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Linksys WRT54G 54 Mbps 4-Port 10/100 Wireless G Router
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Works great in a rough RF environment
Jan 24, 2009 (Updated Jun 6, 2011)
Review by mikep_95133
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User Rating: Excellent
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The Bottom Line: It works and it reliable!
I had to get a router when I signed up for VOIP phone service. So I decided to pile into the world of wireless connectivity.
Recommend this product?
The first thing I do is go to visit a group of super tech types that know hardware and rate it accordingly. The folks at DSLbroadband.com are the ones I turn to for technical info on hardware like this. The main reason they stated for getting this router was that the firmware was upgradeable. Little did I know how important this would become down the road about 18 months.
My VOIP worked great for 18 months. Then after they made a major hardware upgrade on their end, it all went to hell. I was calling the VOIP provider constantly for repairs. In the end they could not identify the issue. I turned to the folks at DSLbroadband.com once again for answers. I was not the only one with issues. This router turns out to be able to be reprogrammed and that made my VOIP work perfctly again.
Accessing this routers settings is done easily through any browser. Also upgrading the firmware for my VOIP issues was a piece of cake. It turns out that there is a fellow that developed a very robust firmware for this model of Linksys routers and for the offshoots of this model. It's called Tomato. Google it. It made my router very happy!
I have a computer in the garage that is straight down 2 stories. So the signal has to pass through my neighbors condo and into mine to do it's job. 2.4ghz hates doing this. I played with using a differnet set of antennas with this router and it may have improved it a little bit. They were salvage specials so I don't have a part number for you. But the stock antennas are fine.
When I've called tech support at Linksys it seemed ok. We went through their debug process and I learned more about the router that way. Although since installing the Tomato firmware, there have been zero issues.
So far I like this Linksys WRT54G router. I'd buy another one if I ever needed to.
Update: 06June2011. Still works like a charm. Technology has made it's speed seem slow compared to what has hit the market since I bought it. But it operates great with Tomatoe firmware.
Amount Paid (US$): 70-90
Driver Availability: Don''t Know
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