Retrieved 9 April The unit can be expanded with addition of HGA7S external antenna to boost range. Switched to VxWorks OS and reduced flash memory and RAM; not compatible with most third-party firmware, although the “VxWorks killer” utility allows some third-party open source firmware to be loaded. After testing for proper functionality of the modified unit, third-party firmware can be flashed using the JTAG cable and a suitable image file. After Linksys was obliged [38] [39] to release source code of the WRT54G’s firmware under terms of the GNU General Public License , [40] there have been many third party projects enhancing that code as well as some entirely new projects using the hardware in these devices. Two non-replaceable internal antennas.

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With the Attitude Adjustment WRT54GX2 has 2 antennas, and was advertised to have up to 6 times the speed and 2 times the range over standard Archived from the original on January 27, A window will pop up prompting you for a username and password to access the configuration page for your router.

Wireless networking hardware Hardware routers Broadbabd devices. Added SpeedBooster technology Broadcom Afterburner technologyclaims to boost the throughput of Next open a web browser window on the connected computer and type http: This is because it uses Atheros components i.

Linksys WRT54G series

Retrieved from ” https: Wireless capability was provided by a Mini PCI card attached to the router motherboard. Switched to Atheros SoC.

Same physical appearance as 1. Now click on the Edit MAC Filter List button to pop up a new window shown below where you will enter the MAC Address, also known as Physical Address, for each computer that you will be using to connect to your wireless network.


Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G BroadBand Router Firmware Driver – TechSpot

List of wireless router firmware projects. By appropriately changing the value of the firmware byte 0x26, the WRT54GC can be cross-flashed with firmware based on the same reference platform. Huawei E is also supported; firmware upgrade maybe needed. The flash chip on this unit is Intel TE28F This is the only known tweak to the TM version of the firmware.

Linksys WRT54G – wireless router – b/g – desktop Overview – CNET

SpeedBooster is not enabled in stock firmware, however third-party firmware will enable the feature. Change from SoC rev 8 to rev 9 unconfirmed.

Since less physical RAM is available in this and future models, the third-party firmware popular open source projects were modified into special “micro” versions. Switched to newer Broadcom SoC. One alteration is that the internal numbering scheme of the 4-port switch bbroadband in this model, from 1 2 3 4, to 3 2 1 0. One should not try it without a serial console.

Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54G – wireless router – 802.11b/g – desktop Series

To use this router with other cellular providers, one must use an alternative firmware. It has three antennas and was once marketed as a “Pre-N” router, with eight times the speed and three times the range over standard Micro versions of third-party firmware are supported again. Give it 10 seconds or so to initialize and then plug an ethernet cable into your wall jack and into the port on the back of the router marked Internet.


See table above for information on identifying the version based on the serial number printed on the bottom of the unit, and on the outside of the shrink-wrapped retail box. You may now close the Mac Address Filter List window.

If you encountered any problems during this configuration procedure, please consult the manual that was included with your router or contact the manufacturer. You may also select WPA linlsys, however not all network cards support this, so check your documentation first.

Change the default password for accessing your wireless router setup pages by typing a new one into the Router Password field and then confirming it. Retrieved January 23, This should be a different password than the one you setup for WEP encryption, but should also be atleast 6 to 8 characters in length.

In order to password protect your wireless network first use the Security Mode dropdown box to select WEP and then from the WEP Security dropdown box select bits 26 hex digits. It has a sleek black design with 2 internal antennas.