Linksys WRT54GL Wireless-G WiFi Router Review

The Linksys WRT54GS Wireless-G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster makes it easy to set up a typical home or office network, and it comes with all the documentation you need to get it up and running. It touts a wealth of advanced networking and security features, and it’s fast, especially in networks with both 802.11g and 802.11b connections. The illustrated Fast Start guide for the Linksys WRT54GS Wireless-G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster walks you through the basic setup, which includes connecting the router to your computer and broadband modem, configuring all the computers on the network to work with the router, and configuring the router.

The Wireless-G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster is really three devices in one box. First, there’s the Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect Wireless-G, Wireless-B, and other performance-enhanced SpeedBooster products to the system. There’s also a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 Switch to connect your wired-Ethernet gadgets together. Finally, the Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection.

Specifications

Brand
Linksys
Model
WRT54GS
Standards
IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g
Device Management
Web-Based
Security
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) Firewall, Internet Policy
Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), WEP, Wireless MAC Filtering
WPA/WPA2
WPA2
WAN Ports
1 x 10/100M WAN; 4 x 10/100M LAN
LEDs
Power, DMZ, WLAN, LAN (1, 2, 3, 4), Internet
Buttons
One Reset Button
One SES Button
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz
Antenna
External Antenna
Channels
11 Channels (US, Canada) 13 Channels (Europe)
Interface
Ethernet Port
VPN support
VPN Pass Through
Power Adapter
External, 12V DC, 0.5A
Wireless Adapter included
No
System Requirements
Internet Explorer 6.0 or Firefox 1.0 or Higher for Web-based configuration
CD-ROM Drive
Windows 2000, XP, or Vista
Network Adapter or Wireless Network Adapter
Dimensions
7.3″ x 6.1″ x 1.9″
Weight
13.58 oz.
Temperature
0°C – 40°C (32°F – 104°F)
Humidity
10% – 85%, Non-Condensing
Features
SpeedBooster technology increases wireless performance.
Unsurpassed Wireless Security with Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2)
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
SecureEasySetup push button makes it easy to configure your wireless devices

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