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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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You just got your high speed modem (it could be cable, DSL, fiber optics . . . something nifty), and you've got your computers, and you've got your wireless interface cards. Now you need the final element: the router.

With four wired ports and the wireless connection, you're ready to take on the Internet and all it has to offer. Or maybe you just need a local network off the 'Net for your small office. Maybe you'll hook your desktop up by cable, and carry your wireless laptop to your favorite seat. Control and configuration are easy with browsers like Internet Explorer 8 or Firefox 3.0. (It's best to do your configuration from a hard-wired connection, not the wireless.)

Could this be the router for you? That's your decision, not ours. We'll be here, cheerfully waiting while you make up your mind.

  • 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.

Learn more about the Linksys WRT54GL




IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g
Device Management
Wi-Fi Protected Access2 (WPA2), WEP, Wireless MAC Filtering
1 x 10/100M WAN; 4 x 10/100M LAN
Power, DMZ, WLAN, LAN (1, 2, 3, 4), Internet, SecureEasySetup
One Reset Button
One SecureEasySetup Button
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 54Mbps
Frequency Band
2 x External Antennas
11 Channels (US, Canada), 13 Channels (Europe, Japan)
Transmitted Power
18 dBm
Ethernet Port
Power Adapter
External, 12V DC, 0.5A
Wireless Adapter included
System Requirements
Minimum Requirements:
Internet Explorer 6.0 or Firefox 1.0 or Higher for Web-based coniguration.
CD-ROM Drive.
Windows 2000, XP, or Vista.
Network Adapter or Wireless Network Adapter.
7.32" x 1.89" x 6.06"
13.09 oz.
0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)
10% - 85%, Non-Condensing


UPnP able/cert: Able

Security Features: Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) Firewall, Internet Policy

Enhanced Internet Security Management Functions including Internet Access Policies with Time Schedules.

All LAN Ports Support Auto-Crossover (MDI/MDI-X) - No Need for Crossover Cables.

Cabling:Type CAT 5

Certiication FCC, IC-03, CE, Wi-Fi (802.11b, 802.11g), WPA2, WMM


Package Contents
Wireless-G Broadband Router
Setup CD-ROM with Norton Internet Security
User Guide on CD-ROM
Power Adapter
Ethernet Network Cable

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


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

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  • Steven S.
  • 4/20/2014 11:43:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAwesome router, but......

Pros: Great router that is easy to configure, update, and connect to. I've used this router in a couple different houses that I've lived in and love it! I've recommended it to friends and family for their needs, too.

Cons: The internal memory periodically (every few months) will forget the custom, protected network I set up and revert to the default "linksys" one. I've upgraded the firmware twice on this over the last few years, but it still occurs.

Other Thoughts: If it wasn't for the periodic forgetful nature of the router, I'd rank this 5 eggs every day and twice on Sundays! It's a great router for home use.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/16/2014 8:50:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReliable and has a Third Party Firmware Option

Pros: I've had two more expensive wireless routers fail on me in the past three years. I have a friend who has been using this since 2007 and has yet to encounter any issues. This is the reason why this router has such a great reputation, along with the ability to install other firmware like DD-WRT, Tomato, and OpenWrt.

As the saying goes, "They don't build them like they used to."

Cons: Unfortunately for the wireless, it only supports up to 802.11g (54 Mbps). This is not as much a speed issue as it is compatibility. Many newer wireless devices only can connect to routers supporting 802.11n or higher.

Other Thoughts: If you want to use the default firmware provided by Cisco, this comes with the second latest version from October 2009. The latest version that you can download from Cisco's website is from March 2013.

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  • Andrzej K.
  • 4/10/2014 5:53:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsreview title

Pros: easy setup, strong signal, inexpensive

Cons: ummm, i wish it was a different shade of blue

Other Thoughts: Bought this for my folks, 50mbps; perfect for streaming HD, so forth. Turns out Comcast is completely screwing them over. They pay 50 dollars, AMERICAN dollars a month, and I was only getting about 3Mbps down and 1 up. I tried to cancel it but my geezers didnt want to lose the phone line. They dont even use it, they both have cell phones, tablets, lap tops, etc. So they're paying 50 AMERICAN dollars for a awful comcast package of 3mbps internet plus phone line which is only used for telemarketers. The router is great though, buy it.

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  • Abdallah N.
  • 4/8/2014 9:25:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsA Legendary Wireless Router

Pros: Endurance. This router rocks.

Cons: NONE. Just wishing it also had the 5GHZ channel.

Other Thoughts: I own a WRT54 router for over 7 years now, it's on day and night, 24/7; it never coughed or sneezed or struggled. It was built for endurance.

Recently, I added iphone, ipad, baby monitoring wireless cameras at home, so I needed to expand the wireless and wired networks. I am buying an extra WRT54GL. The new one will be the main gateway, and I will use the old one as an access point. Enough said.

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  • Beau G.
  • 4/6/2014 11:37:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Easy to Setup

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I bought this router after reading some of the other reviews and I wasn't disappointed. I had to replace my old router because it was killed by lightning. This one was a lot easier to setup, than my old one.

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  • Tola O.
  • 3/30/2014 8:11:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill running after 7 years

Pros: I purchased this router in March of 2007 and it has run flawlessly every single day since then. Its not as fast as the new models, but I wouldnt trade this router for the world.

Cons: None

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  • Daniel M.
  • 3/24/2014 5:35:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA proven model

Pros: I have had this router running continuously from now (3/24/14) until I moved into my house (6/1/13) and it has been running in the closet ever since. I have never had to go into the closet to unplug the unit and plug it back in - in order to get it to work correctly. I plugged it in and forgot about it. In fact, I have had this router since 2011 and have never had to unplug the unit and re-plug it in to get it to work correctly. It is not the fastest unit out there anymore - but it is certainly a tried and proven unparalleled reliability/dependability model. With routers, this trait is worth more than money. I paid maybe 50/60 bucks for mine back in 2011 and knowing what I know now - it is worth so much more. I had gone through many routers in the past that failed to deliver this kind of reliability.

Cons: It isn't as fast as today's standards - but that said, today's models in my opinion just don't live up to the reliability of this predecessor.

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  • Jeremy S.
  • 3/24/2014 11:46:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsexactly what i wanted

Pros: I installed Tomato and the whole thing works flawlessly

Cons: i have no cons as of yet.

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  • Mr. P.
  • 3/13/2014 9:38:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLinksys wrt54gl

Pros: This is a tried and proven basic router with a high degree of compatibility with most PC's and Laptops. Range is very good and coverage is sufficient for most homes and medium sized offices.

This is the third wrt54g series router I['ve purchased and installed and all are performing well. The price makes it a no brainer solution for solid wireless performance.

Two of the reasons I chose the wrt54gl is it's compatibility and the fact that I continually saw this router in hardware racks in every computer room I serviced. It's obviously popular and that's the reason it's still for sale today.

Cons: None, other than lack of 5ghz support. If you you need a 2.4mhz solution, it's an obvious and reliable choice and a good deal for the price..

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  • Thomas R.
  • 3/8/2014 7:36:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: easy to use and will last a long time. its worth every penny. Had mine for YEARS

Cons: no cons

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