WRT54G2 with DD::WRT?

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  1. Peyomp

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    http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.ph...e_rest_that_is_not_re-engineered_til_today.29

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...p=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960

    Is that WRT compatible with DD::WRT? The list doesn't say.

    Why don't I amend the question and ask this:

    If you wanted to use a consumer-grade wifi box (preferably 802.11n, but it needs 802.11g too) in one of these:

    http://www.hyperlinktech.com/item.aspx?id=2108

    with one of those (or something better): www.cantenna.com

    Which one would you use?

     
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    Hmmm... looks like the G2 doesn't have external antennas. Can someone recommend a source of WRT54s of versions that are supported by DD::WRT ?
     
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    wrt54g ver 4
     
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    Where can you buy a version 4?
     
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    newegg/tiger-direct/mwave/etc all sell the wrt54g but they don't specify what version. You could try emailing them to clarify.

    Otherwise I'd recommend you check out local computer shops, even bestbuy/circuit city. Version 4 is ideal but Versions 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 3.0, 3.1 are acceptable, as well. They key is getting the 200-216MHz CPU, with 16MB RAM and 4MB flash... you'll need that to take advantage of dd::wrt.
     
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    Too bad DD::WRT doesn't work on the WRT600N. Is there a way to do N with... any router, with DD::WRT or OpenWRT?
     
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    Also, what about Juniper? What about business quality stuff? Anyone recommend any hardware?
     
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    juniper used to be great. now it's :hsugh:

    what are you trying to do, and whats your budget?
     
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    i've heard mixed reviews on the wrt600n. Although I like that it has a usb port for sharing an external hard drive. I hear the DGL-4500 is the best consumer-grade router you can get now, but even it has lots of reported problems.

    Truth be told, consumer routers/gateways suck bfdd.
     
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    Create an enclosed node for a building to building wifi network in Africa. Wifi instead of fiber for a new telecom/ISP.
     
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    well shit, why didn't you say that in your OP? I saw some refurb belkin 802.11b gateways on sale at circuit city for cheap. pick some of those up.
     
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    Well, I want G. Or Y. B has better range and yet... you get more throughput from G because it has a higher bandwidth even with the degredation. Thats what the numbers I've seen say. You really think B would be the way to go? Keep in mind some of these links would be to provide 1Megabit links to multiple, or even many customers. B might be fine for the last hop but...
     
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    I have a WRT54GL and it's great, but i run tomoto instead of dd:wrt
     
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    Why?
     
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    *ALL* of the linksys WRT products run hot. You can take the pcb out of the plastic enclosure, put them in a metal one, add a fan, and it'll even look way more professional.

    DD::WRT is open-source so you can legally modify it and customize the look/logos to make it more your product, as well.
     
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    I think i have the perfect solution for you ... hang in there ... it is on a computer of mine that crashed about two weeks ago ... my friend can fill me in on the details (it's too late to call now) that i will pass on to you (hopefully) sometime tomorrow.

    BTW you live in Africa?
     
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    I live in Florida. The project is in Africa. We're testing it here, in the hot summer weather before doing a test deployment in Lagos. I'm going to go across town for a few weeks. Then I'm going to try to link between here and a point approximately 50 miles away. We'll figure out what hardware can do what.

    That is my concern with Linksys products for the end-points of the network. They run hot. Imagine them in 120F weather in a box with no vents? A vented/fanned box is much more expensive, and I have humidity concerns.

    wizzie: thanks, glad to see new blood in this forum.
     
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    Every fucking piece of belkin electronic equipment I've bought has had to be replaced. Belkin is crap equipment. stay away from this company.
     
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    duh. It's a fucking joke :hsugh:

    when the fuck would i ever recommend refurb belkin??? I was trying to think of the shittiest product you could possible see at CC, and actually, I doubt they even still sell 802.11b stuff, anyway.
     
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    :rofl: damn...I'm slow
     
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    I found a similar project that has used the WRT54G with a custom linux distro to do MESH networking.
     

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