[RndTbl] From OpenWRT to DD-WRT

John Lange john.lange at open-it.ca
Thu Jul 5 00:19:22 CDT 2007

I have a Linksys WRTSL54GS (the one with the USB port) that was sitting
on a shelf doing nothing since the OpenWRT load that I put on it was
giving me problems.

Just for the heck of it I decided to try and covert it to DD-WRT.

I'm happy to report that it worked well simply using the "firmware
upgrade" in the OpenWRT interface (I selected the "Erase JFS" option).

The only gotcha was I could not authenticate on the web interface.
Fortunately telnet is active and I was able to get in using the default
username & password and then reset the http username/password with:

~ # nvram set http_passwd=""
~ # nvram commit
nvram_commit(): end

You then need to reboot the router from the command line (the web button seems broken?).

This is documented here:


Just thought someone else with OpenWRT might be contemplating the same


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