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Old 10-23-2006, 04:37 PM
Ron
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I got a Linksys WRT54G ver3 wireless ap/router. I'm looking to upgrade
the security from WPA to WPA2 by firmware flash. The latest Linksys
firmware does not provide WPA2 security. Is there a third party firmware
for WRT54G device that can turn it into a WPA2 enabled device? Thanks.

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Old 10-23-2006, 09:28 PM
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Ron wrote:
> I got a Linksys WRT54G ver3 wireless ap/router. I'm looking to upgrade
> the security from WPA to WPA2 by firmware flash. The latest Linksys
> firmware does not provide WPA2 security. Is there a third party firmware
> for WRT54G device that can turn it into a WPA2 enabled device? Thanks.


Is it new enough you could exchange it for a version 5 or 6 router? If
you've had it some time, I can't answer your question about 3rd party
software. If someone doesn't come along soon to help you out here, you
might try your question here:

> http://www.dslreports.com/forum/linksys


bj

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Old 10-23-2006, 10:51 PM
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In article <4ae0a$453cefc6$4286329d$4020@msgid.meganewsserver s.com>, on
Mon, 23 Oct 2006 09:37:24 -0700, Ron wrote:

> I got a Linksys WRT54G ver3 wireless ap/router. I'm looking to upgrade
> the security from WPA to WPA2 by firmware flash. The latest Linksys
> firmware does not provide WPA2 security. Is there a third party firmware
> for WRT54G device that can turn it into a WPA2 enabled device? Thanks.


dd-wrt will support WPA2 on that model. www.dd-wrt.com

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Old 10-23-2006, 10:58 PM
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Ron wrote:
> I got a Linksys WRT54G ver3 wireless ap/router. I'm looking to upgrade
> the security from WPA to WPA2 by firmware flash. The latest Linksys
> firmware does not provide WPA2 security. Is there a third party firmware
> for WRT54G device that can turn it into a WPA2 enabled device? Thanks.


DD-WRT should do the trick for you. Whateveer you do don't return it
for a ver5 or 6 like the other poster mentioned. You have better
hardware right now. A quick look at the dd-wrt features reveals that it
does support WPA2.

Feature list:
<http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/What_is_%22DD-WRT%22%3F#Features_.28Overview.29>

Dowload page:
<http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads.php>

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Old 10-24-2006, 01:36 AM
Todd H.
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Ron <fdskljfoiewiorewuokdvsfds@FI74as32etwIOtrFewDS.co m> writes:

> I got a Linksys WRT54G ver3 wireless ap/router. I'm looking to upgrade
> the security from WPA to WPA2 by firmware flash. The latest Linksys
> firmware does not provide WPA2 security. Is there a third party
> firmware for WRT54G device that can turn it into a WPA2 enabled
> device? Thanks.


openwrt.org will get you where you wanna go.

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Old 10-25-2006, 08:52 PM
Ron
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Bryant Smith wrote:
> Ron wrote:
>
>> I got a Linksys WRT54G ver3 wireless ap/router. I'm looking to upgrade
>> the security from WPA to WPA2 by firmware flash. The latest Linksys
>> firmware does not provide WPA2 security. Is there a third party
>> firmware for WRT54G device that can turn it into a WPA2 enabled
>> device? Thanks.

>
>
> DD-WRT should do the trick for you. Whateveer you do don't return it
> for a ver5 or 6 like the other poster mentioned. You have better
> hardware right now. A quick look at the dd-wrt features reveals that it
> does support WPA2.
>
> Feature list:
> <http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/What_is_%22DD-WRT%22%3F#Features_.28Overview.29>
>
>
> Dowload page:
> <http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads.php>


Yes, I just read wiki article about WRT54G. It does indeed show that v3
has better hardware.

Btw, last night I flashed my WRT54G v3 with the latest Linksys firmware.
To my surprise, it actually enables WPA2 security. Under wireless
security options, there are new entries: WPA2 Enterprise, WPA2 Personal
etc. They didn't exist before the upgrade. I guess I was wrong on my
first post to say that it isn't supported. I find that kinda odd because
Linksys does not even mention WPA2 feature in the update "readme"
documentation.

Anyway, now I'd like to upgrade my WinXP SP2 (Pro and Home) WiFi
security from WPA to WPA2. Is "Update for Windows XP (KB893357)" needed
or WinXP SP2 is WPA2 ready without the update? Is anyone of you using
WinXP SP2 with WPA2? Care to comment?

Thanks again.

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