The HIGHER version is NOT the best version of a router!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sesquash, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. Sesquash

    Sesquash Network Guru Member

    I had brought a version v2.0 of the WRT54GS home last Friday. I was getting drop-outs of speed from Speedbooster's 125Mbits to the G standard of 54Mbits at intervals that formed no pattern....but intervals dropping out of SPEEDBOOSTER MODE nonetheless!


    I took that version back and brought home a version v.1.0 that did not use the BROADCOM chip sets.

    Well...I'm here to report that I have NOT had ONE drop out from the SPEEDBOOSTER mode, and the signal strength on the WLAN monitor has remained between 90 and 100 percent at all times, with the same position of my notebook (on the kitchen table) as well as the positioning of the WRT54GS down in the family room 6 steps below the kitchen grade when using and comparing the two version v1.0 and v2.0

    I had thought that the 'newer' version would be a 'better' unit. Nope! It seems the original chip (not BROADCOM) is the much better and stronger performer. Who would have guessed?

    I'm staying with the original v1.0 unit!!!


  2. RTSAnime

    RTSAnime Network Guru Member

    it is still a broadcom chip. just a different broadcom chip.
  3. Sesquash

    Sesquash Network Guru Member


    On the WRT54GS v1.0 the ETHERNET SWITCH is an ADMtek ADM6996L whilst on versions higher, it is a Broadcom BCM5325EQM.

    I do not know if THIS is the difference in the great and rock-solid performance I am getting from version 1.0 of this router, but there sure is a very noticible difference. Version 1.0 (not 1.1, just to clear that up) has been totally rock-solid. It was not the case with version 2.0. It has performance issues. High load drop-outs. Speed (Mbit) drop-outs to name a few. That's why I took it back!


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