Found new firmware for WRT54G v7

Discussion in 'Linksys Official Firmware' started by devil-strike, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. devil-strike

    devil-strike Network Guru Member

    Found new firmware for the wrt54g v7 on dutch linksys website

    Firmware 7.00.4 1/17/2007

    Resolves interoperability issue with WAP54G and WRE54G in WPA-PSK mode.
    Resolves intermittent reboot issue when BitTorrent is running when UPnP is enabled on the router.
    Resolves wireless data rate performance issues.
    Resolves issue with router assigns declined IP address to LAN host.
    Resolves issue with QoS module algorithm.
    Resolves reboot issue if fragmentation threshold is set to value less than 1500.
    Resolves issue with wireless MAC filtering configuration GUI.
    Resolves issue with saving RADIUS passphrase.
    Resolves display problems in routing policy configuration GUI.
    Resolves issue of RIP request packets not being sent out after switching to router mode.
    Resolves issue of logging the same event more than once when log function is enabled.
    Resolves issue of unexpected clearing of log when user stops and closes traceroute.
    Resolves issue of not being able to accessing some configuration settings after changing password.
    Resolves issues with incorrect beacon interval acceptable range and beacon packets not being sent out on some particular settings.
    Corrects "Port Range Forward" policies validation.
    Fixes problem of not storing DNS address(es) correctly if static DNS address(es) is/are used.
    For security purpose, "Clone Your PC's MAC" functionality is no longer available if user accesses router remotely.
    Resolves issue of displaying incorrect HTTPS certificate message.
    Fixes problem in QoS configuration validation.
    Fixes incorrect supported rates in beacon packets when wireless mode is set to 'mixed'.
    Resolves reboot issue with setting beacon interval to value greater than 5000.
    Corrects ARP exchange behavior on WAN interface (DHCP mode) after obtaining IP address via DHCP.
    Corrects PPTP connection behavior when PPTP mode is set to "on-demand" mode.
    Resolved issue with not being able to set UPnP policy with port number less than 1024.
    Fixes problem of DMZ feature not functioning properly.
    Resolves issue with not showing the most up-to-date connection status on WAN interface in MS Windows XP via UPnP.
    Resolves issue with LAN host intermittently not being able to obtain IP address from router via DHCP when DHCP server is enabled.
    Resolves issue with IP address assignment via DHCP on some particular devices.
    Corrects DHCP protocol stack behavior when switching from PPPoE mode to DHCP mode.
    Corrects "Access Restriction" behavior when system time is not available.
    Resolves issue of not trying alternative DNS if the preferred DNS does not respond.

  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    You missed out the important issue at top of release notes - also available on UK site.

    Isn't it ridiculous to have so many basic bugs at Version 7 of a mature product (or V 3 of a new vxworks product which just has similar hardware to previous versions!)

    Linksys, A division of Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Product:                WRT54G version 7 (EMEA and APAC regions only)
    Classification:         Firmware Release History
    Firmware  Date:		December 27, 2006
    Release Date:           January 17, 2007
    Last Firmware Version:  7.00.4
    General Notes: 
    - This firmware is NOT backwards compatible with hardware versions prior to 7.0
    - This firmware is only for usage in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) and APAC (Asia-Pacific).
    - Disconnect all wireless clients from the router during the upgrade process.  Make sure no wireless clients attempt to associate with the router until the upgrade process is complete.  
    - After upgrading to this firmware, Setup Wizard ver. 7 (shipped with the product) can configure the router, but is no longer able to change the language on the web-based/GUI on the router.  To change the language using the wizard, you will need the latest version of the wizard.
  3. Trademark

    Trademark Network Guru Member

    I read that v7 runs an Atheros based chip-set and v8 is going back to Broadcom.

    WTF Linksys?

    I for one am glad they still produce the GL.
  4. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Must have been a great VxWorks salesman - "all you have to do is change the name of board support package and recompile, then you can have multiple suppliers and drive the cost down!"
  5. Trademark

    Trademark Network Guru Member

    A little more detail on the v6-v8 chipset I found amusing.

    WRT54Gv6: Broadcom BCM5352EKBG Chipset (VxWorks)
    WRT54Gv7: Atheros AR2317 Chipset (VxWorks)
    WRT54Gv8: Broadcom BCM5354KFBG Chipset (???, but in all probability VxWorks)

    Hoping the v8 BCM5354KFBG chipset brings better performance and Linux-based OS again. Ya, like thats going to happen.:biggrin:
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