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Compared WRT54G V2 and WRT54GS.. WRT54G V2 wins

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by hassiman, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. hassiman

    hassiman Network Guru Member


    Just did a side-by-side comparison of the WRT54G V2 and WRT54GS routers.

    I first updated the WRT54GS OEM fireware to the latest LinkSys release.

    I immeadiately noticed that the page and image loading was FAR quicker and smoother with the WRT54G V2 while the image throughput as measured on toast.com seemed a bit faster with the WRT54GS.

    The performance is SO bad that I think I will just stick with my WRT54G V2 despite the larger RAM.

    I have to think that the difference is purely a matter of the more mature fimware on the WRT54G V2 as the hardware is almost identical except for the greater memory on the GS. What a dissapointment.

    Has anyone else found this to be the case? Should I chance waiting for a better firmware release?



  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Alot of the newer v2's are exactly the same. just the boot image only checks 16mb of ram (and not 32) so you will find newer v2's are exactly the same as the GS's
  3. hassiman

    hassiman Network Guru Member

    WRT54G Vs. WRT54GS

    If this is the case then the apparent difference in performance would have to be a firmware issue.

    Wonder when the next update will be?



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