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Linksys WRT54GL

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Linksys WRT54GL review: specs and price

Linksys WRT54GL
Linksys WRT54GL
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Why is Linksys WRT54GL better than the average?

  • External antennas
    2vs1.01
  • LAN ports
    4vs3.72
  • Weight
    280gvs349.47g

Top specs and features

General info

1.LAN ports

4

With more LAN ports you are able to connect more computers to the network directly using LAN cables.

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2.weight

280g

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17.5g

3.warranty period

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

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4.WAN ports

1

A WAN (Wider Area Network) port is most commonly used to connect the router to the Internet. It can also be used to connect to an external private network.

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5.USB ports

0

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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6.height

48mm

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16mm

Performance

1.WiFi speed

270MB/s

A higher maximum Wi-Fi speed results in better performance. This is measured in megabytes per second.

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2000MB/s

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Linksys WRT54GL

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

3.internal storage

0MB

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4.Has DNS relay
Linksys WRT54GL

With DNS relay or DNS caching, the router stores the response to queries for a short time. This means that the same query will return a quicker response if repeated from another computer in the same network.

Antennas

1.external antennas

2

More antennas result in increased signal strength. External antennas can be repositioned in order to improve the signal, and replaced with a longer antenna if needed.

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Security

1.Has automatic IP
Linksys WRT54GL

Automatic IP allows a local area network (LAN) computer to give itself a unique IP address when Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is unavailable to do so.

2.Has a built-in network firewall
Linksys WRT54GL

A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.

3.Has a static IP address
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Static IP addresses remain consistent on each connection. This means the IP address can be used to allow remote access/configuration. Most home devices have a dynamic IP address, whereas larger companies usually use a static IP address.

4.Has L2TP Passthrough
Linksys WRT54GL

You can enable L2TP Passthrough. L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol) is a VPN (Virtual Private Network) protocol for carrying data from one device to another securely over the Internet.

5.Has WPA2-PSK
Linksys WRT54GL

WPA2-PSK is a method of securing your network using WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) as well as a Pre-Shared Key (PSK) password. This was designed for home users without an enterprise authentication server.

6.Has MAC address filtering
Linksys WRT54GL

This is a security feature in which network access is granted to devices based on their unique MAC address. It can provide increased security, but it can be a risk if the user loses the device.

Features

1.Has QoS
Linksys WRT54GL

With (QoS) Quality of Service, you can optimise performance by deciding which traffic to prioritise when a bottleneck occurs. You can decide which traffic is important based on things like IP address and type of Internet service.

2.Has dynamic routing
Linksys WRT54GL

Dynamic routing is useful if you need to configure several routers, as they can automatically find network destinations and best routes, as well as sharing information between routers. They can reroute automatically if there is a fault somewhere.

3.Has Universal Plug n Play
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Universal Plug n Play (UPnP) is a set of networking protocols that permits networked devices, such as PCs, printers, Internet gateways, Wi-Fi access points and mobile devices to find each other and exchange information on the network.

4.Has static routing
Linksys WRT54GL

Static routing is a simple form of routing, recommended if you have just one, or a small number, of routers to connect. They need to be configured and updated manually.

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