How avoid the v5.0 in a warranty replacement ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mister_Paul, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. Mister_Paul

    Mister_Paul Network Guru Member

    my WRT54G will be soon replaced by a new one. But I have heard here that the last version, the 5, wasn't good.

    - Is it true ?
    - How can I manage to get a prior version ?

    And thanks for your advises !

  2. Mister_Paul

    Mister_Paul Network Guru Member

    UPS is coming soon to pick up my damaged WRT54G.

    Do you think it's possible ask Linksys to send me back any version of the WRT54G except the 5th ?
  3. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    You can ask. You can also insist on a WRT54GL replacement, as that would be a true 1:1 replacement for a WRT54G. They may respect your request, and they may not, but it doesn't hurt to ask.
  4. Mister_Paul

    Mister_Paul Network Guru Member

    Hum… I have never heard of the WRT54GL.
    What is it ?
    What are it's differences and advantages versus the WRT54G ?

  5. gaster

    gaster Network Guru Member

  6. Mister_Paul

    Mister_Paul Network Guru Member

    Hum… I am wondering if flashing a Linksys with a 3rd Party Firmware breaks the warranty ?

    If yes, Linksys support could be suspicious of my request of "everything but not the fifth version !" ?

    What do you think ? :???:
  7. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    I'm pretty sure it breaks the warranty. Especially if it caused the bricking. MOST especially if you did the debricking procedure that involves opening the case and cutting the "WARRANTY VOID IF BROKEN" sticker. But Linksys might be nice and replace it anyway.

    Did you buy it from a local store? If so, and if it's still in warranty, the store may respect the warranty for you, or you can tell them that you want to upgrade to a WRT54GS (which you are guaranteed will be Linux, though you'll have to pay an upgrade charge for it).
  8. Mister_Paul

    Mister_Paul Network Guru Member

    Thank you for your answer.

    I didn't opend my old WRT54G. Only third party firmwares !
    I hope than they will not be able to see that, because I've downgraded to the last official firmware.
    It's OK ?

    For the replacement, does the only thing I have to say is :
    I have bought this WRT54G version 1.1 because it worked also on Linux. So if you don't give me the same WRT54G version, give me a Linux compatible version (WRT54G prior to 5th version or a WRT54GL or a WRT54GS).
    Is it OK ?

    Thanks for your patience ! :thumb:
  9. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    That's worth a try. If you can get them to say "sure" before giving them a serial number, all the better, because then if they say "no, we don't support third party firmware-hacked units" before they know who you are - you can hang up and call again. ;)

    Seriously, if you managed to restore the stock firmware, I think you're fine. Just do a 30 second reset button full reset and they'll never know.

    What's wrong with the unit, by the way?
  10. Mister_Paul

    Mister_Paul Network Guru Member

    It can't catch any IP from the PPoE server…
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