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Linksys WRT54GS

details: Wireless-G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster
hardware type: Wireless Router
date added: 2006-02-03
updated: 2013-04-30
Router with built-in 4-port switch, and up to 35% performance enhanced Wireless-G Access Point, using SpeedBooster technology. SpeedBooster provides an overall speed improvement even when running a mixed network of SpeedBooster and regular Wireless-G devices.

The router allows sharing a single Internet connection and other resources with Ethernet wired, Wireless-G, -B, and SpeedBooster devices.

Push button setup feature makes wireless configuration secure and simple. This device provides high security: Wi-Fi Protected Access 2(WPA2), 802.1x, SPI firewall. Configuration is a snap with the web browser-based configuration utility.

Versions up to v4.0 support open source third party firmware, here is a good source:
http://openwrt.org/

Version / Serial Numbers table

WRT54GS v1.0 - CGN0, CGN1 (8 MB FLASH, 32MB RAM, BCM4712KPB CPU)
WRT54GS v1.1 - CGN2 (8 MB FLASH, 32MB RAM)
WRT54GS v2.0 - CGN3 (8 MB FLASH, 32MB RAM, BCM4712LKFB CPU)
WRT54GS v2.1 - CGN4 (8 MB FLASH, 32MB RAM, BCM4712LKFB CPU)
WRT54GS v3.0 - CGN5 (8 MB FLASH, 32MB RAM, BCM5352EKBP CPU)
WRT54GS v4.0 - CGN6 Note: V4 has twice less RAM (4 MB FLASH, 16MB RAM, BCM5352EKBP) than previous versions, however it does use Linux.
WRT54GS v5.x - CGN7 Note: V5 has only 2MB FLASH, 8MB RAM, runs VxWorks, and does not support third-party firmware.
 
 

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 WRT54GS Features
 General
 SG Editor's Choice: yes
 Availability: discontinued
 Release Date: 2004-03-14
 List price: $89
 Street price: $55
 Warranty: 1 year(s)
 LAN / WAN Connectivity
 WAN ports: 1
 WAN port(s) type: 10/100 Base-TX (RJ-45)
 WAN port auto cross-over: yes
 LAN ports: 4
 LAN ports type: 10/100 Base-TX (RJ-45)
 LAN ports auto cross-over: yes
 USB port(s): 0
 Rate limiting: per client (IP), per LAN port
 Router
 NAT routing: yes
 Multihomed: yes
 DMZ: yes
 Port forwarding: yes
 Port forwarding of ranges: yes
 Port triggering: yes
 DHCP server: yes
 DHCP client: yes
 DHCP relay: yes
 DNS proxy: yes
 Dynamic DNS client: yes
 QoS: yes
 UPnP: yes
 Routing Protocols: RIP v1 (static routing, RFC 1058)
RIP v2 (dynamic routing, RFC1389)
 DSL
 PPPoE client: yes
 PPPoA client: yes
 Wireless
 Maximum Wireless Speed: 108 Mbps
 WiFi standards supported: 802.11b (11 Mbps)
802.11b+ (22 Mbps)
802.11g (54 Mbps)
802.11g+ (108 Mbps+)
 Wifi security/authentication: WEP
WPA (TKIP)
WPA2 (AES)
 WiFi modes: Access point
Wireless client
Wireless bridge (PtP)
 internal antenna(s): 0
 external antenna(s): 2
 ext antenna(s) removable ?: yes
 Antenna connector: RP-TNC (Reverse TNC)
 Transmit Power: +18 dBm
 Default SSID: linksys
 Multiple SSID: no
 WDS compatible: yes
 WMM (QoS): yes
 VPN
  IPSec
 IPSec client: yes
 IPSec passthrough: yes
 IPSec simultaneous tunnels: 5
  L2TP
 L2TP passthrough: yes
  PPTP
 PPTP passthrough: yes
 Firewall
 SPI firewall: yes
 DoS / DDoS protection: yes
 Security log: yes
 Filtering: Domain/URL blocking, MAC Address filtering, keyword/content filtering, Java, ActiveX, Cookie
 Device Management
 Default IP address: 192.168.1.1
 Default admin username: (blank)
 Default admin password: admin
 Administration: Web-based (LAN)
Remote configuration (WAN)
Telnet / CLI
SSH
SSL secure web
 Firmware upgradeable: yes
 Configuration backup/restore: yes
 Event log: yes
 Diagnostic functions: yes
ping, traceroute
 Misc hardware info
 Chipset: Broadcom BCM4712, BCM5352 or BCM5354 depending on h/w revision
 RAM: 16 Mb
 Flash Memory: 4 Mb
 SNMP support: SNMP v.1, SNMP v.2
 NTP client: yes
 Power over Ethernet (PoE): no
 Third-party firmware support: yes
DD-WRT
 Notes: v1.0-v3.0 has 32Mb RAM, 8Mb flash
v4.0 has 16 Mb RAM, 4 Mb flash
v5.0-7.2 has 16 Mb RAM, 2 Mb flash
 Links
 Product page: http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/wirel...
 Datasheet: http://homedownloads.cisco.com/downloads...
 Manual: http://homedownloads.cisco.com/downloads...
 Quick Install Guide: http://homedownloads.cisco.com/downloads...

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by Raccoon - 2006-05-22 19:44
Under WiFi features, you have listed; Access point, Wireless client, Wireless bridge. I do not believe the WRT54GS can act as a Wireless client nor Wireless bridge. Linksys tech support states that it cannot be.
by Philip - 2006-05-23 11:18
It can act as wireless client and bridge, however only with third party firmware. Thanks for noticing this :)
by mercyful - 2007-09-04 03:10
But, Is true that it works in wireless client or bridge mode only with another " LINKSYS " wireless G access point? Can it work also with another generic access point G ?
by anonymous - 2007-10-09 13:16
Linksys is on version 7. Since version 5 you can not use third party firmware and the features it brings. Speed boost only works if all clients support 108M or 125M rate. They do not need to all be Linksys brand client devices.
by edhot43 - 2009-04-19 23:13
how to acktivate or enable SNMP on this hardware ???
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