I also copied some YouTube videos onto it. I found a really cool one of Herbie Hancock with band.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
- a fast flashing power-on LED
- router completely unresponsive
I had what's called a brick. Oops!
With the help of the original Linksys firmware, a TFTP tool, a DD-WRT firmware, Tomato 1.28 and my neighbours wide open WiFi I'm now back from the brink. Currently running Tomato 1.28 after I discovered that Tomato RAF v1.28.8515 _RAF ND Std didn't apply the ad-blocking script properly.
- don't fool around with different firmwares too much
- de-bricking a WRT54GL isn't very difficult
- de-bricking beats buying a new router!
I think I'm gonna build a JTAG cable, for even bigger problematic situations, just to be sure.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I just lost 350 days of uptime on my WRT54GL router... I was tinkering with the ad blocking script that runs on it and that caused the WRT54GL to run out out of free memory. Bugger. Ah well, it gave me the opportunity to install Tomato 1.28 while I was at it.
I've been looking at a new router recently. Currently my WRT54GL is stretched to its WAN-to-LAN speed capability. With more bandwidth coming this year I need a new router to profit from it. The new router is likely gonna be a Linksys-Cisco WRT160NL that's also running Linux software. Unfortunately it will not run the Tomato firmware. Tomato development doesn't include newer N-draft routers. Luckily there's still DD-WRT that's still actively developed.