difference between WRT54G and WRT54GL

Discussion in 'Tarifa Firmware' started by jchuit, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. jchuit

    jchuit Network Guru Member

    Today I compared the source of the 4.20.8 ETSI and 4.30.0 ETSI, this is the source for the WRT54G and the WRT54GL.

    My conclusion is that there isn't much difference, security and channel selection is a little bit improved, and some extra text lines in Simplified Chinese and German and the CFES_boot version is updated from V3.6 to V3.7

    So I took the WRT54GL firmware and loaded it on the WRT54GV2.

    The WRT54GL firmware loaded and works without any problem.


    4.20.8 versus 4.30.0:
    Results of diff. (object files are not included =>> only source) : http://members.chello.nl/j.huitema2/WRT54G/diff430_420.txt

    4.30.0 versus 4.30.1:
    Results of diff. (object files are not included =>> only source) : http://members.chello.nl/j.huitema2/WRT54G/diff430_430.txt
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks for the information. I take it then the WRT54GL would possibly have the same hardware as the WRT54G v4 perhaps?
  3. jchuit

    jchuit Network Guru Member

    WRT54GL = WRT54L V4

    I think too, that the wrt54gl is just the same as the wrt54gv4.

    For more info, read this topic:

    Even the model no. at the bottum says: wrt54gv4.

    Wireless = BCM5352EKPB
    Flash = Intel TE28F320C3BD90
    Ram = Hynix HY5DU281622ET-J
    This means 4 Mbyte Flash and 16 Mbyte of Ram

  4. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    I imagine, given the demand from modders like us for the Linux versions, Linksys decided to capitalize on it by continuing to produce the WRT54G V4, and marketing it (at the appropriate premium on price) with a new model number.

    Why all the confusion, though? They would have been smarter to release the WRT54G V5 as a new model number (say, the WRT54GCE, for WRT54G, Castrated Edition), and left the consarned WRT54G alone. :)
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