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Linksys WRT54GL

details: 4-port Wireless-G Broadband Router
hardware type: Wireless Router
date added: 2006-03-01
updated: 2020-04-11
The Linksys WRT54GL is an 802.11 b/g Wireless Router, with built-in 4-port switch.

This unit is the successor of the WRT54G, that runs Linux (like WRT54G v.1-4, and unlike WRT54G v.5). The current revision is identical to WRT54G v.4.

A variety of security features help to protect your data and your privacy while online. Security features include WPA2 security, a Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall and NAT technology. Configuring the Router is easy using the provided browser-based utility.

Third-party firmware is available, enhancing the functionality of this unit further.

Popular third-party firwmare sites: (see also:

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 WRT54GL Features
 SG Editor's Choice: no
great linux-based wireless-G router with third-party firmware support
 Availability: discontinued
 Street price: $54
 Warranty: 3 year(s)
 LAN / WAN Connectivity
 WAN ports: 1
 WAN port(s) type: 10/100 Base-TX (RJ-45)
 WAN port auto cross-over: no
 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
 QoS: yes
 ToS / DiffServ: yes
 UPnP: yes
 MAC Address clone: yes
 Routing Protocols: RIP v1 (static routing, RFC 1058)
RIP v2 (dynamic routing, RFC1389)
 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
 WiFi modes: Access point
Wireless client
Wireless bridge (PtP)
Repeater mode
 internal antenna(s): 0
 external antenna(s): 2
 ext antenna(s) removable ?: yes
 Transmit Power: +18 dBm
 Default SSID: linksys
 WDS compatible: yes
 RADIUS support: yes
 IPSec server: yes
 IPSec client: yes
 IPSec passthrough: yes
 L2TP passthrough: yes
 PPTP server: yes
 PPTP client: yes
 PPTP passthrough: yes
 SPI firewall: yes
 Filtering: Domain/URL blocking, MAC Address filtering, keyword/content filtering, date/time scheduling, Java, ActiveX, Cookie
 Device Management
 Default IP address:
 Default admin username: (blank)
 Default admin password: admin
 Administration: Web-based (LAN)
Remote configuration (WAN)
Quick Setup Wizard
SSL secure web
 Firmware upgradeable: yes
 Misc hardware info
 Chipset: Broadcom 5352 (200 MHz)
 RAM: 16 Mb
 Flash Memory: 4 Mb
 SNMP support: SNMP v.1, SNMP v.2, SNMP v.3
 NTP client: yes
 Power over Ethernet (PoE): no
 Third-party firmware support: yes
 Notes: Some advanced features available using third-party firmware.
 Product page:

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  User Reviews/Comments:
by BOK - 2006-08-31 05:50
FYI the default Linksys-firmware on the Linksys WRT54GL offers no SNMP at all!
by bestcelebs - 2007-10-09 05:05
This device can be used perfectly as a hotspot.

I'm using as a free hotspot solution and it works perfectly!
by ivan - 2007-11-10 02:06
Can anyone tell me if this router can work as wireless client and share that connection with pc-s connected trough rj-45
by anonymous - 2008-02-08 06:26

Yes you can use this as a CPE for a WiFi based internet service, but you will need third party firmware (DD-WRT). Tomato might also support it and is a great distribution.

Good luck!
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