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.
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 ========================================================== 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 ~]$