WRT300N - So, who is using this and how is it performing?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by kezug, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. kezug

    kezug Network Guru Member

    Ok, now that WRT300N is out, who has actually went out and purchased this new device? How is it performing for you?
  2. ilkevinli

    ilkevinli Network Guru Member

    Its not "out" yet. Its slated for some time in June.
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    it is OUT. in the USA. In the EU it will most likely be JUNE time.
  4. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

  5. albertr

    albertr LI Guru Member

    If someone could post the dmesg output, that would be really helpful.
  6. Linkyguy

    Linkyguy Network Guru Member

    WRT300N vs SRX400

    Having refreshed my old speed booster stuff for new SRX400 stuff a month or two ago (and went thru heck & high water to get the WRT54GX4 beta firmware to actually make it work!), can anyone tell me whether a refresh to the N boxes makes sense in terms of $ or performance? Are the specs totally different?
  7. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

  8. Linkyguy

    Linkyguy Network Guru Member

    54gx4 vs N

    but are the specs totally different? I thought SRX was a design of what Linksys thought would be N...........
  9. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    1. I don' t think it's "futuristic". Especially that middle blade/paddle thing just look cheap. Also standing upright is not a good position for a router with the weight of 5 ethernet cables tugging on it. I know this for sure because my WRTSL54GS unit will not stand up very well despite a "foot".

    2. So far looks like despite vague language, this is another sort of pre-N equipment. Judging from past-history on such things, you'll be screwed and left in the dust when official gear comes out.
  10. slamcat

    slamcat Network Guru Member

    Vincent, I've actually gotten my SL to stand, but you have to isolate the cables and do what I called, when I was cabling, a 'service loop' (which really isn't that, all it does is take the pressure off the back of the unit so it doesn't teeter)
  11. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    Hmmm? What's the "service loop" trick then? Pic?
  12. slamcat

    slamcat Network Guru Member

    I'll take one when I get home tonight and post it.
  13. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Network Guru Member

    service loops are usually put i cable rus through buildings so that if a connector has to be redone, or the networking equipment is moved, splices or new runs do not have to be made to make either of those conditions possible. The service loop itself is exaclty what it sounds like, a large loop of cable, usually in cabling around 5ft worth of cable.
  14. slamcat

    slamcat Network Guru Member

    Two pictures; not so much of a loop, but isolating the cables is key. I used some cabling zips, but it will depend on where your router is located on whether or not you can use those.

  15. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    Ah I see, thought it was something trickier than that. With some furniture though like mine, there's no place to zip-tie to.
  16. Linkyguy

    Linkyguy Network Guru Member

    NEW WRT300N arrived! good news / bad news

    Got my brand-new WRT300N in mail from bestbuy.com (exclusive!). plugged it in.....power led blinking continously...can't ping it, can't browse to it. reset it 5 times....... talk about a brick! Returning to store tomorrow and going to wait for Netgear's N box...I got burned with SRX400, now this....also, got a new WPC300N laptop adapter to go with the router, but couldn't tes tit due to bricked condition, but with my SRX400 router I got blazingly fast........11Mps connection !! (vs 240Mps with WPC300GX4 SRX400 adapter)......
  17. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    With the rejection of the draft IEE 802.11N, there is more of a possiblity that the WRT300N will not be upgradable to the next 802.11N draft or the final 802.11N standard, when adopted. Do not buy it now, or risk being stuck.
  18. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    i thought the draft 802.11n had been approved, do you have a link that shows otherwise?
  19. gaogi

    gaogi Network Guru Member

    The first draft has been accepted by the IEEE. What was rejected was the motion to move it into the review stage. The first draft is almost never accepted on the first try to move into review, so one shouldn't read too much into this.
  20. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    The problem is the Pre-N routers may not be upgradable to the second draft or the standard when adopted, if it significantly differs from the first draft. From what I have read one of the biggest problems is the effect on neighboring networks.
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