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I have a used Linksys WRT54G Wireless router that I purchased locally for $35. It refuses to reset to factory defaults. I've tried holding Reset for 5 seconds, 30 seconds, ...
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- 09-02-2008 #1
Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router
I bought it for $35, if I pay another $30, I may as well make it a doorstop and go buy a new router.
As it stands, it is set with the previous owners network settings and wireless network with WEP. It's useless to me. I'm sure someone knows whatever it was that Linksys tech support was going to tell me for $30.
- 09-05-2008 #2
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- Sep 2008
It don't really know how the linksys interface works but i have an idea
Can you tell us what is the version of the router (look under)
maybe you can flash it with something like openwrt, but the compatibility depends on the version, and if the boot wait is enabled or not. (maybe you could flash it using tftp)
For more informationn about openwrt i suggest you to see the project's website OpenWrt
- 09-06-2008 #3
I found the answer here. Void Main's Linksys WRT54G Revival Tip
The guide shows how to open the router and boot it into debug mode so that the ROM can be flashed without knowing the password. I restored the factory ROM and it works like brand new!! I'm looking into OpenWRT, it's very powerful, and looks like it may have a learning curve.