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Cisco-Linksys WRT54G2 Wireless-G Broadband Router

by Linksys
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  • All-in-one Internet-sharing router, 4-port switch, and Wireless-G (802.11g) access point
  • Shares a single Internet connection and other resources with Ethernet wired and Wireless-G and -B devices
  • Push button setup feature makes wireless configuration secure and simple
  • High security: Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), wireless MAC address filtering, powerful SPI firewall
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 9.8 x 2.8 inches ; 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0014J07R2
  • Item model number: WRT54G2
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,131 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,530 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at June 17, 2003

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer

The Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router is really three devices in one box. First, there's the Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect both screaming fast Wireless-G (802.11g at 54Mbps) and Wireless-B (802.11b at 11Mbps) devices to the network. There's also a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together. Connect four PCs directly, or attach more hubs and switches to create as big a network as you need. Finally, the router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection.

Once your computers are connected to the router and the Internet, they can communicate with each other too, sharing resources and files. All your computers can print on a shared printer connected anywhere in the house. And your computers can share all kinds of files--music, digital pictures, and documents. Keep all your digital music on one computer, and listen to it anywhere in the house. Organize all of your family's digital pictures in one place, to simplify finding the ones you want, and easing backup to CD-R. Utilize extra free space on one computer when another's hard drive starts to fill up.

The new Wi-Fi Protected Setup feature makes it easy to configure your wireless devices. Just push the button on the router and on your other Wi-Fi Protected Setup-enabled wireless device to automatically create a WPA2 connection that protects your data and privacy with up to 256-bit industrial-strength encryption. The router can serve as a DHCP Server, has a powerful SPI firewall to protect your PCs against intruders and most known Internet attacks, supports VPN pass-through, and can be configured to filter internal users' access to the Internet. Advanced configuration is a snap with the web browser-based interface.

With the Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router at the center of your home or office network, you can share a high-speed Internet connection, files, printers, and multi-player games with flexibility, speed, security and simplicity.

Product Description

The Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router is really three devices in one box. First, there`s the Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect both screaming fast Wireless-G (802.11g at 54Mbps) and Wireless-B (802.11b at 11Mbps) devices to the network. There`s also a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 Switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together. Connect four PCs directly, or attach more hubs and switches to create as big a network as you need. Finally, the Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I've been using this Linksys router for a couple of years now and it's still working great. I've used it with a couple of difference ISPs and setup has been easy. It's a… Read more ›
However I needed more security and wanted to setup up some IP cameras to watch my puppies while I was away. Setup was easy but it never stayed that way. Every problem I had… Read more ›
This router is fast and setup was reasonably easy. I was quite satisfied with it until recently when it began randomly disconnecting itself from my cable modem. Read more ›
The set up was easy, liked the lay out showing items connected. The time it took to get online way to slow, took 1 hour for desk top to get online, my son's apps wouldn't… Read more ›
My setup works perfect for my needs, so the more expensive models (N routers and cards), albeit newer technology - really aren't necessary for a start up network, nor an… Read more ›
Installation was so easy I could've done it with my eyes closed - and I'm no computer tech. I have this router running a MAC Mini and a PC utilizing both the eathernet and… Read more ›
I got an ASUS router now and the difference is night and day. All wired connections are solid. Webpages load up much faster, even when I am reloading a bunch of tabs and… Read more ›
I love this router is fast and looks good, very easy to set up and get to the settings in the PC and the wifi signal is great Read more ›
The router is in the lower level of the house. There are two laptops on the upper level and the signal is excellent for both laptops located in different rooms. While they… Read more ›
Runs at 54Mps. In a home of 2500 sq ft signal strength is great throughout. Have never had power cycling problem with this router. Read more ›
We use this router for both ethnet and wireless connections. The connection is very fast and gets great wireless reception from anywhere in a house. We also have it… Read more ›
I've never gone wrong with a linksys wireless router…The form factor is fantastic, the setup (even with Comcast) is a breeze, and the signal is good throughout my house. Read more ›
My Internet speed was really slow when I installed this product. Started to think I had cable issues or a virus. Read more ›
And, so far it's performance has been excellent! I am happy with this purchase and you will be too! Read more ›
-PS3 online play is excellent. Netflix streaming was decent when it worked, but I would get the buffering message a lot on certain titles. Read more ›
The…It worked for a month, but my internet speed was noticeably slower than if I plugged my PC straight into my modem (I had a wired connection from the PC to the router). Read more ›
I have had this router for a few months now and it was working fine. Speeds weren't great but it was absolutely getting the job done. It only dropped internet occasionally… Read more ›
The distances in my house are about two rooms away. Even then the speed is greatly reduced. Still might return it, haven't decided yet. Read more ›
It's good to use and the wireless signal is good. The price is incredible low,I don't know why. Cisco is a great brand. Read more ›
I had heard that installing wireless was simple, but this was…A young friend got online, order from Amazon - price was very reasonable and we had the router within a week. Read more ›
This is the second one if purchased and both have been easy to setup and configure. Nothing fancy, but for the price they work great. Read more ›
Device looks good, although a little bigger than I thought... not a big problem. Price is good, so maybe I'll buy one of these for me too! Read more ›
Pretty much exactly what I was looking for, very sleek and unassuming. The price was incredibly low for how useful the item turned out to be. Read more ›
Its a bit more challenging to access the router, but basically…I think the price was great at 40 bucks, has great range, and so far no freeze ups like my old PCI router. Read more ›
Great throughput with my 20mbps internet circuit.. Range is great within my apartment.. All in all an Amazing router! Read more ›
I have to re-boot it about every other day. The range is poor as it deteriorates quickly with distance. I'm going to try another brand, and junk this one. Read more ›
I was a little concerned that without external antennas I wouldn't get coverage vertically across three floors of my home as I did before but coverage is as good or better,… Read more ›
I updated the firmware when I purchased it and it has been at full operational load since. The range is great and the wireless internet speed is very impressive. Sets up… Read more ›
The biggest disappointment has been the wireless coverage - which is…The coverage hasn't been as good as my previous 4 year old router, which seemed to be dying recently. Read more ›
This router is excellent, the connection, speed and range is awesome... You can control if it broadcast information about your conecttion. Read more ›
This was a fine router, pretty easy to use. However, it stopped working within a year for no apparent reason. Read more ›
One of the positive features that I like about this device is the…This is good now for the use of the laptops and the netbooks if you want something to get them going' Read more ›
Even the website addressed the problem, but it didn't work for me. Maybe I didn't do it correctly, but it seems like a lot of work for a product that should be simple to use. Read more ›
this cisco linksys the so easy to use and start for first timers and best broadband router Ive had ever its the best! Read more ›
fastest shipping exellent qualty easy to use and install product was in excellent condition it was cheaper then ebay i m very happy with purchase Read more ›
Mostly this has been very good. Easy to install, connected to laptops pretty easily. The only issues are 1) some loss of connectivity every so often, which is fixed by just… Read more ›
It loses connections all the time and no one seems to be able to fix it. Cisco/Linksys customer support is horrible. Read more ›
Their customer service is HORRIBLE, but that's almost true for everything you buy these days. Total morons answer their phones. Read more ›
I used their chat but the window closed…The second time I tried, the support person was very slow for response so finally I asked if there was a number I could call. I… Read more ›
This router also looks very slick with a stream lined look and feel to it. However, I will say that Link-Sys customer support is pretty bad. They helped me before my… Read more ›
It didn't detect my internet connection. Good thing Linksys customer service was excellent. The customer rep guide me through the install and even offered help on… Read more ›
This router worked great for me until it…The Linksys support wasn't that great and they informed me they couldn't do anything because the warranty expired a few months ago. Read more ›
A bit tricky to install...should have a 'bit' of network concepts....if you are adding…After it found the network, all was good......I didn't see this in the instructions. Read more ›
The 54Mbps is fast than most internet connections so I did not need a Wireless-N device. The network is as fast as I need it to be. Read more ›
The home network was also easy to set up, which I appreciate since it was the biggest reason why I got it. My favorite thing about having wireless is that I can print… Read more ›
It was very easy and quick to setup. My router is placed on the 2nd floor and the network works great even in the basement. It looks very good too. Read more ›
Installation was easy, I inserted the…I liked that it was very easy to do, and my wireless network is secure, and I don't have to worry about intruders using my network. Read more ›
With my old…Local network activity was painful, streaming movies from the media center was painful as it would frequently lock up and stutter; thumbnails would not load. Read more ›
With that said, g2 has WPA2 support and good web interface. Though QoS settings and diagnostic interface are poor, I'd like to see more functionality there. Read more ›
It goes through a step by step detailed wizard that helps you setup your network access and security (you technically do not have to use…Network Magic software is so cool. Read more ›
Once found though, the web interface is pretty good. It's more cleanly laid out than the old D-link one, but I would NOT say that it is particularly beginner friendly. Read more ›
Linksys software is great and the installation went smoothly. I have a bit of a complex network for a home including two wired VOIP phones, a Network Attached backup hard… Read more ›
Once I adjusted the IP addresses and network names, it worked fine. Online interface is very easy to works with. Strong security is a real plus. Read more ›
I have used it for almost a month now with no problems of ANY kind. The on-line interface is also easy to use. All in all, I have had no problems at all. Read more ›
Setting up the ID and access password were easy too. It just kind of did it on it's own once the setup was complete. Read more ›
Excellent product, configuration is simple and the devices are connected quickly. Read more ›
The new…Many features are lacking without flashing the ROM to something like dd-wrt; wireless connectivity can be spotty; and sync with DSL or broadband is inconsistent. Read more ›
It works perfectly without any problem. The configuration is easy. Good for home network builder. Read more ›
The laptops see the router but can not establish a link. So if you are not concerned about security it is a good buy, looks nice and has a strong signal. Read more ›
Anyways, this Linksys router was much easier to set up. The WPA2 security was extremely easy to set up. Long story is that if you're not super technical like myself, this… Read more ›
I'm very satisfied with the product. The setup was extremely easy, the network manager software is simple and the design is great. Read more ›
Far as I know still working fine. Cool design. Can't speak to the distance limitations but from what I understand their 1300+ Sq ft house is covered, NP. Read more ›
Fast set up, nice design, solid connection. I've used this for 1 year and never have experienced dropped connection. Read more ›
This Linksys…With the disk provided with the router the installation was extremely easy, for now it functions as designed, so far I have no complaints with this product. Read more ›
The router has a nice moder design that can easily blend in with your contemporary house. It is easy to set up. Read more ›
This product has worked very well. Good signal strength and a great design with no antennas. I would definitely recommend this for someone looking for a new wireless router. Read more ›
You have invoked Linksys Software to connect your personal secured Wireless Network ID (SSID). The interface is slow, screen smearing and cumbersome. The Advance… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

375 of 388 people found the following review helpful By John Mccool on March 28, 2008
This was very easy to set up. It took about 5 minutes total to set up the router and have a wireless connection to my desktop. I have an excellent reception to my desktop that sits about 30 feet away in another room. Also, I have my desktop and laptop (both running vista), xbox 360, and ps3 connected to it wirelessly. the xbox 360 NAT is open and the ps3 NAT is type 2. I'm not sure what that stuff means technically, but in normal person terms it means that I can connect to others with no problems. The back of the router has 4 10/100 ethernet connections on it as well if you want a wired connection.

The design of this router is really excellent. The antennas are built into the router and the dimensions of it are really small and thin! This gives you more flexibility of where the router can be placed.

Streaming recorded TV, music, and pictures from my desktop to xbox (using media center) work well for both being connected wireless with no reduction in picture quality.

With the release of the new Xbox 360 dashboard I am able to stream HD video from Netflix wirelessly through my 360 with this router. The wait time for video to start is short and the picture quality of HD shows like Heroes and 30 Rock is great.

*Update* I have had the 20" 2.66ghz iMac since May 08 and connecting it to my linksys was as simple as selecting the network and typing in my password. The router has been up and running several months now with no resets or connection issues. This is a very stable router that requires little to no maintenance. Now my connections to this router are a laptop with Vista every now and then, Mac with OS X 10.5, ps3, 360, and 2 iPhones. There are no problems when 2 or more devices are using the connection. I am connected to a 6mbps cable connection.
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I have to say that I have come to like the WRT54G2 a lot.

Works very well with my PC, my fiancé's Mac, a Playstation3, a wired multiuse printer/fax/copier and the standard cable modem RCN provided.

Configuration was quick and easy and I had no problems in that regard.

My only complain with this product is the fact that the DHCP server has problems after a while. If you leave a PC/device on for too much time, it will "lose" it's IP address and there is no way around the issue other than rebooting / power cycling router and affected devices. It doesn't happen too often so it's not a major issue, but I would have appreciated the linksys forums to be more supportive of my post on this issue - as they really have not been.

So 5 stars for product design, features and ease of use
- 1 star for DHCP server flaw
- 1 star for poor product support
= 3 stars
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136 of 142 people found the following review helpful By D. Hentze TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 14, 2008
I had an original WRT54G that I bricked screwing around with the firmware. I needed another router right away, so I picked the WRT54G2 up at my local BB for $50. I was going to spend a lot more for an "N" router, but figured it wasn't worth it for my modest DSL/home network. I had the WRT54G2 up and running within 10 minutes. No problems. No drama. I was concerned about the internal antenna, but I still get a full signal even in my basement. It seems to work very well, and looks much better in my office than the original WRT54G.
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74 of 77 people found the following review helpful By Lifelong Sponge on June 10, 2008
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I am still just stunned. Here I was, all prepared for a painful afternoon of geekese and error messages and unexplained no-connectivity, like the last time I had to do this...ordering out for pizza and a late night and probably some booze to ease the pain...and twenty minutes later, I'm on my laptop. (Fifteen minutes of that was fighting with the laptop.) You insert a CD, it walks you through four easy steps, generates the needed keys, and you're done. So now I have to stay sober and cook dinner, but it's a small price to pay. The wifi signal is strong, the router design is sleek and unobtrusive (a minimum of horrible sleep-disturbing blinking green lights, my personal pet peeve), the price was absolutely right. We'll see how I feel a month from now, but at the moment I'm on a non-techie high....
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54 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Anne Purchase on May 16, 2008
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This is great! I'm not too "computer savvy," and this was just the right wireless router to get me started with my own home network. I'm sure there are many more wireless routers that can perform better than this one, but they're so much more expensive, and I guarantee this will suit your needs perfectly!

All I had to do was put the CD in my computer, then some text instructions and an animation showed me exactly what to do. There are about 4 steps, (not including naming your network and such.) This is a well-priced, general wireless router, and is just amazing! I used this to connect to my game systems also - (A Wii and Nintendo DS) And they connected perfectly! No worries at all. And, I get a perfect "3-bar" range everywhere in my house! The router is on the middle floor of my house, and I can get perfect connections in the basement, upstairs, wherever!

I highly recommend this router to any first time users of a wireless network, and anyone else looking for a reliable wireless network. Many other routers are 2x more expensive than this router, and don't do that much different. I hope this is the router for you!

-Sleek design -> No external antenna
-VERY simple set-up, even to a first time user
-Great range, no "dead spots"

Enjoy! ^_^
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