Cisco-Linksys WRT54GL customer reports
The need for internet connection is becoming higher and this time, people tend have more laptops and personal computers at home. Wireless routers distribute the connection without those annoying wires. Linksys WRT54GL is one of the most praised such devices. Read more about this product in the Cisco-Linksys WRT54GL review.
Linksys WRT54GL is the first network equipment designed for home users who firmware source code was available in full as GNU GPL license thus allowing developers to change firmware or improving existing functionality adding new features. Also, despite its available advanced functions, it can be easily configured and used by a person without a lot of technical knowledge.
WRT54GL router series is based on Firmware Linux. This wireless router has two official versions, 1.0 and 1.1, but version 1.1 was made in two versions, the series CL7B line with 4 MB flash memory and 16 MB RAM and those with code CO61 series with 8 MB memory flash and 32 MB RAM. WRT54GL is standard equipment on the outside composed of 1 WAN port, 4 LAN ports, 2 external antenna. The inside has SPI firewall, DDNS, IP Forwarding (with port triggers), restriction based on time and services and ports, DHCP and MAC filtering, WEP encryption, WPA, and WPA2. It also executes wireless capabilities of 802.11b and 802.11g.
The package includes router, power adapter, a network cable 1 meter long for connecting the router to the device responsible for the connectivity Internet (ADSL modem / cable, media-converter, etc.), and CD-ROM setup the router manually in PDF format.
When it comes to receiving signals even with obstacles, WRT54GL beats its toughest competitors as it has 2 antennas and great internal features. It can also be made up to 20 IP routes, and many QoS settings.
DD-WRT firmware, version 23 SP2 is latest stable version and it offers the ability to define VLANs, RADIUS authentication, WDS (Wireless Distribution System) router page with complete information and the ability to manage the router using SSH.
Cisco-Linksys WRT54GL wireless router Specifics and Features:
– Based on Firmware Linux
– two versions:
- series CL7B line with 4 MB flash memory 16 MB RAM
- series CO61 with 8 MB memory flash and 32 MB RAM
– external features: 1 WAN port, 4 LAN ports, 2 external antenna
– Internal features: SPI firewall, DDNS, IP Forwarding (with port triggers), restriction based on time and services and ports, DHCP and MAC filtering, WEP encryption, WPA, and WPA2, and wireless capabilities of 802.11b and 802.11g.
Many customers have tried using this and they were glad to buy it. The connection and signal is quite excellent even with or without signal obstacles such as metal structures and walls.