Firmware Updates

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, May 3, 2004.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Is there any benefits by updating firmwarm? I'm talking speed improvements not extra options.
  2. vacantmind

    vacantmind Guest

    oops, i meant to login but it didn't prompt me.
  3. Smoky

    Smoky Network Guru Member

    well for the wrt54g you can increase your tx power for better range :)
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Linksys has a policy of announcing firmware updates, then quietly withdrawing the update when problems occur and reverting to previous releases, WITHOUT notifying users. The only way a user can find out if firmware has been updated or withdrawn is to access the site regularly. Registering the hardware on the site does nothing to insure any sort of notification. Linksys simply doesn't notify anyone about anything. If you send an email to the site, the response simply says the firmware was withdrawn because of customer problems; they ignore questions of notification to users. Competent support policy would mandate notification to registered users as well as public notification of problems with releases when they occur. Clearly, Linksys management have a way to go to learn this basic concept.
  5. cropcirlces

    cropcirlces Network Guru Member

    Why isn't there any 3rd party filmware being developed or is there.

    Oh hi by the way. I got here via
  6. rich

    rich Network Guru Member

    3rd party FW?

    For the wret54g there is the Wifi & Sveasoft FW....and lots of good information about the wrt54g on the Seattle Wireless site.
  7. jdepew

    jdepew Administrator Staff Member Member

    In order to be able to develop firmware for these devices, we have to have access to the original sourcecode. In the case of Linksys hardware this has only happened in a few cases where they are using OpenSource code and therefore have to disclose the source to the public. Quite honestly, we really do wish the source for all their hardware was available so that the 'geeks in laboratories' as someone put it :-D could fix all the problems.

    Stick with us, we'll help get the support issues straightened out.
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