[TriLUG] Linksys long in the tooth?
James c. Jones
jonesjc at intrex.net
Sun Jan 13 07:09:35 EST 2008
What do you plan to do with the power supply for your wrt54? I have lost
one during a move and hate to see the unit just sit in the corner.
James Brigman wrote:
> I'm starting to suspect that the Linksys products' only, fading
> advantage is running OpenWRT....I tried a Belkin 4 port/wireless node,
> setting it up for a family member, and was stunned at how refined the
> setup was and how quickly I was able not only to get it set up, but to
> secure it above it's out-of-the-box config. Range on only the single
> tiny little rubber duck antenna was better than the Linksys WRT54...
> I've never been a big fan of Belkin - always saw their stuff as "second
> tier". But I needed something quickly, and it had to be cheap: it went
> in to replace a failed WRT54 which simply died and went dark. Basic
> troubleshooting showed the power supply still good but the unit itself
> had failed.
> What's surprising is that the Belkin is a $35 product from Wal-Mart.
> It's been running super for about a month - highly recommended if you
> have to give a relative a home switch/wireless node and need to make
> sure you aren't going back over and over to help with it. Very nice web
> interface, refined and easy to use.
> I've used NetGear products (FVS318, hubs, switches) and other than the I
> (in)famous 5V power supply failures on one of their old 16 port
> switches, their stuff seems pretty solid. I really like the old standby
> blue steel cases.
> No interest in flame, I really don't care that much. But please DO tell
> of both good and bad experiences like Tom has mentioned.
> On Fri, 2008-01-11 at 23:16 -0500, Tom Roche wrote:
>> Just a note for anyone who might be trying to setup DDNS: be somewhat
>> skeptical of what you read @
>> I noted that the page above says "DynDNS has tested and certified" the
>> Linksys WRT54Gv5, and has not the Netgear WGR614v6. Given that I had
>> access to one of each, I first tried to setup DDNS using the Linksys.
>> However, the same day as I deployed the Linksys, I began getting abuse
>> cutoffs from DynDNS due to over-frequent updates. So I took out the
>> Netgear to check it out, discovered that it had a DDNS UI, configured
>> and deployed. It has been trouble-free since then ... wrt DDNS,
>> anyway :-)
>> HTH, Tom Roche <Tom_Roche at pobox.com>
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