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Is the WRT54GL the same as the "old" WRT54G

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Anonymous, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I am a newbie to the Linux-based Linksys community and I have a newbie question. I was going to order a WRT54GL as I was led to believe that it is the Open Source replacement to the older WRT54G. Is this correct and is there a community dedicated to developing firmware for it?

    I read a FAQ that indicated as much, but I see differences in 3d party firmware for the G, GS, and GL models. Could anyone give me the skinny on them or point me to a FAQ regarding model and rev. number?

    I have done some Open Source OS development in the past and I am hoping to give it a whirl with the Linksys devices (time permitting. It seems to be slipping away).

    Thanks in advance,


  2. jchuit

    jchuit Network Guru Member

    Yes, the WRT54GL v1.0 has the same hardware as the old WRT54G v4.
    There is only is (minor) difference in the CFE, bootloader.

    You can choose GPL-firmware from openwrt, dd-wrt, hyperwrt, Tarifa and some others.

    All firmwares designed for the WRT54G version 4 will work on the WRT54GL v1.0.

    The WRT54G and the wrt54gs are the same units: where some versions of the wrt54gs have double RAM/FLASH, the wrt54gs has speedbooster enabled and some WRT54G-v? have 32 MByte RAM but only 16 Mbyte enabled.

    A list of the models:


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