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WRT54G/GS line is now un-officially DEAD!

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by vincentfox, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    The CDFB killed off the WRT54G line.

    Now the CGN7 also does the same VxWorks move with WRT54GS.

    Handwriting is on the wall, gang. Party is over. Linksys-Linux is an ex-product.

    Linksys will take it's remaining stock of WRT54G v4 units and happily sell them to us as WRT54GL units. Until that supply runs out.

    I poked around on Linksys site, found linkage under contact to an email for opensource@linksys.com. Email sent there bounces.

    After having bought some 15 units myself for a community WISP, and recommended them to others, I now need to find a new product. And it will not be Linksys, I will miss my blue boxes.....
  2. Couledouce

    Couledouce Network Guru Member

    I suppose we could consider the other models supported by DD-WRT, ie
    ASUS WL500G-Deluxe
    Motorola WR850G
    Siemens SE505
    Buffalo WBR-G54 (untested)
  3. Couledouce

    Couledouce Network Guru Member

    I'll have to change my Avatar :sad:
  4. Private-Cowboy

    Private-Cowboy Network Guru Member

    Where's the problem if you already got a good WRT54G/GS with Linux on it? As long as you don't brick it it will be ok and you can use them a while. Besides when newer faster 802 standards will become official (like 802.11n) we need a new hardware anyway.

    Those other router mentioned are total crap mainly. We got that Siemens SE505 at work and it only offers half the speed and range of the WRT54G - don't know what Siemens has done here, it's userfirendly but slow. For comparison 30feet away through 2 interior walls the WRT54G (I tested mine at work) pumps 14mbit to my Laptop, the Siemens doesn't even reach 10mbit in the same situation. The Asus is known as very slow too. Don't know about the Motorola and Buffalo though.
  5. gaogi

    gaogi Network Guru Member

    Just because the main line routers stopped using Linux doesn't mean Linksys has abandoned Linux. The SRX line of routers still uses Linux. The new WRTSL54GS is Linux and has 8MB flash and 32MB RAM and it's Broadcom based to boot.
  6. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    Another thread going about this already, sorry I shouldn't have started this one anyways. Also wrote incorrect email address above. Was a bit sad over new developments.

    WRTSL54GS looks interesting. Is it available? Haven't seen much about it.

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