WRT54G(S) versions. Who know the details?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by christian8287, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. christian8287

    christian8287 Network Guru Member


    I want to buy a new router and I favour the Linksys WRT54G as well as the Linksys WRT54GS. Now my problem is, that I'm not sure about the many different versions, that are on the market.

    So I please you, that you send me some information about the two routers. Yes, I know that there is still some information on the linksysinfo.org homepage, but I miss information about the latest products of the WRT54G and the WRT54GS respectively. So what I would like to know about the Linksys routers is, how many RAM, Flash Memory, Cache and how fast the CPU speed is.

    I need this information, because I want to buy the router, which has the biggest memory.

    Many thanks in advance!

  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

  3. christian8287

    christian8287 Network Guru Member


    but I have seen the URL many times. The URL is lacking some information. There isn't any information about the newer versions of the WRT54G and the WRT54GS respectively. But the newer versions are the most interesting for me, so this link doesn't solve my problem.

    It is very kind, if somebody can help me with information about the newer versions (like RAM, CPU speed, Flash memory, cache)!

    Thanks and regards,
  4. danielhaden

    danielhaden Network Guru Member

    As of this time, avoid the V4 GS. You can find the serial number prefixes in the "autopsy" pages. Currently, it is difficult to load firmware onto these "cheapened" models.

    Just purchase an older "G" or "GS" because they can run all of the 3rd party firmwares. In fact, most firmwares are designed for the "G" and just waste the extra capacity found in the "GS" models.

    Having said that, I should mention that a V2.1 GS really packs a punch! If your firmware supports "speedbooster" or "afterburner" then you can make use of some of the extra speed features. If you are planning to use Linksys version 4 derived firmware, then it will reduce the speed of the "GS" down to the speed of the "G" for marketing purposes (to sell the new MIMO series).

    In the V4 routers, both the "G" and "GS" are the same motherboard, so that makes the "G" a much better buy simply because it is the same cheap thing at a cheaper price. The V4 radios are extra powerful (only if you load "GS" enabled firmware like Thibor's or DD-WRT 23), but the units are certainly a lot of trouble when trying to load firmware.
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