WRTSL54GS issues...(total noob here)

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by CycleGeek, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. CycleGeek

    CycleGeek LI Guru Member

    Got a lot of info about the WRTSL54G issue here - had I known that the damn thing (despite being a "media" drive) won't come out of the box and transfer big files I certainly would have thought twice. But I would like to get it to work anyway and Linksys support suggested that I reformat the LaCIE 250 GB Porsche hard drive for EXT3 (it's currently at the factory setting of FAT32).

    I'm at a loss for how to do this. Are you guys certain that we can solve the problem? It seems like EXT3 solved everyone's issues but there's no software that came with the drive that can get me there.

    I run WinXP Home with all the updates on my Dell laptop, FYI.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. plugh

    plugh Network Guru Member

    want to be a guinea pig?

    I have an sl54 firmware image based upon Hyperwrt tofu13c (ported to the Linksys v2.00.5 code base) which includes fixes for the various fat32 related issues. It works for me :D If you'd like to try it out, PM me for the location.
  3. CycleGeek

    CycleGeek LI Guru Member

    Sounds good

    Might work. I just take that binary file and use the WRT's usual firmware update to apply it, right?

    Would LOVE to see that file since keeping the drive in FAT format simplifies things when I disconnect it and use it in USB mode.
  4. meq123

    meq123 Network Guru Member

    There are a number of drivers that let you access Ext3 filesystem discs from windows XP (for example: Ext2IFS at http://www.fs-driver.org/ ).

    Using Thibor15b firmware lets you use Ext3 and/or Reiserfs and should solve your problems. See Thibor.co.uk
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