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Linksys WRT54G2
6.9 out of 10

Linksys WRT54G2

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Overall 2
2.0

Waste of time

Anonymous, Newegg
12 October 2011
  • Pros: worked for a couple weeks
  • Cons: everything else. It worked for a while then started intermittently dropping the signal even though i was right next to it. Tried broadcasting on channels 1 and 11 and it killed the broadcast. None of the devices which are normally hooked up to the wireless could even detect the signal... DO NOT B...
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Overall 2
2.0

no service customer service

Erin V., Newegg
9 September 2011
  • Summary: Called customer service for Linksys and went through chat help (after disconnecting the router so I could get internet) and seems it was out of warrenty and therefore they would only be willing to help me for a price. That price was nearly as much as the router cost.
  • Pros: worked great until I tried to reset the password
  • Cons: tried to hook up a new laptop to it, could not get it to accept the password, so reset the router (and the password) and ::poof:: no internet on any computer in the house.
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Overall 2
2.0

Wasted time and money

Darrin M., Newegg
8 July 2011
  • Summary: Maybe I got 2 lemons. I would NOT recommend this router to anyone.
  • Pros: Looks nice, runs some what cool. Performs okay, if it's actually working.
  • Cons: The first one I had would drop the wireless signal and would require a reboot on a daily basis. RMA with Linksys, got another same model, same thing happened yet again. Wireless dropping and DNS issues. Have to unplug it 2-3 times daily. Does not perform well with multiple users.
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Overall 2
2.0

Slow, flaky, and gets DNS wrong.

Kyle B., Newegg
4 July 2011
  • Summary: If you use DHCP for your computers, then this router will send back the DNS servers that it got from its DHCP request instead of offering itself as a DNS server. So if you use DHCP, then you probably won't run into its broken DNS implementation.
  • Pros: It's usually good enough for basic web browsing. Usually.
  • Cons: The configuration interface is painfully slow. It quitly drops any TCP connections that have been idle for more than a few minutes. I use SSH to connect into my home network from the outside, and if I don't poke at it every few minutes, it goes out to lunch. It actually gets the DNS prototocol *w...
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Overall 10
10

Great Cisco/Linksys Router

Richard M., Newegg
29 June 2011
  • Summary: This router is great if you are familiar with the Linksys web-based setup. Don't believe the bad reviews. It has better g-band range than my older WRT54G2 and the n-band coverage is not bad. I have had no disconnects or lockups since I installed it.
  • Pros: Easy to setup if you use the native browser-based (http://192.168.1.1) setup routine. Excellent signal strength. Stable, I have had no disconnects or lockups since I installed it.
  • Cons: Requires some knowledge of setting up a Linksys router using the browser-based routine. If you are uncomfortable with the browser-based method then install and use the Cisco Wizard on the included CD. You will lose some control of all the available features.
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Overall 10
10

Nice Router

Josh Z., Newegg
18 June 2011
  • Summary: I purchased this router as a refurbished item from Fleabay as one of their dailydeals and it's been going strong for over a year-and-a-half of constant use. I'll be upgrading to a N compliant router in the near future and I hope it will last as long as this one did.
  • Pros: Easy setup (having stock firmware isn't the end of the world) Excellent range (80-90% through a wall and a solid staircase)
  • Cons: The only complaint I have is how awful this thing is at handling a large amount of upload connections. I have to limit utorrent's upload speed to 25 kB/s or all web traffic slows to a crawl for everyone on the network.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Router

Josh Z., Newegg
17 June 2011
  • Summary: I bought this router as a refurbished 'daily deal' from fleabay on December 17th, 2009 and have had it on almost nonstop from then to now. I have not experienced drops, restarts or anything else save for a perfectly functioning router in that year-and-a-half.
  • Pros: Very good signal; I am about 40 - 50 feet away from the router, with a wall and a pretty solid staircase between us, and windows reports all five bars. Back when I ran linux and using Wicd as my connection manager I would get anywhere from 75 - 85%. Not bad, especially when you take into account ...
  • Cons: None that I can think of.
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Overall 10
10

Fine product

Steve R., Newegg
25 May 2011
  • Pros: Needed a router in a pinch for a client of mine, good deal, fast shipping (thanks egg!) and stable product. Average range, to be expected from a G product.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible warranty

Brian P., Newegg
24 May 2011
  • Summary: Apparently the 1-year warranty begins the date the retailer purchases the product, not the end user. I bought this off newegg, but because they kept it in stock for almost a year, my warranty was expired.
  • Pros: Easy setup
  • Cons: Bought router 6 months ago before stopped working. Spent 3 hours on tech support talking to 2 different techs with indian accents more concerned with the color of my ethernet cable than with functionality of the router. Determined that product defective, but manufacturer would not honor warrranty
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Overall 8
8.0

Easy

Richard G., Newegg
5 February 2011
  • Pros: Fast enough for my uncle, easy set up (for unsecured network), gave him wireless throughout his home
  • Cons: security set up was not easy, linksys continues to fail me here...
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