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jonnyk
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎11-30-2006

Feedback on kit at Sam's Club

Getting my kids a machine for Christmas and want to hook up wireless.
 
Saw a kit at Sam's club for $60, but can't find any info on it (even on LinkSys web site.)
 
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
 
Kit Model number: WKUSB54-BP
Router model number: WRK54G
USB Adapter model number: WUSB54G
neo27
Posts: 278
Registered: ‎10-27-2006

Re: Feedback on kit at Sam's Club

Google it.
 
The WRK54G is stripped-down version of the LinksysWrt54g wireless router, included with a wireless PC card in the WKPC54G kit. Unlike the WRT54G, however, it includes a Marvell-based chipset, one antenna, and is incompatible with the various firmware hacks. If you want to run third-party firmware, get a WRT54G or WRT54GS instead.
 
As far as USB Adapter (WUSB54G), Linksys has an info on that product. I am using WUSB54G (not from Sam's club).
 
jonnyk
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎11-30-2006

Re: Feedback on kit at Sam's Club

Thank you!
jonnyk
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎11-30-2006

Re: Feedback on kit at Sam's Club

OK - followup -
 
I'm reading about different versions of the WRT54G. Is it true the v4 is the best (better than v5?)
 
How can I tell which version I am buying - The sealed boxes do not seem to list the version.
 
Jon
Posts: 837
Registered: ‎09-05-2006

Re: Feedback on kit at Sam's Club

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Versions 1 through 4 are better than versions 5, 6 and 7.  Linksys no longer produces version 4, but if you look you can find them.  Another to look at is WRT54GL 1.0 or 1.1.  These are version 4 with a new name.  They have the Linux OS with 16 MB RAM and 4 MB Flash Memory.  5, 6 and 7 have been reduced to 8 MB RAM and 2 MB Flash Memory along with version 5 having VXWorks OS which causes them to be problematic.
 
On the box below the barcode is a tag with the MAC address and Serial Number.  Look at the 1st four characters....
 
v1 = CDF0 or CDF1
v1.1 = CDF2 or CDF3
v2 = CDF5
v2.2 = CDF7
v3 = CDF8
v3.1 = CDF9
v4 = CDFA
v5 = CDFB
v5.1 = CDFC
v6 = CDFD
v7 = CDFE

Message Edited by wehowardjr on 11-30-200605:34 PM

neo27
Posts: 278
Registered: ‎10-27-2006

Re: Feedback on kit at Sam's Club



jonnyk wrote:
OK - followup -
 
I'm reading about different versions of the WRT54G. Is it true the v4 is the best (better than v5?)
 
How can I tell which version I am buying - The sealed boxes do not seem to list the version.
 
Jon


I've heard quite a few complaints about later versions (specifically 6 and later). I got
version 3.1 Haven't had any problems with it since I got it last year.
 
Take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WRT54G for details.