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Linksys WRT54G - wireless router - 802.11b/g - desktop

Wireless-G is the 54Mbps wireless networking standard that's almost five times faster than the widely deployed Wireless-B (802.11b) products found in ...

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“Right Choice for Home use”

published 12/10/2007

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I got to know about this wireless WRT54G router from a friend, I saw him using at his home for months with out any hassle, so I bought one for me from my nearest computer shop. After that day I started using other Linksys products as well and found most of them very user friendly. Linksys is a...

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ProNew faster wi-fi standard. Easy to set-up

ConsNone specific to Linksys, but wi-fi HAS to less se...

Just when you thought I’d gone soft, writing about interesting things like travel, here’s another one of my computer hardware jobs to bring you back to earth. Unlike ‘Two Sheds Jackson’, who was only thinking of getting two sheds, I’ve actually got three PCs, all of which are networked, two by...

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“WIRELESS WONDER”

published 06/11/2006

ProLess Wires Hanging around plus broadband everywher...

Consfound it hard to set up at first

After purchasing my Acer Laptop (see review) and moving my Desktop PC up into my Boy's room, I decided to delve into the unknown for me and get myself a Wireless Router, that way I could get Broadband all over the house without boring wires through the ceiling and so on. I picked up a brilliant...

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Excellent

ProWire-free Network, Backward Compatible, Price

ConsNot quite Plug & Play!

Wireless components have been gradually creeping down and down in price over the last few months, to a point where I feel they are now completely accessible to the home market. The Linksys Broadband Router is ideal for anyone who wants to share their broadband connection to multiple computers in...

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ProSmall, portable, easy-to-use, easy-to-setup and ad...

ConsBlue makes it uneasy on the eye and gets hot.

I am a student who recieved a laptop for Christmas and wanted a way to surf the internet and play games etc. through my cable internet connection from the main computer in my house. I bought this little beauty and a wireless PCI card for my laptop; both Linksys. The Price: The price has come done...

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Excellent

ProPrice, signal strength

Conssmall disadvantage in setup

I actually bought this item because of the reviews on this site. It was relatively cheap comparing it with competitors but that doesnt matter because it rocks. I have had it for a few weeks now and its range is around 20-30m. I keep it in my garage and it still penetrates the concrete walls and...

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Not for me

published 09/08/2007

If you are considering this router please, please be wary of the version number, it can be found on the bottom next to the serial number. We made the mistake of thinking that there was one version and as a result ended up with a bricked router, no amount of firmware updates could fix it and in the end we opted for dd-wrt, an open source Linux firmware rewrite, which although very technical, ended up being a very nice option rather than binning the router. Make sure that you don't end up with a V5 and you'll be fine other wise you're in for a lot of headaches. You Have Been Warned.

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ProNo wires. Laptop online as you walk.

ConsWatch your security settings. Avoid warchalkers.

This is a wi-fi broadband router. It can link together four computers with cables, plus others without cables. It does this by transmitting from under the desk (that's where I shoved mine), acting like a short range radio station. My laptop can pick up the internet even though it isn't physically...

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ProPowerful Cheap router

ConsConnection drops are a known issue amongst some us...

[ Introduction ] "The Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router is really three devices in one box." As adverticed the router indeed is 3 in 1, it acts as a wireless access point (Wireless G and B) which can be encoded with 128bit WEP and also supports WPA. It acts as a wired router with 4 switched...

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Excellent

ProWireless-G, Easy to set up, Actually looks good fo...

ConsN/A

Right from the moment I set this router up (with ease) I knew it was a quality piece of kit. It provides you with an easy configuration page which you can access through your internet browser and it sets itself up on your system without any worries at all. The advantages of this router is that it...

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Excellent

ProVery Easy to setup, v.good range, good looking pie...

ConsCan't forward many ports

As Linksys is owned by Cisco when you purchase this router you know you're purchasing something which will last and will be reliable. The wireless part of this router is amazing, the signal is excellent and I haven't had a problem since I purchased this item. The router part protects my home...

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“Slim and Stylish Router”

published 21/06/2017

ProSlim, Stylish Design, Easy to Connect, LELA Featur...

ConsNone

Linksys, a division of Cisco, announced the launch of Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54G2 which is the successor of Linksys router WRT54G. This new router has a modern design, such as a series of Ultra RangePlus Wireless-N Router (WRT160N and WRT310N), which recently launched. Wireless-G...

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Product Information : Linksys WRT54G - wireless router - 802.11b/g - desktop

Manufacturer's product description

Wireless-G is the 54Mbps wireless networking standard that's almost five times faster than the widely deployed Wireless-B (802.11b) products found in homes, businesses, and public wireless hotspots around the country - but since they share the same 2.4GHz radio band, Wireless-G devices can also interoperate with existing 11Mbps Wireless-B equipment. Since both standards are built in, you can protect your investment in existing 802.11b infrastructure, and migrate to the screaming fast Wireless-G standard as your needs grow. The Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router is really three devices in one box. First, there's the Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect Wireless-G or Wireless-B devices to the network. There's also a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 Switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices. Connect four PCs directly, or daisy-chain out to more hubs and switches to create as big a network as you need. Finally, the Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection. To protect your data and privacy, the Wireless-G Broadband Router can encrypt all wireless transmissions. The Router can serve as a DHCP Server, has NAT technology to protect against Internet intruders, supports VPN pass-through, and can be configured to filter internal users' access to the Internet. Configuration is a snap with the web browser-based configuration utility. With the Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router at the center of your home or office network, you can share a high-speed Internet connection, files, printers, and multi-player games with the flexibility, speed, and security you need!

Product Details

Product Description: Linksys WRT54G - wireless router - 802.11b/g - desktop, Linksys WRT54G3G for Verizon - wireless router - 802.11b/g - desktop

Device Type: Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)

Enclosure Type: Desktop

Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g

Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz

Data Transfer Rate: 54 Mbps

Remote Management Protocol: HTTP

Features: Full duplex capability, firewall protection, DMZ port, DHCP support, NAT support, VPN support, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), packet filtering, MAC address filtering, 256-bit encryption

Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED

Dimensions (WxDxH): 18.6 cm x 20 cm x 4.8 cm, 17 cm x 3.3 cm x 17 cm, 18.6 cm x 17.5 cm x 4.8 cm

Weight: 0.5 kg, 350 g, 482 g

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP, Microsoft Windows 98/ME, Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP, Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty

Localisation: Europe, United Kingdom

Routing Protocol: Static IP routing

Network / Transport Protocol: TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, PPTP, NetBEUI/NetBIOS, IPSec

General

MPN: WRT54G, WRT54G3G-VN, WRT54G-EU, WRT54G-FR, WRT54G-UK, WRT54G-D2

Device Type: Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)

Enclosure Type: Desktop

Connectivity Technology: Wireless, wired

Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g

Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz

Data Transfer Rate: 54 Mbps

Remote Management Protocol: HTTP

Encryption Algorithm: 64-bit WEP, WPA2

Features: Full duplex capability, firewall protection, DMZ port, DHCP support, NAT support, VPN support, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), packet filtering, MAC address filtering, 256-bit encryption

Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED , IC, FCC

Status Indicators: Link activity, power

Routing Protocol: Static IP routing

Built-in Devices: Antenna

Network / Transport Protocol: TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, PPTP, NetBEUI/NetBIOS, IPSec

Selectable Channels Qty: 13

Expansion / Connectivity

Interfaces: WAN : 1 x 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 ¦ LAN : 4 x 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45

Expansion Slots: 1 PC Card

Aerial

Antenna Qty: 2, 1

Gain Level: 2.2 dBi

Directivity: Omni-directional

Aerial: External detachable

Power

Power Device: External power adapter

Miscellaneous

Cables Included: 1 x network cable, 2 x network cable

Localisation: Europe, United Kingdom

Software / System Requirements

Software Included: Norton Internet Security, Drivers & Utilities

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP, Microsoft Windows 98/ME, Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP, Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

Min Processor Type: Intel Pentium 200 MHz, 200 MHz

Min RAM Size: 64 MB

Peripheral / Interface Devices: CD-ROM

System Requirements Details: Pentium - 200 MHz - RAM 64 MB, - 200 MHz - RAM 64 MB, Windows 98/2000/ME/XP - Pentium - 200 MHz - RAM 64 MB

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 18.6 cm, 17 cm

Depth: 20 cm, 3.3 cm, 17.5 cm

Height: 4.8 cm, 17 cm

Weight: 0.5 kg, 350 g, 482 g

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 3 years warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 3 years ¦ - response time: 24/7 hours a day / days a week

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 85%, 10 - 80%

Line Properties

Line Coding Format: DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, OFDM

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