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WRT54Gv1 and 802.11A

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by pharvey, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. pharvey

    pharvey LI Guru Member

    I know you're saying that the WRT54G doesn't support 802.11A and out of the box you are right...

    But since the Wireless is on a miniPCI card, and I have a Linksys ABG miniPCI card sitting around, could I convert the WRT54G to a WRT54AG? :)

    I'd rather have the speed of the newer routers, but if I can do that and use A (lower latency, less RF competition...) I would live with the slower processor.

  2. ka9yhd

    ka9yhd LI Guru Member

    In a word............... no.

    The WRT54G only will work with 2.4 ghz not 5.8 ghz. You would need to modify both the receiver and transmitter in it by adding reception and transmission of 5.8 ghz
  3. pharvey

    pharvey LI Guru Member

    Both the transmitter and receiver are in the miniPCI card, otherwise a miniPCI card wouldn't work in a laptop.... :eyebrow:

    I would likely have to replace the antenna, but they only cost $10...

    The only real question would be if the Firmware running on the WRT supports the alternate miniPCI card and can configure it...

    I guess an alternate would be do any of the 3rd party firmwares support the WRT55AG?
  4. hmm i wonder.. i have a few linksys routers lying around and i also have a minipci card from a wmp55ag... i doubt it would work. you probably need your own firmware and antenna...

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