The Linksys WRT54G is starting to show its age but it is still one of my favorite routers to put DD-WRT on. I have the Linksys run with a wireless N Dlink router as a wireless bridge. It comes in very handy for this.
I see the WRT54G many times at the swap meet or yard sales and can pick them up cheap usually for two or three dollars. So why am I trying to debrick it when they can be found so cheaply? Mainly to see if I could do it, back in the day when the WRT54G was relatively expensive it would have made more since. Also I see in the near future to be seeing more of these routers as people upgrade to wireless N. which means I am sure I will brick more of them.
I have many friends that would love to go from their down stairs router to their Xbox upstairs and using a WRT54G bridged router is the cheapest way to go.
A Linksys WRT54G router with DDWRT or Tomato can be bought very cheaply on eBay. So for most doing this will not make since to do anymore. But if youâ€™re like me and want to see if you can do it I will post links below on what I used.
Here are links to the things I used to debrick the Linksys WRT54G
I bought a JTAG Cable on eBay You can also build you own.
Here is a good tutorial.
Recover from a bad flash WIKi
Have you ever bricked a router or have experience using DD-WRT and the Linksys WRT54G please leave a comment.