Linksys WAG54G

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by dreamworks, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Hi guys ..

    I'm planning to get the Linksys WAG54G wireless ADSL modem router but i have one unit in the office and it doesn't seem to be pretty stable.

    What do you guys think? Any feedback on this unit? I need an ADSL modem what comes with built in wireless router function and switch in it.

    Appreciate your feedback. Thanks. :lick:
     
  2. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

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    netgear dg834gt is a better more stable router
     
  3. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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  4. Xenoboar

    Xenoboar OSNN One Post Wonder

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    the WAG54G version 1 was notorious for its firmware/hardware issues which were never resolved, it was a complete and utter failure from linksys, it is now obsolete.

    it's sucessor, the WAG54G version 2 seems to be comming along alright, but still has some teething problems

    if you would like a rock solid configuration i suggest getting a linksys WRT54g (wireless router) + netcomm NB5 (ADSL 2+ modem, very cheap, very good sync speeds, rock solid in bridge mode). Bridge the modem with the router.

    if you would like an all in one solution take a look at the billion 7402x range, they are pretty reliable.

    ps. which country do you live in? it can make the selection a wee bit easier cause some solutions are subject to locale :) .
     
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  5. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Netgear DG834GT
     
  6. LeeJend

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    Netgear DG834GT "Note this product is not available in North America."

    Post your country. Standards are different everywhere.
     
  7. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Just going to say our Dlink makes a a heck of a lot of mains hum.... compare dto the two others we have (Linksys and Edimax).... Lord still wants to get something that has ADSL2 capability - but I am not happy about the premium prices on such products at the moment....
     
  8. dreamworks

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    Right .. I'm from Malaysia and to be honest, I rather prefer something that has everything built-in. Meaning, wireless, router, and modem function already standard. Don't mind paying the premium price, as long as the product is good. :)

    I will scout out for Netgear since it is so much recommended :)
     
  9. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i have a wag54g, had it for 2 years. am just about to replace it with a wag354g i think :D very easy setup and rock solid. is on 24/7/365.
     
  10. dreamworks

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    Yeah guys .. what about Linksys WAG354G instead? Heard a few good reviews about this model in the market?
     
  11. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    ok so i just got the wag354g. took me 1 min to setup adsl stuff + that was it!

    more options on the setup than wag54g, but just as simple to get going.
     
  12. VenomXt

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    whats the english eqiv of that any ideas?
     
  13. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Finally i got my Linksys WAG354G after much consideration. I am checking through the firmware updates in found the latest version to be 1.01.05 and downloaded the file - WAG354G-EU_v1.01.05.tar.bz2.

    But I dun know how to upgrade the firmware, i mean is this a zip file or what?

    Anyone has any idea?
     
  14. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

  15. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Thank you sir .. on a lighter note, I reckon that there is a new firmware for Linksys WAG54G ver. 1.01.29 but can't find it on the linksys website. Any idea where I can download the firmware please?
     
  16. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Just checked there site, the Firmware button isnt used so Im guessing there is no update available.

    Also, I have NEVER seen a firmware provided in tar format, they either come zipped (.zip) or in the actual bin format.
     
  17. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    could have been for linux users as is was a tar.bz2 ;)


    Dunno bout new firmware for the wag54g, there always used to be firmware on the site for it, but no more :(
     
  18. zillah

    zillah OSNN Junior Addict

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    But WAG354G does not support VPN tunnel and WAG54G does support that.