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Critic reviews

7.1
4 reviews
  • Ease of use
    8.7
  • Speed / throughput
    8.0
  • Configurability / networking features
    8.0
  • Reliability
    6.0
  • Range
    6.0
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User reviews

8.3
90 reviews
8.0
PC Mag Jun 7, 2005

The Linksys WRT54G is a good-performing product with a solid feature set. It will not disappoint those looking for an entry-level router.

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6.0
CNET Feb 28, 2003

The low-cost Linksys WRT54G features fairly high throughput. But it has a relatively short operating range, and its poor performance with 802.11b devices makes claimed backward compatibility moot.

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7.0
Pocket-Lint Dec 9, 2003

The WRT54G is however the cheapest in the present Linksys range so it's no-frills. If you like better control over your firewall (in other words, hardware level) then look higher up the range or elsewhere. Otherwise home users are in for a bargain at only £40 more than a cabled router's average...

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8.0
SmallNetBuilder Jun 5, 2005

Although the WRT54G is street priced about the same as its WAP54G access point sibling, the choice may not be as easy as it seems... Like all draft-802.11g products, the WRT54G is a work in progress on its wireless side.

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8.0
eferrari eferrari

I have owned both versions. The original Linksys WRT54G was the absolute best of breed. I later bought a second one after Cisco took over Linksys and changed the firmware to some proprietary OS. The Cisco version is not as stable. I am a very heavy user (I work at home and push alot of data up...

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10
hoosier hoosier

I have had this router for two years in two college apartments, and I have thought about it twice. Both times where when I moved. It is always working, always connected, has reliable signal strength. Every time I boot up my computer is it quick to connect and I can start surfing the internet...

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8.0
DaveFriedel DaveFriedel

I've owned 2 or 3 of this model for home and business. It just worked well. It has enough features to run a small business on. And it was very affordable for what it does. I think at this point though, it's like EVERYBODY has one. And with 99% of home users just leaving it to the...

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10
shawnppickett shawnppickett

A few years ago, we still had dial up, and were paying for a second phone line for the computers to use, with only one computer on the internet at a time. Living in a rural area there weren't any options for high speed, then this company named Omnicity came along, and for less than we were...

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8.0
erikeric erikeric

The Linux variation of this router is great (WRT54GL) with Tomato installed. Forget DD-WRT, it's overly complicated. DD-WRT also seems to require more admin knowledge and headaches. Tomato brings address reservation which is the biggest thing it lacks out of the box. The signal strength...

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8.0
jpc82 jpc82

I have used many routers and all of them had some issues related to stability (even this one) but as soon as you flash it with the Tomato firmware not only does it become rock solid it also unlocks tons of amazing features. I will never understand why the linksys doesn't just start using...

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10
cplater cplater

I purchased my WRT54G a number of years ago (more than 5,) and it has only gotten better with age. I've been running DD-WRT on it for about 3 years, and the feature set is amazing. Just last week, a co-worker showed me how to set up a VPN server in DD-WRT that allows me to connect to my...

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10
protocol protocol

This is hands down one of the most powerful and versatile routers it easily allows for firmware upgrades and 3rd party firmware, I personally highly recommend DD-WRT Free Version don't buy the commercial one it violates GNU you can buy upgraded antennas overclock it remote share there...

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