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Upgrading DD-WRT on the Buffalo WHR-G125

by Jeremy L. Gaddis on November 18, 2008 · 0 comments

in Networking

While browsing through my archives tonight, my thoughts went back to the reliable little Buffalo WHR-G125 router/access point over in the corner. Back in January, I wrote about having issues with my MacBook’s wireless and upgrading to — at the time — the latest version of DD-WRT to see if it would help with the issues.

Many months have passed since then and the wireless issues have went away. Unfortunately, I don’t really remember when they went away. I’m not sure if it had anything to do with the firmware upgrade or not.

Regardless, I browsed over to the DD-WRT site again to see if there was newer firmware available. There was, so I decided to upgrade. Upgrading to the latest version was really easy:

[jlgaddis@cleveland ~]$ ssh root@ap
root@ap's password:
root@router:~# cd /tmp
root@router:/tmp# wget http://tinyurl.com/5qv69u
root@router:/tmp# write dd-wrt.v24_vpn_generic.bin linux

At this point, we have a few minutes to kill. The flash memory isn’t the fastest in the world, and it’ll take a bit to save the file to flash. Once it’s done and our prompt has came back back, we just need to reboot.

root@router:/tmp# reboot

Give the router a minute or two to reboot, and we should be able to login again:

[jlgaddis@cleveland ~]$ ssh root@ap
DD-WRT v24 vpn (c) 2008 NewMedia-NET GmbH Release: 07/27/08 (SVN revision: 10011)
root@ap's password:
 ____  ___    __        ______ _____         ____  _  _
 | _ \| _ \   \ \      / /  _ \_   _| __   _|___ \| || |
 || | || ||____\ \ /\ / /| |_) || |   \ \ / / __) | || |_
 ||_| ||_||_____\ V  V / |  _ < | |    \ V / / __/|__   _|
 |___/|___/      \_/\_/  |_| \_\|_|     \_/ |_____|  |_|

                       DD-WRT v24

http://www.dd-wrt.com

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BusyBox v1.11.1 (2008-07-27 16:20:53 CEST) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

root@router:~# exit
Connection to ap closed.
[jlgaddis@cleveland ~]$

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