Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 20:51 Post subject: Vizio XWR100
Does anyone know the specs on this router? Just saw one at Walmart for C$78. I know it claims to be dual band and has a USB port for connecting storage devices. Would like to know more about it though.
I am planning on getting an Asus rtn16, but it would be nice to know the story on the Vizio.
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Posted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 23:22 Post subject: I got one of these puppies out of curriosity and...
I just got one of the Vizio XWR100's out of curiosity, and its pretty good so far. It can set up 3 separate networks 1 5ghz 1 2.4 ghz and a legacy network also at 2.4 ghz so im pretty impressed. I am sure putting DD-WRT on this thing would make it INCREDIBLE, but I really dont feel like taking it apart to see how much ram is inside since it would take down my whole network right now. As it stands its still pretty good for a 60 buck device. _________________ Semper Gumby
This is the router Gemtek made for Linksys and which was intended to become the WRT420 until Cisco drastically reduced the Cisco/Linksys router models.
I would guess based on the WRT400N and the bus type of the AR9227 that the 2nd radio chip is an AR9220.
A matching cpu for this bus type and without integrated switch and radios is AR7161, the same cpu as being used in WRT400N.
The Ram is indeed a Samsung K4H561638 of 32MB, flash is hopefully 8MB and not reduced in size.
I was going to set one of these up at an office and the thing desperately needs new firmware. It refused to work as a router without actually getting a valid internet address instead of a local one (this office's modem is in router mode and they cant get into it to change it. Probably have to have TWC change it). I couldn't connect to the web interface at all with a cable, even though it works fine as a switch. There are very few options on the thing and it seemed to me like the 4 ports and wireless are not even bridged.
Anyway, enough rambling. The newest firmware for it is about 4.6 MB, so I'm guessing its 8 MB of flash. It might be a great router with dd-wrt but until then...
Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:21 Post subject: Vizio XWR100
Bought recently for $50 at Costco. Setup easy, works great with default settings. Setting to HTTPS killed performance, and prevented me from logging into router over wireless. Firmware update needed is my guess; none available now. Another note, my Linksys wrt54gs v1 or v3 with dual antennas and dd-wrt way outperforms the xwr100, but has no N. USB disk nice, works on Mac, but does not seem to work on PC's.
I now have this router in my possesion mainly as a WAP device, since it likes to drop connections at random when operating as the main router...anyways I have some selective board shots the people here might enjoy. Sorry about the quality, my scanners only stay in focus for paper (my older, better scanners went kaput ages ago).
I have also discovered that Vizio has provided GPL code for this Router. I myself have not tried to build it, but it appears to be all in order, with some object files here-and-there (then again, what else what you'd expect these days).