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Have I correctly worked around the issues on WRT54GS v2.0?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by LavaJoe, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. LavaJoe

    LavaJoe Network Guru Member

    I have a WRT54GS v2.0. I found it on the shelf at a store among the newer units, and I grabbed it to get the benefit of the 32MB ram, etc. I run OpenWRT and love it!

    Anyway, I was reading about 2 (or 3) known issues with this version:

    1) frequent reboots
    2) issues with the diversity antenna switch
    3) "visible lag time whenever certain options are used in combination"

    I am not sure what is meant by #3 - it may refer to particular firmware(s). Here's the link of the original thread:


    Anyway, as I have seen posted many places, the "fix" for #1 is to overclock to 216MHz. I have done this in OpenWRT, and it seems stable. For #2, it is suggested that some firmwares "slow down and vary the rate." At least I think this is to address #2. But it also looks like perhaps disabling diversity gets around the problem. I have done this in OpenWRT. Does anyone know if OpenWRT applies this "vary the rate" fix? Should this be "turned off" if diversity is off? Or does it then not matter? I do not understand the issue enough to know what the implications are. I do not know what #3 is about, and I don't know if it is even applicable to OpenWRT...

    So the bottom line question is: are my two "fixes" (set clkfreq to 216 and select one antenna rather than "diversity" mode) sufficient to completely work around the known issues with this version? Are there other things I should do to ensure stability?


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