Non-Linux firmware for the WRT54GL?

Discussion in 'Linksys Official Firmware' started by jochen, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. jochen

    jochen Network Guru Member

    Is it possible to install one of the non-Linux Linksys firmwares on the WRT54GL 1.1?
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    no. the WRT54GL (L = Linux) is purely a linux device. why would you want to install a VxWorks firmware on the WRT54GL even if you could?

    thats like having a fast car and swapping it for a bicycle.
  3. jochen

    jochen Network Guru Member

    It looks to me like the linux kernel 2.4 has some mysterious bugs.

    1. PPTP passthrough makes trouble if QoS is enabled and upstream reaches bandwidth limit (then the pptp connection gets stucked). This problem is often reported in SecureIX forum, and happens on all kind of routers with linux 2.4 kernel.

    2. I often have the case that loading of web pages gets stucked. When this happens, aborting the load and doing a reload in browser makes the page load immediately. In the past I made the server on the other side responsible for this. But now I have a new Intertex Router and my problems are blown away. So it must be a problem with my linksys. It happended with all firmwares I ever tried: Tomato, OpenWRT, HyperWRT. A friend of mine has the same problems with his Linksys and HyperWRT.

    I would like to check if this problems go away with some non-linux firmware, to proove that it is really a linux related problem.

    If it is, I would be happy "riding a bicycle". :wink:
  4. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    What OS are you running on the PC where the web pages get stuck?
  5. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    Jochen, you might be mistaken. A lot of people are perfectly oke with their linux-busy-box-case. :) So, think again about the bicycle and maibe choose another driver/chauffeur for yor car (a Tomato driver). :)
  6. jochen

    jochen Network Guru Member

    Mac OS X Tiger
  7. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Well, as you are using a proper OS, I have no answer. Have you seen this "get stuck" on other OSs or on different browsers?

    I ask, 'cause I have been trying to get stuck with Firefox from both Linux and Windoze, and just can't get it to that. The only time I sorta get stuck is when I my slow 384kbps internet line (through a Linux 2.4 router) goes to super slow crawling speed, and timeouts result. Even a refresh then does not help.
  8. jochen

    jochen Network Guru Member

    It happens with Safari and Camino on Mac OS X. I have no other OS.
    It does not happen if I use a Intertex IX67 Router instead of the Linksys. So I assume it must have something to do with the Linksys. My WAN connection is not as usual PPPoE, but the router is connected with DHCP to a cable modem. MTU is 1500 on all interfaces (router and Mac).
  9. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    It seems to be a mismatch between the Mac TCP implementation and the Linux one. You might try running a sniffer and tracing the problem if you are keen to go to so much trouble.
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