Difference between v1 and v2?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by Petra, Nov 23, 2004.

  1. Petra

    Petra Guest

    Could someone please tell me how to tell the difference between v1 and v2? I think v1 looks like this:


    And then v2 looks like this:


    Am I right? 'Cause I've been told the chip on v2 works great with my Asus wl300g AP, and there's a different chip on v1. Unfortunately there's hardly any info from Linksys, and according to the guy in the store there's no indication on the box. So I think looking at the thing itself is the only way to determine the version :)
  2. Lazybones

    Lazybones Network Guru Member

    Try the driver update section of the linksys site. They often provide a picture and description with each version, because for some cards they need different drivers.

    I know with my 10/100 NIC there are 4 versions and in the driver section linksys provided very details ways to tell the versions apart.
  3. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    If the routers are anything to go by, the difference is probably integration - v.1 has a mini-PCI card (for sure) and my guess is that v.2 is likely to be integrated into the circuit board - still Broadcom based though.

    Version 4 uses a Ralink chip and driver, with its circuit board much narrower in appearance.
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member


    v1 afaik

    and v2 here:


    v4 here:

  5. geogecko

    geogecko Network Guru Member

    Actually, there is one place on the box that tells you what version is in the box. I don't remember right off hand where it's at, but I know it did on my V4 box.

    I think it was near the UPC or maybe one of the edges of the box.
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