hi there.found a new version,release 02-Nov.-06
Please tell me the changes beacuse the router is at my sister ,200km from home and i do not want to make an upgrade from here to mess everything up.
Hi -- I was about to toss out my WYR-G54 after its wireless support started flaking out and not finding any firmware upgrades beyond 1.402. However, after some desparate Googling I discovered an interesting post from japan claiming that the WYR-G54 has the same internals as some other OEM devices, namely the BLW-54PM from Planex...
I EXPECTED to totally brick my device by following the roughly translated instructions, but instead am pleased to report that my device now believes it's a BLW-54PM version 3.000 firmware Planex unit!
The wireless seems much more robust than before and the Planex web UI supports some formerly inaccessible options (like manually adding MAC addresses for access/routing). The rest of the web interface has a different theme but is essentially the same -- you can preview it in the PDF manual from Planex (same link as below). That's actually how I (informally) validated the possibility that these two devices are siblings.
So, if you have an old WYR-G54, and you don't mind potentially killing it, the process I used was:
** DO NOT APPLY THIS UPGRADE IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED TO BRICK (render useless) YOUR ROUTER. **
NOTE: I did not reset my device to factory defaults before upgrading, but in hindsight it might have been a good idea. Looking at the saved config files (admcfg.cfg) before and after the upgrade, only a handful seem to mesh up -- for example, it kept my admin password but none of the LAN or access point settings
The BLW-54PM docs say the factory admin login is a blank username and "0000" (four zeros) for the password, but as mentioned it actually kept my admin password so my login was blank username and my old password at 192.168.2.1 (vs. "root" before).
Good luck to anyone else daring enough to try this! ;)
Thanks for the instructions, Tim. Now my old WYR-G54 has a much improved web interface and a few extra features. (Hiding SSID, bug-free client monitor/manager, and MTU control are some that stand out.) Here are a few notes from my experience, which might help others:
Thanks again, Tim, for the information about this firmware.
By the way, have anyone tried this hack, which supposedly would give WPA2-PSK and AES encryption capability to the BLW-54PM router. http://byfai.com/node/33/ I am really tempted, despite the lack of good instructions like the ones Tim gave, but I need a rest after the recent ordeal. :-)
As I am not as smart as you guys I was wondering if it would be possible to upload the changed Planex Firmware for the WYR-G54 or possibly send it to me if the file is small enough. ([email protected]*tmail.c*m)
Thanks in Advance
I just got a chance to do it. I modified the image and update the router's firmware. http://fileserver0002.googlepages.com/BLW-54PM_Firmware_PCI_ENG_v3000mod
Everything is fine except I cannot access the internet. I ran setup wizard and it said the connection is OK. When I go to the status page, I got everything is okay. (Is it normal for it to display IP address as 192.168.1 .95?) But I cannot use firefox or ie to access the internet.
So I have to reflash the router back to 14.02.
Do you guys know why it acts the way it does?
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