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dd-wrt firmware download

Before downloading the firmware, connect the wireless router to internet via the WAN port and connect a PC/notebook (to be used for the configuration) to one of the LAN ports.

Then power on the router and carry out a device reset by pressing and holding for 5 seconds the reset button on the back side of the router.

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In order to access the router, the PC/notebook network card must be set to DHCP (IP automatically assigned).
Moreover, for the correct operation of the router is necessary that the addresses of the LAN and WAN ports are different. For this purpose we set the LAN port (by default to 192.168.1.1), to the new address 192.168.50.1.
On the PC/notebook browser, open address http://192.168.1.1 by entering the user name and password (leave user name blank and enter "admin" as the password)

LAN setting

In the "Network Setup" section set "Local IP Address" on 192.168.50.1 and confirm the changes by clicking on the "Save Settings" button, wait about 30 seconds and reboot the router by disconnecting and reconnecting the power cord.

At the point, the PC/notebook can be used to download dd-wrt firmware by connecting to:

http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database

With reference to the following illustration, enter the router model in the search field (1) (i.e. WRT54GL).
In the version list (3), select "recommended" or, if not found, select the default one.
Different types of firmware are available according to the router model. Standard Generic type dd-wrt firmware is required in order for the hotspot to work. Other types of firmware, like Mini or Micro, are unsuitable since they do not have a Hotspot module (chillispot).

Carefully read the Additional Information field (2) that contains additional information on firmware installation. In our example, this field indicates that Standard Generic firmware (5) cannot be directly installed since the Mini Generic version (4) must installed first and then updated to the Standard Generic version.
In this case, download both firmware versions (Standard Generic and Mini Generic).

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