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Topic # 27288 20-Oct-2008 21:27
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Anyone got a spare Linksys WRT54GL for a hobby project? Yes, that's the one with custom firmware. I'm open to all offers. Please contact me via email. Thanks.






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  Reply # 172508 21-Oct-2008 13:02
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The are sub $100 new thesedays check www.pricespy.co.nz

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  Reply # 172864 22-Oct-2008 19:17
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I think they used to be cheaper, but i'm after a used one for a hobby project hence why i'm looking for one here.






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  Reply # 173189 23-Oct-2008 21:10

Are you looking at loading dd-wrt?

I had a really hard time locating the GL (for "Linux") model locally, but due to legislative restrictions, that was a no-go.

At last I had to settle for a WRT54G from DickSmith's. Problem was that DD & open-WRT wouldn't work on the v4 hardware I initailly got (yea, I know; RTFM b4 u buy), and had to take it back to exchange for a v5 hardware unit. Keep in mind that you dont need a Linkksys WRT54G unit to load dd-WRT or open-WRT. Benkin &  many other Broadcom-based units work too. Check out the hw requirements before you buy

Please check the firmware requirements & EXACT hardware speck before you buy! (don't trust the salesmen. they usually don't know or don't care what they're talking about)




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  Reply # 173715 26-Oct-2008 16:59
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Thanks for the heads up. Actually WRT54G v5 isn't running Linux, only v1-v4 is.

I'm looking at runnig OpenWrt. I'm after this particular model because of it's UART ports.

Not sure why you found it hard to get hold of WRT54GL, it's quite common.






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  Reply # 176952 9-Nov-2008 18:27
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WRT54GL's are commonplace -- I myself have two personally. As mentioned earlier, check out Pricespy. I got both of mine (on seperate days) from PB Tech.




 


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  Reply # 176957 9-Nov-2008 18:50
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The WRT54GL's have been discontinued though. There is still stock around but I can't imagine there is much left in the supply chain.

The WRT310N's seem to be a very popular choice now. 

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