Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by xwindows, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. xwindows

    xwindows LI Guru Member

    Anyone heard about WRT300N router? :cheer:
  2. swinn

    swinn Network Guru Member

    You have any info on it or a link?

    OT: That has to be the largest avatar picture I've ever seen.
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    not heard of this though have heard of the WRV200

    btw image deleted
  4. xwindows

    xwindows LI Guru Member

    I guess its linksys pre entry for 802.11n devices.
    * WRT54G v.7 soon to be release this month
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    There are a number of new deviced that were submitted to the FCC for approval in the last month.

  6. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    anyone know if its going to be vxworks only?
  7. Kulai

    Kulai Network Guru Member

    Now that http://www.linksysinfo.org home page already posted Linksys announcement on the availability of this WRT300N. It support the multiple antenna technology, like the SRX family of products. Does any one know how to have an external antenna connect to such WRT with multiple antenna? Does it mean I will need multiple antennas before any 3rd party firmware come out that could assign to a single antenna? Would the assignment to single antenna caused Linksys's 802.11n become not workable?
  8. floppydisk

    floppydisk Network Guru Member

    WRT300N looks really cool....can't wait to get it when it's out....wanna try MIMO power....
  9. patfla

    patfla Network Guru Member

    Impact on SRX400 firmware development.

    Not long ago, bought WRT54GX4 and WPCGX4. They work quite well (fast) but I have the dropped connections problem which is still there with 1.00.15. My method for restoring the connection works from the laptop (you don't, say, have to walk over to the router and reboot it) and the method works every time. Frequency of dropped connections varries considerably.

    With the appearance of the 300N, though, I guess that means all firmware development for the SRX400 stuff comes to a screeching halt.

    Oh well.
  10. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    any insight on the flash sizes?
  11. jdepew

    jdepew Administrator Staff Member Member

    No word on flash or RAM sizes yet, but you can be sure we'll get that info out to you as soon as we have one in hand. We're also working to get them into the hands of interested firmware developers! If you are a developer and want one, but don't have access to US shipments, let me know.

  12. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    that middle piece looks like it rotates... is that the built in doppler radar so you dont have to use spyware infected programs to get your local weather??? :grin:
  13. Linkyguy

    Linkyguy Network Guru Member

    SRX400 vs N

    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?
  14. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    I doubt it, the WRT54GX4 has a different chipset then the WRT300N, which is Broadcom based.
  15. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    but the 300n is linux based meaning there will be 3rd party firmware which is a selling point in my book.
  16. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Both the wrt54gx4 and tyhe WRT300N are linux based, but until one of the two are being used by large number of people, third party firmware developer seem to be holding off on the developement of firmware for them. The WRT54GX series has been out for nearly a year and no third party firmware. None of the GX series may get third party firmware. The WRT300N unless it sells in large numbers and does not get replaced by a 802.11N Standard may never get third party firmware.
  17. Linkyguy

    Linkyguy Network Guru Member

    cross posted

    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)......
  18. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    There is new firmware available for the WRT300N. Remember do a firmware upgrade from a wired connection only and reset to factory defaults before and after the upgrade.

    Linksys- A Division of Cisco Systems, Inc.

    Release Date : May 1, 2006
    Current Firmware : 0.92.4
    Product PartNo : WRT300N

    Ver #. Date Description
    0.92.5 May 1, 2006 Improved wireless performance

    0.92.4 Apr 24, 2006 First release

    Check your user guide for Upgrade instructions. In some cases, it may require to
    reset the router to factory default.
  19. Kaloz

    Kaloz Network Guru Member

    You are almost right, but not totally.. The real reason is that we don't want to touch that Airgo madness.. That driver is a mess to say at least..

    Regarding the 300N, it's not available in my country, but if someone donates one, I will add support for it.
  20. Linkyguy

    Linkyguy Network Guru Member

    what is "Airgo madness"? Is that the driver in the SRX box? Not good?
  21. Linkyguy

    Linkyguy Network Guru Member

    wrt54gx4 firmware

    .17 is out for the WRT54GX4
  22. Kaloz

    Kaloz Network Guru Member

    It's their wireless driver, and it's a POS..
  23. SeanFL

    SeanFL Network Guru Member

    pc mag gave a crummy review to 300N

    PC magazine gave an average review to the 300N. Said the srx400 was still a much better router. What's your experience been with it?

    I'm trying to decide on a new router and don't really care about pre-n etc...since it still seems like it'll be a year or two before that's hashed out.

  24. RooX911

    RooX911 Network Guru Member

    Re: pc mag gave a crummy review to 300N

    well i picked up a 300N on friday and it went back on sunday im sad to say. In my mixed mode house it was absolutly no better than my 54GL with standard firmware, and not nearly as good as my 54GL with DD-WRT is now.

    I figure with more firmware updates it might be better eventually, but im not going to take that chance. back it went and i spent my money on a couple new antennas for my GL :) they should be here soon.
  25. mixxxer

    mixxxer LI Guru Member


    Well my 300n is kicking ass. I have had it for a week and it is 'now' excellent. I also bought a wpc300n for my laptop.

    In my house at any given time I have a 'B' psp online, 2 'G' laptops online, and 1 'N' laptop online.

    before i even plugged in my N wireless card i just tested the b/g network. i placed the 300n exactly where my old wrt54g had sat for 2 years. the result. horrible. very slow - hard to keep signal.

    so i moved the router to a different part of my office (my router is in an office alcove in the center of my place, and services a 830 sq foot 1 level condo)

    with the move - the signal was excellent. i could not get a bad signal no matter where i put my devices now. ok - so moving the router really helped.

    now i plugged in the wpc300n. i changed the router to 40mhz wide setting. horrible. the speed was great, always connecting between 215 to 270 mbps - but would always drop about 3 minutes into a file transfer. other devices would stay online ok.

    so that was fixed by just playing with the channels. it took a good day, but finally i came to the fact that for me, wide channel must be 9 and standard 11.

    now i have no problem streaming a dvd from my server to my N laptop at all while a G laptop is also connected and surfing.

    so i was initially underwhelmed - but I am glad I stuck it out. and since the firmware for the 300n is not even at version 1.0 yet - i think it will just get better. although it's great for me now.
  26. dkggpeters

    dkggpeters Network Guru Member

    Hate to play devils advocate, but why buy a pre-n if the standard is not finalized and you can only get high speeds with a specialized notebook/pc card. Is 54G not quick enough?

    I have 3 hacked dtivos and can transfer a 30 minute show in 6 minutes. Do I really need anything quicker at this time. Also, this is in a 3,000 sq ft house with a WRT54GX and excellent to very good signal strength throughout.

    I just don't see the benefits.
  27. mixxxer

    mixxxer LI Guru Member

    Ya I am a sucker for buying 'bleeding edge' type stuff.
  28. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    the 300Nv1 Hyperwrt firmware should be in a fit state for testing soon, it now has all main features working, although the port has broken the logging page, which i've still to fix. wds, wet and client mode are all working with wpa/wpa2.
  29. Aopen

    Aopen Network Guru Member

    Its a pitty that linksys dont releases the v2 gpl :p so that we v2 users also can enjoy a "real" firmware :)
  30. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    i agree, let's hope that they release the sourcecode sometime soon.
  31. ilkevinli

    ilkevinli Network Guru Member

    Where will be able to download the firmware when its released ?

  32. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    from my site, and from the download section here
  33. banman

    banman LI Guru Member

    Is anyone else having problems with the 300N locking up (no internet connectivity, can hit every 24-72 hours? Linksys tech support suggested I play around with the MTU values, but that hasn't helped.

    I'm running the latest Linksys firmware AFAIK (0.93.3), but are there any unofficial firmwares that might help with this issue?
  34. magnus33

    magnus33 Network Guru Member

    Linksys firmware like most router keeps conections for 5 days weither there active or not and this can overload the router if your doing alot of downloading.

    Say like bittorent or other type of download software.

    The custom firmware fixes this issues and i beleive only two groups are working..dd-wrt which still needs to fix wireless and tailsman which yo need to buy.

    DD-wrt should be done in a little bit so that would be a good firmware upgrade.
  35. banman

    banman LI Guru Member

    Thanks - what are the issues with DD-WRT and wireless?

    And which version of the DD-WRT works with the 300N? Only the micro-generic?
  36. magnus33

    magnus33 Network Guru Member

    Wirless broadcasts but wont conect.

    You can put the generic over micro genric.

    Other then that 24 for the wrt300n is basicly done.
  37. RoundSparrow

    RoundSparrow Network Guru Member

    Thibor, have you given up on this?
  38. magnus33

    magnus33 Network Guru Member

    It would seem so after his fried.

    Hope this is not the case since i am not a fan of the stock firmware.
  39. CPH_Boomer

    CPH_Boomer LI Guru Member

    I really hope that Thibor will be out soon for my WRT300N v2(EU-Version, Grey cabinet, because the Linksys firmware sucks so hard. I even upgraded to the 2.0.015 yesterday but it didn't help at all. One thing that really bothers me is the performance when you are running PPTP protocol to your ISP, because then you get really sluggish performance, I have a 100 mbits internet connection but when i run PPTP instead of just DHCP and a VPN client on my PC the bandwidth drops to 6 mbits which is crap. I guess this has something to do with the way the router handles the encryption while running PPTP.
  40. Dutchman01

    Dutchman01 LI Guru Member

    firmware is out now for a week.

    did you try that firmware already?
  41. CPH_Boomer

    CPH_Boomer LI Guru Member

    Yep I just wrote the wrong nuber, it still sucks big time.
  42. vibe666

    vibe666 Network Guru Member

    i have a user having problems with the nortel vpn client (using ipsec) since he changed to a wrt300n.

    does anyone know if there's any kind of a fix for this? it just not working for him and after contacting linksys it seems like they're unable to help. they upgraded him to the latest stock firmware but its still not connecting.
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