Are you searching for a reliable wireless router which is compatible with Linux operating system? Then have a look at Cisco Linksys WRT54GL Wireless Router which is a 3-in-1 device. The Cisco Linksys WRT54GL functions as wireless access point, as a 4-port Ethernet switch, and also for sharing high speed cable or DSL internet connection. The router provides wireless speeds of up to 54 Mbps.
The Linksys WRT54GL from Cisco is a 3-in-1 device. It functions as a wireless access point, as a Ethernet switch and also as a router. The Cisco Linksys WRT54GL wireless router is compatible with Linux operating system. You can see a built-in 4-port full duplex 10/100 switch in this router which allows you to connect wired devices. So you can connect 4 PCs directly or even attach more hubs and switch to create a bigger network as per your requirement. You can also use this router to share a high-speed cable or DSL internet connection.
There is a USB port on this router which can be used for connecting a USB storage device which can be shared among all connected devices or even a USB printer can be connected to share printing functionality among all connected computers.
It is very easy to configure the wireless devices using the push button set up.
You need to just push the button on the router and create an encrypted wireless connection is made between router and the connected device. The Cisco Linksys WRT54GL Wireless router has a powerful SPI firewall to protect the connected devices against intruders and internet attacks.
The Cisco Linksys WRT54GL is compatible with IEEE 802.11b/g standards and so it can integrate into any existing wireless network with up to 54 Mbps data transfer speed. The router is equipped with four 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports to connect up to 4 nos. of PCs or additional switches and has one 10/100 Mbps WAN port for broadband internet connection.
The router does not have any internal battery but works on 12 V external power supply. You can use the power adapter provided along with the router to power it up. There are two external antennas in this router to provide extended coverage area.
The Cisco Linksys WRT54GL can be purchased from any of the online shopping websites like www.flipkart.com, www.naaptol.com or www.homeshop18.com for a price ranging from Rs.3,100 to Rs.4,500.
|SIM Card Type||No SIM|
|Supports USB Dongle||Yes|
|Max Wi-Fi Connections||Unlimited|
|Download Speed||54 Mbps wireless speed|
|Upload Speed||Not given|
|Communication Standards||IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11b/g|
|Dimensions||48 mm x 154 mm x 186 mm|
Some of the key features of the Cisco WRT54GL wireless router are listed below.
1. Compatible with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b and provides wireless speeds of up to 54 Mbps
2. Shares single internet connection and other resources with wired and wireless devices
3. Four fast Ethernet ports for connecting wired devices
4. Wireless signals are protected by WPA2 encryption and network is protected from internet attacks by powerful SPI firewall.
5. Compatible with Linux OS.
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