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WRT54g Version 5

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by adidas5000, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. adidas5000

    adidas5000 Network Guru Member

    Just recently I bought another WRT54G, and im really pissed because its a v5, and i was going to put dd-wrt on it. Where can you go to make sure you wont get a version 5? Because, you can look at the serial number, but that is a funny site, being at bestbuy, pulling out alll 20 WRT54G's and looking at their serial number. And chances are, if the first one is a v5, the next one will be. So what can I, and everyone else who got a v5, do about it?
     
  2. glauberlima

    glauberlima Guest

    but are you sure that this will work?
    check this out... this firmware has been tested under the following router models:

    WRT54G 1.0/1.1
    WRT54G 2.0
    WRT54G 2.2
    WRT54G 3.0
    WRT54G 3.1
    WRT54G 4.0

    if im not wrong the dd-wrt is not compatible with v5. :eek:
    but if you try and have a sucessful please post here. :thumbup:
    good luck
     
  3. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    DD-WRT, HyperWRT, etc are not compatible with V5 hardware. There simply isn't enough memory.

    You can exchange it for a WRT54GL, or a WRTSL54GS. Both support Linux. The WRT54GL is the old WRT54G V4 in a new package, and the WRTSL54GS is a Linux router very similar to the old WRT54GS series in a new package with a USB port.
     
  4. sreevas

    sreevas Network Guru Member

    WRT54Gv5 router wont support thirdparty firmware so u cannot use the third party FW in that router.
    sreevas.
     
  5. cule

    cule Guest

    hm, is there a possibility to increase the Xmit Power on WRT54G v5? i have to get a higher transmitting power in my home...

    i've the opinion that's impossible with the original linksys fw?
     
  6. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    I think the stock firmware has adjustable transmit power, but it only goes to 100%, which means you'll have to get a better antenna if you need more power, or look at making your signal more directional.

    One free and easy way to get a better signal in a particular direction is this way: http://www.freeantennas.com/

    Keep in mind that the router is probably more powerful already than your card in your laptop, so increasing power on the transmitter of the router may or may not help your actual effective range.
     

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