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Download the router bin file to your desktop .
Disable your software firewall.
Plug a ethernet cable from any LAN port on the router to your pc's wired NIC.
Open network connections & click the Local Area Connection icon . You will then see the Local Area
Connection's status , click properties . Click on the Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) setting . Select Use the following IP address.
Type the IP address of 192.168.2.2 , Subnet Mask of 255.255.255.0 , Default Gateway 192.168.2.1 then click OK.
You can leave the Preferred DNS server settings blank . You may need to reboot for the changes to take affect .
Click Start then run . In the command prompt type cmd then select OK .
In the new window type tftp -i 192.168.2.1 put then drag the bin
file from the desktop into the new window , which will automatically enter the bin file name & location . Do not hit enter .
Unplug the router AC cord then plug back in & immediatly hit enter , or hold the rest button in for 3 seconds or more then release hitting enter as soon as you release the reset button.
If the transfer is successful you will get a message saying transfer successful: 1875544 bytes in 9 seconds. If the transfer fails you will get a timeout occurred message .
It may take a few tries for the transfer to be successful so dont give up after a few failed attempts .
When the transfer completes wait 60 seconds for the router to reboot & power light to stop flashing before attempting to access the routers configuration page .
Once the router reboots return to your LAN TCP/IP setting & select obtain ip address automatically & click OK. You may need to reboot for the changes to take affect .
Turn your software firewall back on .
This recovery method also works for 3.1 & 2.2 versions of the wrt54g . When recovering a linksys use the ip address of 192.168.1.2 with a Subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 , Default gateway of