WRT54G? for tapping into Hotspots

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by gsquared, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. gsquared

    gsquared Network Guru Member

    I noticed on the Linksys website that there are quite a few verisons of the WRT54g router as well as a few variations. Can someone please tell me which ones I should try to avoid, if any, if I want to access some hotspots in my neighborhood using the client mode setting? I take it that in order to do that I will need to obtain and install one of the Sveasoft firmwares. If this is not true, or other firmware projects will also work please correct me. I tried a wap54gv2 thinking it would work, like a coworker has setup as his home although he is using a Netgear AP, only to find the wap54g only operates in client mode with another wap54g.

  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    you might want to go with the wrt54gv2 router. with dd-wrt. or the wrt54gSv2 with dd-wrt will work too. in my experience these are the most stable. also i am using the wrt54gv3 in a wds connection with dd-wrt. and that too is really stable. so out of the 3 the routers i would go with is the wrt54gSv2. just because the wrt54gSv2 has the more memory.
  3. reber

    reber Network Guru Member

    Definitely wrt54g or gs for hardware.
    Avoid the wrt54g v5 as it is not supported by custom firmware yet. (doesn't run Linux).

    I also agree about DD-WRT for firmware.
    The DD-WRT forums (here and at www.dd-wrt.com) are a good places to start for bridging projects.
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