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 cheaply, 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 sense. Also, I see the near future to 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 downstairs 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 sense to do anymore. But if you are 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.
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.