Cheap Pickup: WRT54G2 = $2

Yep, a working WRT54G2 (version 1.0) for $2, just required a 12v power cable, which I’ve a few spares. This is the third WRT54G I’ve owned:

  1. First one was purchased o modify the flash and use as a bridge. Unfortunatly it was version 7 so it had no known third party firmware available, (atleast at the time)  mainly due to an under sized flash chip and non-supported wireless chipset.
  2. Second was an American import and one of the originals flashed with DD-WRT.  Worked perfectly until the loose power cable came out during a reflash… Bricked.

As explained, this wireless router is a WRT54G2 v1.0. A quick google found this page. A few downloads and two firmware flashes later, the micro version of DD-WRT is installed, setup and working properly as a secondary WAP to provide better coverage around the house. Total cost $2.00


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *