Google Posterity Post — flashing DD-WRT onto a Belkin FD4230-4 router

I’ve had this little router for years, bought it for $20 with a $20 rebate, and since upgrading the OS to DD-WRT it’s performed flawlessly.

I have a Belkin wireless router (model number: F5D7230-4 v1444). For some reason, the “Virtual Server” (or “Port Forwarding”) did not work correctly. It’s obviously a firmware problem. I checked the firmware version and my router had the latest firmware from Belkin. I wrote to Belkin Customer Service but who knows how long I have to wait to a response from them.

Thus I tried to find a custom firmware for my router on the Internet and I came across a firmware project called “DD-WRT“. The project was targeted at making custom firmwares for Linksys WRT54G/GS routers. However, there is a micro version which can be used on Belkin F5D7230-4 v1444. I decided to give it a try.

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