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3 out of 5 eggs Small Home or Apartment - No Range 06/16/2009

This review is from: Linksys WRT54G2-RM Wireless-G Broadband Router IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g

Pros:

Works great if you have a small home or apartment. In my 1700sq. ft. home, I dont have any problem surfing anywhere upstairs or downstairs. 2 bars drop at the far end of the house, farthest point away... no surprise. Same great features for QOS & Security as the original 54G.

Cons:

If you want to surf outside forget about it. Stepping outside maybe your home will leave you very disappointed in the performance. Really kinda shocked. Thought it might be a fluke so I purchased a second for a customer who has a much larger home than I, 2600 sq. ft. Very very weak connection short of being all of 25ft from router and still upstairs where it was installed.

Other Thoughts:

My original WRT54G with HiGain Antennae & DD-WRT firmware smoked this thing in every way. (How I miss it!) After it died, i bought this WRT54G2 (new not refurb) to replace. My old WRT54G allowed me to walk 7 houses down the street in either direction before giving up. The 54G2, all of 25ft out the front door before it wants to give up. On nice days I would sit some 100ft from the house in my lawn chair and watch streaming video easily. Its not horrible, if range isn't that big a deal then go for it. Otherwise pay the extra $$$ for the original. It's just better!

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