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Linksys WGA54G / anyone using?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Shawn C, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. Shawn C

    Shawn C Screenwriter

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    I've gone wireless! I recently bought a laptop as a desktop replacement that has built-in wireless networking (G). I picked up a Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router. I LOVE IT!

    Anyways, has anyone here used the WGA54G "Gaming" access point? It $89.00 at Amazon.com right now after a mail-in rebate. The WAP54G access point is like $5.00 cheaper. I am assuming that these are really the same thing internally, and the "gaming" access point it just in a fancy case. Is this correct?

    Should I just look for a better deal on a standard "G" access point? What about the MS access point. It seems to be pretty expensive in comparison.
     
  2. Brian_Dunstan

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    I just picked up the Linksys Wireless-G Game Adapter last week and it's been working great. I can't speak to whether or not the "game adapter" and the WAP are really the same thing, but the game adapter has worked well so far.
     
  3. David Broome

    David Broome Stunt Coordinator

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    I use the WRT54G and love it. Have you guys seen this?

    firmware

    This guy is writing his own firmware (the Linksys code is GPL'd) that adds MANY good enhancements. I especially like the 'Antenna transmit power' setting. The default is %25, but with his firmware, you can up it to 100%. My signal strength in my bedroom went from a 10-25 to 66% and sometimes higher than that.
     
  4. BRADH

    BRADH Auditioning

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    David,

    Which version did you down load I have the WRT54G looked at the page but not for sure which one to download.

    Thanks
    Brad
     
  5. David Broome

    David Broome Stunt Coordinator

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    I downloaded Version 2.00.8.1h.wfb (Last update: 11/01/2004 - 15: 00 Paris), as that was the last one that was there last time I updated. I had to run it through the updater twice for it to take, and then wait a couple minutes and power cycle the router, but it has been working great ever since. YMMV...
     

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