I have the MR814v2 and havnt had problems with it .. it can be flashed
via the web gui on the local lan.
On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 09:33:13 -0800, Justin Mason <jm at jmason.org> wrote:
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>>> Niall O Broin writes:
> > On 18 Mar 2005, at 11:37, Cian Cullinan wrote:
> > > The site doesn't give any information except that it costs €140 which
> > > seems steep, and a nice woman at the help desk could only tell me it
> > > was a "HUAWEI" -whatever that is. Some sort of combined
> > > modem/router/4-port switch jobby probably, but the www.huawei.com site
> > > is horribly slow and I couldn't find anything useful.
> > > Better off getting something standard from Linksys etc?
> > Absolutely. Linksys WRT54g (which runs Linux, so you can have fun
> > hacking it too, if that floats your boat) costs 75 EUR from I.T. Direct
> > in Dublin and works nicely. The Linksys has no modem but IIRC Smart
> > supplies a modem F.O.C. anyway.
>> I'd strongly recommend buying one of these and flashing it yourself.
> I made the stupid mistake of buying a Netgear MR814, which is pretty
> similar, but
>> - DDOSed a host in Australia with NTP traffic continually due to a
> stupid amateur decision by the firmware developers. (this is now fixed
> - sends cryptic messages to my syslog which aren't mentioned anywhere on
> the net, or on their site;
> - hard hangs once every 1-2 days, requiring a full power cycle;
> - uses firmware developed by a Taiwanese firm with a content-free
> website and no other presence on the net;
> - has been unmaintained by NetGear for the last year, presumably because
> it's an old model and they can't make any $$$$ off of it by now.
>> Naturally, it's unflashable, so it's just an unreliable, antisocial piece
> of cheap kit that's now unmaintained.
>> If I'd bought a Linksys, I could at least have something where I can fix
> the bugs myself, or find decent tech support! Lesson learned... buy open
> source ;)
>> - --j.
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