Probably also disables the part 15 compliance as well, I'd bet.

-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of David E. Smith
Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 11:25 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Routers

Ross Cornett wrote:
> We have used linksys and netgear and their broadband routers have not held
up very well.   
No matter what brand of router you're talking about, you'll find a number of
people who say "wow, that's junk" and an equal number of people that say
"wow, that's awesome."

With that disclaimer out of the way, I've actually been quite happy with
Linksys gear - as long as you buy the RIGHT Linksys gear. The ever-popular
WRT54G router went down the tubes about a year and a half ago, for instance;
we have some still in use after two or three years (the older ones) but I've
also got about a dozen of the newer ones in the office that, frankly, I
don't know what to do with. I won't give them to customers because I /like/
my customers, and I couldn't return them because they're not technically

The Linksys WRT54GL, though, is pure concentrated awesome in a plastic box.
(Basically, after the massive public outcry, Linksys took the older 54G
hardware, gave it a new part number, and added about five bucks to the
wholesale price.)

As a benefit, if you're inclined to tinker, there's lots of after-market
firmware for the WRT54GL (and older WRT54G units) that add lots of nifty
features. Heck, if you're so inclined, you can use one as an all-purpose
CPE; there are two different client modes, where you can have it operate as
a transparent bridge, or even as a wireless client/NATting router. 
Obviously this disables the "access point" functionality, but that's not
necessarily a bad trade-off for a 802.11g client/router that can be had for
about sixty bucks.

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