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Thank you Thibor and all!

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by geekzilla, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. geekzilla

    geekzilla LI Guru Member

    Thibor and everyone that worked on the Thibor15c HyperWRT firmware: THANK YOU!

    I bought a Linksys WRTSL54GS in February 2006 to replace my buggy Netgear WGT634U router. Originally I bought the Netgear router because it was a "storage" router, I could hook my 250GB Buffalo USB hard drive to it and use it as a "simple server" where I could automatically back up my wife and my computers to the USB drive through the router (using Ghost). I put up with about a year of "every 3-day router reboots" with the Netgear router before getting fed up and throwing it in the trash (Netgear support was totally useless). When the router was working, it did what it was supposed to do, and having our weekly backups (full Ghost images) proved a lifesaver when my wife's computer hard drive dumped. Anyway, I bought the Linksys WRTSL54GS thinking it would have the same function as the Netgear WGT634U (less the need for a reboot every 3 days), but from day 1 - I could not get reliable operation from the USB hard drive. I tried all the Linksys firmware updates, even spoke to Linksys Tech Support a few times, but could never get anyone that really understood the product. Lately, out of desperation, I've been looking for a good cheap USB hard drive that also has an ethernet port.

    BUT - about a week ago I tried the Thibor15c HyperWRT firmware update and read a lot of info from the linksysinfo.org and hyperwrt.org forums, and I am happy to say that FINALLY my router works as it should. I am extremely thankful for all the work that went into this, and am PISSED OFF AT LINKSYS for not being able to do this. What the heck are they thinking? Why put out a product without the testing and support to make sure it will be successful!? Reading about the hard drive issues that so many people reported here on the forums, I cannot believe that Linksys does not know about it.

    Anyway, thank you again to Thibor and everyone else - you did the impossible and deserve some recognition!

    Frank, aka geekzilla
     
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    The official Linksys Beta code that is on our downloads does fix a hard disk problem. and afaik they do know about the problem. just some Customer support techies, know very little.

    I'm glad however you have seen the light with Thibors build. it is a good stable firmware.
     
  3. geekzilla

    geekzilla LI Guru Member

    Thanks Simon!

    You say it does fix a hard disk problem, but does it fix all of them? I've had:
    slow performance, corrupt files, file time/date problems, incorrect free space reporting on the disk, crashes when transferring large (over 700MB files), etc.

    I like some of the other features added too, and frankly I have more faith in what Thibor and others here have done than what Linksys can do :)

    Thanks!
     

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