Just flashed my WRT54G with the Alchemy 7 firmware and bravo! All new functionality, sshd, telnet and several other surely nice features. Also includes a nice increase in setable transmitter strength from 28 milliwats to 251 milliwats! :eek: That was not avaialble in the Linksys releases. Alchemy also allows you to set an WRT54G up as a bridge device, which is what I did with this one for my Vonage VOIP setup. Now I just need to flash my main AP.
These 54 G Access Points are getting so cheap on ebay one might as well eat them up.
Had to keep flashing it and flashing it to see which firmware i liked didnt i, should have left well enough alone. Bricked it eventually. Was a version 1 aswell with the copious status lights and kinky little mini pci slot for the wifi board.
Mine are version 2 and version 2.2, they are going on eBay for about $35 for new and about $25 for used. With the ability to kick up the transmission strength to 200+ milliwats. It has straightened out all the intermittent problems I was having. I think they are great.
I set the ver 2 one up as a client and it makes a wonderful bridge device with its own DHCP server, gotta love that. Still need to flash the version 2.2 but I expect that will work great as well.
Juggy…only if its f/w is based on linux i think. Recently linksai have produced a ver 5 wrt that doesent use linux hence cant be flashed, but the address this they have also released a WRT54G-L model which retains this functionality (i still find it hard to belive that a company did somthing just to be cool to its customers. Im still trying to figure out where linsais ulterior motive is on this) Anyway thats always a goer if youd like the functionality of a 1000 dollar plus enterprise router in a little blue box