Request for WRT54G v5.0 Firmware v1.00.4

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by ShojiC, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. ShojiC

    ShojiC Guest


    Sorry if I am posting in the wrong place. I have a WRT54G v5.0 and boy is it a terrible step down in performance from my old WRT54G v2.0. I made the assumption that Linksys would continue to improve this product line as it has been excellent in the past.

    I have flashed the firmware to the current version on Linksys' download site, v1.00.6 and there are severe issues with this version. It seems all the fixes from v1.00.4 have been completely destroyed by the new code/fixes presented in v1.00.6.

    v1.00.4 was to have fixed:
    - Resolves issues with slow downstream speeds
    - Resolves issues with certain web sites not loading or loading slowly
    - Resolves issues with certain Internet video streaming

    However, using v1.00.6, all of these issues are still present. I can't download anything reliably nor stream .wmv smoothly and I have to flush my DNS cache every few hours.

    Linksys' website no longer has v1.00.4 for download. I've spent several hours on the phone with Linksys' Tier 1 and 2 support and they can't even find v1.00.4 anymore :( I want to give it a try and see if that helps. Does anyone have the v1.00.4 firmware files? Please let me know. Otherwise I will have to RMA for a WRT54G v4.0 hopefully.

    Thank you,
  2. Special_K

    Special_K Network Guru Member

  3. axnabil

    axnabil Network Guru Member

    Do you think its safe to flashed to old firmware?
    I mean, does it allow to do worry is you'll brick the router.
    Don't know if it supports backward firmware (downgrade).
  4. rineyp

    rineyp Guest

    WRT54G v5 - formware 1.00

    I purchased my wrt54g v5 router 2/6. updated firmware that night which corrected a lot of save settings issues. only problem now is shows Wed, 08 Jan 2006 19:09:15 in the Status page when today is 2/8/2006. looking to a future firmware to correct it.
  5. vrich

    vrich Guest

    I can tell you the WRT54G-V5 sucks big time.
    Doesn't matter what firmware version, I have had issues with this router since day 1 (Oct 05) that have never been resolved:

    There is high packet loss - this, in my opinion, is the cause of what others have complained about (slow download speeds); it also causes huge delays or inability to bring up web page at all.
    It has not been corrected with .04 or .06 firmware releases - I've tried them both.
    It *might* be a little better with .06, but it has NOT been fixed.
    Linksys support is no help either - and no wonder - how can they help with a product that isn't able to function correctly no matter what ----

    I never bought a Linksys before - and doubt I'll ever buy anything with their name on it again. Big mistake.
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