WRT54G with OSX 10.4 DHCP problems

For anyone who has the problem that their 10.4 macs are unable to connect to their Linksys WRT54G router. then check out this thread in the linksys forums.

I upgraded my router to the latest firmware, everything was working fine, until I had to shutdown all my machines (for a pg&e scheduled power drop), on restart all the boxes came up but the macs couldn’t access the internet. Some time spent on frakking around revealed I was able to manually assign IP’s and DNS settings which pointed to a problem with DHCP.

It turns out the 1.01 firmware is broken for macs running OSX 10.4. you can downgrade the firmware in the router. to 1.00.9 but that might be a risk to some folks. so I have went with the alternative solution of manually assigning IP’s.

the firmware should be available from here. no news yet as to when Stinksys will be releasing a fixed version.

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One Response to “WRT54G with OSX 10.4 DHCP problems”

  1. Wm Hudson Says:

    ..had the same problem. It looks like they released an update yesterday to fix the problem; it worked for me.

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