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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
  • Durability

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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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9.0
WeesPPx WeesPPx

The WRT54GL is a favorite of mines ever since there were open source firmware available. To this day even though the wrt54g(version) started in 2002; is the most reliable router I have ever had. Linksys has gone through the trouble of updating a superior router to a weaker and cheaper...

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10
nickreed nickreed

By today's standards, it'd be 4.5. But...Given the fact that this is a 10+ year old router, yet still performs as good or better than some of most expensive routers on the market today, it most definitely deserves a 5.

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10
gbrandstrom gbrandstrom

I only use it for home use with WPA encryption and everyone can always connect to it. It is only B/G, but I max out the G transfer rate all the time with it. This means I get really good coverage in my house (3 floors) everywhere. I have read in many places that you can 'root' this unit...

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