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WRT54GX, Wireless-G Broadband Router with SRX?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Esquire, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    According to the Linksys documentation it is backward compatible with 802.11G equipment. It also is 802.11G certified by the the WIFI .org, which means it was tested for 802.11G compatiblity. It is WPA home and enterprise certified.
  3. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Sorry for not being clear, but that's not what I meant. I wanted to know if SRX can also benefit older devices - looks like I missed the one single line on the product page that told me what I wanted to know.
  4. Kaloz

    Kaloz Network Guru Member

    it's a pre-N router imho. look at the antennas (MIMO)
  5. kzaidi

    kzaidi Guest


    Hi, I just got this router, and yes I do get better signal/reception on my regular non-srx laptops. I based this on a regular linksys based WRT54G router. in my bedroom I would barely get a "good" signal, with the sveasoft firmware, I would get excellent signal. With this new router, I still get excellent signal, without any modification. My router is in the garage, on the outer side of the house, and one floor below.
  6. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    How is the network throughput? Is it as good as the claim?
  7. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    I replaced by WRT54G v.10 which had HyperWRT 2.0b4 firmware and 5.5 db antennas running at 42mw output with a WRT54GX with stock firmware, The SNR increased to 79db from 49db measured by netstumbler software. When I increased the power on my old WRT54G v1.0 to 84mw, the SNR decreased to 29 db. I am using a WMP54G. With the increase of the SNR I am elimimating my WRE54G repeater.
  8. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    What was the distance between each router and the client doing the measuring? Presumably they were all in the same room, yes?

    Any increase in network throughput?! Personally I'd like to hear more on the additional claim of better network performance for 802.11b/g devices and not just increased range or wireless coverage.
  9. jodiknight

    jodiknight Guest

    just purchased the router and all my g compliant devices work faster and have better signal. all claims are true so far
  10. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    I not measured throughput. My old router was two rooms over through plaster and lath walls with a old HP laserjet blocking the line of sight. I have measured throughput from the internet since I was have throughput problems on my DSL line. I am limited by the troughput on my DSL line so my throughput test will not be indicative of the preformance of the router.
  11. SimonMackay

    SimonMackay Network Guru Member

    Source code available for WRT54GX at Linksys website

    Hi all!

    There is a tarball with the WRT54GX's firmware source code available at the Linksys website in case any of you want to tune up this "pre-N" MIMO router.

    With regards,

  12. HydrasunGQ

    HydrasunGQ Network Guru Member

    I was wondering if there will be a pci card adapter with srx possibly called the WMP54GX if it follows Linksys' naming convention?
  13. RoundSparrow

    RoundSparrow Network Guru Member

    Anyone figured out how much RAM this unit has? I'm hoping it has more than the WRT54G. Same 200Mhz cpu?

    I wish the antennas were removable, that is my only complaint about hte hardware. well, and I wish Linksys provided better quality power supply units that supported 50/60Hz + 120/240.
  14. Cold

    Cold Network Guru Member

    I read that LinkSys is going to release more SRX adapters, not sure if PCI, USB or both. I think it was 2nd quarter 2005, though. Apparently they didn't think it was important at first.
  15. RoundSparrow

    RoundSparrow Network Guru Member


    My WRT54GX was able to replace TWO WRT54G's and provides better signal! This is WITHOUT replacing any of my client cards. My two WRT54G's were using 40' of Ethernet cable and one acting as router and one as a WAP.

    For clients: I have a Dell Axim X50V client, IBM ThinkPad X40 with build in Intel Centrino 2100B, IBM Thinkpad T41 with built in Atheros G. All three clients show huge improvement in signal quality, no longer have dropped signal, etc. So even without MIMIO cards, the improvement is great!

    I live in a large appartment all one floor with 8 inch concrete walls. Yes, even the inside walls between rooms are concrete! The WRT54GX is great... now I can use my two WRT54G's for outdoor wireless projects :)

    Hopefully HyperWRT and others will get ported to this unit. I find the Web interface is slow after you update settings. Been very stable so far.

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