[GLLUG] Anyone with experience with Macs and AirPort Extreme?

Michael George george at idealso.com
Tue Jul 8 11:53:45 EDT 2008

Do you have dd-wrt on the wrt54gl?  If so, why don't you put the Linksys
firmware back onto it?

If you have tried both, then maybe it's a hardware problem.  Newegg has
the 54gl rated quite high by customers, so maybe you have a fluke.

On the other hand, if your "failures" are that you cannot reliably connect
from Macs, then maybe the problem is the Macs, not the router.  If I
didn't have the old iBook to test, I would perhaps think the router was
the problem, too.

On Tue, July 8, 2008 11:25 am, Eduardo Cesconetto wrote:
> I am biased, no doubt. But I am also pissed with my WRT54GL, yes, it
> is full of functions, but if they worked it would be nice. I am for
> quality. If you like to spend your time trying to figure out why your
> network FAIL all the time, get the WRT54G, I rather spend that time
> being productive...
> You can get a Netgear RangeMax WNR834B for 50 bucks at TigerDirect,
> and be done with it. See Rick, no Apple!!!!
> http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3641947&Sku=N100-2079&SRCCODE=GOOGLEBASE&cm_mmc_o=TBBTkwCjCVyBpAgf%20mwzygtCjCVRqCjCVRq
> On Jul 8, 2008, at 8:21 AM, Michael George wrote:
>> Thanks for the recommendation of OpenWRT.  Others have also made that
>> suggestion.  I am thinking now may be a good time to do it, since I'll
>> have two of them and can leapfrog from one to the other.
>> On Mon, July 7, 2008 11:34 pm, Richard Houser wrote:
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>>> Eduardo Cesconetto wrote:
>>> | Again, you are setting yourself for failure. The WRT54GL is buggy,
>>> | even worse when used with DDWRT.
>>> | Give up and get a descent router. My recomendation is an Airport
>>> | Extreme, but if you'd like to save some cash, get a cheap Netgear N
>>> | router...
>>> Overall, the WRT54GL is a pretty good router, and contains some
>>> pretty
>>> impressive features.  Even if Apple is 100% to spec (doubtful), the
>>> fact
>>> that it works with everything else implies that only Apple is likely
>>> doing something different (whether technically allowed or not, the
>>> behavior would still be non-standard).
>>> I'd recommend you use OpenWRT instead of DDWRT though.  Basically,
>>> OpenWRT is the original reference OSS firmware, and DDWRT is a clone.
>>> DDWRT has been under a lot of heat in the past for not releasing
>>> changes
>>> back to the community.  Many people on this list, including myself
>>> and
>>> several from Ideal Solutions are running WRT54G(L) units with OpenWRT
>>> and we haven't been having issues with our machines.
>>> Feature-wise, any router Apple releases don't even come close to what
>>> you can do with an OpenWRT (the same is true of any mass-market
>>> router
>>> targeted at the home user).  Typical OpenWRT routers have a feature
>>> set
>>> consistent with the $15k+ commercial routers, but they just can't
>>> handle
>>> the speed or volume of connections (neither of which typically
>>> matters
>>> to even a high-end home user).
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>> -Michael George
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-Michael George

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