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Difference between WRT54GL v1 and v1.1

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Dmahnya, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. Dmahnya

    Dmahnya LI Guru Member

    I am wondering what this difference is between version 1 and version 1.1 of the WRT54GL. I have searched the site but have not found anything. Is there any performance gain or loss? Thanks for your help in this. I am new to all of this and am trying to learn.
     
  2. Reiper

    Reiper LI Guru Member

    The only difference from what I've read is the 1.0 has a separate wireless card plugged into the main board whereas the 1.1 the wireless is embedded. No performance difference though!
     
  3. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

    @Reiper, are you sure you're not thinking of the 1.0 version of the WRT54G rather than WRT54GL?
     
  4. Reiper

    Reiper LI Guru Member

    From here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WRT54G

    WRT54GL version CPU speed RAM Flash memory S/N Prefix Notes
    1.0 200 MHz 16 MB 4 MB CL7A New model line, released after the version 5 WRT54G, which returns to a Linux-based internal OS as opposed to the v5's VxWorks firmware. NOT SpeedBooster enabled in stock state (third party firmwares however, like DD-WRT, will enable the SpeedBooster feature on this model, as it is hardware independent). Essentially the same as the WRT54G version 4.0, but with a new model number.

    1.1 200 MHz 16 MB 4 MB CL7B In this model they embedded the wireless card instead of using a miniPCI card as in the above mentioned WRT54GL version 1.0, other than that, no known major differences; however, in August 2006, this version was shipping with firmware revision 4.30.7, while the latest available firmware for the 1.0 version is 4.30.2.
     
  5. Dmahnya

    Dmahnya LI Guru Member

    Reiper,

    Thanks for the info. In looking around even more I also found this in the FAQ

    WRT54GL
    CL7A = WRT54GL v1.0 / BCM5352E Chipset / CPU 200Mhz
    CL7B = WRT54GL v1.1 / BCM5352EKPBG Chipset / CPU 200Mhz

    So there is a difference in the chipset as well. I went to Broadcom but they don't even list the chip. They only have the BCM5352EL. It is also interesting to note that (on the FAQ) the WRT54G v.4 and version 1 of the GL have the same chipset and starting with version 5 of the G/GS and version 1.1 of the GL they all have the same chipset. So, does anyone know the differences in the chipsets? Sorry for all the questions I am just curious:)
     
  6. Orbiting234

    Orbiting234 Network Guru Member

    Erroneous info in the Wiki (submitted correction). WRT54GL 1.0 never used a miniPCI radio. The WRT54G 1.0 did however. The WRT54GL 1.0 is indentical to the WRT54G 4.0 under the hood.
     

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