our Linksys migration - BEFSX41 --> WRT160N
I've had my Linksys BEFSX41 router for ages.
Somewhere along the way,
I added a separate Linksys WAP54G to our network for WiFi support.
Recently, came across an extra Linksys WRT160N that was not being used,
and installed it to replace just the Wifi function of the WAP54G,
but still kept the BEFSX41 as the main router for home.
OK - so, any comments on finally retiring the Linksys BEFSX41,
and just let the Linksys WRT160N handle all the router and WiFi functions ?
I am a huge fan of the trusty old BEFSX41. Deployed many of them and still keep one that I had in service for what feels like 10+ years. Now it's in the lab for testing and troubleshooting only.
Having said that: If you do not use the BEFSX41 for the VPN endpoint, then given that your WRT160N is free, put the old soldier out to pasture and enjoy what should be a nice upgrade from your current setup. Maybe you can find another use for the WAP54G too.
|reply to ps56k |
I remember the SX41 fondly!
Back in the days of Beta 1.45.3 .5 .7 !!!!
Back in the days where Linksys folks would admit to the issue, honestly tell you that they would work on the problem.... Then you'd find out it actually was released to a select few.... and you'd get the update though them, instead of the Linksys site!
Instead of now when you call now and they tell you they've never heard of that problem before, so they can't forward it up the chain because it isn't a known issue... and Nothing gets done!
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|reply to ps56k |
I'm surprised you've had the BEFSX41 for that length of time.
All I can remember from previously owning it was how buggy the firmware was. It took a long time to find a stable piece of firmware that worked with this unit where all features were accessible and working. I remember the constant lockups and reboots with dreaded red DIAG light lit up. On paper everything sounded great with all it's implemented features in that time period. Back then I should have avoided that mess and stayed with the rock solid BEFSR41.
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It ran just fine for a long time. Don't recall at this point which firmware was running, but it was stable for me, and I just left it alone.
I guess I'm wondering if the packet filtering and general strengths of the BEFSX41 at the time are just common to all routers of today ? Don't recall the standout features of the day, but something like more intense packet filtering (state, seq number, etc) come to mind.
I would think that the current generations of routers, like the WRT160N, would just have all that as their baseline.