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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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At a Glance

The iconic WRT54GL wireless router offers professional-grade home networking with customizable, open-source technology.

  • Easy setup and configuration
  • Secure data encryption and access filtering
  • Linux-based open source



Add computers, printers and other wireless devices to your home network at speeds of up to 54 Mbps.*


Easily configure using browser-based configuration utility, or customize with Linux-based Open Source capabilities.


Safeguard your network with wireless WPA/WPA2 encryption and an SPI firewall.


Package Contents

  • Wireless-G Broadband Router
  • Setup software and User Guide on CD-ROM
  • Ethernet network cable
  • 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

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • sandra k.
  • 9/19/2015 8:29:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs10 years of abuse and still works flawlessly

Pros: I purchased my WRT54G while stationed in Korea in 2005. Ever since then I've been a horrible owner, subjecting it to the elements (extreme cold, direct sunlight, moisture etc) for years on end, all while keeping it in constant use.

Currently it sits in my attic, still routing away on even the hottest days that New Mexico has to offer (on these days I can only last a few minuets up there due to the heat) all without complaint.

My only concern is that some day, when I least expect it, karma will catch up to me while crossing a street- in the form of a 18-wheeler shipping Linksys hardware.

Cons: Years of abuse to my WRT54G will one day lead to my death.

Other Thoughts: Awesome product.

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  • Evan G.
  • 9/16/2015 5:34:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsForgot I had it!

Pros: It's strange, but I feel like the best thing you can say about a router is that you've forgotten it's there. This one's run pretty flawlessly for over a year. I primarily use wired connections with it, but I've never had trouble connecting to the wireless.

Cons: I'd love for a router to make the process of Port Fowarding a little more intuitive. For some reason I always have trouble getting that sorted out. But, once I do, it works quite well.

Other Thoughts: I put a bit of electrical tape over the light on the left side of the router. It glows unusually bright compared to the other lights, and I keep it in my bedroom, so I didn't like the extra illumination at night.

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  • Jared T.
  • 8/9/2015 12:05:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood Throw Away

Pros: Very cheep price, and decently reliable for quite a while.

Cons: Only lasts for about a year before giving out.

Other Thoughts: This router served me very well for a year. It did everything I wanted it to, and provided decent connectivity, even over a good portion of my yard. After 10 months, It started dropping connections randomly. I confirmed it to be a router issue, however, Considering that it only costs $50, I cant say that I would complain about it at all!

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  • Michael F.
  • 7/25/2015 4:13:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsKeeps plugging along

Pros: - older hardware seems very well built, mine is still working after EIGHT years
- more flexible due to DD-WRT and OpenWRT options
- adequate performance for DSL and low end cable internet service

Cons: - only 802.11 B/G wireless
- only 10/100Mb Ethernet
- Linksys brand now owned by Belkin, a consumer electronics company which is not well regarded

Other Thoughts: - OpenWRT firmware v8.09.2 with 'Luci' GUI highly recommended
- using it as a Wireless Access Point only now (turn off DHCP, don't use WAN port)
- use with a Gigabit ethernet switch for your LAN to LAN connections
- firewall functions replaced by much higher performance Ubiquity Edgerouter X

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  • Kenneth C.
  • 6/25/2015 6:53:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsmeh

Pros: stopped using this about a year ago
the antenna fell off (its replaceable tho, thats a plus)

Cons: antenna fell off

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  • Aaron H.
  • 6/14/2015 1:13:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggswon't buy linksys again

Pros: none

Cons: Linksys support was snooty, and were unwilling to help unless you paid them $14.

Other Thoughts: bought a cheap netgear instead.

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  • William F.
  • 5/31/2015 7:42:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBack in service

Pros: Works fine and lasts a long time. Does everything it was designed to do. THE most stable and reliable router I've ever experienced.

I started putting these in friends and family homes ~8 years ago, and many are still in service. If all they need is internet access, a couple Ethernet ports and basic Wi-Fi, then why should they upgrade?

Cons: Old. This technology is very old. Look at the date of the first review. Other than firmware updates, this thing hasn't changed in 10 YEARS!!! That's 53 dog years and, what, 90 computer years? Do not expect it to have all the latest and greatest -- it doesn't.

I can't talk to the problems people are reporting now. All the models I can talk about are several years old, and steady as a rock. I've never seen one of these fail. Linksys does have some fairly recent (2013) firmware.

Other Thoughts: My shiny new 802.11ac router with all the bells and whistles just blew out it's radio. No Wi-Fi at all. RMA time.

Guess which router just went back into service? Yep, old reliable WRT54GL with rotten old 802.11g wifi is doing the job again. Cool, slow and steady. Old reliable.

ex ovo omnia

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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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