WRT54Gv2 says WRT54GL, can this be?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Robocub, May 31, 2006.

  1. Robocub

    Robocub LI Guru Member

    I just bought an older WRT54Gv2 (CDF5 = WRT54G v2.0). When I first plugged it in, it displayed WRT54Gv2 on the web interface. I've since upgraded the firmware to 4.30.5. I then noticed that the model number displayed on the web interface says WRT54GL. I also upgraded the firmware since then to Thibor15c and it still displays WRT54GL. How can this be? Has this newer firmware miraculously converted my version 2 into a version L (v.4)? Has anyone else ever noticed this?
  2. ka9yhd

    ka9yhd LI Guru Member

    It is not that it changed which version you have, but it may of changed the info in the memory.
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    it has not magically converted your router that would be impossible since the hardware layout is totally different.

    the router name is all that has changed.

    if you really must have the original name then change it in the main setup page of the GUI.
  4. mingkee

    mingkee Network Guru Member

    GL firmware is just a next ver of V4 firmware (4.30.x)
    I don't try GL firmware on my V3.1, however (I just don't need it)
  5. Fronz

    Fronz Guest

    I have the same model and applied the same firmware with the same result - it now says it's a WRT54GL
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