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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.


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


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  • Kristopher G.
  • 7/18/2014 2:30:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: I needed a new router fast because for my gaming and so that i wouldnt lag while on facetime this router is the best one to use especially with great speed

Cons: None

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  • jose c.
  • 7/14/2014 6:54:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggswrked

Pros: works,cheap

Cons: reset to open wireless overnight once.

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  • Martha M.
  • 7/14/2014 3:07:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: The standard by which all other routers should be judged.

Cons: none

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  • todd o.
  • 7/11/2014 10:33:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggslove them

Pros: love these little guys, i chain them, put one in each are of home and one in basement for super mobile hotspot and LAN Calling on phone - netflix on TV dvds also

Cons: daisy chaining them is kind of a pain (there should be a factory setting - some thing like - is this to expand and existing network? - LINKSYS guy reading reviews, I come work for ya... lol)

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  • Errol M.
  • 7/10/2014 4:23:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat router

Pros: the 5 years that i have owned it no problems at all its easy to set up just a great router for a good price

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: Buy it if you want a no problem router that has stood the test of time

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  • Eric S.
  • 7/8/2014 7:44:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOne of the Best Wireless Routers Ever

Pros: I have owned this model since 2005 (yes, the year it came out) and it is still providing wireless internet access in my home. I have two more that I use that aren't quite as old. I still recommend this wireless router to some of my older friends who just need reliable wireless access to email, facebook and so on. It is hands down one of the most stable wireless products I have ever used, I never have to reboot it or mess with it, it just works. Now if only they would come out with a wireless N or AC model using the same linux firmware (which is what I have used since the beginning, I tried tomato and one of other firmware that someone recommended to me, both were very good but since the original firmware had served me fine for five years I wanted to keep using it). I am going to keep my 2005 edition wrt54gl running until it dies, I have an airport extreme that utilizes wireless AC but I still connect to my good ol' wrt54gl.

Cons: Only cons are that it doesn't support higher data rates. If Linksys came out with a wireless AC version running the same/similar firmware, I'd be all over it.

Other Thoughts: After using the wrt54gl for 5 years at home I started recommending it to clients, this was back in 2009 when wireless G was the fastest wifi speeds available, wireless N was just coming on the scene. Before that I would try any product that might be on the tech store's shelves. I'd usually get a few calls a month about wifi being down, "reboot it" was the my answer and all would be well until the device would go down again. I can't think of a time a client with a wrt54gl called and reported their wifi being down, again,, one of the best wireless routers ever made!

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  • William S.
  • 7/8/2014 12:33:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsTempermental Network

Pros: Cheap. Effective Range

Cons: Network is not always stables, especially across multiple computers

Other Thoughts: Overall, you get what you pay for. This Router worked find but never worked spectacularly. I later upgraded to a more expensive router and had a much better experience.

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  • Raymond T.
  • 6/26/2014 8:12:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Longest lasting wireless router I have ever owned. I bought this in January 2010 and am still using it. I currently use it as a secondary router in my network to support legacy wireless. It was my primary for a long time. Every other wireless router I have owned has killed itself off within a 2 year time span.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: There is a reason why this specific model is and was as popular as it is. It is a solid workhorse.

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  • Marcel P.
  • 6/25/2014 8:05:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsThese are the best

Pros: Put dd-wrt on these and use as a repeater. They are the best. Put one at every reachable corner of my property and there isn't anywhere I can stand without 4 bars reception. You can also add larger antennas too.

Cons: dd-wrt can be a bit difficult for the layman to try and install and setup.

Other Thoughts: Look for these at your local second hand shops (Goodwill) I've picked up all 6 that I have from there and never paid more than $10 for one. M_orons think, Oh, it's not an N router. It's only 54Mbs I need to get the latest N router to make things faster. NOT. Most peoples ISP service aren't that fast. Most that is. I'm speaking in broad terms. Most people are between 1.5Mbs and 20Mbs generally and for that you'll never know the diff. N also doesn't go through obstructions (walls) nearly as well either. I stream HD stuff and transfer files over my home network and 54Mbs is plenty fast.

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  • Larry F.
  • 6/19/2014 1:32:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed within a week

Pros: Worked fine - when it worked.

Cons: Twice in a week, it lost connection to the network. There is an ISP supplied modem/router at this location and when the Linksys failed, the other router still functioned correctly.

Other Thoughts: Got an RMA to have it replaced. Sent it back but NewEgg declined it because I did not return the original box. Everything else was returned. Sorry - I expected it to last more than a week and tossed the box in the trash.
Just another example of the decline of NewEg's former excellent customer service. Very sad!

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