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WRTSL54GS: availability in europe

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by pash, May 17, 2006.

  1. pash

    pash LI Guru Member

    Damn, wish i could buy a WRTSL54GS here in Germany.

    Any sources of availability yet? :sad:

    I mailed Linksys but either they could not answer my question, they dont know when this product will be available.

    Mhhh, they announced :drinking: back at cebit 2006.
     
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    from my linksys sources, June hopefully. unless you import it:)
     
  3. Yakumo

    Yakumo Network Guru Member

  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    until i here from linksys themselves i wont belive a retailer who is summising.
     
  5. Yakumo

    Yakumo Network Guru Member

    Toxic, you were trying to get hold of someone in linksys to ask, did you find out anything ?

    my company's having a cable line installed on the 30th, and I really wanted one ready for that day.

    I'm concerned about ordering a wrt54gs in case a vxworks one turns up :-/ and though I wont use it straight off, I would like the media port.

    What are peoples thoughts on using a US device in the UK? the only issue is the available wireless frequencies right? could a US device be flashed to UK firmware to fully make it the same as an official UK one ?

    Cheers.
     
  6. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    What about the WRT54GL? I believe that is already available in Europe, and you know for sure it's the flexible Linux version.
     
  7. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    i am still waiting word from here she had replied saying she would find out for me. i'll give it a few days and ask again.
     
  8. Yakumo

    Yakumo Network Guru Member

    yeah i know, but WRT54GL doesn't have speedboost unfortunately.
     
  9. Yakumo

    Yakumo Network Guru Member

    no thoghuts on any issues with importing from the US then?
     
  10. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    there are no issues with importing from the US, aside from the fact that the US uses a different power adaptor, and only 11 channels; but they are both solved very easily
     
  11. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    "SpeedBooster" for what moderate improvement it gives, is a software thing. Units that ship with it, have different firmware.

    If you go 3rd-party you can enable or disable it as you please. In the DD-WRT firmware you'll find it on the Wireless->Advanced page and it's called by it's common name "Afterburner". I never use this mode, but you can if you want, simply by loading non-Linksys firmware on any GL unit and flipping a single toggle.
     
  12. Yakumo

    Yakumo Network Guru Member

    power issues

    WRT54GL : it would still have half the flash and half the ram though....


    So what IS needed to run a US wrtsl54gs in the uk (3pin 240v).

    do they come with 2 part transfomers so all you'd need is a 3 pin kettle leed to replace the US 2 pin on with ? and the transformer just detects and runs ok with the 240v power supply from the mains?
    or ?
     
  13. Yakumo

    Yakumo Network Guru Member

    I have a WAG54GX2 that I was planning on selling once I got the WRTSL54GS, would the UK power supply from that work with a US WRTSL54GL with no modification required on either part?
     
  14. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Unfortunately I cna now confirm the availability of the WRTSL54GS is a no go in Europe :( though something better is due out but later this year.

     
  15. Yakumo

    Yakumo Network Guru Member

    september?? harsh, that's quite some way away...
     
  16. pash

    pash LI Guru Member

    Damn, i hope it's based on Unix too. :rockon:
     
  17. pash

    pash LI Guru Member

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