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6 WRT54G v3s

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by ramikassab, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. ramikassab

    ramikassab Network Guru Member

    Hey guys, I was at Fry's Electronics looking for any WRT54G and WRT54GS that could be flashed with aftermarket firmware and ended up finding 8 WRT54G v3's and 1 WRT54GS v1. I'm keeping the GS v1 and 2 of the G v3's for myslf but I wanted to help support the community and see if any of you guys would be interested in buying some of these off of me?

    Do you guys think that people would prefer to purchase them pre-flashed or un-opened and in the original packaging? Or should I offer them un-opened with the option to request them to be flashed (at a slightly extra charge)?

    I know these routers are really hard to come accross these days. Most of them even go for $80-$100 on eBay... used. I searched many local stores and all of them had the newest versions. Let me know if there is any interest for the ones I purchased or not. If not, I will return a few of them and keep some extra for myself since these things will be obsolete one day. Thanks guys!
  2. ramikassab

    ramikassab Network Guru Member

    I guess no one cares for these?
  3. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    You could sell them on ebay and make some money if no one here wants one...
    Also Linksys released a L version of the router that still runs linux for those that want it...
    I'd recomend keeping them sealed and then offering to flash them if the buyer requests...
    best of luck :)
  4. ramikassab

    ramikassab Network Guru Member

    I purchased them for $70 so I didn't get the best deal on them. Do you think they'll go for more than that on eBay if I clearly note that they are flashable? Thanks!
  5. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    Probably, people will pay stupid prices for things on ebay I saw someone selling a standard linksys router on ebay back when there was no V5 for like $20 more than retail and you had to wait for it to show up when you could go to a store and buy one for $20 less and not have to worry about shipping...
  6. ramikassab

    ramikassab Network Guru Member

    This is true but I have 6 of them and I want to make sure I don't lose money on them, especially when I know the value of these specific units. I'm curious though, does the GL compare in RAM to these? I know the G v3s run 16 mb ram and 4 mb flash, what is the GL running? Thanks for your help man!
  7. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    I don't know myself, i havn't had a reason to look for one of these units yet, You could sell them and start the bidding at $70 and see what happens...

    i'm sure some sucker will buy them
  8. ramikassab

    ramikassab Network Guru Member

    Haha, I might do that. I will make sure to note their significance though. Of course, if they don't sell eBay does give you another opportunity. I will try listing 3 of them to start off with.

    I am going to keep more for myself because these routers are amazing when they're flashed. I'm fairly new to the who Linksys modding crowd but I'm damn amazed and have already replaced about 3 of my routers in different locations. I also install wireless networks for some customers of mine and the one thing I always deal with is reliability. Often the installed routers just need to be re-booted but with these far more stable Linksys routers, it will make my life far easier.
  9. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    I love mine, I have 3 myself all in use for different things... I bought one just for use as a wired router cause I needed a vlan capable switch which can cost upwards of $500 normally...
  10. sirtwist

    sirtwist Network Guru Member

    I'm looking for these, so I'll take any that you have left. I'm hoping you still have all 6 left. :)

    Please contact me directly at groberts@interjuncture.com. Thanks!
  11. ramikassab

    ramikassab Network Guru Member

    I hear ya, what exactly is the function of a vlan capable switch. I was trying to figure that out myself.

    Also, I have a customer that is a greek sorority house at a university and I'm looking to implement a wifi solution for them but most of these girls lack computer literacy and I don't want to have to maintain a MAC address filter list because their membership is constantly changing. Also, I would like to stay away from requiring them to use WEP or WPA (because not everyone will have a capable adapter) and getting a WEP key setup is sometimes too advanced for these girls.

    I was looking to setup some sort of a hotspot solution where I could build one web interface for the president of the sorority and she can create usernames and passwords for all of the wireless users in the house. Once a wireless user comes to access a webpage, she is redirected to a login page where she must enter her username and password. From that point on, her mac address is remembered and at that point she can use the wireless network whenever she wants without having to log in. The president controls all of this taking that time-consuming maintenance aspect away from me and onto the president.

    The question is, what software would be necessary to do this. I know DD-WRT has some advanced Hotspot functionality but what else will I need to do what I want to do. Are there any articles or forum posts out there that will help me understand how to do this better? Thanks in advance for your help!
  12. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    A vlan capable switch is just a regular switch that support s 802.11q (vlan) tagging of packets based on ports.

    If you want a detaled explanation of what a VLAN is and what it's used for, i've already posted that info on this thread:

    for your multi-user no encryption setup your looking for whats called a captive portal, I think both nocat and chilispot support authentication on the portal page but I believe you need to setup a radius server, if you try serching for captive portal and autentication you should find alot of info also take a look at the chilispot and nocat homepages they should give you info you need... I also saw a hotspot on a cd soloution but I forgot it's address...

    Probably want to find one that support SSL authentication so people can't sniff passwords from the air
  13. ramikassab

    ramikassab Network Guru Member

    Ok so I figured that much. I've read a little about Chilispot; however, for a radius server, does it need to be located directly on the LAN or can I setup a central radius server on the net that the wireless router connects to and authenticates against? I don't want to have to purchase and setup a seperate machine that I would have to maintain on their LAN. Thanks for all of the help... I really appreciate it!
  14. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    i think the tinypeap firmware incorporaties a radius server and a user manager...

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