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WRT54GS v5.1 (CGN8)

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by TheBuell, May 12, 2006.

  1. TheBuell

    TheBuell LI Guru Member

    Don't laugh guys :rofl:, but I've saddled myself with a WRT54GS v5.1 and the serial number starts with CGN8. Firmware installed is 1.50.5. Are thre any information on this and if there are any differences between that and v5.0?
  2. mazilo

    mazilo Network Guru Member

    Until someone has managed to find the information you are looking for, I suggest you return this product back to the vendor (hopefully it is local and near to your house). This way, you don't have to worry about guess works.
  3. Wouter06

    Wouter06 LI Guru Member

    I've bought a WRT54GS today...

    v5.1 (CGN8) :noway:

    hoping that i was lucky i opened up the damn thing :p

    These are the chips I found:

    MIRA P2V28S40BTP (instead of the Hynix)
    MX 29LV160CTTC-70G (instead of the intel)

    All i could found about the memory was that the RAM is 16MB and the Flash Memory 2 MB...

    so no luck for me :cry:

    can anyone confirm this?

    seems like they are using cheaper chips?
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    If your going to keep the router then I would suggest upgrading to the newest firmware. it is available from the USA linksys site v1.50.8 though channels 12 and 13 may not be available it has alot more fixes.

    Firmware 1.50.8
    - Resolves issue with MAC cloning
    - Resolves issue with L2TP connection
    - Resolves issue with using DNS server behind the router
    - Resolves issue with loading configuration through HTTPS
    - Resolves issue with PPPoE CHAP authentication
    - Resolves issue with using Ping Plotter
    - Resolves issue with SSH disconnects
    - Resolves issue with DHCP WAN connection not acquiring the correct IP
    - Resolves issue with UPnP
    - Adds support for WRT54GS v.6
    - Resolves issue with Access Restriction
    - Resolves issue with incorrect time display
    - Resolves issue with using subnets other than
    - Resolves security issue when using IRC
    - Resolves issue with WAN address being pingable when port forwarding is enabled
    - Resolves issue with using Kultalinkki banking software
    - Resolves issue where web GUI becomes unreachable if remote management is enabled on port 80 or 443
    - Resolves issue with slow internal loopback, i.e., accessing a local server through the WAN IP address
    - Resolves issue with accessing online game servers
    - Resolves issue with AOL 9.0 client

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