Did I buy an aged product?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Roel, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. Roel

    Roel Guest

    Yesterday, I bought a Linksys WRT54g v.2.2 in a shop in Holland. Today, I found out that there are also hardware version 3.0. and 4.0 and that 5.0 will soon be there. (I did not find release dates of these products.)
    Does this mean that I have bought an aged product? Should this still be for sale at all? Are there any real drawback for having this older version?
  2. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Network Guru Member

    IMHO, you got a decent version of the WRT54G. I got a v3 and it does everything I need so far. It looks like the v4 models though are not ready to be used for modding and swapping firwares. All a matter of opinion I guess...
  3. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    i have a 2.0 and its the best some say so i guess its in the eye of te beholder also they are pretty good for modding as i am sure the newer versions are not as easy
  4. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    the version really doesn't matter, i believe they moved off the seperate chipset in the 3.0 and 4.0s and moved the switch into the CPU so that means you probably won't be able to use the managed switch capabilites on it right now, and it may actually slow down packet traffic if it's a lower quality chip...
  5. danielhaden

    danielhaden Network Guru Member

    Actually, the V4 can hold its own up against most of the "G" routers (sometimes the V4 is faster), but it certainly is slower than a V2.1 GS.

    Now, if you see a difference in web page loading speed, then that means a defective unit--that's because Linksys quality control (shortcomings) makes a bigger difference than any hardware version. Dizzy yet? ;)

    @Crawdaddy, So far, DD-WRT and Thibor's HyperWRT work on the V4. Sveasoft has just geared up for the V4 and there's more to follow soon.
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