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Help me with picking up a router, please

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by i0ss, May 9, 2006.

  1. i0ss

    i0ss LI Guru Member

    hello all,
    This is my first post here and glad to say that I am greatful for this great site.

    I am looking to get a new linksys router and have been looking to get a WRT54G v2-v4 and WRT54GS v1-v4 as recommended. But i am having a hard time looking for those versions.
    Will WRT54GL be a good replacement for the above models? also which versioin to look for, for WRT54GL?

    Is there any other router/model I can get where I can change to 3rd party firmware?

    Thank you
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    the WRT54GL is basicaly a v4 WRT.

    3rd pary firmwares are available for these linksys routers

    WRTSL54GS (recommended by me)

    and soon to be we hope WRT300N
  3. i0ss

    i0ss LI Guru Member

    thank you Toxic for the reply.
    WRTSL54GS looks good but a little too expensive and overkill for me.
    might just end up getting WRT54GL. any versions to look out for this one?

  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    afaik only 1.0 and v1.1 exist. dont think they version matters tbh
  5. redonisc

    redonisc Network Guru Member

    I just have a few questions for your pick, is there a way to install a external antenna on this model?, and what do you think of solder directly a LMR100 pigtail in to the board? or is better a RG316 cable pigtail? any tips to solder this pigtail on the board?

    Thanks for your comments... :cheer:
  6. ofbarea

    ofbarea Network Guru Member

    Besides linksys WRT54GL another good and cheaper option is the Buffalo WHR-G54S. The catch is that that will only support DD-WRT and OpenWRT.
  7. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    All WRT54GL units have 2 RP-TNC connectors. So you can unscrew them and put on there anything you want, with the right adapter. The HawkingTech antennas I have bought, come fitted for RP-SMA but with a RP-TNC adapter in the same box, so it's quite simple. If you want to replace one or both connectors with something else, you could do that if you have good soldering skills.
  8. redonisc

    redonisc Network Guru Member

    I mean about, Toxic recommended the WRTSL54GS... all the questions were pointed to that model :thumb:
  9. redonisc

    redonisc Network Guru Member

    Any one?
  10. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    Look at the autopsy or Search the forums, you will find answers without waiting. The SL unit has a non-removable antenna. You can certainly unsolder the wire that leads to it and put a real connector onto it if you choose, and then all your options are open.
  11. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    ... and your warranty is gone!
  12. i0ss

    i0ss LI Guru Member

    thx all for helping, i got the WRT54GL.
    everything is good and dandy for now (fingers crossed)

    thx again

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