Is this even worth the risks?

Discussion in 'Sveasoft Firmware' started by Jeffbrock, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. Jeffbrock

    Jeffbrock Network Guru Member

    I have been considering an aftermarket firmware for my Linksys WRT54G mostly because I am interested in playing with the bandwidth settings (to see if I can get the VoIP working better) and, of course, to play with the power settings to see what they will do to range, throughput, etc, etc..

    I was considering using the sveasoft firmware. However, reading the posts here and on their website, one has to conclude that the chances of successfully uploading the firmware AND have it work afterwards is no better than 50/50. Perhaps that is being pessimistic, but if you google "satori" and "brick" you get a LOT of hits. Add in "suddenly stopped working" and you got yourself a good afternoon of reading.

    I suppose you just have to include the (possible) costs of buying a new router into your calculations.
  2. danielha

    danielha Network Guru Member


    Remember that forums do only reveal potential problems. People won't post a message in a forum each time they successfully flash their firmware .... I'd say you are pessimistic :)

    I haven't tried Sveasoft firmware, so I won't say anything bad or good about it. But if you do take time to read & understand the flashing instructions, if you take time to follow the procedure step by step, there shouldn't be too much risk. And if you don't 'feel like doing it yourself' (nothing wrong about not wanting to do it on your own !) just ask a friend / colleague who has already done this.

  3. zukdj

    zukdj Guest

    Sveasoft Firmware Update

    I'd like to provide some input here. I recently flashed my WRT54GS to use the 7a version of the Sveasoft firmware. I found it to correct some of my VOIP delay problems by setting the MAC address for my PAP2 (Vonage) to priority and setting it at Premium. I do however have a squelching sound from time to time on the receiving end. Another thing you can do is simply put your VOIP device in the DMZ. Let me know if this works for you.
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