• WRT54G

    From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to All on Mon Oct 30 11:55:59 2017
    I was at my local Goodwill Outlet last week and saw a pristine WRT54G V2 for sale with power adapter -- since they sell by the pound, it was $1.80.

    It's in pristine condition, the plastic isn't faded and all of the stickers are intact. Fired it up, installed DD-WRT firmware, and put it in my office as a wireless AP. It's amazing that these things are still running and do pretty much everything you need it to do. It's only G wireless, but I mostly use this for connecting my laptop and desktop on the switch to copy files.

    I'm using it as an access point, I have another router that's a border gateway between my LAN and my ISP; I'm going to install the VPN client on the office AP and use it as a full-time VPN endpoint; if I want to go out in cleartext (like gaming or netflix) I'll go out on the home WLAN, and when I want to make sure I'm sending out encrypted, connect to the office WLAN.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Oct 30 13:24:37 2017
    Re: WRT54G
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to All on Mon Oct 30 2017 11:55 am

    I was at my local Goodwill Outlet last week and saw a pristine WRT54G V2 for sale with power adapter -- since they sell by the pound, it was $1.80.

    It's in pristine condition, the plastic isn't faded and all of the stickers are intact. Fired it up, installed DD-WRT firmware, and put it in my office as a wireless AP. It's amazing that these things are still running and do pretty much everything you need it to do. It's only G

    Interesting, I visited a couple Goodwills over the weekend too and saw a couple of those routers for sale. Sounds like you made a good find. I thought it was the GL model that was customizable though (not just the 'G')? Years ago I bought a WRT54GL for the purpose of installing DD-WRT on it (which I did, and I really liked it). I still have my old WRT54GL router.. I had bought a second WRT54GL too, because at the time I heard Linksys was going to stop making them. Several years later I still had the 2nd one new in the box, and I sold it on eBay.

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Oct 30 16:27:30 2017
    Re: WRT54G
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to All on Mon Oct 30 2017 11:55 am

    I was at my local Goodwill Outlet last week and saw a pristine WRT54G V2 for sale with power adapter -- since they sell by the pound, it was $1.80.


    what do you mean by the pound? over here it would probably be 10 bucks.
    i havent ever found anything good at goodwill but my gf has got some real expensive purses for real cheap.
    also a food pantry.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Mon Oct 30 16:28:10 2017
    Re: WRT54G
    By: Nightfox to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Oct 30 2017 01:24 pm

    Interesting, I visited a couple Goodwills over the weekend too and saw a couple of those routers for sale. Sounds like you made a good find. I thought it was the GL model that was customizable though (not just the 'G')? Years ago I bought a WRT54GL for the purpose of installing DD-WRT on it (which I did, and I really liked it). I still have my old WRT54GL router.. I had bought a second WRT54GL too, because at the time I heard Linksys was


    goodwill has online auctions but you have to pay shipping and it's as-is
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Tue Oct 31 09:56:14 2017
    Re: WRT54G
    By: MRO to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Oct 30 2017 04:27 pm

    I was at my local Goodwill Outlet last week and saw a pristine WRT54G
    V2 for sale with power adapter -- since they sell by the pound, it was
    $1.80.

    what do you mean by the pound? over here it would probably be 10 bucks.

    By the pound, as in by weight. There are a couple Goodwills in my area that sell things that way too. They just weigh whatever things you want to buy and charge an amount per pound.

    i havent ever found anything good at goodwill but my gf has got some real expensive purses for real cheap.
    also a food pantry.

    I've seen some interesting things at Goodwill, but I've never really wanted to buy electronics from there since I don't know if it will work at all. One time I even saw an old Macintosh in a big bin at a Goodwill (one of the ones that sells by weight) - Who knows how that stuff is treated there or if it even works..

    Nightfox

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  • From DaiTengu@VERT/ENSEMBLE to MRO on Tue Oct 31 14:01:57 2017
    Re: WRT54G
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Mon Oct 30 2017 04:28 pm


    goodwill has online auctions but you have to pay shipping and it's as-is

    A friend of mine does the pricing/posting for those auctions for our area.

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  • From Ennev@VERT/MTLGEEK to poindexter FORTRAN on Tue Oct 31 15:26:14 2017
    I was at my local Goodwill Outlet last week and saw a pristine WRT54G V2
    for sale with power adapter -- since they sell by the pound, it was $1.80.


    Awesome, It's a great mythical router, probably the best they made. And with DD-WRT in it, can't go wrong. Can use it as extender or for vpn etc.

    It's the Swiss army knife of routers :-D

    I regret giving mine away a few years ago. Still have a E2000 with DD-WRT
    still miss my 54G, but i would miss the gigabit ethernet.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Ennev on Tue Oct 31 14:48:06 2017
    Re: Re: WRT54G
    By: Ennev to poindexter FORTRAN on Tue Oct 31 2017 03:26 pm

    I regret giving mine away a few years ago. Still have a E2000 with DD-WRT still miss my 54G, but i would miss the gigabit ethernet.

    When I had my WRT54GL, I eventually bought a gigabit ethernet switch and plugged it into one of the ports on the router. That gave me a gigabit connection between my 2 PCs. That wouldn't work for internet speeds faster than 100 mbit, but I didn't have internet speed that fast so it was okay for me.

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Tue Oct 31 17:23:11 2017
    Re: WRT54G
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Tue Oct 31 2017 09:56 am

    what do you mean by the pound? over here it would probably be 10 bucks.

    By the pound, as in by weight. There are a couple Goodwills in my area that sell things that way too. They just weigh whatever things you want to buy and charge an amount per pound.

    that's very strange. you'd think they'd want to make money based on the worth of the item.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to DaiTengu on Tue Oct 31 17:23:59 2017
    Re: WRT54G
    By: DaiTengu to MRO on Tue Oct 31 2017 02:01 pm

    Re: WRT54G
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Mon Oct 30 2017 04:28 pm


    goodwill has online auctions but you have to pay shipping and it's as-is

    A friend of mine does the pricing/posting for those auctions for our area.



    my coworker's sister is a gemologist or whatever ya call it and she identifies the stones and prices them for the goodwill online site
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  • From Ennev@VERT/MTLGEEK to Nightfox on Tue Oct 31 18:25:15 2017
    When I had my WRT54GL, I eventually bought a gigabit ethernet switch and plugged it into one of the ports on the router. That gave me a gigabit connection between my 2 PCs. That wouldn't work for internet speeds faster than 100 mbit, but I didn't have internet speed that fast so it was okay
    for me.

    Most people rarely have internet connection faster than 50mbit anyway.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Tue Oct 31 16:12:29 2017
    Re: WRT54G
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Tue Oct 31 2017 05:23 pm

    By the pound, as in by weight. There are a couple Goodwills in my
    area that sell things that way too. They just weigh whatever things
    you want to buy and charge an amount per pound.

    that's very strange. you'd think they'd want to make money based on the worth of the item.

    Yeah, but I guess that's just how some Goodwills do things. I think part of it might be that a lot of people probably donate questionable electronics which might or might not work well, and Goodwill employees probably don't test all that stuff. Unless it's in a new unwrapped box, I'm not sure how much I'd trust it and probably wouldn't want to pay a whole lot for it from Goodwill.

    Also, I think part of Goodwill's mission is to sell things cheaply so more people can afford them. And since they sell donated items, they're still making money on it.

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Tue Oct 31 22:29:32 2017
    Re: WRT54G
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Tue Oct 31 2017 04:12 pm

    Also, I think part of Goodwill's mission is to sell things cheaply so more people can afford them. And since they sell donated items, they're still making money on it.


    a lot of the items at goodwill are also just donated from department stores. they take the tax writeoff instead of throwing it out or repackaging an item with damaged packaging.
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Nightfox on Sun Nov 5 09:29:00 2017
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    a couple of those routers for sale. Sounds like you made a good find.
    I thought it was the GL model that was customizable though (not just
    the 'G')? Years ago I bought a WRT54GL for the purpose of installing DD-WRT on it (which I did, and I really liked it).


    Versions 1.0 through 4.0 ran Linux, have 16MB of RAM and 4GB of flash.
    5.0 switched to VxWorks and half of the RAM/flash. The GL versions ran
    linux and were similar to versions 1 through 4.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to poindexter FORTRAN on Sun Nov 5 18:30:38 2017
    Re: Re: WRT54G
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Nightfox on Sun Nov 05 2017 08:29 am

    find. I thought it was the GL model that was customizable though
    (not just the 'G')? Years ago I bought a WRT54GL for the purpose of
    installing DD-WRT on it (which I did, and I really liked it).

    Versions 1.0 through 4.0 ran Linux, have 16MB of RAM and 4GB of flash.
    5.0 switched to VxWorks and half of the RAM/flash. The GL versions ran linux and were similar to versions 1 through 4.

    Ah, I see.

    Nightfox

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