Linksys WRT54GL Wireless-G Broadband Router with Linux

Linksys WRT54GL Wireless-G Broadband Router with Linux

Linksys WRT54GL Wireless-G Broadband Router with Linux

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Product Highlights

  • 802.11b/g
  • 54Mbps Wi-Fi
  • Linux OS
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Linksys WRT54GL Overview

  • 1Description

The WRT54GL Wireless-G Broadband Router with Linux from Linksys combines the functions of a Cable/DSL router and a wireless access point into one compact device. The router allows you to share your Internet connection between several computers that can connect via a standard 802.11b/g wireless connection or via any of 4 wired RJ-45 Ethernet ports.

The router also features a firewall to protect you from malicious software that can attack your computer from the Internet, as well as wireless security to insure that your data remains private.

The router can achieve speeds of 54Mbps via a standard 802.11g wireless connection and it is also fully backward compatible with devices that use the older 11Mbps 802.11b standard. These features make the wireless router a great way to add wireless access to your home network.

Wired and Wireless Connections
In addition to providing wireless capabilities, the router has 4 standard 10/100 Mbps RJ-45 Ethernet ports to allow you to connect computers and devices that do not have a wireless card installed. This gives you the ability to simply plug in your desktop computer to the router while accessing your network wirelessly via your laptop.
54Mbps Speed
The 802.11g protocol allows for data rates of up to 54 Mbps when used with other 802.11g devices. The router is also fully backwards compatible with the older 11 Mbps 802.11b protocol and up to four devices can be connected via wired RJ-45 connections at 100 Mbps.
Firewall and Network Security
The router features a powerful firewall to help protect your computer against malicious attacks that often target computers connected to the Internet. Additionally the router features network security to protect your data as it is transmitted wirelessly, ensuring that outsiders can't access your private data.
Linux-Based Firmware
The router uses Linux-based firmware to handle all of your network traffic. Linux is an open source operating system renowned for its stability and security. Hobbyists will appreciate the flexibility that a Linux-based router gives them.
UPC: 745883567959
In the Box
Linksys WRT54GL Wireless-G Broadband Router with Linux
  • Power Adapter
  • Ethernet Cable
  • CD-ROM with User Guide
  • Setup CD-ROM with Symantec Internet Security
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Linksys WRT54GL Specs

    Wireless Frequency Bands 2.4 GHz
    Number of Antennas 2
    WLAN Mode 802.11g
    Transmit Power 18 dBm
    Supported Protocols MAC Filtering
    Ports 1 x 10/100 Mb/s Ethernet (RJ45) (Uplink)
    4 x 10/100 Mb/s Ethernet (RJ45)
    Wireless Security WPA, WPA2
    Supported IEEE Standards 802.1x
    DC Input Power 12 VDC at 0.5 A
    Dimensions 7.32 x 1.89 x 7.87" / 18.6 x 4.8 x 20 cm
    Weight 1.06 lb / 0.482 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.787 x 9.685 x 2.598"

    Linksys WRT54GL Reviews

    WRT54GL Wireless-G Broadband Router with Linux is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 166.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a tank I bought mine USED 11 years ago. I still use it, have never had any problems with it other than recently one of the Ethernet ports have began having issues. But again, its well over 10 years old and still works amazing, I can play xbox online AND stream media on a smart tv at the same time with no issues. Very impressed my dinosaur has lasted this long and still performs as well as it does. Never had range issues, could share internet with people in my apartment complex no problem and worked great in a 2 story house with a basement, with router on top floor. I would very much consider buying another one if mine ever dies.
    Date published: 2016-02-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very reliable device! I bought my WRT54GL (1.1) around 2008 and later I order one for my parents, sister and some of my friends has the same device. The router is good as it is but as most of you knows the good hardware is the best with one of the Linux based firmware, at least this is my experience. I used my router with the original firmware for one year as I was afraid to change it but then I took the time and I replaced the stock firmware with Brainslayer 14929 Mini build (v24-sp2 08/12/10). The WRT54GL with the above mentioned software is really a got solution and also you get many great new features. If you need good reliable wireless G router cool features thanks to DD-WRT and its community this is a very good device. I hope that some of the new Linksys device will get the same fame on one day. Cheers, Misi
    Date published: 2016-04-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I am so glad I persevered to install I bought this replacement two years ago but couldn't get it to work wirelessly. Well, my previous router WRT54G was dropping signals and generally not working well (8 years old) so I thought I had better give the "new" one a try again. IT WORKED! and I found out what I had been missing - didn't really realize my ROUTER needed replacing - it wasn't my service that was bad. The support pages at are great - you just have to keep reading and clicking to find the right information.
    Date published: 2016-08-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only needed the PS Bought this to replace the same model which was 8 years old. Turned out that all I needed was the power supply. Still happy. A PS would cost nearly as much as the whole package. If it fails, in another 8 years, I'll have a spare to troubleshoot. I've been very pleased with this unit, especially for the price. My speed seems to be limited only by the cable (copper) and cable modem in front of the router. P.S.: Keep a record of your settings. First time through may be time consuming, but it's not brain surgery.
    Date published: 2015-07-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flawless Wireless Router! I bought a WIFI laptop and wanted to transfer a large amount of data from my PC to it. Also wanted the convenience of using my laptop anywhere in the house.After I received this router from B&H, I was up and running in a very short time thanks to the simple, detailed steps in setting it up on the accompanying DVD.I transferred 25 Gig of data using the router and experienced no slowdown, no signal loss, no problems at all.I'm writing this review on my laptop in my living room, courtesy of the Linksys router and ...
    Date published: 2010-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handiest Router Ever Sold This is my fourth WRT54GL and they are all still running. Three are running DD-WRT and this latest one is factory stock (that warranty thing). I have an encrypted network at two desks that link back to the stock router on cable. The PC, printers and faxes plug into the router 10/100 jacks at each desk. The fourth router links the DSL entry point into the building to the server room on the second floor since it is easier than fishing wire. The only thing you cannot do with these things is eat them....
    Date published: 2010-09-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally Plug and Play and forget about it! Talking about the old one: My old one did not have antenna and I was always having to unplug it and reset it with my service providers modem. It was a major pain! This New One: I like this model a lot. I can log in and change passwords with ease, i can change the name of my connection easily. My wireless connection never cuts out. I don't know how long I have had it, couple a months maybe, and I have not had to unplug it, count to ten, stand on my head or hold my mouth just right! It has worked ever since I plugged it in.
    Date published: 2015-07-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Hardware and Stable Firmware Replaced an older Netgear 614 router with this one. I did a lot of research before buying and was put off by the vastly contradictory reviews of every other router I looked at. I considered going with a newer wireless N model, but this one this seemed to be the most reliable of all of the routers I looked at. I'm very happy with this one. I had it unpacked and installed on a Windows 7 machine in under five minutes. In very little time I had my network of two desktops, and two laptops up and running. I read a review somewhere that said something like: a million nerds can't be wrong. I think that sums up this router well. It has a great reputation and gets the job done.
    Date published: 2010-07-18
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    What version number is being sell? (the number is underneath)
    Asked by: Juan
    Unfortunately we do not have access to our inventory to be able to inspect the router for its revision.
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    What is the significance of this item being Linux based. Does this mean it has the dd-wrt firmware?
    Asked by: Ted W.


    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, I use the modem from my cable company.
    Answered by: Mary H.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Is this mac-compatible?
    Asked by: David R.
    My daughter uses her Mac with it and my wife's iPad seems to sync up to it nicely as well. All of our other android and PC devices as well as our HP wireless printers and all game consoles connect as well. I would verify with B&H tech, but I think you are good to go with Apple products connecting to this router.
    Answered by: Jack L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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