View Full Version : WRT-54GL reset

24-08-2011, 09:52 AM
One of my customers gave me an old Linksys WRT-54GL router they used to use to provide a hotspot (flashed with DD-WRT I think). They don't know the IP address or password & it is not set to give out DHCP addresses.

Any ideas on how to reflash this router? The 30/30/30 reset procedure didn't work & the instructions to put it into recovery mode didn't work.

24-08-2011, 11:29 AM
Try this (http://www.google.com/search?q=unbrick+wrt54gl) (top result)?

24-08-2011, 01:19 PM
oh a 54gl, lucky

24-08-2011, 11:04 PM
Interesting. I will try that tomorrow

25-08-2011, 08:29 AM
Those routers were a bit funny - you need to catch the router at the right time during the boot cycle, to get them reset.

I think (and it's been a while since I've had to do it), when you plug in the router, all the lights will light up briefly, then go out and the power light will start flashing. I think you need to push and hold the reset button just after the initial lot of lights go out.