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WRT54GSUK question

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by lencuff, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. lencuff

    lencuff LI Guru Member

    Can anyone point me to which firmware upgrade I should download for this router? Current firmware shows v1.50.5 Jan 20 2006 but when I go to the Linksys site this particular version doesn't show in the list. The locest I can find is the V5 but mine is V5.1. The problem I have is that for no apparent reason, I lose the ability to surf the web. I just get almost instant 'page cannot be displayed' messages and resetting the router always fixes it.

  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Look for WRT54GSv5_v6_v1_50_8_US_code.zip, which is what I got in June. The V5, 5.1, and 6 all use the same firmware it seems. Play with the country setting on the Linksys site.
  3. lencuff

    lencuff LI Guru Member

    This is the UK version so won't flashing with a US firmware be wrong? Not sure of any differences but suspect the WIFI part may be?
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    only difference is the channel selection

    US 1-11
    UK 1-13

    however 1.50.8 has been upgraded to 1.50.9 this month

    Firmware 1.50.9
    - Update Broadcom ethernet driver.
    - Resolves DHCP server issue.
    - Resolves TFTP upgrade failure with code utility.
    - Resolves PPPoE lock up issue
    - Resolves TFTP upgrade failure.
    - Resolves Multi-session issue

    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

  5. lencuff

    lencuff LI Guru Member

    Many thanks for all that info. Looks like it may well fix my problems. I never use the higher WIFI channels anyway! Downloaded it so will give it a try later.
  6. Sporg

    Sporg LI Guru Member

    Well, I just got the US_code 1.50.8 from Linksys for my router in Denmark.
    Even if t says US_Code, I still have all 13 channels, and in the hidden properties page, its localization is set to de = German.
    Maybe the firmware is universal, and the region setting sits somewhere else?

    I can't recommend the 1.50.9 firmware, it slowed my router, and gave it problems connecting to some webpages. Another guy in this forum also reported problems.

    When I talked to Linksys support, the guy there said they were already aware that it was somewhat buggy, and he provided me with the 1.50.8 so I could revert to that version.
  7. lencuff

    lencuff LI Guru Member

    Ok thanks for the warning. Got a link for 1.50.8 so I can try it? Odd thing is that while looking through the settings last night, I noticed that the MTU was set to 'auto'. Since I changed it to 1500 which is what my ISP is reporting at the bottom of the status page, the router has been fine! Could that have been causing the problem?
  8. Sporg

    Sporg LI Guru Member

  9. lencuff

    lencuff LI Guru Member

    It's just a pity that Linksys don't allow you to save the current firmware BEFORE you take the plunge and update it! At the moment, setting the MTU manually to 1500 instead of auto has given me a solid connection for much longer than normal so I may hold out on upgrading for a couple of days and see if it stays solid!

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