If you've been following my adventures in making a music server
, you know I've taken a vested interest in creating a decent home network.
Along those lines, I recently acquired a Linksys Paperweight (dead WRT54G v6 from a friend who swears
he didn't do anything
to it). So, after exhausting all of the non-invasive recovery hacks, I built an unbuffered JTAG cable, soldered a 12 pin header to the router board, and connected it to my computer according to the "http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=hairydairymaid&btnG=Google+Search" instructions. I entered the -erase:nvram command, and whaddaya know? It came right back to life!!!
I know, you probably don't give a $hit, but I'm pretty excited that $5 in spare computer parts saved a $50 router from becoming next week's trash. It's now sporting the latest version of DD-WRT
and providing wired network access to 4 rooms in my house.