Not sure which to get: WAG54GS or WAG54G

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by ycl6, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. ycl6

    ycl6 LI Guru Member

    Not sure which to get: WAG54GS or WAG54G/WAG200G

    Hope someone can give me some pointers about this two models.

    Q1. I'm not sure how much "speedboost" the GS model + compatible network adaptor can give me, but how good is the speed enhancement (use within single floor)?

    Q2. Which version of the two models would I general get from retail stores in UK or if I buy it now?

    Q3. Which version of the two models is not a cost-down version?

    Q4. Does any 3rd-party firmware works with these two model? Is there any specific version that I should get for these two models if I want to use 3rd-party firmware?

  2. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

  3. ycl6

    ycl6 LI Guru Member

    Thank you HiSpeed

    I've read through the hardware spec. Too bad WAG54GX2 is discontinued, which have more RAM and Flash.

    So it seemed the main difference between G and GS models are the CPU processors/speed and with/without speedboost.

    Has anyone successfully install 3rd-part firmware on WAG54GS? I know WAG200G does have one that works.

    Would anyone recommend using a WAG model or a WRT54GL + external modem?
  4. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    NB - WAG200G = Ti AR7 Chipset, WAG54GS = Broadcom. I don't think there will ever be as much 3rd party support for ADSL routers as there is for Ethernet only devices - unless something like the neufbox NB4 (only available in France) catches on.
  5. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    WRT 54GL (+ third party firmware) + modem is a little bit more expensive but much better !
  6. ycl6

    ycl6 LI Guru Member

    I'm going to order a WRT54GL from I'll use my old ADSL modem first.

    I'll save a bit more to get a Linksys ADSL modem later :tongue:
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