December 18, 2012

How to Install DD-WRT on Linksys WRT54G2 V1 Firmware

I did install DD-WRT on my Linksys WRT54G2 V1 to gain more controls on this router. One of my main purpose is to set bandwith limit per MAC or per IP to all connected device using this firmware. Just to solve my problem on users that keeps hogging the network and downloading torrents all day that's why I decided to install DD-WRT. Installing DD-WRT firmware on this router WRT54G2 is so easy, all you need to do is carefully follow the installation instruction. With my luck I manage to successfully install the firmware without any problems. You may see how I manage to install DD-WRT firmware below.

 Install DD-WRT on Linksys WRT54G2 V1

Steps on How to Install DD-WRT on Linksys WRT54G2 V1

4.Do this on your own risk.

Now let's start!

First, reset your router to default settings.

Go to your router web interface by typing and key in your username and password
Go to Administration page then click on Factory Defaults.

Tick the Yes button then save, wait for a few minutes until you redirected back to the page.
Close the router web interface then type again on your web browser to check if it is the reset already takes effect.

Type the router default username and password (username is empty and password is ‘admin’) and if you successfully logged that means router is now on default settings.

Next thing to do is to configure your computer IP to static, and for subnet mask, just leave other fields as is.

To configure your computer IP to static, just go to Control Panel then click on Network Connections, right click Local Area Connection then select Properties. On General tab, scroll down the ‘This connection uses the following items:’ the click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties. Tick the ‘Use the following address:’ and type the given static IP above and its mask. Click OK to save.

Once above steps are done, go to your router web interface, click on Administration then go to Firmware Upgrade.

On firmware upgrade browse VxWorksKiller-G2V1-new.bin file then click on ‘Upgrade’. Wait for 1 minute and let the router reboot on its own. If it does not you may reboot it manually after a minute or two.

Next is to transfer the DD-WRT firmware using tftp, just click on tftp.exe then type in the server which is and the password is ‘admin’.
 Install DD-WRT on Linksys WRT54G2 V1

On File browse the ‘dd-wrt.v24-10709_NEWD_micro.bin’ which we downloaded earlier. Then click ‘Upgrade’, you can see status message if your upgrade is successful.

Wait for 3-4 minutes for the router is taking time to write the new firmware. On this process, the router will reboot on its own, just wait and see for 3 minutes again.

After that, manually reboot your router and wait for 1 minute to power cycle it, the next step is go to your web browser and key in

You are now ready to use DD-WRT firmware on your WRT54G2 Linksys router, just type your new desired username and password.
DD-WRT on Linksys WRT54G2 V1

Voila! You are almost done, done forge to set back your computer IP address to obtain automatically. That’s it. Work-through source.


  1. This voids your Hardware Warranty and any sort of Support For your Device. Correct?