WRV54G - Make an alternate firmware

Discussion in 'Linksys Official Firmware' started by jyamich, Apr 14, 2006.


Do you think the WRV54G needs better/alternate firmware?

  1. Yes

  2. No

    0 vote(s)
  1. jyamich

    jyamich LI Guru Member

    I have been desperately looking for alternate WRV54G firmware, but it seems that none of the developers are touching this router with a 10 foot pole. I really would like to have a firmware with QoS and better VPN support in it. ....and if I am over looking firmware already out there with QoS and better VPN support, please point me in the right direction.

    Thank you.
  2. jyamich

    jyamich LI Guru Member

    Oh and, what is the worst that could happen say if I loaded WRT alchemy of talisman firmware on the WRV54G?
  3. ladanow

    ladanow Network Guru Member

    i guess soo ..for new one
  4. beatgr

    beatgr Network Guru Member

    Anything is better than this mess

    Do you think the WRV54G needs better/alternate firmware?

    Yes. The firmware vendors should directly approach the BOINGO Marketing VP that signed onto this product (abandoned by Cisco) -- Easy Message:

    Cisco/Linksys has abandoned your "project" and your hopes of spreading WiFi "HotSPots" with this product. Late firmware updates?

    Don't take Cisco to court - fund a competing firmware offering for the hardware with open source.
    Business "sometimes" wakes up when they see competition (real or imagined - BTW) -- and finally understand their customer - rather than wasting time with Wall Street (stock price going no where).

  5. eric_stewart

    eric_stewart Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Re: Anything is better than this mess

    No point doing a "Don Quixote" on this. Linksys is a big windmill to tilt at and the WRV54G has only 8 MB of flash anyway. There's a similar thread somewhere here on Linksysinfo.org (Yeah, I was surprised at the meagre flash, too). The WRV54G's shortcomings have been beaten to death and beyond. There's no point flogging this dead horse anymore. Frankly I (like you) am sick of Linksys' lack of follow-through on what could have been an immensely capable box. Alternate firmware? Don't hold your breath.

    If you're half way handy with a JTAG interface you can flash any number of development firmwares obtainable on the Jungo website to the WRV54G. Jungo, in case you didn't know, are the developers of the WRV54G firmware. The same firmware works on number of different platforms.


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