WAG (200G) or BEF (SR41)?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by d-b, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. d-b

    d-b Network Guru Member

    I have just switched from cable internet to 24Mbit DSL. Which DSL-modem should I go for? I have looked ad the WAG and BEF series but except for the obvious differences (wired/wireless and G/N wireless speed on the WAGs) they seem to be more or less identical..? Are there any other important differences between them?

    Does any of the WAG or BEF-series modems support alternative firmwares? I saw somewhere that the WAG200G just supported two simultaneous downloads. Can anyone confirm/confute this?

    Any reason to go for the N-versions of the WAG? I have one Macbook Pro and one Mac Mini that supports draft N (and two older Macs that supports G) but both these machines will most of the time use wired ethernet.

    BEFSR41 is actually 10-15% more expensive than the WAG200G. Does it offer anything that the WAG lacks that motivates the price difference or is it just that it is manufactured in shorter series (or something like that) that makes it more expensive?

    Currently I use a WRT54GS for my WLAN/routing/DHCP/NAT. Does it make any sense to move any of these functions to a WAG200?
  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    No choice - the BEF does not include an ADSL modem!

    If your ISP supports pppoe you could use a bridge modem with your WRT54GS
  3. d-b

    d-b Network Guru Member

    But the WAGs have built in DSL-modems, don't they? Is the AM200 the only wired option?

    What is a bridge modem?
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