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February 5, 2009

why to prefer ASUS WL500g Premium V1 over V2

Filed under: Hardwares — Sagacious Himself @ 10:45 pm

prefer ASUS WL500g Premium V1

http://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=15443&p=4
http://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?pid=79466#p79466

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[ASUS WL500g Premium] V1 has MiniPCI Broadcom 802.11b/g BCM4318 802.11 Wireless LAN Controller, while [ASUS WL500g Premium] V2 has Onboard BCM5354 802.11b/g. So both of them uses B43, but the LP-PHY of [ASUS WL500g Premium] V2 is not yet supported by B43, that is why [ASUS WL500g Premium] V2 does not work under 2.6.

As the WLAN is on a miniPCI card in [ASUS WL500g Premium] V1, it can be changed to an Atheros based card, which is better supported in 2.6, this is not possible for the [ASUS WL500g Premium] V2, as the WLAN controller is onboard.

Most of the above [ASUS WL500g Premium] V1 posts (at least mine) are referring to the factory config. (wlan card not switched to Atheros)

https://dev.openwrt.org/ticket/4395#comment:7

To my knowledge, [ASUS WL500g Premium] V1 has MiniPCI Broadcom 802.11b/g BCM4318 802.11 Wireless LAN Controller, while [ASUS WL500g Premium] V2 has Onboard BCM5354 802.11b/g. Both of them use the B43 driver, but the LP-PHY of V2 is not yet supported, and so the WLAN part of V2 does not work under 2.6.

Other than that it should be OK.

 

for everything else there’s DD-WRT v24 SP1

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices#Asus

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Hard_reset_or_30/30/30

http://dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv3/dd-wrt/hardware.html

 

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http://wiki.openwrt.org/OpenWrtDocs/Hardware/Asus/WL500GP
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/networking/display/asus-wl500g-premium.html

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