Few questions on WRT54GC ( i know its the plague :<)

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by dantes, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. dantes

    dantes Guest

    Hey all, I was just wondering a few things.

    I have noticed that on my WRT54GC when i change ports, it doesn't save any of the changes I make to it each time. The hour glass just sits there for ever. So I went to the linksys site and downloaded the firmware on there that was 1.02.8 to see if it would help. In the process i ended up bricking it but was able to recover it.

    I live in the US and I was wondering if I could use the 1.04.5 (EU) firmware on it. I just wanted to make sure it was okay since my router isn't ETSI made and such.

    What are the other options for firmware for the WRT54GC as well if there are any? I'd like to make it work the way it was suppose to with uPnP working and such.

    Basically, can I treat the WRT54GC as a WRT54G ?
    Thanks in advance.
  2. eric_stewart

    eric_stewart Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I have installed the 1.045 firmware on my NA-spec box with no problems. UPnP works fine and other issues that have been reported on this forum such as Internet connection dying, wireless dropping seemed to have been fixed.

    These boxes will not accept any of the 3rd party firmwares you read about in this group...Sveasoft, DD-WRT, OpenWRT, etc. I find that (despite comments on this group to the contrary) that it is a sweet little router that is perfect for its intended purpose which is to be a simple, compact version of its big brothers, the WRT545G(S).

    Some other lingering issues (though I haven't tried this for myself), apparently port forwarding for any port higher than 32765 doesn't work. If you're either not doing port-forwarding or you aren't for those high order ports you'll be fine and more importantly, quite satisifed with this little router.

    It supports WPA2 for example, as well as syslog. It has some interesting IDS features (you can infer this by looking at the logs as well as syslog output) and you can extend its range by adding a (reverse SMA) external antenna.

    Nice router and a great travelling companion.

  3. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    My complaints with US version and latest firmware:
    1) Inability to forward ports above 32,767
    2) Inability to turn off WiFi interface when needed

    Be happy to sell mine!
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