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Which WRT54G or WRT54GS is best for client CPE features ?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by tlj, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. tlj

    tlj Network Guru Member

    I am building a 1000 client WRT54G/WRT54GS 802.11g network. I want all my client radios to be the same firmware & hardware.

    What is the best Linksys WRT54G or WRT54GS product & version to work with?

    The features I must have in a client radio are:
    - 802.11g
    - NAT (with port forwarding)
    - DHCP server for the client LAN
    - QOS & Bandwidth control - traffic shaping
    - a client WRT54G radio version supporting many new firmware upgrades

    Features I would like to see but not urgent:
    - 802.1q vlan support
    - signal quality indication status report
    - support to better handle VoIP calls
    - snmp support that MRTG can talk to
    - snmp traps sent to a linux server
    - syslog to a syslog server
    - ability to see client arp table
    - bandwidth status graphs for throughput and connection speeds
    - - - AND - - -
    - auto power adjustment setting which will find and maintain the optimum transmit strength to maintain a good connection speed. If the client can connect at 54 Meg at 12 mw to an access point, then there is no need to have it sitting at 80 mw - this may help keep the total noise down to other access points and other clients on those access points.
  2. u3gyxap

    u3gyxap Network Guru Member

    Go for the WRT54GS. And Alchemy firmware by Sveasoft (or a fork from it) will be an excellent choice.

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