WRTSL54GS Or NSLU2 Buying Advise

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by *freelancer*, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. *freelancer*

    *freelancer* LI Guru Member


    Reading all the forum stuff seems like deciphering an alien language. You guys talk in machine language, but I have a simple question:

    Which one is better WRTSL54GS Or NSLU2 in terms of features, reliability & simplicity ?

    I see lots of support for NSLU2 here and @ http://www.nslu2-linux.org/ but not much for the WRTSL54GS. All the reviews out there have got me confused.

    All I want is to be able to get to my home hard Drives from anywhere in the world and allow my family in a different continent to be able to download music, files & photos from me.

    Can you suggest please ? Or point me in the right direction so that I may choose.

    Thanks a lot in advance. Thanks for all the info in this forum and the work you guys do. Cheers !!
  2. doppler56

    doppler56 LI Guru Member

    My three cents

    If you are not looking for a gateway router then go with the
    NSLU2. The NSLU2 is faster than the wrtsl54gs, as far as
    Network storage is concerned. FTP and SAMBA are at least
    30% or more faster than the wrtsl54gs.

    The wrtsl54gs is a very good gateway router with wireless
    802.11b/g. The distance using the rinky-dinky ant is so-so.
    The performance of the storage part is so-so, but better than
    most so-called NAS devices. (price range wise!!!)

    If you are only looking for a fast storage on the cheap then
    the NSLU2 is for you. If not then get the wrtsl54gs.

    Final note: If you are only looking for storage then look at
    the just announced nas200 from linksys. This looks to be
    a better replacement of the NSLU2.
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    The WRTSL54GS also has 3rd party firmware like Thibor 17RC3. this boost wireless performance and also has a PPTP Server so you can access your hard drive over a VPN Tunnel "anywhere" in the world. The NAS of the WRTSL54GS also has FTP/Samba and Media Server features.
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