Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by forza, Feb 20, 2005.
Is there any way to convert a WAG54G annex B to annex A?
Can anybody help?
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
BBS have quiet close contacts with Linksys UK.
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?
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
People have installed annexA on a AnnexB device :wink:
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 ;-)
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:
let us know how you get on.
Ok.. it's for my mum, so i can only test the adsl in some weeks.
but i can already flash the annexA firmware..
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.
People have installed annexA on a AnnexB device with no problems.
This is the answer of the Linksys support:
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.
Linksys - A Division of Cisco Systems, Inc.
Product Support Specialist
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.
I just got a second hand WAG54G From the shop, And I can install AnnexA and annexB on itâ€¦so it works.
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
Dho, i did not think of that
nor did I. i dont know if this is the case with AnnexA and AnnexB WAG54Gs or not, but i think it maybe so.
@ Morpheus & Toxic
That was exactly what I ment.