Pretty good deal on Linksys router for Canucks

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by matriculated, May 9, 2008.

  1. matriculated

    matriculated GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 27, 2007
    I just bought a Linksys WRT54G v8 at Staples for $40. The price is the same at Bestbuy too. The cool thing is I installed the micro version of the firmware and turned this into a wireless repeater. I have this hooked up to my Xbox so now I can play movies wirelessly from my PC in the basement and can finally get rid of the cat5 cable in my living room. The official wireless network adapter for the Xbox is over $100.

    I think I'll pickup another one, flash it and replace my old Dlink router that I have to reset every other day.

    More about the dd-wrt firmware here.
  2. Suranwrap

    Suranwrap Member

    Nov 24, 2006
    Vancouver, Canada
    This is an old router. But still a good price.
    I have had the router one step above this one for over 2 years now (WRT54GS). with the DD-WRT firmware, it works really well.
    But i now have a wireless N router for my mac book.
  3. FSSimon

    FSSimon GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 20, 2006
    Sept-Iles, QC
    I'm planning on doing the same with a 20$ fonera router.
  4. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

    Nov 7, 2007
    Under your bed
    This is what i plan to do with a LA Fonera router. It is only £11 from the official fonera shop!! I'll turn it into a Wireless Bridge for my Xbox 360.

    I ain't going to spend £50 on a xbox wireless network adapter and i can't have a ethner cable trailing from one room to another.

    The only problem is flashing the Fonera looks hard.
  5. coolbho3000

    coolbho3000 GBATemp Kikkoman Naturally Brewed SoySauce Fanatic

    Apr 29, 2007
    Kikkoman Factory
    I use a WRT54GL with DD-WRT as my main router. It doesn't use the Micro version, but the Standard version instead. [​IMG]