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Linksys WRT54GC

details: Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router
hardware type: Wireless Router
date added: 2006-03-18
updated: 2020-04-11
The WRT54GC is a wireless router with a single 10/100Base-T WAN port and four 10/100Base-T LAN ports.

The integrated access point complies with the IEEE 802.11b/g standards with wireless transmission speeds of up to 54Mbps. It supports WEP and WPA/WPA2 wireless encryption.

The router supports VPN pass-through for IPSec, L2TP and PPTP and features a built-in SPI firewall to protect the network against malicious attacks.
 WRT54GC Features
 Availability: discontinued
 Release Date: 2005-03-07
 Street price: $38
 Warranty: 3 year(s)
 LAN / WAN Connectivity
 WAN ports: 1
 WAN port(s) type: 10/100 Base-TX (RJ-45)
 LAN ports: 4
 LAN ports type: 10/100 Base-TX (RJ-45)
 USB port(s): 0
 Serial port: no
 NAT routing: yes
 Multihomed: yes
 DMZ: yes
 Port forwarding: yes
 Port forwarding of ranges: yes
 Port triggering: yes
 DHCP server: yes
 DHCP client: yes
 Dynamic DNS client: yes
 UPnP: yes
 MAC Address clone: yes
 MTU configurable (WAN): yes
 MTU limit (WAN): 1500
 PPPoE client: yes
 Maximum Wireless Speed: 54 Mbps
 WiFi standards supported: 802.11b (Wi-Fi 1)
802.11g (Wi-Fi 3)
 Wifi security/authentication: WEP
Wireless MAC Address filtering
SSID Broadcast disable
 WiFi modes: Access point
 external antenna(s): 0
 ext antenna(s) removable ?: yes
 Antenna connector: RP-SMA (Reverse SMA)
 Transmit Power: +13 dBm
 Receiver Sensitivity: -65 dBm
 Default SSID: linksys
 Multiple SSID: no
 IPSec server: no
 IPSec client: no
 IPSec passthrough: yes
 L2TP server: no
 L2TP client: no
 L2TP passthrough: yes
 PPTP server: no
 PPTP client: no
 PPTP passthrough: yes
 SPI firewall: yes
 Filtering: Domain/URL blocking, date/time scheduling
 Device Management
 Default IP address:
 Default admin username: (blank)
 Default admin password: admin
 Administration: Web-based (LAN)
Remote configuration (WAN)
Quick Setup Wizard
 Firmware upgradeable: yes
 Configuration backup/restore: yes
 Email alerts: no
 Usage Statistics: yes
 Misc hardware info
 Power over Ethernet (PoE): no
 Print Server: no
 Product page:

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  User Reviews/Comments:
by J03M4M4 - 2006-03-31 23:02
Very small, and very easy to set up. Linksys usually does a excellent job on their routers and this is not much different. I've had success with it for about 7+ months and use it with whatever you can imagine. Its pretty solid so far.
by Christian - 2006-04-18 13:07
Unfortunately this router has been nothing but trouble. I even persuded the shop to let me try another. It seems that once I put it under load near my maximum internet connection of 1Mb connect by the wireless feature, the router stops responding, even to a ping. I thought it was a temperature issue so I invested in an ITWatchDogs Minigoose environment monitoring kit (very cool), which showed the temperature was between 25-30C and humidty around 32%. Conditions fine according to the data sheet.
So scrapped messing around with it anymore and brought a Cisco871W-G-E-K9 to replace it !!!
by ashutoshj - 2006-04-22 11:42
I had a bad experience with Linksys WRT54GC. It does not ask for Service name in pppoe configuration and if your ISP requires it, you r screwed. The only option is to replace router with a different one from Netgear or Dlink. All other routers ask for Service name except Linksys which is adamant on not upgrading their firmware to include Service name field in pppoe configuration.
by anonymous - 2006-04-24 04:43
ei guys, i would like to ask "how am i going to re-configure my router if the web access is not available?".. tnx..
by to ashuto - 2006-08-01 15:39
Firmware Version: v1.04.5 and PPPoE with authentification is working fine.
by edmen - 2007-11-09 08:46
Have it in small office, works OK, no any problems so far!
by AJ - 2010-07-07 22:28
Hello good evening friends, this router is very good but I have a problem with respect to the oblivion of my password I would like to know if there is any program to desipher the key to my router, or any other way to find it ?
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