hardware version

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by BiPolar, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. BiPolar

    BiPolar Network Guru Member

    how do i determine which hardware version i've got o my wrt54gs?
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Try taking a look at the product label on the underside of the unit.
  3. BiPolar

    BiPolar Network Guru Member

    Heh, give me some credit. Nothing on the label or the box. Is there a visual difference?
  4. g4hlf

    g4hlf Network Guru Member

  5. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    Yes, that is a great comparision, in fact the best I've found, but unfortunately it doesn't yet include the new WRT54G v2.2 or the WRT54GS v1.1 which is what BiPolar was asking about.
  6. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    You can have all the credit in the world if you like but still you should check the label. If the WRT54G is anything to go by, the label on the underbelly of the unit should tell you about your WRT54GS. If it doesn't say anything, you are likely to have the original version (version 1). Check the serial number too.

    I haven't seen any images of the casing so far, just the circuitry.
  7. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    PS. Don't count on the packaging to tell you.

    When the WRT54G v.2 first came out, it came labelled as v.1.1 on the box with a different serial number code structure (refer to the Autopsy), but after taking the unit out, the label on the underside of the unit says v.2 .... a typical Linksys mess.
  8. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

  9. boiler

    boiler Network Guru Member

    Yea. Thanks Esquire and sorry BiPolar I don't mean to hijack your thread but maybe we can figure this version thing out.

    Help me out guys. I want to buy one of these suckers (WRT54GS) but I'd like to know what I'm getting before I get home.

    Have a look under the box and post the printed version number and the first four digits of the serial number. The labels must have at least that much info on them. If not then maybe there is something in the FCC number?

    Should be something like v1.0 with SN: CGN1
    or v1.1 with SN: CGN2
    There are some CGN0 SN's out there too but I don't know what they are.

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