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    WRT54GS - The crappiest Linksys Router Ever

    Anyone got one of these bits of crap ?
    Firmware - 1.50.9

    Chuck a load of packets at this thing and it falls over in a heap. Funniest thing is, my old 11 meg Linksys router [ which is now dead cos of a power spike and PRE Cisco takeoever ] ran without a problem for almost 4 years.

    How Cisco / Linksys can call this a router must be against the law as it does not route !!

    Countless mails to their support dept have fallen on deaf ears and it's clear its not just me suffering the problems with this brick.

    /RANT OVER

    This guy had the right idea:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO4w-6quCNI

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    Re: WRT54GS - The crappiest Linksys Router Ever

    Just for fun, try a different firmware

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    Re: WRT54GS - The crappiest Linksys Router Ever

    Same problem with my WRT54GL until I changed the firmware as webman suggests.

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    Re: WRT54GS - The crappiest Linksys Router Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    I was going to try the HyperWRT firmware but I think that knocks out the wireless aspect on it and I have 5 wireless devices in the house hanging of the back of this brick.
    I may just bite the bullet and get something else - then may even create my own youtube vid.....

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    Re: WRT54GS - The crappiest Linksys Router Ever

    Now there's an excuse to make a Youtube vid if ever I've seen one :P

    EDIT: Post number 4096 - 4Kibiposts!

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    Re: WRT54GS - The crappiest Linksys Router Ever

    I'm using OpenWRT with the X-WRT GUI extensions.

    My Wifi still functions (better actually, as I have WPA and 802.11X support now).

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    Re: WRT54GS - The crappiest Linksys Router Ever

    Well it's funny you say that. I've been using one of these at my parents house for years with relatively little problems, just a few minor issues that the official firmware updates have fixed. I've got a few "high-end user" friends who use them with no problems too.

    I've never tried the 3rd party ones but have heard that they are very good. Give it a try.

    Right now I'm stuck with Be's speedtouch which isn't so bad, but I'd rather have a decent Linksys in my setup once I get some finances sorted!

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    Re: WRT54GS - The crappiest Linksys Router Ever

    I'm using OpenWrt too, albeit on a buffalo wireless.

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    Re: WRT54GS - The crappiest Linksys Router Ever

    Go for OpenWRT or DDWRT - up the power and be happy

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    Re: WRT54GS - The crappiest Linksys Router Ever

    Im using the WRT54GL and stuck the openWRT on it, turned up the wireless power and now works a treat.

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