Linksys WRT54GL Wi-Fi Wireless-G Broadband Router
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- Linux-based Internet-sharing Router with built-in 4-port Switch and Wireless-G Access Point
- Shares a single Internet connection (10/100 WAN) with 4 Ethernet wired (10/100 switched LAN ;Compliant with the IEEE 802.11b/g protocol
- Max. Link Rate:54 Mbps; Has 2 External Antennas ; supports WPA2 standards for use of the available encryption regardless of client devices and features a built-in SPI firewall to prevent potential attacks from the Internet
- Interface: Ethernet Port
- Platform Compatibility: Windows XP , Windows Vista 32/64 ; package includes router and no modem
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- Brand Name: Linksys
- Model Number: WRT54GL
- Connectivity Technology: wireless
- Number of Ports: 4
- Network Transport Protocol: TCP/IP
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|Total Lan Ports||4||Information not provided||4||4|
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From the Manufacturer
Linksys WRT router is versatile and customizable.
WRT54GL Wi-Fi Wireless-G Router
At a Glance:
- Linux-based, open-source firmware allows you to customize your device
- Four Fast Ethernet ports to extend your wired network
- Wireless speeds up to 54 Mbps, supporting 802.11b and 802.11g
- WPA2 wireless encryption and SPI firewall for security
- Parental controls offer easy-to-configure restricted Internet access
Linksys WRT54GL Wi-Fi Wireless-G Router
Versatile Router Also Functions as Access Point and Switch
The Linksys WRT54GL Wireless-G Router delivers the functionality of three network devices in one. When used as a wireless access point, the WRT54GL delivers wireless data transfer rates up to 54 Mbps, supporting Wireless-G and Wireless-B devices.
Full-duplex Fast Ethernet ports enable you to connect up to four wired Ethernet devices to scale your network to best fit your needs, while the router functionality ties your network together to share a high-speed cable or DSL connection securely throughout your home or office.
Open Source Firmware for Custom Configurations
While the Linksys WRT54GL comes with ready-to-use firmware that allows you to control and extend your network, open source, Linux-based firmware can also be modified to provide additional customization. With easy-to-find tools readily available online, you can transform the WRT54GL into a commercial-grade wireless device featuring enterprise-level functionality with minimal effort and minimal cost.
Wired Connections Expand Your Network
Equipped with four full-duplex Fast Ethernet ports, the WRT54GL allows you to further extend your network to fit your needs. For small networks, simply connect four computers directly to the router, or expand your wired access by connecting additional network hardware. The WRT54GL is designed to be physically stackable, allowing you to mount additional WRT54GL routers to further expand your network.
Security Features Provide a Safe Connection
Featuring a full suite of advanced security features, the Linksys WRT54GL provides you with a safe way to stay connected. A combination of WPA2 encryption and SPI firewall offer enhanced wireless security for your Wi-Fi connected devices, while Internet Access Restrictions enable you to limit Web usage in your home. Thanks to a convenient browser-based interface, configuring secure access is a simple task, allowing the whole family to surf with peace of mind.
Easy 1-2-3 Setup
Getting the WRT54GL up and running is simple. Just plug the router into a power source, connect it to your Internet modem and your computer or laptop, then run the Setup Wizard on the included CD-ROM and follow the instructions.
Top Customer Reviews
It has been more than 3 months since I set up this router and I haven't had any problem. - 8/16/06
This router has been in operation for 7 months and hasn't had any problem at all. Not even a single reboot. - 1/16/07
When I installed this wireless router, setup was very straightforward (I did not use the Setup Wizard because it didn't work for me). I changed the IP address range (because the DSL modem uses the 192.168.1 address space), set the administrator password, chose a name for the Wireless network, enabled WPA2 encryption and picked a passphrase.
After that, I connected my laptop to the router right away, and received an excellent signal and throughput of 100 KB/sec (for comparison, my DSL connection maintains a throughput of 300 KB/sec when I connect straight to the DSL modem).
I've been using the router for several months now, and have not had any dropped connections (my older Netgear router dropped connections fairly frequently and did not support the newer WPA encryption scheme) and have consistent throughput. The router has been running constantly for these past few months.
For the real tech-heads, this router has customized Linux firmware available from third parties. I haven't tried this firmware, since the base Linksys firmware more than meets my needs.
Finally, good security practices are to: Change the administrator password, disable Universal Plug and Play, disable Remote administrative access, use a unique name for the access point, and if the network is only for a small number of personal devices (i.e. a laptop you own), enable MAC address filtering. A MAC address uniquely identifies a network card, so this only allows certain computers to access the network.
Obviously the big downside of this router is that it predates the newer 802.11n or "N-wireless" protocol. I'm a fairly tech-savvy user who always likes to get the latest and greatest in terms of equipment, but I've owned 802.11n routers and I always come back to this router because of its rock-solid reliability. What most people don't understand is that for most users, the true "bottleneck" of their wireless network is their connection to the Internet and not the speed of their wireless router. I use Comcast cable for my Internet connection, which is pretty fast (averaging about 8.5 mbps), but the LinkSys WRT54GL router can send and receive data at several times the speed of my Internet connection. That means that even if I had a newer 802.Read more ›
First i would like to start by saying i absolutely love this router. Its WIFI range is great, its dual band so i have choices and i can set up a guest network with the click of my mouse. It has a friendly User interface that allows everyday users to make changes as they see fit. It also allows for media prioritization by simply dragging your computer, or any device to the top of the list or to a separate list. This will ensure that no matter how many devices are connected your chosen device will always get what bandwidth it needs.
Now The IMPORTANT part.
Some people including myself have found that the speed coming out of the router to the devices was not as advertised from my Cable company. Directly from the Modem i received 100 MB down but the moment i used the router i was getting only 30. I even used the Built in speed test app in the router. After hours of hunting for the problem i discovered the culprit. The router comes pre programmed to Cap the at 30 MB.
HAVE NO FEAR, the solution is simple.
1: Log in to you router at 192.168.1.1 (assuming you did not change it.)
2: Click the media prioritization tab on the left.
3: Click setting (see attached picture)
4: Change the number. to whatever your max limit is. 0 may be unlimited though i have not tried this i just raised mine from 30000 to 120000
Enjoy the router!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was time for an upgrade. Extremely good range. Covers all three levels of my house. Supports all of my devices, 2 laptops, 3 iPads, 2 iPhones, printer, 2 TVs, 1 A/V receiver, 1... Read morePublished 7 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Bought it from Best Buy, received a defective device as per Linksys support analyst. it never did broadcast WIFI, sending back.Published 1 day ago by RPunuru
Was great routers at one point the older versions lasted me 4 years with no issues, never had to reboot etc with ddwrt, but then the last 4 I bought, were either DOA, bad within a... Read morePublished 1 day ago by NarutoV2
Replaced this router with a TP-Link and my wireless is 3x faster, never knew routers made a difference.Published 1 day ago by Brad Morse
Absolutely fantastic! I LOVE the WRT series. Don't be fooled by competitors' claims of 'superior' quality. If you are on the fence, JUST BUY THIS ONE!!! Read morePublished 1 day ago by Nicholas Terry
Constantly dropping even though signal strength was high and very disappointing speeds on 5GHZ band, couldn't even stream DVD quality video. My old N router was WAY more reliable. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Adam
This router is absolutely amazing! I am a Linux user and open source enthusiast and always run custom firmware on my routers. Read morePublished 2 days ago by CalcProgrammer1
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