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Cisco-Linksys WRT54GS Wireless-G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster

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  • Warranty - 3 years
  • Standards - IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b
  • Ports - One 10/100 RJ-45 Port, Four 10/100 RJ-45 Switched Ports
  • Button - Power Port, Reset Button
  • Cabling Type - UTP CAT 5
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Technical Details

  • DC in Jack
  • Minimum RAM: 64

Product Details

Product Manual [2.85mb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 7.3 x 7.9 inches ; 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0001D3K8A
  • Item model number: WRT54GS
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (687 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,061 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 7, 2005

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The Wireless-G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster is really three devices in one box. First, there's the Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect Wireless-G, Wireless-B, and other performance-enhanced SpeedBooster devices to the network. There's also a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 Switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together. Finally, the Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection.

SpeedBooster
The Wireless-G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster incorporates the next generation of Wireless-G (802.11g) networking. SpeedBooster technology is a compatible add-on to standard Wireless-G, which increases "real-world" wireless network performance by up to 35%. Unlike other speed-enhancing technologies, SpeedBooster is fully 802.11 compliant, and a "good neighbor" to other wireless devices and technologies, using a single 2.4 GHz channel as specified by the official wireless standard. And, unlike other technologies, with SpeedBooster you'll see an overall speed improvement even when running a mixed network of SpeedBooster and regular Wireless-G devices.

To protect your data and privacy, the Router can encrypt all wireless transmissions, and also supports the industrial-strength wireless security of Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), and 802.1x authentication and authorization. The Router can serve as a DHCP Server, has a powerful SPI firewall to protect your PCs against intruders and most known Internet attacks, and supports VPN pass-through. Configuration is a snap with the web browser-based configuration utility.

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

Also works with:

  • WPC54GS: Connects your notebook computer to the Wireless-G network with SpeedBooster technology.
  • WMP54GS: Wireless-G with SpeedBooster connectivity for your desktop or tower PC.
  • WGA54G Converts any Ethernet-equipped game console to Wireless-G networking. Wirelessly connect to your Router for Internet gaming!

See a comparison diagram of the different wireless technologies.

Wireless networks are rapidly becoming more popular and coming down in price. Since they don't require cables, you can use the devices anywhere in an office or home, even out on the patio. There's no need to roll out an Ethernet network cable to each room of a house; you can network anywhere -- without wires. Outside of the home, wireless networking is available in hotspots at coffee shops, businesses, airports -- great when you're on the road and need to get some work done. For convenience, wireless networking is the answer.

What Wireless Standard is Right for Me?
Now that you've decided to create a wireless network, the next step is to figure out which wireless standard to use.

Basically, a standard is a set of specifications for a device. All devices that follow a specific standard share operating characteristics, such as the radio frequency used and maximum data transfer speed.

For wireless networking, there are three standards to choose from at this time:

  • 802.11b
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11a/g

To learn about the differences between the standards and select the right one for your network, click here for an easy-to-understand chart.

Product Description

The Wireless-G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster is really three devices in one box. First, theres the Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect Wireless-G, Wireless-B, and other performance-enhanced SpeedBooster devices to the network. Theres also a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 Switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together. Finally, the Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection. The Wireless-G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster incorporates the next generation of Wireless-G (802.11g) networking. SpeedBooster technology is a compatible add-on to standard Wireless-G, which increases real-world wireless network performance by up to 35. Unlike other speed-enhancing technologies, SpeedBooster is fully 802.11 compliant, and a good neighbor to other wireless devices and technologies, using a single 2.4GHz channel as specified by the official wireless standard. And, unlike other technologies, with SpeedBooster youll see an overall speed improvement even when running a mixed network of SpeedBooster and regular Wireless-G devices.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Easy to set up. Instructions were clear. Read more ›
Haven't had any problems with it. Setup is easy via the webpage. Funny thing is I had problems with the Secure Easy Setup feature. Read more ›
I don't get how you guys can say setup was difficult. I just popped the setup CD into my computer and it explained EVERYTHING in great detail. Read more ›
also the wireless settings is very eazy to set up & is blazing fast. the range is also very good depending on what wireless reciver your using. Read more ›
I bought this one as a replacement of the one got lightening damaged. The installation is much easier compared to the old one. And we have used it for more than a month now. Read more ›
This is way better than the linksys. Setup was so easy just quietly followed the instructions and I am seeing a speed of 117mbps in wireless. At best the Linksys shows… Read more ›
It is also the first time I buy a refurbished item of this type, but is fast and well built. The connection was easy, no problems at all, and Amazon service is great. Read more ›
About every 4-5 days, it has a…My wireless is still fine, so the connection is still good, cable is still talking to the box, etc., but the router severs the connection. Read more ›
Also, my internet connection (wired) was fast before, but now it is SMOKIN'! I easily connected my two computers and now have my laptop free to roam the house and go out on… Read more ›
When the router was working, it would cut out all the time, several times a day. I could never use my laptop in my bedroom, because the signal was too weak. And I live in a… Read more ›
Finally, the Linksys software monitoring the router connection was invasive, slow and annoying. Read more ›
Works as expected,…The signal is pretty strong and the wireless laptop works just fine with me on the desktop at same time, wireless is within 40 feet more than 30. Ove… Read more ›
Since I installed this one I think in 4 months I have gone down to reset it one time. Speed is great as well. Read more ›
top notch product, great transmission to second computer one floor away. Speed is excellent for G standard. The only problem, the set-up could have been easier, the… Read more ›
I replaced a one year old Netgear G router with the WRT54GS and…I have had no problems with drops, and the speed is considerably faster than any other G router I have used. Read more ›
So far, the router has been a major improvement over the DLink that was in service. Speed is noticeably faster as well. Both routers were set to G-only, so I can only infer… Read more ›
I had checked prices at other stores, and got a great deal here. Also shipping speed was incredible it was (WoooShhh). Read more ›
This Linksys WRT54GS Wireless-G really did wonders for my home network and wow the speed is great. Read more ›
Had the router for 1 month and no problems. Easy set-up and range is very good throughout the house (2,800 sq ft). No complaints. Read more ›
I had no problems with the setup. The range was great. I live in a 27,000 sq ft home with upstairs. Read more ›
Twice, so far, I needed to unplug/replug power cable to router, and establish a reconnection to the wireless network (simple). The range is decent, though, not the best. Set… Read more ›
It's fast and reliable. I would not say that the range is great....but it's OK. Read more ›
As far as the SpeedBooster thing goes, I really can't tell any difference (the last…I am very satisfied with the overall performance however, and the range is very good. Read more ›
You can also just use this for wireless internet access if that's all you…Range is very good if you use this with it's partner adapter WPC54GS which also has speedbooster. Read more ›
Security is excellent on this model, range is acceptable, and it's pretty fast. Overall, I'm very pleased with this purchase. Read more ›
Installation was a breeze and configuration was easy. One thing I would like to see is a stronger signal from the router as I have experienced problems with consistency of… Read more ›
I purchased this router to round out my new wireless home network. The router is excellent, easy to maintain and the security works very well. I gave this 4 stars instead… Read more ›
With 2 desktop PCs, a laptop with 802.11B wireless, a Palm Tungsten…Security was easy to setup and the overall throughput for the wireless devices is more than acceptable. Read more ›
Installation wasn't hard - fairly straightforward. Their controls are very professional - might be intimidating to non-IT guys. I dont see this router reliable at all. Read more ›
a) the setup/configuration tools are seemingly straightforward, but apparently the device doesn't have the capability of detecting the presence of WinXP SP2, thus there… Read more ›
I am the one my friends and family come to for computer help and it's been that way for 10 years and I still had trouble. Customer support is terrible. Read more ›
But whenever it was connected to the internet, my desktop computer had none. Tech support is absolutely terrible, and setup was easy, but didn't work. I reset and rebooted… Read more ›
No problems in usage. Telephone support was spot on. I had two Belkins before. Read more ›
I've used my PS3 at a friend's house and it connects effortlessly. Tech support was very professional and suggested a number of modifications. But none have worked. Read more ›
So if you have DSL, I would consider another type of router unless you don't mind manually…After installing my router with the help of tech support, it works great! It… Read more ›
Literally as easy as it says on the box. On top of that, the customer service is awesome! We moved overseas and when we arrived I had to setup right away. Read more ›
The new one worked well, but the software included is god awful. And I had to go to the support site forums to see what tweaks I needed to do to get it to perform well… Read more ›
BE WARNED: the quality control for this hardware is far under par, the software interface is not intuitive and frustratingly unstable, and worst of all, their customer… Read more ›
This new firmware works well with the DynDns, the router is not getting stuck with my traffic, the wireless has a acceptable range. The SpeedBooster - what makes this… Read more ›
After 6 calls to tech support, they finally concluded the router software was bad. They asked that I go to their website to download the appropriate Firmware and when I… Read more ›
I'm a little better than a novice, having installed a Netgear system in the past in my…The Linksys software is as straightforward or more so than the previously mentioned. Read more ›
Another plus is that the web-based config interface is much improved. My favorite feature is where you can easily restrict the wireless users on your network to a specific… Read more ›
My home wireless…It was fairly easy to set up and now I can say that for the first time the home wireless network is performing flawlessly (for the last three days anyway). Read more ›
It all started one evening when my visiting 19 year old son, picked a fight with his 14 year…I had an established 802.11b home network that was functional and dependable. Read more ›
5) So far, the best router I have used with VOIP is…It was a super fast and stable router, but I couldn't use it because it had a networking issue with my network camera. Read more ›
It was very easy to install (didn't even need the CD) and my laptop immediately picked up the signal. So happy to have a secure wireless network with full bars! At last! Read more ›
With little…After buying D-Link DIR-655 N router, an hour of updating firmware and setting the access point, there was $100 perfect and new network system for my house. I… Read more ›
Great network device with 4 wired ports, as well as wireless. Allows you to secure your network via WEP security password or even MAC address. Excellent. Read more ›
Easy to use CD for set up. Had it for 5 years never had problems. Read more ›
It appears in their efforts to make the router more secure and better overall they failed to make it easier to use despite the marketing as being easier to setup. Read more ›
It required a call to the service center to connect to my i-Mac. It might prove easier to connect to with a Windows product. Read more ›
And results are exactly what I expected from Linksys. I would recommend this for it's easy to use setup and price. Read more ›
Freedom from going into the basement to the main…Two bars from the basement to the second floor on the other side of the house gives good quick response to internet access. Read more ›
I have used this router for over 5 years without a hitch! It works flawlessly with easy to use firmware/software. It has great range for a Wireless G router and I can use… Read more ›
Great works fine verry fast easy to install had it over a month now not one problem price is good if you need one buy this one youll love it Read more ›
The price was reasonably good, delivery done with no problems, product works good as expected and I have nothing but good things to say of this purchase through Amazon. Read more ›
Great router with detachable antennas as well as great price. Router showed up in mail within a week with standard shipping although the predicted 4-17 day s&h time. Read more ›
Sending the product to Linksys is a cost to the buyer. The equipment is solid for the value, meaning, there is much better routers out there for more money. Another good… Read more ›
It doesn't assign static ip…I think that explains the low price compared to the good reviews: if it works it's great value for the money, but most of them just don't work ! Read more ›
As with any linksys hardware, this is a great device for price and function. Easy to install, easy to secure, easy to add network devices, but pay close attention to the… Read more ›
I do have 4 desktops (I do a lot of video editing and graphic design using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as website design) and a laptop that I hope to get all… Read more ›
No product for the…Either this model was badly designed or it has a bug that the company is trying to patch over with firmware upgrades instead of recalling the product. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1,622 of 1,672 people found the following review helpful By J. Dang on August 12, 2004
I love the WRT54G which I have bought for my home a year ago. I am a college student and just bought another one since I moved off campus. At first, I had trouble deciding between the WRT54G or the WRT54GS( with speedbooster). From first glance, the speedbooster tag seems enticing since everybody wants fast wireless transfers that would hopefully come close to wired networks. After reading some reviews and speaking to my best friend who works for Linksys , the only difference between the WRT54G and the WRT54GS is the flash and Ram memory. It is an upgrade from 4mb to 8mb for the flash, and 16mb to 32mb for the Ram. Basically you wont surf the internet any faster. The benefits of this is just transferring files from one computer to another will increase. For those who just want to share an internet connection, stick with the WRT54G and save the extra 20 bucks for a 30 pack of beer. If you like to transfer files between computers, spend the extra dough.
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111 of 111 people found the following review helpful By W. Mills on October 28, 2005
I recently purchased the Linksys wrt54gs router upon the recommendation of our firm's IT manager. We use this same router in our business office. I am using this one in a 3000 sq ft home and the router covers the entire house with an "excellent" to "very good" reception (54mps). It does take a little while to hook up. AND, this is important - it is much easier to hook up the router using a program download from the linksys.com web site. The program will walk you through the set up process and program the router for your system. I figure Linksys created the program to reduce all the time their technical people were spending with people like me. In fact their technical support recommended the program instead of the cd. So skip the cd that comes with the router and don't mess with the "easy set up button"; just use the free download. Also, if you're a novice like me you need to know that you program the router using your internet browser. The address is in the manual. Finally, be sure to set up the security features otherwise your wireless network will be open for anyone within range to connect.
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235 of 261 people found the following review helpful By "dreammasher" on April 1, 2004
I have nothing but good things to say about this item. I can't believe that there is not one review on this item yet. After struggling with the D-Link DI-624 & all of its included problems for about 3 weeks I decided to return it. Those were the worst 3 weeks of my life. The router would reboot every few minutes, & would disconnect every time the phone rang. The very worst part of all was that the D-Link PC Card would freeze my notebook with no way to properly shutting down. I even tried the new Netgear card with the same results. At this point I had given up on wireless, & switched back to using cables. About a week ago, my girl showed up at my doorstep with an Amazon box. When I opened it & saw what was inside. I said to myself, oh boy here we go again, & to my surprise it was nothing like that. Everything went smooth as silk, from beginning to end. The best experience I have had in a long time. The router it self is very well built & sturdy, unlike the D-Link. I guess it's true what people say, you get what you pay for. For anybody in the market for a wireless router, I would highly recommend you spending a few dollars more & getting a quality product from a well known company like Linksys / Cisco. The installation was a no-brainer, & the configuration process was just as easy. The configuration wizard walks you step by step & explains what each setting does. Till this day, I haven't had any problems with reboots or disconnects when the phone rings. The best part is my Linksys PC Card doesn't freeze my notebook, & does have slightly better range than the D-Link. Another thing I love about the router is that it has all the bells & whistles for those who like playing with the advance settings. The transfer speeds are slightly faster than the D-Link's, but I really doubt they even come near of what they claim. All in all I'm very satisfied with this Linksys combo, & the 3 year warranty is a big plus.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Wolf on October 25, 2006
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I had an existing Router and Wireless access point from Linksys, the router started acting up so I decided to replace both of them with this wireless router.

The key is to get an Internet connection from your DSL modem directly to your computer, once you can get online the rest is cake.

I unplugged my main computer from the old router and plugged it directly into the Verizon DSL modem. Turned on my computer and was able to get online immediately. Once you can, insert the CD that comes with this router and follow the instructions. It checks for the Internet connection, and instructs you to then plug in the router. It took few seconds for it to recognize and configure the new router, it then installed some basic security setting for me.

It automatically let my computers that are hardwired to the router access the Internet also. The wireless devices that I have had to be changed to the new security settings, unless you use your old security settings again.

The thing that bugs me is that it doesn't tell you how to log into your router from the web browser. I know from experience so I did it automatically. This is important because you should always change the default password, or anyone could log into your router and change it. Becuase the default is widely known. To change it, go to your web browser, type in 192.168.1.1 in the address field (without the [...] when a box pops up the log in is: admin and the password is admin. CHANGE THE PASSWORD. Even if you do not set up wireless security, you should, but if you don't at the very least change the password and write it down so you don't forget it.

When you are logged in it is a good idea to set up the security settings for wirelss access. You can find some good intructions on the Linksys website.
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