WRT54G just bricked. what should i replace it with?

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  1. babygodzilla

    babygodzilla I love rice

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    power light blinkin furiously and all that. ive tried all combinations of unpluggin, pluggin back power, and holding down reset button and nothing seems to work. i think its safe to say its fried. borrowing neighbor's internet for a moment.



    which is not entirely bad news. damn thing drops signal 10 times a day. what should i replace it with? ive been hearing a lot of good stuff about Buffalo... suggestions?
     
  2. Javi

    Javi New Member

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    i have a buffalo, works great.

    CC has a sale on the WHR-G54S for $25 after rebate.
     
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    L version of the same :dunno:
     
  4. babygodzilla

    babygodzilla I love rice

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    ummm no... enough linksys...
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    dd::wrt nigga
     
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    Just replaced my wrt54g with a shiney new D-Link DIR-655.

    802.11n, GigEth, QOS
     
  7. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    I have the same issue with Linksys. Mine is still working, for today. drops at least daily and I have to hard reset..
     
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    Send it to me, I have the JTAG cable and can try to unbrick. Just pay shipping both directions.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    for all people that have probs with the wrt54g you need to use dd::wrt.
     
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    Or if you are planning to just chuck it, I'll pay shipping if you'll send it to me. I could always use another WDS node.
     
  11. Supernaut

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    Seriously FTW. Both of mine running DD-WRT have been up for nearly 8 months with no problems whatsoever, running WDS and PPTP server.
     
  12. babygodzilla

    babygodzilla I love rice

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    as a matter of fact, it IS using DD-WRT. been using it for the last 3 months or so.

    pretty old thing tho. ive had it for at least 3 years, possibly 4. Version 2 it says on the back. i understand its up to version 6 now?

    u really want it Supernaut? i just bought a cheap Buffalo.
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    Just set up my girlfriends buffalo router seemed to work well...maybe give that a shot?
     
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    michelin man IDB Construction

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    what is it?
     
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    D-Link - Xtreme N Wireless-N Gigabit Router DIR-655

    Tops in all the performance tests, never failed me.
     
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    rofl. Dlink routers are horrible. ALWAYS have problems with connections dropping.
     
  19. babygodzilla

    babygodzilla I love rice

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    DD:WRT had an option to set the number of IP filter maximum ports. I can't find this in Buffalo. anyone can find it?
     
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    Incorrect. The DIR-655 has no problems whatsoever, unlike your piece of crap linksys which ships quite broken.
     
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    dd::wrt > dlink
     
  22. Peyomp

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    The linksys routers overheat. How does the software address this?
     
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    The cpu inside the linksys is quite powerful for what it does. The linksys firmware runs it at 100% all the time. The dd::wrt firmware throttles the pc much similar to a linux install running on a laptop. This results in much cooler temps.
     
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    I'm using a Linksys WCG200. Love the thing. Does everything the WRT54G would do, and acts as my cable modem so I don't have to pay for the modem from NewWave
     

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