WRT54GX4 SRX 400's!!!

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by jgutz20, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    I just installed an SRX 400 router and client cards in a couple laptops for a client, and the results were amazing! i disabled and re-enabled the onboard nic when in the furthest bedroom (very large house) and the signal was 1 or 2 bars compared to 4 or 5! great speeds and picked up neighbors that the onboard cards would not pick up.
  2. theoak

    theoak Network Guru Member

    Very sweet.

    I so want to get this router, but my network consists of a PDA (built in B) and a PC that is cabled to the router. I have been thinking of making my PC wireless too (mainly because my wife likes to rearrange a lot and moving wires around can be a pain sometimes :grin: ). Anyway ... there are currently no SRX 400 based PCI cards for PCs, so to me, there is no sense in getting the router if I will not enjoy the full benefits. I will probably get better range and speed out of my PDA but that is not enough for me to justify the purchase.

    So basically, I am looking for a reason to justify the purchase ... any ideas?

    :rockon: :grin:
  3. RoundSparrow

    RoundSparrow Network Guru Member

    The hardware on this router is amazing... but the firmware is very primitive compared to the latest WRT54G options.

    I think we should all adopt this router as the next-generation hackable unit.

    It is GPL, but Linksys refuses to release the firmware source code... let's fight the fight, please!

    Please Read here: http://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=4001
  4. omegared

    omegared Network Guru Member

    Agreed Round, but the SRX 200 is in critical condition and needs life support. I hope that the firmware gods will smile on the entire SRX line :D
  5. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    For your wired PC, you can install a PCMCIA to PCI adapter and use a WPC54GX4 notebook card in it. There are no PCI SRX400 cards available. It took Linksys about nine months to get the WMP54GX card out after the WPC54GX card came out, so hopefully Linksys is faster this time around. RICOH has a PCMCIA to PCI adapter available. Try EBAY for one about $19.00. For you PDA you are out of luck. The WPC54GX4 is on sale until Friday of theis week with two ten dollar rebates at Bestbuy. The router has two rebates on it also. Both sales end on 2/04/2006.
  6. Chuck_IV

    Chuck_IV Network Guru Member

    Those rebates bring the router/card downto the price of the SX200 and makes the SX400 a great deal(especially when comparing it to the similar Netgear WPNT834 and it's bloated $179/$129 price for it and it's card, although CompUSA has a $30 rebate on each this week).

    I gotta say I love this router so far. It's range is second to none. The only issue is the SPI treats my Vonage as a DOS attack and drops packets, so I have to run with SPI(Firewall) off. Otherwise this is as good as there is for range, currently, IMO.

    FYI there is a beta 1.00.12 firmware out, that Linksys tech support will email you, if you ask(not on their website, as of yet). I can tell you is does NOT fix the SPI issue of treating VOIP as a DOS attack, but from what I have seen from others, it DOES fix a few issues, including Skype issues, along with some QOS issues.
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