Differences between Vers 1, 2 & 3?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by in4matik, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. in4matik

    in4matik Network Guru Member

    I've looked over the web, and didn't see much thing...

    This is probably hardware revisions, but what are the changes?

    It seems to be major between 2nd and 3rd revision, does it worth the "upgrade"?
  2. WTS

    WTS Network Guru Member

    I have version one I think, I have seen others I know that they have changed the power supply. What version do you have. I would be willing to crack this bad boy open and take some pictures and we can compare.

  3. in4matik

    in4matik Network Guru Member

    I got version 1 too! :\
  4. WTS

    WTS Network Guru Member

    Well that doesn't work LOL

  5. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Differences I've noticed are the PSU, already mentioned, and the later models have only one line of LED's rather than three on the v1's. Judging by the fact that the v3's have a different firmware there must be some change to the hardware, faster CPU possibly :?:
  6. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Not sure if anyone cares anymore but I am willing to crack my version 2 open and post pics. It might be nice to see the version 1 as well. Let me know.
  7. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    I and 2 were afaik had different Power supply Units. as to v3 I dunno. more likely different chipset
  8. LinkLogger

    LinkLogger Network Guru Member

    I believe between v1 and v2 it was pretty well cosmetic changes, but there is some difference between v2 and v3 as for example the v3 version includes protocol information in its logging stream so I suspect there is a different chip in there.

  9. DouglasEC

    DouglasEC Guest

    BEFSR41 v2 is a switch, I think

    I upgraded from a v1 to a v2 a few years back, and the v2 still has the three rows of LEDs of the v1 and yes, a different power supply, but I think the main performance difference was that v2 was a 4-port SWITCH rather than a router, meaning that all available bandwidth is given to individual devices on demand rather than arbitrarily divided into 4 equal quarter-bandwidth ports whether they're in use or not. So for small networks where not everyone is downloading Revenge of the Sith at once, one user can have all the bandwidth and speed. :wink:
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