Firmware??? Do I need it??

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by maynard54, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. maynard54

    maynard54 LI Guru Member

    firmware...? do I need to do anything with that stuff? Make my surfing faster?

    Really appreciate your help
  2. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    you don't need to, but the true question is whether or not you have the option; considering you didn't enlighten us as to your router's model number
  3. maynard54

    maynard54 LI Guru Member

    DOH.. sorry about that

    It's a WRT54 G version 2...

    I just got it hooked up.. I was just wondering if firmware was needed\

  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    The firmware is the "operating system" of the router/device

    just like Windows XP is for a PC. 3rd pary firmwares add more features you may or maynot need.
  5. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    your version of the WRT54G gives you plenty of options for the alternative firmware of your choice as well. Its not going to make your cable/dsl modem magically download faster as far as cap speed.
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