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Linksys® WRT54GL Cable/DSL Router 802.11G with Switch

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WRT54GL

 | Catalog #: 55033626
Price:
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Product Summary

Free your network.

Expand your network without the hassle of cabling when you add the WRT54GL router. Add computers, printers, storage devices and other wireless devices. Industrial-strength encryption helps keep your communications safe and private. Plus, an access filter lets you control who can get on your wireless network.

  • Complies with 802.11g and 802.11b (2.4GHz) standards
  • Unsurpassed wireless security with Wi-Fi Protected Access™ 2 (WPA2)
  • Enhanced Internet security management functions like Internet access policies with time scheduling
  • All LAN ports support auto-crossover (MDI/MDI-X) so there's no need for crossover cables

You'll also need

  • Windows® 2000, XP, or Vista®
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or Firefox 1.0 or higher for Web-based configuration
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • Network adapter or wireless network adapter
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What's in the box

  • WRT54GL Wireless-G Broadband Router
  • Setup CD-ROM with Norton Internet Security
  • User Guide on CD-ROM
  • Power adapter
  • Ethernet network cable
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 12 month
  • Labor: 12 month
Tech Specs

Customer Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Linksys® WRT54GL Cable/DSL Router 802.11G with Switch
 
2.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Small (6)
  • Fast (4)
  • Easy to set up (3)
  • Highly compatible (3)
  • Secure (3)

Cons

  • Unreliable (6)
  • Slow (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (6)
  • Small office (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • High bandwidth user (9)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (12)

Reviewed by 12 customers

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Sick n tired of it!!!

By Sweet tweet.

from PA

Pros

    Cons

    • Bulky
    • Insecure
    • Slow
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about Linksys® WRT54GL Cable/DSL Router 802.11G with Switch:

    The signal is weak and it goes in and out all the time.I can't even connect my moms nook or my sisters kindle fire to it doesn't pick up any signal at all.I'ma try to get a new one maybe it's acting like that because it's out dated.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Do not listen to previous reviews!

    By dd-wrt fanatic

    from TX

    About Me High bandwidth user

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Highly Compatible
    • Secure

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Large Office
      • Secure Networks
      • Small Office

      Comments about Linksys® WRT54GL Cable/DSL Router 802.11G with Switch:

      By all means, do not listen to previous reviews. If you can live without N class wireless speeds, this is arguably to best consumer grade wireless router ever produced! It has an excellent radio in it that will provide years and years of service!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Don't buy this [*]

      By ee

      from MD

      About Me High bandwidth user

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not serviced anymore
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • Recycling

        Comments about Linksys® WRT54GL Cable/DSL Router 802.11G with Switch:

        Cisco (Linksys) doesn't service this anymore, unless you buy their troubleshooting service package after the warranty. They won't let you access the settings on the website if you get a new modem. They try and sell you a new one instead. Their service SUCKS!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Terrible

        By Dylan

        from PA

        Pros

          Cons

          • Slow
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Linksys® WRT54GL Cable/DSL Router 802.11G with Switch:

            Always drops connection to my 360. When it does work it has a really bad lag.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            wrt54G

            By Seeker

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me High bandwidth user

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Small

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Small Office

              Comments about Linksys® WRT54GL Cable/DSL Router 802.11G with Switch:

              Wasn't too difficult to setup for a PC. Connecting Wii, Xbox 360, Desktop running XP and a laptop running Vista. I have family members whom I setup their laptops to use when they come over. True that the Xbox can be a challenge with the NAT setting but I found the help with those settings on the xbox support site. I was able to set the router to give the xbox the highest priority, therefore reducing latency while playing online fps. This router is located on the second floor of my home and I have access outdoors and everywhere indoors including the basement. So far this has been bullet proof and most times I find that problems with this device are operator errors and a lack of understanding of the devices true potential. Most folks should pay someone to setup a device like a router.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              FANTASTIC if you have the right firmware

              By Gadlen

              from San Francisco, CA

              About Me High bandwidth user

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Highly Compatible
              • Secure

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Small Office

                Comments about Linksys® WRT54GL Cable/DSL Router 802.11G with Switch:

                I got this router specifically because it supports the Tomato firmware (google for it, it's free and open source). The firmware from Linksys/Cisco kinda sucks but the Tomato firmware makes managing multiple users with high bandwidth and low latency needs a breeze. It looks good and works great.

                I now run Skype calls while my housemate does torrents and the Skype signal sounds better, with lower latency than my phone line. This was not the case with my older Netgear WGT624. Granted, this is after I spent some time configuring QoS.

                Again, the built-in firmware on this router sucks. Buy the router and install Tomato.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                peice of Junk

                By Ryan Higgins

                from Riverview MI

                About Me High bandwidth user

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Small

                Cons

                • Slow
                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Linksys® WRT54GL Cable/DSL Router 802.11G with Switch:

                  we bought this for use wiht a laptop,PS3,XBOX360, and Wii we have had constant weak signal problems and manny times we have had to re-set it along with our comcast modem a problem the comcast tecs insist is the router we ended up buying a better router(difirent brand)and have no problems so stay away from this one unless you like being without a wireless network and wasting money

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  [...]

                  By dragon

                  from queensbury

                  About Me High bandwidth user

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • NON

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Linksys® WRT54GL Cable/DSL Router 802.11G with Switch:

                      [...]

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      don't buy

                      By disastisfied

                      from nyc ny

                      About Me High bandwidth user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Small

                      Cons

                      • Unreliable

                      Best Uses

                      • Home

                      Comments about Linksys® WRT54GL Cable/DSL Router 802.11G with Switch:

                      Am returning this product as it was found to be defective. Tech support was UNITELLIGBLE.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      NOT FOR GAMING

                      By Josh the informer

                      from hillsdale, NJ

                      About Me Low bandwidth user

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast
                      • Small

                      Cons

                      • Unreliable

                      Best Uses

                      • Small Office

                      Comments about Linksys® WRT54GL Cable/DSL Router 802.11G with Switch:

                      The wrt54g is a good router but it is a nightmare for gamers. From my personal experience, I can say that the biggest problem with this router is the Nat setting. If it is set on strict or even moderate there is pretty much no way to get it to open. This causes a player-to-player connectivity problem. It is not an absolute problem but it does reduce the amount of players you can connect to. The people you can or cannot connect to seems arbitrary but no one is sure. Many other routers can easily change their Nat setting but this router makes it extremely difficult.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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