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5thday with ver5 wrtg

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by mcstarr24, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. mcstarr24

    mcstarr24 Network Guru Member

    Wow i wish i had foudn this site in the first place.

    i have a ver 5, and iam getting dropouts on both my wired and my roomate's wifi, hes using a usb adapator. I called tech no help, i just talked to some dot-head who was really no help. The conclusion was my AC outlet was causing eletrical spikes and causing me to have to un plug and re plug the modem in!! i called BS and demanded a RMA at least for another, or for a version 4 of this router, no luck until i try it at another house?! bs...worst tech support i have ever had to experience ever! i tried calling several times, and got the same answer from the same group of.......iam not racist but come on! lol

    iam just pissed off first i had the dlink 624 and it didnt even work right so i returned it to the store , then got this. they have no other models lol and wont do a cash return so iam sol i guess unless i can convince linksys to do a step down on my router

    any hel or ideas would be apperciated

    iam running the new 1.004 firmware dated from december

    and to top it off u cant install third party firmware.

    peice of junk.
  2. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    Sorry to hear you had to learn about this the hard way. Linksys is doing their customer base a grave disservice by changing the hardware without changing the model numbers like this.

    If your store will allow it, you can always upgrade to the WRT54GL (which is the WRT54G V4), or the WRT54GS, all of which can handle third party firmware (if they allow it, dig through their WRT54GS stock and try to find one with a serial number that doesn't have a "6" in the 4th position, as that will be an older 32MB unit, but even the newer 16MB units can support the third party firmware).

    The upgrade charge is well worth it, IMHO.

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