CHOICE! wrt54GS v3 or v4

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by a1zi, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. a1zi

    a1zi Network Guru Member

    so i boought a wrt54gs v4 from ebuyer 75 bucks shipped with a 15 rebate. im finding out that the GS v4 has 1/2 as much ram and rom as v3 and its a pain in the butt to upgrade to 3rd party firmware. especially sveasoft. Giving a choice of the version 3 or version 4 speed booster. What would you choose. I find it hard to beleive the G v4 and GS v4 are identical now. I think i should return the V4 and look for a v3. but i dont know.

    Thanks for the help.

  2. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    V3 = more memory. Even though you probably will never need the additional memory, I'd choose the V3 any day of the week, because who knows? You might want to go OpenWRT or something in the future.
  3. a1zi

    a1zi Network Guru Member

    got it

    Right after I posted this tread, i called up wal-mart and asked the lady in electronics to see if they had a cgn5 (wrt54gs ver 3). man, i got lucky. she had one left. I tore out of the house at 930pm and sped to walmart. it cost me 80 bucks but im thinking that it will be a good long term inverstment. Tomorrow, i am going to play around with the default firmware. v 4.7 or something. I bout a GS v4 (cgn6) off for 75 shiped minus a 15 dollar rebate. so 60 bucks for the v4 and 80 for the ver 3. Should i take one back or what? i dont know. now i have a:

    WRT54G v 2 with sveasoft
    WRT54GS v3 with stock that i bought tonight
    WRT54GS v4 with stock firmware that i bought 5 days ago from which is sold out now. the v4 is a POS for long range. the signal is choppy and drops. That is why i bought the V3 tongiht. 32/8MB of memory. Can someone give me some thoughts as to what to do?

    I dont need 3 routers. I dont really need 2 but i like the Speed booster. sounds bad @ss :)
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