Something a little different and rather technical, specially as I will be doing this using a Linux CentOS Server.
- Download the stock standard firmware. Version 1.0: WRT54GL_FW_4.30.14.005_20091026.bin (Right-Click and choose ‘Save As…’) (This is version 1.0 from http://www.linksysbycisco.com/UK/en/support/WRT54GL/download)
- Make sure you have tftp installed on your Linux box.
- In one terminal window have a ping that you can start and stop to ping the bricked router
- ping 192.168.1.1
- In a second terminal windows run the following commands:
- tftp 192.168.1.1
- rexmt 1
- timeout 60
Returns (Packet tracing on.)
- put [name of file] mine was (WRT54GL_FW_4.30.14.005_20091026.bin)
- now plug power in to the bricked router
- you should soon see a whole lot of:
sent DATA <block=6567, 512 bytes>
received ACK <block=6567>
- This means data is going to the router, finally you should go back to tftp> with a success, now wait.
- The router should reboot and the power light some come on and not blink.
- in a web browser try and go to 192.168.1.1
- Your router is now unbricked.
This may help people playing Gargoyle
I downloaded the bin file for Gargoyle, gargoyle_1.4.6-wrt54g-squashfs.bin, for my Linksys wrt54gl.
- Under the website I did a firmware upgrade.
- Would appear that I ended up with a brick.
- Power light flashes no ping response on 192.168.1.1
- Did a hard reset, no luck
- Did the 30-30-30 thing no luck.
- Did what I have written above to try and get the original firmware back on the router.
- This is where it got interesting!
- I entered: put WRT54GL_FW_4.30.14.005_20091026.bin
- Put the power back in to the router.
- Got lots of sent WRQ <file=WRT54GL_FW_4.30.14.005_20091026.bin, mode=octet>, but no upload.
- And I started getting ping responses.
- http://192.168.1.1 did not work though.
- So did the put again, still no upload but ping responses stopped and then started again.
- I was busy and went off and did something else for 15 minutes. Came back and thought I’d try the website again.
- 192.168.1.1 came up with time with Gargoyle.
- Things may differ, you may need a power off as well.