WRT54G Newb User needs advice

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by d4man, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. d4man

    d4man Network Guru Member

    Hi guys, I just bought a WRT54G router to go with my new Dell Laptop with built in B/G wireless. I had the old 8 port Linksy router and wall watcher logged perfectly. Now I read that the WRT54G router/wallwatcher combo wont work unless I upgrade the firmware. I would like to do port fowarding, and logging. Which firmware should I choose??? Thanks
  2. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    Both Sveasoft & HyperWRT will work. (Maybe others as well.) You'll probably want to do some searching here and on the Sveasoft forums (requires the registration of a free forum account) to get a feel for what it will take as it's not necessarily 'click-n-go'.

    Good Luck.
  3. d4man

    d4man Network Guru Member

    Hi and thanks for your input. I decided to go ahead and install the Sveasoft firmware in my new WRT54G. I wish I knew that the HyperWRT worked with WallWatcher, because I would have went with that instead. But it works great and wallwatcher now logs IP addresses again. I spent about 5 hours trying to figure out why I couldnt access MSHOME (my other PC's) using the wireless. I found a post here that said "disable" loopback and that did it. Now it works perfectly. I went ahead and also installed "my netwatchman" to work with wall watcher. I followed the instructions and it still doesnt work...Oh well, thanks for yer help and Im off to troubleshoot some more...Thanks!!!

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