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Wireless Bridge with an WRT54G Version 5 :cry:

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by tuteja1986, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. tuteja1986

    tuteja1986 Guest

    Hello guys :thumb:

    I bought a WRT54G Router thinking i would get anything below Version 4 :D

    What I got was a WRT54G Version 5 :thumbdown: :cry: :sad:

    I was going to do Wireless bridge link this router to my Netgear WGR614 Wireless router.

    I was hopping to get 3rd party Firmware but thoes plans were doomed when i found out the router i bought was a Version 5 :sadbye:

    Now i need some way that i can wirelessly Bridge link the 2 Routers.

    I was going to connect my XBOX 360 , XBOX , PS2 and upcoming REV/PS3 to WRT54G :! so i could get internet access to console and access to the other part of the network but know it seem i must go buy myself another router unless one of you know a way to fix my problem :!

    So Recap goes :
    HOW DO I Wirelessily bridge link MY 2 routers

    Thanks in advance :thumb:
  2. SAPo57

    SAPo57 Network Guru Member

    You know you don't need to find your answeres on just linksysinfo.org, but also on WWW.LINKSYS.COM here you can chat, email, and actually update the WRT54G V.5 with an official firmware developed by linksys.

    These new routers (VERSION 5) are hard to troubleshoot and come up with possible solutions, so if no replies to you on this site then I'd recommend contacting your routers' manufacture or going to linksys.com .

    I simply have no idea how to help you with this situation.

    GOOD LUCK....
  3. xrattiracer

    xrattiracer Network Guru Member

    the short answer is theres no way a v5 cn do client or client bridge mode. and the only way its gonna happen is if you can talk linksys into adding it to the firmware (yeah right).
  4. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    what i dont understand is that VxWorks runs on cisco 1200 series APs and they can do that??? i have not seen the new v5 but this shouldnt be out of reach in future revisions of the firmware
  5. Wintermute_ryc

    Wintermute_ryc Network Guru Member

    It's a matter of marketing and whether they want to provide such feature to a low-end/consumer-grade product like the WRT54G....
  6. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    what jerks...

    I work at the GM Network Engineering Center and we pay for that stuff..... much to much

    say i wanted to pay for firmware from VxWorks is that possible?
    like to get an un crippled version
  7. xrattiracer

    xrattiracer Network Guru Member

    I agree about them being jerks, they are losing a significant demographic because of that decision...
    I dont know alot about vxworks, but I wouldnt be surprised if its not even possible to run a less "crippled" version on that particular hardware, considering the small amount of memory it has.
    you would probably get further by paying a hacker in the linksys online community to attemp to modify it for you than to pay linksys or vxworks.
    or return the V5 and get an older one off ebay... :)
  8. bluebox

    bluebox Network Guru Member

    Vxworks is an extremely slim & trim OS. Vxworks itself doesn't support the specific features, they are laid on top. In fact vxworks is used in LOTS of embeded devices besides routers!

    Linksysco chose to use vxworks because they could cut memory in half while still providing the same functionality as the (unmodified) Linux based units have.

    I'm afraid that what you have here is a huge company that is selling something in the hundreds of thousands of these consumer items per month. Only a very tiny fraction of people buying (I believe Linksys has estimated it at a max of 10,000/month) are using 3rd party firmware. Considering that the 3rd party firmware buyers probably account for more than their fair share of RMAs, I'd say we probably owe Linksys a big "THANK YOU" for going the extra mile to put out the GL version at all.


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