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Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Broadband Router

Linksys appears to have done a very good job with the WRT54G. The packaging is top-notch, and it comes with all the basic components you need to get up and running quickly.

Aesthetically, the router is very pleasing to the eyes, with clean lines and cool blend of blue and coal-black. The front panel is tastefully designed, although some may find the LED descriptions too small to read from a distance.

Encased in plastic, its build quality is good but that's pretty much what you would expect from most routers. It's mainly designed to lie flat on four rubber feet although you can also place it standing up, on either the right or left side. A generous number of holes punctuate both top and underside of the router to ensure sufficient cooling of the electronics within.

The Linksys WRT54G appears to be really packed with many powerful features. This is clearly reflected in the number of options in its configuration utility. Imagine this - there is a total of 21 pages of settings, separated into 6 sections!

You can control when and for how long each PC is given access to the Internet. You can also control the amount of bandwidth allocated to each device or LAN port! If you like, the router can filter out specific websites domains or all websites with certain keywords. This router certainly comes with a lot of features to play with.

Of course, this is just our initial impressions of this router. In the coming days, we will be putting it to the test. Then we will see how it performs. Look out for our comprehensive review of the Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Broadband Router!

For more details, read our Pictorial Review !


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Pictorial Review


• WRT54G

Wireless Standards

• IEEE 802.3
• IEEE 802.3u
• IEEE 802.11g
• IEEE 802.11b


• 11 Channels (US, Canada)
• 13 Channels (Europe)
• 14 Channels (Japan)

Available Ports

• One 10/100 Mbits RJ-45 port for cable/DSL modem
• Four 10/100 Mbits RJ-45 switched ports for LAN
• One power port


• Reset button

Cabling Type



LAN (1, 2, 3, 4)

RF Power Output

18 dBm


UPnP Capable

Security Features

Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) Firewall
Internet Policy

Wireless Security

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
Wireless MAC Filtering

(W x H x D)

7.31 " x 1.88 " x 6.16 "
186 mm x 48 mm x 154 mm


• 17 oz.
• 480 g


External, 12 V DC, 1 A


Wi-Fi (802.11b, 802.11g)

Operating Temperature

32 °F to 104 °F
0 °C to 40 °C

Storage Temperature

-4 °F to 158 °F
-20 °C to 70 °C

Operating Humidity

10% to 85% Non-Condensing

Storage Humidity

5% to 90% Non-Condensing


3 Years Limited


• One Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Broadband Router
• One CD containing Setup Wizard, Norton Internet Security (Trial) and User Guide
• One power adaptor
• One network cable
• One Quick Installation Guide
• One registration card
• One Intel Centrino pamphlet


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