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Black Icarus
04-12-08, 07:25 PM
While I'm sitting here doing video conversions, .... -)

I have a Linksys router WRT54G ver 7.
Someone has been playing with it and, I think, corrupted the firmware.
I have done the full button reset (and > 1 min if anybody asks).

When logging in, I get access to the 192.168.1.1 page but
then get confronted by a "Management Mode Firmware Upgrade" page.

Been to the Linksys web site. Unimpressed in a general sense because
I'm trying to get the original firmware for the model (correct me if
I shouldn't be doing this). Bless me but when I get here

Link to Linksys.....> http://tinyurl.com/4y7u3j

... I don't see a link to the download file. There is a V7 file yes?
Should I go with a different firmware?

Help will be appreciated.

DTC
04-12-08, 09:40 PM
Black Icarus wrote:
> When logging in, I get access to the 192.168.1.1 page but
> then get confronted by a "Management Mode Firmware Upgrade" page.

All you need to do is reinstall the drivers from the CD. If you
don't have the CD, you can load the CD from the website (correct me
if I'm wrong, as I always back up all my installation disks).

Let the install run up to the point it asks you for new system
password, you don't really need to let it try to complete the
configuration. You may have to force end teh program with via the
Task Manager.

Go to 192.168.1.1 again. Enter the default password of "admin",
leaving the user name blank.

Pen
04-12-08, 10:35 PM
DTC wrote:
> Black Icarus wrote:
>> When logging in, I get access to the 192.168.1.1 page but
>> then get confronted by a "Management Mode Firmware Upgrade" page.
>
> All you need to do is reinstall the drivers from the CD. If you
> don't have the CD, you can load the CD from the website (correct me
> if I'm wrong, as I always back up all my installation disks).
>
> Let the install run up to the point it asks you for new system
> password, you don't really need to let it try to complete the
> configuration. You may have to force end teh program with via the
> Task Manager.
>
> Go to 192.168.1.1 again. Enter the default password of "admin",
> leaving the user name blank.
I you real sure it's a 54G not a 54GS? There is a version 7 for the GS,
which has speed booster.

P.Schuman
04-13-08, 12:04 AM
Black Icarus wrote:
> While I'm sitting here doing video conversions, .... -)
>
> I have a Linksys router WRT54G ver 7.
> Someone has been playing with it and, I think, corrupted the firmware.
> I have done the full button reset (and > 1 min if anybody asks).
>
> When logging in, I get access to the 192.168.1.1 page but
> then get confronted by a "Management Mode Firmware Upgrade" page.
>
> Been to the Linksys web site. Unimpressed in a general sense because
> I'm trying to get the original firmware for the model (correct me if
> I shouldn't be doing this). Bless me but when I get here
>
> Link to Linksys.....> http://tinyurl.com/4y7u3j
>
> .. I don't see a link to the download file. There is a V7 file yes?
> Should I go with a different firmware?
>
> Help will be appreciated.

you might try the Linksys forum
over on - Broadband Reports - http://www.dslreports.com/forum/linksys

LR
04-13-08, 03:11 AM
Black Icarus wrote:

> Been to the Linksys web site. Unimpressed in a general sense because
> I'm trying to get the original firmware for the model (correct me if
> I shouldn't be doing this). Bless me but when I get here
>
> Link to Linksys.....> http://tinyurl.com/4y7u3j
>
> .. I don't see a link to the download file. There is a V7 file yes?
> Should I go with a different firmware?
>
> Help will be appreciated.
Since you use "Telstra" did you try the Linksys Australia site?
http://tinyurl.com/4zrlk6
<http://www-au.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_CASupport_C2&childpagename=AU%2FLayout&cid=1175234125002&packedargs=sku%3D1141414430729&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=2500245915B01&displaypage=download#versiondetail>
Given the number of issues that have been resolved with the later
firmware I would suggest you use the version listed and not try to get a
copy of the "initial release".

Black Icarus
04-13-08, 08:46 PM
On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 09:11:37 +0100, LR <lrme@privacy.net> wrote:

>Since you use "Telstra" did you try the Linksys Australia site?
>http://tinyurl.com/4zrlk6

Great link. The early versions are there. Thank you.

>Given the number of issues that have been resolved with the later
>firmware I would suggest you use the version listed and not try to get a
>copy of the "initial release".

I'm not familiar with the "problems" to which you allude.
So far, I have the wizard and bin file from the linksys-au site (V7) and
from the another Linksys site, a version V7.2.

The notes/info from there indicate that 7.2 is not backward compatible with
earlier WRT54G V7 models. You're more or less saying that Aus version (V7)
as it exists is preferable to an even earlier version?

Black Icarus
04-13-08, 08:48 PM
On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 02:40:32 GMT, DTC <me@nothingtoseehere.zzx> wrote:

>All you need to do is reinstall the drivers from the CD. If you
>don't have the CD, you can load the CD from the website (correct me
>if I'm wrong, as I always back up all my installation disks).

Always in small offices, the disks will be lost.
It's a Murphy's law kind of thing.

Black Icarus
04-13-08, 08:57 PM
On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 00:04:14 -0500, "P.Schuman"
<pschuman_no_spam_me@interserv.com> wrote:

>you might try the Linksys forum
>over on - Broadband Reports - http://www.dslreports.com/forum/linksys

Neat. Thank you.

LR
04-14-08, 03:06 AM
Black Icarus wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 09:11:37 +0100, LR <lrme@privacy.net> wrote:
>
>> Since you use "Telstra" did you try the Linksys Australia site?
>> http://tinyurl.com/4zrlk6
>
> Great link. The early versions are there. Thank you.
>
>> Given the number of issues that have been resolved with the later
>> firmware I would suggest you use the version listed and not try to get a
>> copy of the "initial release".
>
> I'm not familiar with the "problems" to which you allude.
> So far, I have the wizard and bin file from the linksys-au site (V7) and
> from the another Linksys site, a version V7.2.
>
> The notes/info from there indicate that 7.2 is not backward compatible with
> earlier WRT54G V7 models. You're more or less saying that Aus version (V7)
> as it exists is preferable to an even earlier version?
>
Your original post said that you wished to have the "original" firmware
The original firmware for the V7 router was 7.00.1.
F/ware 7.00.3 resolved some 34 issues that the original firmware had so
it would be foolish to consider using the original f/ware.
http://tinyurl.com/5f5cvs
<http://www-au.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheadername1=Content-Type&blobheadername2=Content-Disposition&blobheadervalue1=text%2Fplain&blobheadervalue2=inline%3B+filename%3DWRT54Gv7_v7.00.6.003_ReleaseNotes%252C0.txt&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1193782161926&ssbinary=true&lid=0763925002B107>

Black Icarus
04-14-08, 06:34 PM
On Mon, 14 Apr 2008 09:06:13 +0100, LR <lrme@privacy.net> wrote:

>Your original post said that you wished to have the "original" firmware
>The original firmware for the V7 router was 7.00.1.
>F/ware 7.00.3 resolved some 34 issues that the original firmware had so
>it would be foolish to consider using the original f/ware.
>http://tinyurl.com/5f5cvs
><http://www-au.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheadername1=Content-Type&blobheadername2=Content-Disposition&blobheadervalue1=text%2Fplain&blobheadervalue2=inline%3B+filename%3DWRT54Gv7_v7.00.6.003_ReleaseNotes%252C0.txt&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1193782161926&ssbinary=true&lid=0763925002B107>

Understood now. Thanks.