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7.9 out of 10

Linksys WRT54GL

The Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router is really three devices Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

Good for specific use

jcroush618, Bestbuy
6 March 2014
  • Summary: If you're a single person this is a great device, but if you have a large volume of data consumers I'd go with a dual band router.
  • Pros: Great security and easy setup
  • Cons: Not the best for a high volume of devices
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Overall 6
6.0

Linksys WRT54GL Router

bjwitts, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I have the GS and it's excellent. Easy to set up and use. I have 3 desktops, 4 laptops, 2 iPods, 1 iPad and 1 iPhone set up on this and they all run perfect. No problems with any of them. With MS products, I save the set up and passwords on a flash drive and stick the flash drive in the new computer and it sets it up automatically. With Apple products, I set it up manually but it just takes a few minutes. I had an old MS router before this which was terrible.
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Overall 6
6.0

Stable and easy to setup...

dcallier, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Setup of this router is straightforward and maintenance is easy through the web interface. I was disappointed that wifi coverage in our 1300 square foot ranch style home is "spotty"; but the addition of an inexpensive extender gets us 5 "bars" in all the rooms. The only stumble on setup was having to match the IP address of the computer I used when originally signing on to my ISP...that detail is buried somewhere in the instructions that I didn't bother to read.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works...sometimes

RebeccaBurnhamHatch, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I have had this router for about 3 years now.  It does not always give me a connection.  About once a day I have to unplug and plug it back in after about 10 seconds.  It always starts right back up, but this is aggravating.  When it is working it works well and quickly.
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Overall 6
6.0

router gets a meh from me.

Nightslayer12, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: well lets see. for a start, if youre looking for a good gaming router for lan parties or online play, this router might not be for you; simply because not many people are able to connect to it, Port forwarding on it is a pain in the behind and it frequently craps out if yiu use it for multiple computers or have a cable set up running through it. Internet wise, It's okay since it is somewhat reliable in this area. but god forbid it protect you from a virus.
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Overall 6
6.0

Easy setup, supports Tomato Firmware, average performance and fe

uhdean, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: The Linksys WRT54GL is similar to the WRT54G wireless router, except it supports fully open source firmware. I replaced the stock Linksys firmware with the Tomato version 1.25 to support my MagicJack VoIP phone. With the stock firmware MagicJack would drop calls and voice quality was poor. I purchased this router from Amazon during a sale with free shipping ($49.99). It has performed well since the firmware up grade. I would purchase one again.
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Overall 6
6.0

O is for OKay

Moehle, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: We used the Linksys WRT54GL Router for a few years before finally switching to an Asus branded wireless router. The Linksys router was easy to setup and easy to maintain, but we found that we were having more than our fair share of drops. A switch to the new router confirmed this: It was not our connection; it was the router. The new Asus router has virtually no drops and is as steady as we could want.
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Overall 6
6.0

Linksys WRT54GL Router works good for PC user

cbunyard2, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Linksys WRT54GL Router works good for PC user.  However it has a hard time setting up for my macbook. Start with the good thing, it supports third party linux based firmware, it is fairly priced.  It is Reliable, compatible with most pc machies. Some of my other wireless router does not work well with my netbooks,  But they all worked fine with the WRT54GL. It is cheap with a very good value, for a ok router. It is durable, quick, and dependable.
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Overall 6
6.0

Just a so so connection

MorahJudi, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I used Linksys for several years when just getting started with a wireless routing system.  It was, as advertised, easy to install and use.  I used the system as long as I had a phone dial up connection to the internet.  WHen changing to a cable and then a FIOs system, I began using the router system that was compatible with the interent service. I have found the FIOs router system to be more reliable and faster than the Linksys one.
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Overall 6
6.0

Why wireless 'G' at all?

Geosan, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: From what I have noticed about technology, whenever something new/improved comes out, it renders all previous models obsolete and their prices reflect it. I know wireless 'G' is far from top of the line, but I can't figure out why the prices of their modems have barely changed in the last five years.
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