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Wrt54gp2a

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by EricChak, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. EricChak

    EricChak Network Guru Member

    Can I just flash the firmware of the WRT54G to instead? I want to change this to standard wireless router as we didn't use VOIP here in Hong Kong.
    Thanks
     
  2. mazilo

    mazilo Network Guru Member

    It will be cheaper for you to just get a standard WiFi router instead of trying to waste your resources to mod this WRT54GP2a router. If money is of an issue, sell this router and use its money to buy the other router of your choice.
     
  3. EricChak

    EricChak Network Guru Member

    The price for this right now is much cheaper than the WRT54G (Around US$30) so is it possible to change it to normal WRT or can modify it for standard SIP gateway to plug in the existing VPN network and connect to PSTN phone? (I had VPN tunnels setup for different endpoints) It was combined with AT&T now.
    Thanks.
     
  4. mazilo

    mazilo Network Guru Member

    The reason I made such a suggestion was because I had seen a lot of posts mentioning how bad this WRT54GP2 VoIP router is, let alone this router is built around a Marvell chipset. You will end up wasting more of your time/resources. Should you decide to get a WRT54G router, be sure to get an older version, i.e. v4 or older. Starting from v5, the router only comes with 2/8 MB Flash/RAM which makes it a very hard to run an open-source firmware. If you want to know more about which WiFi routers are supported by some open-source firmware, check this Table of Hardware for OpenWRT firmware. I use this as a basic guide line.
     
  5. EricChak

    EricChak Network Guru Member

    Many thanks for your information. I am using 3 sets of WRT54G v2.2 right now with open-source firmware and it is now difficult to get old version so I wonder if GP2 can be modified to use open source firmware same as the 54G. Thanks again for your clarification.
     
  6. mazilo

    mazilo Network Guru Member

    GP2 is based on a Marvell chipset and I have yet to see any open-source firmware to support this. If you want, you can basically download/compile/test the OpenWRT, DDWRT, etc., open-source firmware on your GP2 to find out if this will do. Be sure to have the serial-console/JTAG cables ready in case the newly compile firmware bricks your GP2.
     

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