UnBrick your Linksys router – WRT54GS v7


Why my router got brick?

Alot. Usually it because of power-surge that cause the chip to corrupt your router’s boot-loader. Some people make use of this method to Unbrick the router by shorten the 16 pin of the chip. I personally dont like the trouble of opening my router, so I dont recommend this method.

Some other reason that lead your router to BRICK is… of course firmware upgrade. I have re-written and merge Part 1 and Part 2 of my tutorial to this page. Anyway let get started.


Read what others are saying: useful info for troubleshot.


Please bear in mind that this tutorial is specifically for Linksys WRT54GS version7. If you got question that is not for “how to unbrick your Linksys router – WRT54GS v7” then the chances are your question will never be answer, ever.

Let me emphasize:
For your router to get brick, the chances are you have an itchy hand to flash the firmware or at least you know how to play around with command prompt. If you don’t know anything about command prompt, the chances are you might not survive by the end of this tutorial and your question might not be answer. 😛

What to expect:
I’m going to show you guys how to UN-Brick brick router. For your info, the router is Linksys Wireless Router with SpeedBooster WRT54GS v7, running Broadcom chip. What inside this tutorial:
– Prerequisite
– Prepare your test computer
– Before Un-bricking begins
– Let the UN-Brick begins

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Boost up your Firefox

By default Firefox download an item one-by-one when you surf a webpage. However deep inside it there’s a way on how to force it to download simultaneously.

  1. Start your Firefox
  2. On the address type: about:config
  3. On the filter type: network.http
  4. Double click on network.http.pipelining so that the value becomes true
  5. Double click on network.http.pipelining.maxrequests and change to higher value e.g. 30
  6. Double click on network.http.proxy.pipelining so that the value becomes true

Restart your Firefox and you should feel some improvement.


Improve your privacy with TOR

Few weeks ago my friends asked me about surfing while hiding my identity. I instruct them to use those free anonymous web service. I did mention them about TOR (http://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-doc-windows), but they lost in space. So what is TOR?

“Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It also enables software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. Tor provides the foundation for a range of applications that allow organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy.”

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