Although real-world wireless performance hovers around 50 percent of almost all wireless-device manufacturers’ claims, the WRT54G delivers even less than that. If you get into trouble during configuration, a Reset switch returns you to the factory default settings. Read in comfort at the pool or beach. On the downside, there’s a short one-year warranty. If you encountered any problems during this configuration procedure, please consult the manual that was included with your router or contact the manufacturer.

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Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Broadband Router

That’s roughly 25 percent shorter than a typical If you don’t know how to get this information follow the steps here. Now click on the Edit MAC Filter List button to pop up a new window shown below where you will enter the MAC Address, also known as Physical Address, for each computer that you will be using to connect to your wireless network.

Linksys continues its practice of putting a short Ethernet cable in the box, so you can just plug in and configure away. Low-cost, high-speed 54Mbps throughput and backward compatibility with Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 9. On the downside, there’s a beoadband one-year warranty.

Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54G Specs – CNET

Linksys boasts that it sold more thanWireless-G products in Januarywhich was the first month of sales. Great price, innovative technology, and responsive performance. Unfortunately, the range of the WRT54G in our testing was similar to that of You’ll find more security options under the Advanced Wireless tab, including the ability to stipulate shared keys for WEP, which means that any client that connects must use the same WEP key.


Finally click on the Administration tab at the top of the page. Give it 10 seconds or so to initialize and then plug an ethernet cable into your wall jack and into the port on the back of the wrt54 marked Internet. In addition, braodband Linksys Web site provides email support along with a wealth of support material, including a massive knowledge base, complete downloads including manuals and firmware upgrades for every product, and clear, helpful information about networking in general.

This may be challenging to set up for beginners, but wdt54g provides a little more security than usual. This should be a different password than the one you setup for WEP encryption, but should also be atleast 6 to 8 characters in length.

You may now close the Mac Address Filter List window.

Wireless-G, the draft version of the forthcoming Remember, however, that virtually all The Advanced screen also lets you implement MAC address filtering, which restricts network access to a list of wrtt54g with those addresses.

You may unsubscribe from these newsletters at any time. Now click on the Wireless Security subsection at the top of the page. Next open a web browser window on the connected computer and type http: My Profile Log Out. Next get another ethernet cable and plug one end into your laptop and the other into one of the ports labeled on the router. Mac Mini 8.

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The manual also provides a brief, clear discussion of DHCP versus fixed IP networks to help beginners make this crucial choice. Linksys claims this last problem has been fixed h a firmware revision, but when we tested the new firmware, we noticed only moderate improvement.

Finally click Save Settings and then Continue when the Settings are successful dialog is displayed.

We can only hope that forthcoming router firmware updates do a better job of fixing the problem. Enter broadbandd for both the username and password.

Wigeless more firmware updates likely in the future, we recommend that you skip You agree to receive updates, alerts and promotions from CBS and that CBS may share information about you with our marketing partners so that they may contact you by email or otherwise about their products or services. OnePlus 6T First Take. Like many fouter routers, the WRT54G is also a four-port wired router, with three indicator lights for each port and two lights covering all wireless connections.