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Changing firmware on Buffalp WHR-HP-G54.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lrtrees, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. lrtrees

    lrtrees Network Guru Member

    Changing firmware on Buffalo WHR-HP-G54.

    I have a Linksys WRT-54GS that has been having some issues with dropping the wireless to the laptops in my home. It has worked great for a year, but has just started doing this.
    I thought I might try a Buffalo WHR-HP-G54, but the firmware issue has me wondering. It seems the stock firmware is not to user friendly. That brings up several questions. If I flash it to tomato firmware it seems that I can flash it back to the buffalo firmware. Is this true?
    And I am wondering, in the buffalo firmware, is there a way I can make a rule to limit a computer on the network to only have access to the internet at certain times? In the Tomato firmware I know I can do this using the MAC address, but I can not find this in the buffalo firmware.
    Also I should ask, is this buffalo router any good?
    Thanks for your help.

    Lon
     
  2. lrtrees

    lrtrees Network Guru Member

    Might there be a better place to ask this question?

    Thanks,
    Lon
     
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    what version of WRT54GS did you have? is there interference from other wifi users around you? do you have any devices that are affecting your wifi signal?
     
  4. lrtrees

    lrtrees Network Guru Member

    The s/n starts with CGN3 so I believe it to be a WRT54GS v2.0. I am currently running the Tomato firmware on it. I know that there are several other users in my area. I am in a house and the lots are fairly good sized, but I know several neighbors have wireless. I have just recently changed the operating channel from 6 to 11. I know my wireless phone caused trouble when in use, but otherwise am not aware of any issues. Several day's ago I also moved the router to a location on top of my desk which has shelves. Prior to that it was sitting on the desk top.
    The strange part of this to me is that the remote computers connected to the wireless will continue to show that they are connected, but they cannot receive any info throught the wireless. The one computer that is connected directly to the router still functions correctly.
    I was just wondering about the Buffalo since I have read in several places that it is pretty good, but that the firmware is not so good.

    Thank-you for your help!
    Lon
     

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