Linksys WAG54GX2 use
This is a discussion on Linksys WAG54GX2 use within the Technical discussion forums, part of the Broadband Technical Help category; It's ADSL2+ compatible and I have had issues around the supplied netgear router since day zero dropping packets ( even ...
- 28-09-06, 10:47 PM #1
Linksys WAG54GX2 use
It's ADSL2+ compatible and I have had issues around the supplied netgear router since day zero dropping packets ( even on the local lan ) after a variable amount of time.
While I progressed the issue through the proper channels I decided to use this router. The password was extracted in the normal manner and it connected first time. The router has been up and stable since then.
Since Linksys' 1.00.01 firmware doesn't helpfully show the line stats I have enabled telnet access and was surprised to find it is the same kernel as the DG834GT...
BusyBox v1.00 (2005.06.09-02:36+0000) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
# adslctl info --stats
adslctl: ADSL driver and PHY status
Status: Showtime Channel: FAST, Upstream rate = 766 Kbps, Downstream rate = 153
Link Power State: L0
Line Status: No Defect
Training Status: Showtime
SNR (dB): 8.0 12.2
Attn(dB): 23.5 9.4
Pwr(dBm): 23.4 0.0
Max(Kbps): 18248 24896
Rate (Kbps): 15323 766
SNR varies as expected but never enough to cause dropouts. I'm using MRTG to graph it over time , but might have to go to rrd as starting the Y axis from 0 means the granularity isn't there.
- 28-09-06, 10:59 PM #2
- 28-09-06, 11:02 PM #3
I have the 1.0.03c beta firmware to hand ... want to get my Netgear back in operation first though as 2 bricks would be Very Bad(tm)
- 29-09-06, 08:00 AM #4
- 29-09-06, 11:45 AM #5
Having said that, individuals over at OpenWRT are still struggling with finding cross-compile tools to correctly compile for the BCM6348.
- 29-09-06, 01:16 PM #6
- 29-09-06, 06:11 PM #7
Pity really given the reputation of this chip. I'm sure they'll nail it eventually and who knows - maybe we'll get a serial console port for it.
- 30-09-06, 09:22 PM #8
Fansastic! I won't need to worry about the effects of Sky's updates any longer.