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Is the extra RAM on GSv3 important?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by -Kai-, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. -Kai-

    -Kai- LI Guru Member

    have a WRT54G v4 running thibor 15c... everything is fast and good. however i've read that the gs (specifically the v3) is a gv4 but with extra memory and flash. now i have read that this is good for additional "programs" to be run. what "programs"? also, does having the extra memory allow for more concurrent connections (bittorrent) and users? will it affect speed or anything? i am thinking of getting a gsv3 just for the memory, could care less for the speedbooster. (i don't have any speedbooster clients)
  2. adisor19

    adisor19 Network Guru Member

    The extra memory will help when it comes to running additional modules and services from third party firmware like DD-WRT. Stuff like Chillispot etc..

  3. -Kai-

    -Kai- LI Guru Member

    let's say i don't run any modules. just thibor vanilla all they way. would i still appreciate the extra ram? i have 3mb free always. but sometimes it dips to 2mb when all my computers are on wireless. i have 5-6 coms.
  4. adisor19

    adisor19 Network Guru Member

    Linux uses ram differently then other OSes so don't judge it by the amount that you see free. Generally 16MB of ram should be enough for a general purpose router but i personally prefer the 32MB or 64MB versions since DD-WRT gets new stuff added to it with every release and i somehow find a use for it :)

  5. -Kai-

    -Kai- LI Guru Member

    so if the firmware that i use doesnt add anymore new features then the extra ram would just be sitting there doing nothing right? i mean besides allowing more wireless users and stuff.
  6. ka9yhd

    ka9yhd LI Guru Member

    The only purpose I can see for extra ram when you are not adding any extra function is if you are logging everything the router does. As the log gets bigger it will require additional amounts of ram.
  7. -Kai-

    -Kai- LI Guru Member

    what about concurrent connections for bittorrent and max no. of wireless clients supported? doesn't ram affect those as well?

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