How To Prepare and Build OpenWRT for NETGEAR WGR614L

This how-to assumes that you have a North American verison of the WGR614L router, and that you currently possess a serial cable.  Click here to learn how to use the serial cable.

Note:  I have NOT teseted this using the GUI installation method.  Therefore, I can not predict the outcome of installing this via the GUI.

Following are steps for building OpenWRT firmware for the NETGEAR WGR614L.

1. Download the source code from OpenWRT. It is better to download it from trunk rather than from kamikaze.  

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Recently it seems that quite a few users are using the firmwares published in this site and are very excited to test different versions and varieties of these firmwares.  However, most of the third party firmwares will not accept 'chk' images from their web interface, and the 614L boodloader accepts only ‘chk’ style images.

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