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Which one to buy- WRT54GS or WRT54GC ?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by ckramer, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. ckramer

    ckramer Network Guru Member

    I am wireless newbie. Looking which router to buy for home network, PC+Laptop+PSP.

    I don't need extra speed (Speedbooster) and I don't really need a compact router. But having compact is nice though, when moving.

    I can buy WRT54GS at same price as WRT54G so I am choosing between GS and GC.

    Been reading that WRT54GS doesn't have WPA, is that true? I would like to have router with WPA because PSP now support it too.

    So what will you suggest?
  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    i would go with the wrt54gS becuaseof the third party firmware. and it has all the extra memeory the G models dont have. for a while i was running a web site on my wrt54gS, beucse of all the extra memeory.
    dd-wrt firmware+wrt54gS router=very happy owner

    the wrt54gc does not have any 3rd party firmware out yet, i think thet sveasoft it still working on this. but their firmware coasts money.
  3. littlewhoo

    littlewhoo Network Guru Member

    Well, he is still working on Talisman 1.1 Basic, which is almost 2 month overdue. And still no sign of one of the other Talisman flavours (Micro, VPN, Hotspot...), wich he announced at the the beginning of the year to be available "soon".
    And a few months ago he also promised WRT54GX support, long before the WRT54GC was mentioned the first time.

    So I guess he has a whole lot of other things to do, before he can add WRT54GC support to Talisman - except the WRT54GC is internally more or less identical to the WRT54G(S).
  4. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    but i think that in the long run ckramer would be better off with the WRT54GS becuase he could do more with it. like if you bricked for some reason there are about 6 different ways to get it back.

    but with a wrt54gc if he bricked that i think that the linksys way of de-bricking would be the only way.
  5. richard

    richard Network Guru Member

    I recently went with the GS instead of the GC. I didn't like the idea that I couldn't turn off the wireless part of the router on the GC (which you can on the GS). Also, the lack of open source firmware was a thought too. Another reason is that the GC is really too small and light for wired connections. The ethernet cables just wind up making life difficult.


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