WRTSL54GS -- WRT54GS with a drive attached!

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by techmanblues, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. techmanblues

    techmanblues Network Guru Member

    Did you hear? Linksys is coming out with the WRTSL54GS. This is a merger of the WRT54G family of routers and NSLU2. Basically, think of the WRT54G with a single USB connector to connect an external HD. I wonder if this new device will allow third party FW to run on it. God, that would be sweet!
  2. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    Doesn't ASUS already have a "Deluxe" device just like this? Sounds like Linksys might be getting around to sticking their plastic around the same OEM device as Asus. Doesn't excite me that, the last I heard the NSLU2 and the ASUS thing were apallingly slow as file-servers.
  3. macsat

    macsat Network Guru Member

    The ASUS WL-500G Deluxe offers about 1MB / Sec from Samba (maybe slightly more) and a bit more using ftp...

    So yes - slow as hell.

    There is an ASUS WL-700G on the way, having a faster CPU that should be able to deliver better speeds though......it is presented at CES this weekend.
  4. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    it would be nice if they put an hdd in the router for you. that would be cool, instead of a external usb hdd.
  5. techmanblues

    techmanblues Network Guru Member

    If you use a low power consumption 2.5 inch haddrive externally, there is no need for a second power cord. Seagate laptop drives are such drives that consume less than 0.5 amp of power. (If that is the reason you want the drive to be internal.)

    Linksys will not put the drive inside because that would only encourage people to open the box to replace the drive to increase the capacity of the drive. That is not good for warranty purposes.
  6. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    it would be cool if it ran linux, i am guessing it will.
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