any firmware for linksys WRT54G with lots of port forwards?

any firmware for linksys WRT54G with lots of port forwards?

Post by Alex Hunsl » Tue, 18 Jan 2005 00:25:10


I'm using the current release of the Linksys firmware for my WRT54G.
I'm getting a little hacked off by being limited to specifying only 14
port forwards (or whatever the actual number is).
Anyone know of alternative firmware for this device that allows lots of
port forwards? Or is somehow limited by the actual hardware? (I doubt it)

thanks
alex
 
 
 

any firmware for linksys WRT54G with lots of port forwards?

Post by VAXman- » Tue, 18 Jan 2005 01:40:57

In article <qHvGd.120028$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, Alex Hunsley < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:

Buy a real router! What do you expect from a $50-$75 unit.

Seriously, the processing power in these little units can barely handle
serving up their management web pages let alone handle the other tasks
that you are trying to squeeze out of it. You've got WAP, router and a
small switch in one box for $50-$75. Go buy a router with a bit more
capability (I hear that Netopia's Ethernet-Ethernet routers are fairly
robust or a Cisco Ethernet-Ethernet router. Both run in the $200-$300
range.) and a WAP, or learn to accept the limitations of your Linksys.


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any firmware for linksys WRT54G with lots of port forwards?

Post by Elmo P. Sh » Tue, 18 Jan 2005 04:58:59

In article <qHvGd.120028$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,



This little router is known for having a great amount of power and
flexibility. It's a small Linux box, is all.

Do a google search on "wrt54g alternate firmware" and watch what you get.
 
 
 

any firmware for linksys WRT54G with lots of port forwards?

Post by riggo » Tue, 18 Jan 2005 11:30:57

<SNIP>



I have been running my BEFSR11 version 1 for over 5 years ... no problems at
all!!

Over the years - they have released some crappy firmware versions - but I am
sitting on 1.46.02, Aug 03 2004 and everything works perfectly!!
 
 
 

any firmware for linksys WRT54G with lots of port forwards?

Post by VAXman- » Tue, 18 Jan 2005 22:32:24

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, "riggor" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:

The one that I owned is sitting here gathering dust from one such firmware
update. Left the *** completely brain-damaged. Linksys support wanted
me to mail it to them for repair/replacement. Of course it was outside of
its warranty period, so it would have cost me more than the piece of junk
was worth. It was also at about the time that my T1 was installed, so I no
longer needed it.

I have a WAP54G which has been working OK for me. I wouldn't be using it
if it wasn't a freebee tho. I purchased a set of 7.5dB high-gain antenna
for it and I get good coverage. I can walk the perimeter of my property
with my Powerbook G4 and not lose internet connectivity. Why I'd want to
be on the far side of my pool with my Powerbook is not necessary but it is
possible. ;)

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any firmware for linksys WRT54G with lots of port forwards?

Post by riggo » Wed, 19 Jan 2005 19:32:00

<snip>


<snip)


Well - you don't say why the BEFSR41 was a piece of junk (aside from the
mystery firmware problem), and you don't say what is wrong with the WAP54G.
 
 
 

any firmware for linksys WRT54G with lots of port forwards?

Post by VAXman- » Wed, 19 Jan 2005 20:06:56

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, "riggor" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:

Duh! The version I had couldn't serve multiple connections from the web
server; thus, its many webpage image links would appear as broken links
unless I told the browser to connect with a single connection. Its firm-
ware update procedure was (and probably still is) PC only. Of course,
there's that bad update which even the Linksys techs couldn't work out.
Junk.



Can't you read? Read the first sentence of the paragraph quoted in the
snippet from my posting you provided.

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any firmware for linksys WRT54G with lots of port forwards?

Post by riggo » Thu, 20 Jan 2005 09:49:45

>><snip>

Point #1 - Why duh? you never said what was wrong with it. If you were a
little more articulate - than perhaps people would take you seriously.

Point #2 - Your first sentence said it was ok. The inference is that you
needed greater coverage so you added better antennas. That's why people
make and buy bigger antennas. Even though you stated that you can now walk
around your property like an idiot holding your laptop in your hand - there
is no need to and the basic antennas are probably fine for normal and sane
usage.
 
 
 

any firmware for linksys WRT54G with lots of port forwards?

Post by VAXman- » Thu, 20 Jan 2005 10:46:39

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, "riggor" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >
a typical shithead PeeCee *** er writes:

Duh shit for brains incapable of English comprehension. I didn't say that
I had any problem with the WAP54G! That's why I never said what was wrong
with it. I don't believe there are any canons for this newsgroup requiring
me to have some equipment problem to post.




The walk around the property was to assess the limitations of coverage. I
reside in the flight path of McGuire AFB. When the C130s and other planes
pass over head, everything from the cable TV and telephone to my wireless
are affected.

With the original antenna, the Powerbook had a very low signal level out on
the patio (adjacent to the back of the house). The new 7.5bBm antenna have
raised that level to the point where the signal strength indication icon is
full. No interference by the passing planes now.

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