Which model of WRT54GS has QoS?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by THILE, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. THILE

    THILE Network Guru Member

    Im getting more and more confused after looking for a new stabile router.
    My current router freezes if I stress it enough. So I want a new one.

    Then I looked on this WRT54GS, and it looked pretty good, and some good reviews of it.
    I downloaded the manual and all looked perfect.

    Then I got confused of all the different firmwares and models Linksys have. It’s insane, and different models for EU and the US.

    So I’m so confused because I can find some manuals that say it has QoS and some says it doesn’t.
    And of course they don’t mention what version they are exactly talking about.

    Im pretty lost. I ordered it because I read it had QoS, but how to be sure?
    Do you know what version that is distributed in the EU, and does it have QoS?.
    (im not even sure linksys know it themself ??)

    I’m thinking about returning it, and go out and buy that Dlink gamerlounge.

    A lost one from Denmark…
  2. -mb-

    -mb- Network Guru Member

    I have a wrt54gsv2 and the stock firmware supports QOS
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    EU and US firmwares only differ for wireless channels.

    US 1-11
    EU 1-13

    v4.70.6 is the latest and works on both EU and US.

    personally i'd use a 3rd party firmware that offer alot more features and QoS. Check out HyperWRT Thibor build for GS models.
  4. THILE

    THILE Network Guru Member

    I’m just getting confused, because the user manuel downloaded from the us site says QoS, and the one downloaded from an international server, says nothing about QoS.

    And the firmware numbers are also different from the US and the EU.
    Can I just use the latest 1.05.2 from the US site?
    If I visit linksys Denmark I get Firmware Version : 4.50.9
    So damn confusing.

    I’m not quite sure if I dare use some 3.part firmware.
    Can’t really see the reason, is it really that much better?

    bye for now... will go read some more about HyperWRT.
  5. -mb-

    -mb- Network Guru Member

    Linksys has recently changed hardware and operating systems on these devices. The firmware used on these new devices is not backward compatable with earlier versions. This may explain why you are seeing different features as you do your research.
  6. virgil

    virgil Network Guru Member

    Lookat the bottom labels of your router, or go to the configuration screen and look at the current FW version of your WRT54GS at the top right corner.

    FW 1.xx.yy applies to WRT54GS v4 which was downgraded to 16MB RAM / 4 MB Flash

    FW 4.xx.yy applies to WRT54GS v3 and earlier - which have 32MB RAM / 8MB Flash.

    If you are based in Denmark, look at the international/EU sites
  7. danielhaden

    danielhaden Network Guru Member

    The "autopsies" here contain some information on how to identifiy several models. More information on HyperWRT can be found at hyperwrt.org and the forums are quite full of directions, tips, and ways to use your WRT54GS.

    One neat feature is that QOS in Thibor's HyperWRT GS release does have "optomize for gaming" as an automatic feature. ;)
  8. THILE

    THILE Network Guru Member

    So what firmware is the best for me?
    I’m just looking for a serious stable router that can handle a lot of traffic. Torrents and edonkey kills my current router like nothing. Even if I limit it to max 40 connections it still goes down after 1-2 days.

    Looking across the internet I get the feeling that no matter what router I buy it doesn’t matter :(

    But then I came across this, that maybe with this “startup script†it will work.
    echo "600 1800 120 60 120 120 10 60 30 120" > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_conntrack_tcp_timeouts

    So is this only possible with the hyperWRT?
    What about UDP connections? Edonkey sends an extreme amount of udp packets too.

    It looks almost too good to be true, I will try experimentation as soon I get my router on Monday.
    The serial number starts with cgn6, so it must be a WRT54GS v4 I get.
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