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NEW WRT300N firmware available from Linksys v93.3

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by mixxxer, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. mixxxer

    mixxxer LI Guru Member

    It is dated last week - but I have been checking every day and it was just posted..... I am wondering why Wireless QOS was removed....

    0.93.3 June 1, 2006

    1. Improved wireless performance.
    2. Fixed internet connection through wireless for some customers.
    3. Fixed QuickVPN connection.
    4. Wireless QoS was removed.

    0.92.6 May 12, 2006 Improved wireless performance.

    0.92.5 May 1, 2006 Increase wireless power.

    0.92.4 Apr 24, 2006 First release
  2. magnoxman

    magnoxman LI Guru Member

    because it didnt work!
  3. mixxxer

    mixxxer LI Guru Member

    Has anyone tried this yet?

    I am still wainting for mine to arrive in Canada - so I haven't tried it out yet :(
  4. mixxxer

    mixxxer LI Guru Member

    I guess that since the firmware is not even at Version 1.0 yet - youcan't expect too much. Pretty weird to ship a product withsuch a 'young' firmware version. Seems liek they were really in a rush to get this thing to marke...t
  5. pdarke

    pdarke LI Guru Member

    I had .93.2 beta, and loaded .93.3 and I have no issues. And it seems to be performing a bit faster. Time will tell.....
  6. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    the sources are now available and i'll build a Hyperwrt version over the weekend and see if it performs any better than 0.92.6, which was atrocious.
  7. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    well it's compatibility with existing b/g networks is a little improved, but still rather erratic in terms on associating with existing AP's, ping times when connected to a b/g network are also very high, in the region of 15ms as opposed to around 1.6ms with a GS/SL router in client mode. definitely better, but not good enough yet, imho. if anyone wants to give it a try, just drop me a line and when i have it as stable as i can get it, i'll send it out to whoever wants it.
  8. mozerd

    mozerd LI Guru Member

    Wide - 40 Mhz channel is causing issues

    I've been testing the 300N v1 using firmware v0.93.3 Jun. 1, 2006 strictly as a AP - which mens that I have disabled NAT/SP1/and DHCP.

    My chain looks like:

    Cable modem > ZyWALL 5 > 300N
    My Laptop is using the WPC300N NIC
    ... The 300N Network mode is mixed

    I have VoIP that is managed by the Z5. I notice that my Cell Phone has difficulty and drops calls ... and my 4 - 5.8 Ghz phones which are connected to my VoIP gateway now generate a stutter. If I turn-off the 300N the Cell Phone works as it should as does my VoIP phones.

    When I connect the Linksys WRT54GX4 to the Z5 and use its complimentary NIC I do not experience any problems with the Cell Phone or the VoIP Phones.

    So apparently the 300N in using the Wide - 40 Mhz channel is causing this anomaly.
  9. Linkyguy

    Linkyguy Network Guru Member

    Re: Wide - 40 Mhz channel is causing issues

    How can the wide channel be the culprit? Here in US the wide channel 3 I have (set to auto) = 2.422GHz
    standard channel 9auto) = 1 = 2.412Ghz

    5.8Ghz phones were not supposed to be affected. Also how could a cell phone be affected?
  10. Linkyguy

    Linkyguy Network Guru Member

    see above post

    sorry, forgot to mention, I have wrt300n with wrt300n, wpc300n network with VOIP phone (5.8Ghz) and have had no problems....
  11. baltus

    baltus LI Guru Member

    tugzip bin

    do you know what to do with the tugzip bin files
  12. nickmoul

    nickmoul Network Guru Member

    WRT300n versus WRT54GS

    I have just bought a WRT300n sourced from US and it was intended to replace my version 2 WRT54GS flashed with Hyperwrt 2b1. My particular problem is that parts of my place are very old (1694) and have 3 foot walls. Of Course that is where my tiny Computer room ~8 foot by 4 foot~ is. Reception in the rest of the place is variable so I was hoping the Wrt300n would be a big improvement. With WRT54GS reception in main spot 50 feet away is not reliable. With WRT300n, reception is non-existent.

    For me the current firmware of the WRT300n is a waste of time. Here's hoping the .93.3 firmware gets upgraded to at least equal the HyperWRT.

    Great site, thanks,

    Nick, Harrogate, UK
  13. Linkyguy

    Linkyguy Network Guru Member

    thick walls

    did you change the channel to see if there is any difference? Twist the antennas?
  14. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Re: WRT300n versus WRT54GS

    This is unfortunately where most people think it will work better, howver depending on the bandwidth of the frequency, it can limit the signal distance MORE than normal 802.11b and .11g

    try using the router in 11g mode. (radio band 20Mhz channel)

    also try improving the signal strength with some of these tips.

  15. nickmoul

    nickmoul Network Guru Member

    Re: WRT300n versus WRT54GS

    I have tried all those suggestions, but no luck. Managed to get some performance out of WPC300n which I was also bought, by re-installing software. But its only with the WRT54GS, nothing seen of the WRT300n.

    My WRT54GS is flashed with HyperWRT Firmware Version: v4.71.1, Hyperwrt 2.1b1 + Thibor15c and power is set to 100%. So assuming HyperWRT do write a firmware for the WRT300n (?) it looks like I'm waiting on that to get anything useful out of the WRT300n. I've boxed it up but as it was bought at a Better Buy in Florida and there is no Better Buy in UK, I'm left with a brick!! Unless someone in UK want to buy one!! :cheering:

    Any further thoughts greatly appreciated, I know it was a risk getting the latest hardware early, but I thought......

    Just shows me how hard the software guys work to get the most out of my hardware!

    Kindest regards to all

  16. Linkyguy

    Linkyguy Network Guru Member

  17. skypx

    skypx LI Guru Member

  18. mixxxer

    mixxxer LI Guru Member

    Hey thanks! here is the info for anyone that just wants to know what is changed...

    Last Driver version: (Windows XP and 2000)
    Last Setup Wizard version: 1.07
    Last WLAN Monitor version: 1.07

    - The Setup Wizard and Wireless Network Monitor are upgraded to version 1.07
    - Improved wireless performance.
    - Improved auto rate feature.
    - Improved WMM capability.
    - Replaced Funk supplicant with different supplicant.
    - Wi-Fi certified.
    - Changed names of four wireless security methods: PSK to WPA-Personal, PSK2 to WPA2-Personal,
    PSK+RADIUS to WPA-Enterprise, and PSK2+RADIUS to WPA2-Enterprise.

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