Voltage Input V1.1 WRT54GS???

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by drukenslob, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. drukenslob

    drukenslob LI Guru Member


    Ive just got my router and it didnt come with a power adapter. Its a V1.1 GS model.

    Ive done some research and it works from 3.5v upto 18v. And it can take 5v @ 2a (10w) or 12v @ 1a (12w).

    I plugged in my 7.5v 500mA (3.75 watts only) adapter and it works...

    But Im worried I may be damaging the board or reducing its life by not giving enough watts.

    Can someone clarify if my statements are incorrect and whether it is safe or whether I need a new adapter?

    Thanks, Ryan.
  2. drukenslob

    drukenslob LI Guru Member

    Also do what dd-wrt version do I flash?


    Do I want to flash it with generic or wrt54gs (wrt54gs v1.1)

    Then flash the standard one?

  3. drukenslob

    drukenslob LI Guru Member

    correction: the power supply is 7.5V at 1A currently.
  4. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    My v1.1 GS came (and is still operating) with a 12V 1A (12VA) PSU.
  5. drukenslob

    drukenslob LI Guru Member


    but has anyone had much experience with different power adapters?

    Is my 7.5v. 1a adapter going to do more harm than good?

    Is it better to overpower it or underpower it.

    Which version should I flash it with MSTOMBS?
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