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Wrt54 Ram

Discussion in 'Modding Forum' started by cool_dude, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. cool_dude

    cool_dude LI Guru Member

    Hi, im looking to upgrade my RAM on my wrt54gs v5.1. I have some RAM modules from some computers, are they usefull. Also how do i go about doing it?
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    As far as i know and have have you have to solder components off and then onto the board, there have also been other modifications done some including tweaking register settings but i cant say for sure. To be quite honest anymore for me, if i need a router with more memory, i buy a router with more memory.
  3. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    AFAIK computer RAM will not work. Google for WRT54 hardware mods.
    BTW. the V5.1 has 16MB RAM like other GLs, etc. - it's the flash memory that's starved at 2MB only.
  4. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    Same here (if you'll stuck with the original firmware...what for 32, 64 MB RAM ?). This operation cannot be done at home, by a regular Joe (even a cool_dude). :) But if you really want it, I just google-it for you.
  5. cool_dude

    cool_dude LI Guru Member

    LOL! :D ok thanks mate. I know about the flash, ashame really. But if i did the sd mod would i be able to flash better firmware other then ddwrt micro onto it?
    Thanks again.
  6. mazilo

    mazilo Network Guru Member

    This is just a suggestion. Sell your WRT54G on e-Bay and use that money and some from your own pocket to purchase the Asus WL-500G Premium NAT/Firewall router that comes with 8/32MB Flash/RAM along with a USB2.0 port.
  7. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    The SD mod increases the Flash space, but I'm not sure if that additional flash space is available to firmware per se. You would surely be able to load additional ipkg or other software on the additional flash space though.
  8. Sheld00n

    Sheld00n LI Guru Member

    Hello all, i'm tying to understand to learn about this......but what's the benefit of more RAM for this Linksys? What more needs to run or benefit does it provide? Thanks. :confused:
  9. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    @Sheldon00n: Your WRT is a very nifty little computer with minimal power requirements and a small footprint. With more RAM you could run more programs: Some firmware gives you hotspot software, and many other nicies you can run on it, and some people even run asterisk (an IP PABX), or a web site on WRTs. For more traditional use as a router: more RAM gives you more space for tracking connections (so your WRT don't die when you run 100s of torrents), etc.
  10. Sheld00n

    Sheld00n LI Guru Member

    Oh my! Wow! My jaw was on the floor reading all those 'hacks' that the WRT can do. Run a website on the WRT?? How? Any thread of that to read? WOW!

    If you readily have links to just those nicies mentioned above.....oh, please post them. I'm interested. No excited now. :biggrin:

  11. NekMech

    NekMech LI Guru Member

    Look here:

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