After laying the router to rest in a box in the basement and buying a brand new, faster router, I forgot all about the old, “dead” Linksys router.
Recently, I wanted to build a sub-network on my home LAN.
I remembered the bricked router and wondered if – years later – I could finally fix that thing. After doing a bit of research, I discovered a variety of factory “reset” sequences that allegedly work with Linksys routers.
Update firmware to vxworkskiller GSv7-v3.bin, the update will finish. There is no resetting in the middle of this process, just do exactly what it says below, no more and no less.
More directly applicable, I think the best place to ask for firmware for these routers might be on the forum.
Belkin announced last March that it had completed the acquisition of Linksys from Cisco. But strangely enough, the Linksys websiite has downloads for earlier versions of the WRT54G firmware (such as version 4), but on the very same page when you click on things like version 7 or 8 it says "download not available"There is a list of WRT54G specs on Wikipedia.
As you see, it is generally not a good idea to buy any of the ones from version 5 and up, because that is the point at which the specs got rolled back.
The earlier models are easily found for cheap though.