anything in the inteface.

Upgrade the Linksys WRT54G firmware -Step 3:

Once the upgrade of your Linksys WRT54G firmware is finish , verify your new firmware version to make sure the upgrade was successfully completed.
 Next article : Install DD-WRT Firmware on a Linksys WRT54G (Linksys WRT54G). 
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