Is it alright to have different manufacturers wireles adapters (USB and PCI) on my not yet Wireless Network?
It's just that I'm in a position to purchase some hardware very soon (2Hrs) But I don't want to make a costly mistake due to my lack of knowledge. I have been researching since yesterday, but it's still a bit of a mine field for me to be honest.
If you are dealing with G stuff then it doesn't really matter who makes it. I haven't ever had a problem with different brands not getting along. If you are dealing with draft N stuff I would stick to all the same brand for best results.
just looked on wiki and the router supports WPA2. One more thing though, can you tell me if V.1 is better than V5.1 as the wiki link below shows more ram and flash memory in the earlier version!! or doesn't it work like that?
From that wiki you should note that from ver5 VXworks was used instead of Linux and it did not require the same amount of memory. This was not a great source of amusement to those who liked to use 3rd party firmware, although there is a micro version of DD-WRT.
Don't know when this was last edited.
Final Words While there are benefits to each version, the WRT54GS is obviously the latest and greatest. So, the recommendations if you are looking:
-to hack out a Mini PCI card or use with Linksys? PoE solution: WRT54Gv1.0
-for the latest and greatest 802.11G: WRT54G v4.0 / WRT54GS v4.0
-for 802.11G SpeedBooster or extra memory: WRT54GS v1.0v
-for 3rd party Firmware compatibility. WRT54G v1.0-v4 / WRT54GS v1.0-v4.0
-for All round performance and total recommendations: WRT54G v2.0-v4.0 / WRT54GS v1.0-v4.0
-note: Stay away from WRT54G v1.x (125Mhz CPU) and WRT54G v5.0 /