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Linksys WRT54GL Wireless Broadband Router 802.11b/g up to 54Mbps/ Compatible with Open Source DD-WRT (not pre-load)

  • 802.11b/g 54Mbps
  • 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Port x4
  • Open Source DD-WRT Base
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  • newegg IEEE 802.11b/g Compliant Compliant with the IEEE 802.11b/g protocol, the Linksys WRT54GL smoothly integrates into almost any existing wireless network with up to 54Mbps data transfer speed.
  • newegg 10/100Mbps Network Connection The Linksys WRT54GL features a built-in 4-port 10/100Mbps Ethernet switch for direct connections with up to four PCs or additional switches, and one 10/100Mbps WAN port for broadband Internet connection.
  • newegg High Wireless Security The Linksys WRT54GL supports WPA2 standards for use of the available supreme encryption regardless of client devices and features a built-in SPI firewall to prevent potential attacks from the Internet.
  • newegg UPnP support The Linksys WRT54GL supports UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) protocol for automatic detection on the network and great compatibility among networking equipment, software and peripherals, making it easier-than-ever to communicate and share resources with other UPnP-enabled devices.
  • newegg Web-based Management With the built-in Web-based management feature, configure the Linksys WRT54GL via a web-browser interface.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • jonathan c.
  • 5/12/2015 7:04:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot built to last

Pros: It did provide internet

Cons: Very choppy speeds and not even the full 54mbps more like 34-43 mbps just bought a netgear router its very stable and easily doing over 54

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/11/2015 11:47:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsIs it worth buying?

Pros: The pros about this item is its price. Really cheap for something that is worth it! The router has not giving me a lot of trouble, and I hope it stays the same. It has a really easy set up that almost anyone can follow, the price is reasonable and the work that it does, it is well performed.

Cons: Sometimes tend to drop the connection to the devices but gets back up really quickly. Other than that, there is the only con I have seen on this product so far.

Other Thoughts: I would say it is worth buying this product.

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  • Michael V.
  • 5/4/2015 12:04:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: bad Ethernet cable, but otherwise works great, and is compatible with my ChromeCast

Cons: bad Ethernet cable, but I had a spare

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  • bernard w.
  • 4/27/2015 6:35:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad batch?

Pros: Price.

Cons: Constantly resetting to get connectivity and its getting worse. I tried to load DD-WRT firmware and it was so unstable I barely got the stock firmware loaded back on. I also tried with different versions of the DD-WRT firmware. A friend bought this router also. He is having the same troubles. I assume it was a bad batch of routers seeing how everyone else rates it so high.

Other Thoughts: Would like to get it replaced but I waited too long.

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  • Alfred P.
  • 4/21/2015 11:50:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSolid, but not fast

Pros: Excellent interface and wired performance.

Cons: Poor wireless performance for streaming. Should have read more about it first.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/16/2015 11:22:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRuns cool and never quits.

Pros: I've been using one of these routers for years. It gives coverage to devices in an 1800 square foot house. It has never dropped a connection once. I'm glad Cisco kept this baby on the market after they bought out Link Sys. Good move on their part.

Cons: There are no 'cons.'

Other Thoughts: The complaints I see about this router are most likely the result of faulty installation by the user.

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  • Mark B.
  • 3/31/2015 5:43:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat wireless router

Pros: This is a great router. Very easy to configure and lots of options. I am using it as a DMZ router connected to my firewall. I like that you can easily set it up: so that it does not broadcast the SSID, use WPA2 encryption, set a list of MAC addresses so that only your devices can connect. Never had a single issue with it in over a year.

Cons: None

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  • chris h.
  • 3/30/2015 11:06:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSuprisingly does work

Pros: Does work, like other reviews have said, it is an easy setup, l love the dd-wrt open source software once I translated it from Chinese to English (which you have to do every time you change a tab), great range and security.

Cons: Shipping took nearly the max of the time frame, no tracking information given, from reading the description thoroughly before purchasing I believed I was getting a brand new router in the box, not a very low end refurbished unit, bundled up and put in a "ziploc" bag, missing manual and setup disc, was not damaged in shipping but the plastic casing of the router looked like it had been tied to and dragged from a car, the detachable antanae(s) were new and in new condition, I was rightly upset and should have called new egg, I know they would have taken care of me, but after a while I was able to turn it into a positive experience, Im glad someone pulled this router out of a land fill and refurbished it and charged a price of an in box new router so I can help save mother earth. almost forgot browsing through the software and translating it takes nearly triple the time...maybe it's time I should learn Chinese...that would be a positive.

Other Thoughts: I do feel better after being able to comment...Thanx.

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  • Jay M.
  • 2/20/2015 7:41:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI don't know why this item is so popular

Pros: Ease of setup was pretty good

Cons: This item was to bring my system more up to date as I was using an older netgear router and thought I would go with linksys this time since this item was so highly rated.

I was extremely disappointed as attempting to set up security and authentication did not work very well. If I mimicked my old routers settings my devices would connect to this router. If I tried a new SSID or security type then I could not connect some devices or they would drop repeatedly. I tried multiple settings/channels/firmware upgrades nothing worked for fixing the wireless. I got out my old netgear router, reset it and even changed my security settings and all devices reconnected with no problem and stayed connected on channels the linksys router could not maintain.

Other Thoughts: Don't always trust high ratings....

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  • James T.
  • 2/18/2015 1:08:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsrock solid

Pros: wanted rock solid for security system use. Flashed with DD-WRT mini and not a single hiccup.
No drops, no reboots, no anything except consistent performance.
May be slow by today's standards, but when it absolutely must work... its hard to beat.

Cons: None for what it is.

Other Thoughts: If only a truly modern equivalent was available

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