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Is there any way to decode version # from box?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by HiTEC, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. HiTEC

    HiTEC Network Guru Member

    I've been looking for another WRT54G for the house. I'm obviously looking for a non v5 unit. I've looked and looked at the boxes, but I don't see an obvious way to tell if the unit inside the box is a v5 without buying it, and returning it when I discover it's a v5.

    Looks like I'm heading back to Walmart to return this v5 I just bought.
  2. swinn

    swinn Network Guru Member

  3. cuttysark

    cuttysark Guest

    Version ID on the Box

    This had me stumped for a bit until I noticed that just below the UPC code on the box is a small white box with the MAC address and the Serial Number. Use the serial number code to determine the version of the router. For example, the V5 S/N begins with CDFB, while the V4 S/N begins with CDFA. You can find all the codes on several sites - probably here, but for sure on www.wrt54g.net. Happy hunting!
  4. HiTEC

    HiTEC Network Guru Member

    Thanks guys. I did a search and didn't find anything. I did not look at the sticky's. Doh!

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