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WAG54G annex B to A?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by forza, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. forza

    forza Network Guru Member

    Is there any way to convert a WAG54G annex B to annex A?

    Can anybody help?

    Thanks
     
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    i do not think there is any hardware difference in A or B routers though there maybe. you would really need to contact linksys tech support. it maybe just a firmware upgrade, however it may not be that simple. only Linksys themselves i suppose would know.

    also try here in these forums

    http://forums.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/forum_topics.asp?FID=5

    BBS have quiet close contacts with Linksys UK.
     
  3. forza

    forza Network Guru Member

    Ok. I'll post it there.

    I don't know if it's safe to install the firmware for Annex A on the Annex B model...... but if you say it's exactly the same hardware?
     
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    tbh i dont know if they are the same or not. you will need to clarify this with linksys or try an rma with them for a new AnnexA unit perhaps
     
  5. Morpheus

    Morpheus Network Guru Member

    People have installed annexA on a AnnexB device :wink:
     
  6. forza

    forza Network Guru Member

    you mean that you just have to install the annexA firmware on the AnnexB device and it works? :)

    I'll try it . What rs the restore procedure ;-)
     
  7. Morpheus

    Morpheus Network Guru Member

    Yes it has been nown for peeps to put annexB on a annexA devices. As for the restore procedure just get both AnnexA and annexB and away you go :wink:
     
  8. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    let us know how you get on.
     
  9. forza

    forza Network Guru Member

    Ok.. it's for my mum, so i can only test the adsl in some weeks.

    but i can already flash the annexA firmware..
     
  10. hijglander

    hijglander Network Guru Member

    I wouldn't do that if I was you, although the wireless router is the same the modem part is verry different.

    Annex-A = POTS = Plain Old Telephony System
    Annex-B = ISDN

    Signals and therefor currents are realy different, so different that you could damage the modem part of the machine if you address it the wrong way.
     
  11. Morpheus

    Morpheus Network Guru Member

    Wrong.
    People have installed annexA on a AnnexB device with no problems.
     
  12. forza

    forza Network Guru Member

    This is the answer of the Linksys support:

    Hi,

    No that would not be possible, it is hardware issue.
    If you have further questions, please contact us by phone or send us an
    email, so that we may further assist you.

    Sincerely,

    Andreas Jones
    Linksys - A Division of Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Product Support Specialist
    http://www.linksys.com/international/default.asp
     
  13. hijglander

    hijglander Network Guru Member

    Doubtfull, sending signals ment for POTS through an ISDN modem cannot work. If on the other hand after flashing it back to the correct firmware the modem still works, I have to applaud the designers at Linksys for making a very stable machine.

    Just think of it like this: POTS uses a RJ-11 connector and ISDN uses an RJ-45 connector..... They are not exchangable.
     
  14. Morpheus

    Morpheus Network Guru Member

    I just got a second hand WAG54G From the shop, And I can install AnnexA and annexB on it…so it works.
     
  15. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    yes you maybe able to update firmware however AnnexB should have ISDN sockets, and not the normal POTS socket that is what hijglander was implying.

    how do you connect an AnnexA WAG54G (even with AnnexB firmware) to an ISDN socket. sure this wouldn't work
     
  16. Morpheus

    Morpheus Network Guru Member

    Dho, i did not think of that :oops:
     
  17. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    nor did I. i dont know if this is the case with AnnexA and AnnexB WAG54Gs or not, but i think it maybe so.
     
  18. hijglander

    hijglander Network Guru Member

    @ Morpheus & Toxic

    That was exactly what I ment.
     

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