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OpenWRT to the rescue!

Last night I thought I bricked my old Linksys WRT54G wireless router. I wanted to see if the latest firmware would resolve some problems I had with my wireless connection being dropped. After the firmware upgrade, I didn't have the dropped connection problem any more...I had a new problem - I couldn't connect to the router at all! No wireless access, no LAN access. The most I could do was ping it. I decided to check out OpenWRT to see if my hardware was supported, and how one was supposed to go about flashing new firmware onto the router. Luckily the TFTP method worked, and now I'm back up and running! Maybe it's my imagination, but it seems like the connection is faster now...