Revert Back from DD-WRT to Linksys Official Firmware for WRT54G v5.0 Router
I’ve been using 3rd party firmware, dd-wrt for my Cisco’s Linksys WRT54G v5.0 around a year. Somehow, it gave me a lot of disconnection and instability. The latest dd-wrt firmware that I used is dd-wrt.v23_sp2_standard.
I made a decision to revert to the original / official firmware version 1.02.5 from Linksys.
Below is the details.
Linksys, A division of Cisco Systems, Inc. Product: WRT54G Classification: Firmware Release History Firmware Date: Jan 09, 2008 Release Date: Mar 03, 2008 Last Firmware Version: 1.02.5 _____________________________________________________________________ ** NOTE ** This firmware is only compatible with WRT54G v.5 and v.6. Please check the bottom of your router for the router's hardware version. Firmware 1.02.5 - Resolves issue with LELA - Resolves issue with WAP54G in repeater mode Firmware 1.02.4 - Resolves interoperability issue with DMA2200 and DMA2100. - Resolves issue with how multicast packets with checksum error are being handled. Firmware 1.02.2 - Resolves issue of working with DHCP relay agent. - Resolves interoperability issue with WAP54G (repeater mode). - Resolves issue with UPnP. - Updates daylight saving schedule. - Updates web GUI help in Access Restrictions. Firmware 1.02.0 - Improves compatibility with BitTorrent. - Resolves issue with not being able to block HTTP or PING on computers that are specified in the list of PCs. - Resolves issue with presenting bogus error message when user is trying to set ?upstream bandwidth? to AUTO and save the setting. Firmware 1.01.1 - Resolves issue with IP address assignment via DHCP on some particular devices. Firmware 1.01.0 - Update Broadcom ethernet driver. - Resolves DHCP server issue. - Resolves TFTP upgrade failure with code utility. - Resolves PPPoE lock up issue - Resolves TFTP upgrade failure. - Resolves Multi-session issue Firmware 1.00.9 - Resolves issue with MAC cloning - Resolves issue with L2TP connection - Resolves issue with using DNS server behind the router - Resolves issue with loading configuration through HTTPS - Resolves issue with PPPoE CHAP authentication - Resolves issue with using Ping Plotter - Resolves issue with SSH disconnects - Resolves issue with DHCP WAN connection not acquiring the correct IP - Resolves issue with UPnP - Adds support for WRT54G v.6 - Resolves issue with Access Restriction - Resolves issue with incorrect time display - Resolves issue with using subnets other than 255.255.255.0 - Resolves security issue when using IRC - Resolves issue with WAN address being pingable when port forwarding is enabled - Resolves issue with using Kultalinkki banking software - Resolves issue where web GUI becomes unreachable if remote management is enabled on port 80 or 443 - Resolves issue with slow internal loopback, i.e., accessing a local server through the WAN IP address - Resolves issue with accessing online game servers Firmware 1.00.7 - Resoles MAC Address Clone issue. - Resolves L2TP connections issues - Resolves DNS server issues - Resolves remote backup configuration feature - Resolves Ping Plotter issue - Resolves ISP DHCP addressing issue - Resolves SSH issue of disassociation due to inactivity Firmware 1.00.6 - Resolves issues with WAP54G repeater mode - Resolves issues with certain PPPoE connection - Resolves issues with SES turning back on when applying settings - Resolves issues with WPA allowing Shared key selection - Resolves issues with web GUI ping function - Resolves issues with using MSN whiteboard - Resolves issues with instability when using Bittorent - Resolves issues with using certain ATA phone adapters - Resolves issues with connecting to NNTP news servers Firmware 1.00.4 - Resolves issues with slow downstream speeds - Resolves issues with certain web sites not loading or loading slowly - Resolves issues with obtaining an IP address from Windows 2000 Server - Resolves issues with certain Internet video streaming - Resolves issues with playing PSP games online Firmware 1.00.2 - Resolves issue with SES and interoperability with other adapters - Resolves issue with DynDNS abusive updates Firmware 1.00.1 - Resolves issue with enabling remote management - Resolves issue with unstable device boot up - Resolves issue with International country codes Firmware 1.00.0 - Initial Release
I’ll keep posting whether this firmware is stable enough to cater my highly-usage internet at home.