Replacement for a dead BESFR41?

Discussion in 'Linksys Official Firmware' started by pcguy, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. pcguy

    pcguy LI Guru Member

    Looking at buying a Linksys to replace a dead BEFSR41 router. Was thinking of buying a WRT54GL/54GS or 54G and at some point installing either Tomato or DD-WRT on it. How stable are these models with the LinkSys firmware. I have friends who swear at Linksys current models saying that they are crap with the LinkSys firmware.

    I know that the WRT54GL is the preferred version for third party firmware but I can not get that model locally up here in Canada.
  2. DaveMcLain

    DaveMcLain Network Guru Member

    I've been using a WRT54GS version 5 here at our shop for the last couple of years. About 6 months ago I switched it over to DD-WRT 23 SP2 Micro and it's been great. I really like the new features where it can show signal strength of the various wireless clients, it's very handy because we have a rather long link to an office with a WRE54G in the middle(works great). At home I have a WRT54G version 6 also with the same version of DD-WRT, works fine. I bought it and several other boxes(WAP54G) on E-Bay for not much money.

    I used it with the stock firmware for a long time generally upgrading to the newest versions when something became available. The box has been very reliable and never needs to be re-booted, I have no complaints and a replacement if it fails is only a short trip away because they are everywhere.
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