WRT54G v1.1 for v5, god trade?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Erroneus, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. Erroneus

    Erroneus Network Guru Member

    So i got a v5, but a friend of mine has a v1.1 and he is willing to trade, because he doen't want to use a third party firmware.

    But is v1.1 to old, to slow because of the 125 MHz cpu and is there any known problems with these old models?

  2. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Network Guru Member

    IMHO, the older the better! A collegue of mine has a v1 model, and I have been wanting to ask him to trade me it for a newer one, since I know he'll never use the advanced capabilities of it ;)
  3. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    Depends on what you want to do with it.

    I don't think the processor speed is THAT big a deal. I mean, yes, it might slow down routing, but we're talking about internet speeds here. It doesn't take a huge processor to run THAT.

    Plus, the older router can be configured to do things the new one can't even DREAM of. So if you want to do ANYTHING other than stock features, well, the V1.1 is a no-brainer. If you have no interest in anything but stock features, then the V5 might be right up your alley (as it is your friend's).

    Me? I'd do the trade. Assuming, of course, that the V1.1 has been well-treated and is in good working order, I think you're better off with it. Slower and more flexible beats faster but inflexible in my book any day of the week.
  4. Erroneus

    Erroneus Network Guru Member


    Yeah you proberly right, the 125 MHz cpu should be able to handle a 4MBIT ADSL and more :)

    I'll go for it, the third party firmwares seems great :thumb:
  5. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    I'm running Tofu on a WRT54G V4, and OH, what that little $50 router can do. You will have the right to laugh condescendingly at anyone stuck on a factory spec Linksys router, including your buddy who actually WANTS to do this trade. ;)

    Just kidding. But the aftermarket stuff is SERIOUSLY sweet.
  6. gaster

    gaster Network Guru Member

    I thought I read somewhere that these 125 Mhz CPUs don't handle speedbooster, so don't try to enable that, but otherwise it should be fine.
  7. Erroneus

    Erroneus Network Guru Member

  8. danielhaden

    danielhaden Network Guru Member

    You'll be fine and very pleased with the Tofu11 version of HyperWRT. It is very fast and has so many very nice features. It is also a lot more reliable than the firmware in your V5. ;)

    Speedbooster boosts network throughput speeds by 10% for regular "G" clients and by 35% for speedbooster (broadcom afterburner 125mbps) clients. It requires V2 or higher hardware (not V5). People that move large files over the wireless love it.
    It is absolutely pointless/useless for Internet use.
  9. Erroneus

    Erroneus Network Guru Member


    Did the trade yesterday, now for some flashing :>
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