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Any Experience/Views on New WRT54AG?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by rayk, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. rayk

    rayk Network Guru Member

    Saw the new Linksys WRT54AG at Fry's. It seems to be a single radio (either A or G, but not both simultaneously) wireless router. Does anyone have any thoughts on how it stacks up relative to the WRT54G, WRV54G and WRT55AG in terms of range and performance? Thanks in advance for any responses! :?:
  2. grcore

    grcore Network Guru Member

    Actually it has two radios in it. But so far no source is available.

    If they release the source, im all over it like a cheap suit.

  3. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Don't you mean the WRT55AG?

    Hasn't Linksys always had a WRT55AG in their line up? In fact, the product page on their website is sporting an image of the pre-Cisco design (similar to a WRT54G V1.0) and the firmware is over a year old. Even their Press Release dated Sep 29 on the "new" A+G product range in a typical Linksys manner points to the same WRT55AG product page.

    The source code to the firmware version 1.1 is available from http://www.linksys.com/support/opensourcecode/wrt55ag/wrt55ag.1.1.tar.gz. The source code is dated Oct 09, '03 and the latest firmware version is 1.4.

    I'm confused :clubbed:
  4. rocky01

    rocky01 Guest

    The dual-band 802.11a/b/g WRT54AG uses the same (or at least very similar) motherboard based on Broadcom's BCM4702 Wireless Network Processor, as used on its currently-shipping dual-radio WRT55AG.

    But where the WRT55AG uses Broadcom-based 11b/g and Atheros-based 11a mini-PCI radios, the new design uses a single 11a/b/g radio based on Conexant's PRISM Duette chipset.

    The WRT54AG is significant in that it would be the first dual-band router from a major manufacturer to not use an Atheros-based 11a radio.

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