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WRT54G v1 X v5

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Kibe, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. Kibe

    Kibe LI Guru Member

    Which would you keep?

    1 - WRT54G v1 running Tomato and its 125 MHz processor but with 4 mb Flash Memory
    2 - WRT54G v5 running DD-WRT micro and its 200 MHz processor but with 2 mb Flash Memory

    Router is supposed to perform a PPPoE to a DSL modem, DHCP server, perform gateway to 20 CPU basically surfing internet and a little P2P.

    Thanks for any opinion!
  2. luckman212

    luckman212 LI Guru Member

    I would keep.... NEITHER!!! :biggrin:

    I would throw the v1 125mhz in the bin; and then flash the v5 to Tomato 1.04... hehe :wink:
  3. t0m80

    t0m80 LI Guru Member

    the v5 and up can't be flashed with tomato due to the smaller ROM (2 instead of 4MB)

    i would say, put both on ebay and buy a nice GL:thumbup:
  4. luckman212

    luckman212 LI Guru Member

    oh sorry, my bad... didn't even bother to notice about the 2mb flash.

    if you're too lazy to ebay those others, just spend $40 and buy a buffalo whr-g54s. I use that one and its working perfectly with tomato. never crashed once and signal quality is excellent. as good or better than the linksys. I used to use a GL and now I am happier with the buffalo, and its about $25 cheaper.
  5. Kibe

    Kibe LI Guru Member

  6. dvaskelis

    dvaskelis Network Guru Member

    If the WRT54G is stable overclocked at 200MHz, use that as the gateway.

    I'm not sure there's a compelling reason either way otherwise.
  7. Kibe

    Kibe LI Guru Member

    Is it possible to overclock a V1?

    How much would be safe to go withou making it a brick?

    Does anyone have a personal experience about a device like this one?
  8. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    You can most likely overclock a V1, though you really should not need to. If you're looking for others who might have done it with third-party firmware, you might look in the HyperWRT forum here (perform a search). Another good place is the official HyperWRT forum (http://www.hyperwrt.org/forum/index.php). Or better yet, google should turn-up some nice threads.

    Quick search at linksysinfo will reveal people bricking routers regardless of version ... just depends on how far you want to push it. As I said above, you really should not need to OC your router.
  9. Kibe

    Kibe LI Guru Member

    Thanks pharma, but I visited OpenWrt Wiki and found there this info:

    One other question, does tomato 1.04 gives possibility to overclock?
  10. dvaskelis

    dvaskelis Network Guru Member

    Yes. See this thread.

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