WRT54GX firmware v1.01.05

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by AnubisPrime, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. AnubisPrime

    AnubisPrime Network Guru Member


    From what I read of the few fixes, I'm wondering if it is worth messing with. I have 1.01.04 running smoothly since day one (about 3 weeks now).

    I don't use passphrase generation.

    Not sure what the access restriction fix is, but I have wireless MAC filtering set up.

    Should I leave it alone and only wait for *major* firmware updates (that fix security holes, etc.)?

    Or--if I am going to take the plunge, should I wait and see how well it works a few months after release.

    You advice is appreciated.

  2. -mb-

    -mb- Network Guru Member

    Conventional Wisdom

    If it ain't broken, why fix it?
  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    If you are updating to firmware release 1.01.05, be aware that you have to reset the WRT54GX to factory defaults before upgrading the firmware and the router should be connected to the computer that you are doing the upgrade from. If you do not do the reset, you may lose the the radio, it disabled mine. I had to reinstall the prior firmware version and reset to default factory setting and then do the firmware flash. You should record all the setting before doing the flash and manually re-enter them. You cannot save the setting from the last firmware and retrieve those setting. Always do a firmware flash from a connected connction, since if you lose connectivity with the router in the midst of the flash, you will have to send the router back to Linksys for a replacement. There is no information on how to recover this router from a failed flash. If the router is working fine and you have no problems that re being fixed leave it alone.
  4. AnubisPrime

    AnubisPrime Network Guru Member

    Spoke with "advanced tech" @ linksys. He stated the firmware update is not a critical one. I should be fine with what I am running now.
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