Some info on linksys wrt54g

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by bmandelj, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. bmandelj

    bmandelj Network Guru Member

    hi all
    im new to this forum so i apologize if i sound a bit stupid.

    I am thinking about buying linksys wrt54g, it should replace my smc7004abr and dwl900+ ap.

    i read about and did some reserch on linksys and found there are couple of thirdparty firmware upgrades.
    i want the router to support:
    -mac adress filtering for wl clients but not for lan clients
    -qos so i can specify which client gets more bandwidth
    -vpn passthrough or vpn server (currently vpn runs on win2k3 server)
    -i noticed a firmware with somesort of powerhack does it work?

    i would also like to know how difficult is it to configure the router as i don't have much expirience with linux routers
    can i damage the router if i flash it a couple of times (e.g. i don't like previous firmware)

    any more info it would be great.


  2. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    with the latest sveasoft firmware build you get QoS and mac filtering for the wlan and the power hack works well except for the fact that if yu hack it too high you will kill your router.

    the linux part on the sveasoft builds is almost transparent to me
    if not for some of the more tricky options i would never have to look at the linux part because it is completely* web based
    and basically easy to do

    if you do get brave you can use the linux terminal for all that also

    no reflashing will not harm your router however let it be known that flashes do go bad and if it does you will have to do a recovery which is somewhat difficult.

  3. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    in my opinon putting 3rd party fimrware is a great way to learn linux. it is how i learned. better to play with a box with a flash rom that could be reset than a box with the harddrive that could crash.
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