Which one? WRT54g V2.0 or WRT54GS V2.0 or WRT54GS V2.1

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Searay90, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. Searay90

    Searay90 Network Guru Member

    posted on the "Global" thread but got no response... sorry for the double post

    I found the following after searching the piles of routers at the local best buy & office max yesterday.

    two WRT54G V2.0
    two WRT54GS V2.0
    three WRT54GS V2.1

    I'm new to this and not ready to jump into the 3rd party firmware just yet, but want to keep my options open for the future.

    Leaving price off the table for now, is the GS V2.1 the one to get because of the 32/8 RAM/Flash size? Or should I try to find a V3 of the GS, or a V4 of the G??

    I went to the linksys site and it appears to me that all of the G models from V1.1 to V4 use the same firmware, and that all of the GS models (except the new V4) use their version of the same firmware.

    I want to be able to run WPA and/or WPA2 and the linksys web site does not list these on their documentation of the older Versions of HW.

    1) So will a GS V2.0 or V2.1 run WPA and/WPA2 with a firmware upgrade?????

    2) Which router should I buy, or should I go try to find a later version (but of course not a V5 G or a V4 GS)


  2. TUser

    TUser Network Guru Member

    Why not a V4 GS? half RAM?
    DD-WRT (mini, std,voip and vlan) Firmware works on it

    [please correct me if i am wrong]

    @which Router to buy
    I have a similar problem ;)

    If you catch a V3 GS then youve got a good one... i think so (new processor and mainboard) but i couldnt find someone :(
  3. Searay90

    Searay90 Network Guru Member

    Well I went to another best buy today and searched the shelfs and found one V2.0 WRT54G and one V4.0 WRT54G. No WRT54GS's other than V4's So I bought the V4.0 G model :thumbup: as it seems to have more 3rd party support than the GS models.
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