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I have a Linksys WRT54G router with firmware v8.00.8. When I visited the Linksys support website trying to download new firmware update, I saw an option to "select hardware version." In that drop down, 8.0, 8,1, and 8,2 are all available. Should I selected 8.2 to download because it's the latest one or should I download the 8.0 because my firmware is v8.00.8? This is a bit confusing.

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You must select the actual hardware version that matches your router. It's written on the bottom of the router, but your existing firmware suggests your hardware version is 8.0. Firmware meant for a newer hardware version will not work.

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