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Item#: N82E16833124190

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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  • 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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  • Alexander W.
  • 2/15/2015 6:35:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Its been online constantly, save power outages and moving twice, for seven years solid.

Cons: It's old. I am writing this at the time I am retiring the router - the switch (LAN side) is the same speed as my ISP. This was the bottleneck with four users trying to use the internet at once. It is also only a 802.11G router... fast in olden times, but no longer.

Other Thoughts: If you have older gear, or a slower ISP, this will be great, especially modded with openwrt, ddwrt, or tomato. If you have a higher speed ISP, or need higher speed wi-fi, look elsewhere.

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  • Bill I.
  • 2/9/2015 1:49:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsOld faithful and reliable from the 90s

Pros: I've been using and recommending these things since they were wrt54g version 1.

I think I've installed a hundred throughout the Toronto area for various customers and only four have died on me most likely because I turned up the wifi radio power to 100mW or higher. Only one other where I discovered as I went that it was underpowered for the job (OpenVPN client, three VLANs and DHCP server)

They're a solid workhorse especially running dd-wrt firmware. Other colleagues use it for OpenWRT-Milkfish in various corporate environments and have done so for years.

Cons: None that I can think of.

If you're going to crank up the radio power, I highly suggest modifying the case and use some sort of cooling on the radio chip.

Other Thoughts: I'm glad they reissued this.

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  • Brady M.
  • 1/30/2015 12:27:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage out of the box

Pros: Simple setup, cheap device

Cons: Probably will die within 30 days. Not much customization options. Occasionally needs a restart for no apparent reason.

Other Thoughts: I bought two of these to use in a medium sized building. One died, the other needs to be restarted occasionally because it will stop allowing connections at random. I had planned to flash ddwrt onto these devices when I had some spare time, but one bricked itself before I even had the chance to try it out. Unfortunately I missed my 30 day window to get an RMA.
Don't buy these pieces of garbage, even if you want to flash custom firmware, they'll probably commit suicide anyway.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/22/2015 9:40:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Router

Pros: - very reliable
- good performance
- can have DD-WRT installed

Cons: - none

Other Thoughts: Front lights can be slightly annoying. Cover with a color-matched piece of cardboard or plastic.

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  • michael s.
  • 1/21/2015 6:47:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsthe best

Pros: It just works. Great range, excellent throughput, easy to configure. Stone cold reliable.

Cons: none that i have found

Other Thoughts: I have had this one for about 10 yrs, used daily, no downtime or dropped connections whatsoever. Can't say the same for my D-Link N router which has given me problems from the beginning. It cost 2x as much but drops connection hourly.

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  • Joseph F.
  • 1/16/2015 2:32:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent wireless and wired performance

Pros: Fast, reliable, huge improvement over the Comcast standard issue.

Cons: None so far

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  • PAUL B.
  • 1/2/2015 10:59:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding value and quality for the price

Pros: We bought this 15 months ago when our prior router died from a lightning power surge. Primarily we decided on the WRT54GL because of the great reviews, but were a bit skeptical with the low price. WOW! This router has been amazing! It has worked flawlessly. Great features and security. Great signal distance (In fact as good as our prior much-more-expensive router's signal reach). I would definitely buy this again and would highly recommend it to anyone else with no reservations.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This review was not posted earlier as we wanted to really put this router to the test. Now, 15 months later, it's proved to be the best router we've ever owned. Thank you Linksys and Newegg!

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/2/2015 2:42:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill working 5 years later

Pros: If it had legs it would be running marathons.

Cons: None

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