[TriLUG] ethernet ports on Linksys wrt54g are autosense
shaneo at nc.rr.com
Fri Oct 22 09:52:01 EDT 2004
Ya' know, the WRT54G was never designed to be installed for commercial use.
It's a consumer device that is designed to provide minimal necessary
functionality at the lowest cost possible.
One way of reducing costs is reducing the number of der blinkenlights.
Linksys made this change between versions 1.0 and 1.1 of the WRT54G. If you
want more lights, go troll for a 1.0 on eBay. Personally, I'll sacrifice
the lights for the additional memory/processor in the WRT54GS (for $20
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On Behalf
Of Matt Frye
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 6:15 AM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] ethernet ports on Linksys wrt54g are autosense
> >>hmm, I guess I'm a two light kinda guy.
> If the LEDs were on the back you'd
> have to turn it around to see if an issue had occurred with the Link, or
> if there was activity present. By converse, if they put both the LEDs
> and the jacks on the front, you'd have wires spilling out onto your
> desk, or bent unnecessarily.
I don't prefessionally design these devices, but I am in the process
of patenting a device which is arguably "like" the wrt54g, and I
prefer LED's on both sides. Actually, I prefer multi-directional leds
and led bulbs, but what do I know.
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