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My old router died...

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Mitzs, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    lastnight don't you know. :x But here is my new linksy that is on its way from newegg.:D

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124190

    For some reason it reminds me of batman with those 2 Antennas on top.:biggrin
     
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  2. wizard

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    Did you give your old router a good send off? :mrgreen:
     
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  3. Mitzs
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    no she is still sitting on my desk. And to be honest, I can't complain. She came to me used from a friend that gets to keep the old gear from his work place and I've had her I think for about 5 years now. So she had a long run and gave her all. Linksy are tough is all I can say.
     
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  4. twizzle

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    Those antennas look like they should be flying flags!

    Give the old one a good burial, right at the back of the cupboard full of decrepit and ancient IT equipment we all have!
     
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  5. ffreeloader

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    I'm surprised at you, Mitzs. You're using a router that designed to run Linux? :twisted:

    Look out. You're now on the path away from the dark side.... :biggrin
     
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  6. The_Geek

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    The L in Linksys WRT54GL Stands for Linux.

    YAY MITZS!!!!!!!!!!

    I have a WRT54G, then I updated the firmware with the Linux version:
    Firmware Version: v3.01.3 - HyperWRT 2.0
    Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54GL

    The firmware changed the model number, adding the L to the name.
     
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  7. Toadeh

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    Good router that one. You can take them off if you don't need them. I have a business series one and not had an issue with it.
     
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  8. Bluerinse
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    Nice choice Mitzs.. Zeb will be pleased too i'm sure 8)

    That made me smile ^^
     
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  9. zebulebu

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    Best.
    Router.
    Ever.

    Well - best SoHo router ever anyway. Currently got five of them running various firmware. When you get it Mitzs, check the version number. Hopefully it'll be a flashable one and you can install better firmware onto it. My personal favourite for beginners would be DD-WRT - it's nice and stable and has many of the features that the more complex 'true' nerd firmwares (open-wrt etc) have too.

    TBH, after all the **** that went down with Sveasoft and their interpretation of the GPL I'm surprised (but delighted) that Linksys stuck with it - they now make a seriously crippled version of the WRT54G based on the VXWorks chipset (with such a piddly amount of RAM that its almost unmoddable) but have diverged the line so that you can still get the 'proper' version (albeit slightly more expensive)
     
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  10. AJ

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    Funnily enough, I've just bought one of those, except the GS model. Looking forward to getting it later this week :D
     
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  11. Mitzs
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    Any of you linux lovers come near my new router and I'll slap you into next week.8)

    Actually since there was costum software written for this family of routers I was thinking about poping out the memory and soddering in a bigger chip. so I can more or less turn it into a full cisco router that will handle all the command lines.:dry
     
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  12. Mitzs
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    Yeah, I thought that was cute too. Since this is my first time setting one up I only pray it will be as smoothly as wired routers are.:biggrin
     
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  13. The_Geek

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    Well, I spoke too soon.

    The 'ol (very old, v 2) WRT54G died today, so I went and got a WRT54GS (going out of business sale at CompUSA). Setup was extremely simple, but I'm having a heck of a time getting a dynamic IP address from Charter. Even tried half a dozen patch cables, still didn't get an IP address. Numerous reboots. Finally it grabbed an IP from Charter, so I wrote it down just in case.

    AJ, let me know if you have any problems when you get yours. Mine out of the box is:

    Firmware Version: v7.50.0
     
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  14. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    Sorry to hear that TG, but the new one you got rates 4 eggs at newegg and is a 1x Winner of Customer Choice Award too so good pick!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124010
     
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  15. The_Geek

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    I quick search at Linksys shows the latest firmware for that device resolves a DHCP issue:


    NEw device upgraded to 7.50.2 now.
     
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  16. Areayea

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    that's wierd, and when I looked at the kind of router that you were getting, I kinda laughed at how I got that same exact router like a year ago...

    (I still have NO PROBLEMS with it)

    it has worked great for me :biggrin
     
  17. Bluerinse
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    Yes the've been around a good while now and have become so popular with geeks, that the demand ensures the supply.
     
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  18. tallpaul

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    just thought i would throw my pennies-worth in.
    I have the same router & i found it to be easy to set up both WLAN & LAN ,hasn't given me any grief yet,
    whats more as David "Tango" Dickinson says, it's as cheap as chips!
     
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  19. Mitzs
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    Well I am wireless! Woohoo. Have to say I'm loving it to. And I'm really surprised how easy it was to set everything up on the first try. Spcially after those 3 days of wireless hell with Joes sister and a wireless router that would not in anyway work with vista!:x It really was painless. While my house is not really that big I have full signal strenght from end to the other. The weather was to bad tonight to take the lappy outside and see how it does. But you better belive I will find out tommrow. This is just too cool!:biggrin8)
     
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  20. BosonMichael
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    It was painless...




    ...but is it secure? 8)
     
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