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I need help Choosing a wireless/wired router

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by EvilRyu, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. EvilRyu

    EvilRyu Network Guru Member

    I am looking for a linksys router that be used wirelessly and wired at the sametime. Also I am looking to only grant access to the router if they have a certain mac address wired or wirless and I want to have a wep key as well. Is this possible to do?
  2. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    wrt54gs v4 or WRT54G v4 or older not v5

    also there are rumors about a WRT54GL which will work good also.

    if you want to be at the mercy of linksys for firmware updates then you can also get the WRT54G(S) v5
  3. Dekks

    Dekks Guest

    Which router?

    I was going to start a new thread but may as well tag my question onto this one:

    So my dlink DI-604 keeps rebooting itself of late (as they seem prone to do after about a year of use) and so I need to get myself a new router. I've decided I'll try linksys because while consumer grade routers generally aren't the most robust, at least they offer a three year warranty. I actually have a netgear sitting on the table that was completely dead when I bought it and wouldn't even let me connect to the routers setup page so while I was probably unlucky, I'm rather sullied on them now so I'm hoping linksys will be my salvation :)

    Ideally I want to get a WRT54G/GS but if I am unable to find a non Version 5 model, then I am considering getting myself a BEFSX41 as I don't have wireless anyway.

    Are there any particular model versions I should be wary of? Or are there any other models within a similar price range I should consider that are available at bestbuy (I don't like them but they are convenient)?

    I don't do much bittorrent and I do play World of Warcraft so I'm a bit nervous of the unknown entity error people encountered on the WRT54X models but I hear those have been resolved in the latest firmware.

    Any advice is appreciated, I am still rather new to the whole router business :)
  4. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    The WRT54GL is the WRT54G V4, rebranded and remarketed under a new name. The "L" is for Linux.

    I have the WRT54G V4 (I found some local store stock after the V5 switchover), and it is an excellent router when paired with aftermarket firmware (in my case, HyperWRT Tofu, then HyperWRT Thibor).

    Linksys has also recently released a new Linux based router, the WRTSL54GS (can you type that three times fast?!) that is in the new silver box with the hideously bright blue lights, and more importantly has a USB port on back to accept mass storage devices for Network Attached Storage right on the router.

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