Setting up a network based on Linksys products

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by EagleX2, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. EagleX2

    EagleX2 LI Guru Member

    im going to set up a network which has 2 pcs, 1xbox360, and 1adsl modem.
    I would like to know which router should I buy, I prefer a one I can upgrade the firmware (open source firmwares).
    also, what adapter should I buy? one of the computers is running win98, while the other runs xp mce, linux and osx86.
    tnx for the help!
  2. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    If you are looking for one you can upgrade safely I would recommend the WRT54GLv1.1

    Stay away from WRT54G versions 5, 6 and 7
  3. EagleX2

    EagleX2 LI Guru Member

    whats the different between the "G", "GS", and "GL" (I know L is for linux, I guess, but arent the others upgradeable also?)
    also, what adapter should I get?
  4. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    G = Regular router
    GS = Router with Speedbooster
    GL = Linux operating system Same as the version 4

    The newer G and GS models are loaded with VXWorks operating system with half the ram and flash memory. They have a tendencie to crash a lot needing to be powercycled to function again. And as you already know the GL is Linux which is better. The current G's and GS's are upgradable but very limited and still cant handle the load a GL can. With a GL upgraded with DD-WRT you can turn on Speedbooster if thats important to you.

    As for adapter I was using a WMP54G v4 in a desktop upstairs before utilizing a WRT54G v3 to make a wireless bridge. Worked good for almost a year before removing it.
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