Updating firmware on linksys router wrt310n

18 Apr

Wireless Radio = Broadcom BCM2055KFBG WLAN DSP processor = Broadcom BCM4321LKFBG Antenna Connector Type = Internal Wireless Standard = IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi Fi Operating Frequency = 2.4 GHz 802.11n Draft = up to 300Mbps 802.11g = 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps 802.11b = 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps Radio cor_rev = 12 Radio Capabilities = ? The WRT310N accepts only the mini, standard, and VPN builds; no other versions are supported on this device. So after living with dial-up for too long I finally decided to get cable..I signed up for Comcast. One desktop is running ME and the other 98, and the laptop runs Vista.I wanted to set up a wireless network, so I bought the linksys WRT310N router which I was told was one of the best.I installed the router using the linksys cd and the internet worked fine on my laptop (which has a built-in Intel N card).Then I bought the linksys USB wireless adapter as it was one of the few that said it was compatible with ME.Update 10/28/15: Apparently Wireless-N (802.11n) support is broken in the build I was using, which meant that my download speeds were capped at 1 mbps.The workaround is to change the Wi-Fi mode to "B/G Mixed," but because I live an XTREME lifestyle, I instead switched to a Shibby build (catchily named "tomato-ND-1.28.5x-124-VPN.trx" and available here) that fixed the issue.

The feature uses an MD5 hash of your router's MAC addresses so that it can tell routers apart from each other. So if it was named "tomato-blah-blah.trx" before, it will say "tomato-blah-blah.bin" after.

I find DD-WRT to be a bit overwhelming, and I've grown fond of the Tomato UI over the years, so Tomato USB it is.

Weirdly enough, the Tomato USB website doesn't really have any installation instructions except for one ASUS model, but here's what worked for me: 1.

For a list of recommended devices for installing h DD-WRT, please see Firmware FAQ#Which router should I buy? The user-friendly dd-wrt download page will help you identify the correct "killer" and dd-wrt firmware versions (as applicable) for your device as needed.

Before you try to take any actions, including loading any firmware to your router...the English Broadcom Forum Announcement entitled Peacock Thread It contains more information than just for those who are having problems. However, you must use the peacock thread and use the information in the Hardware-specific page to accurately identify your hardware and not create a problem that renders your router useless.