Linksys WRT54GP2
3.0Overall Score
Price (RRP): $199 Manufacturer: Linksys

The Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router is really four devices in one box. First, there’s the Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect both screaming fast Wireless-G (802.11g at 54Mbps) and Wireless-B (802.11b at 11Mbps) devices to the network. There’s also a built-in 3-port full-duplex 10/100 Switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together. Connect four PCs directly, or attach more hubs and switches to create as big a network as you need. The router function lets your whole network share a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection.

The fourth function is the phone adaptor which enables high-quality feature-rich telephone service through your high-speed connection even while you’re surfing the internet. There are two standard telephone jacks, each operating independently – like having two phone lines. With Vonage, you’ll get low domestic and international phone rates, caller ID, call waiting, voicemail, call forwarding, distinctive ring, and lots of other available special phone features. Choose any free local dialling US area code, regardless of where you live. Add a virtual phone number in any area code, or even a US-wide toll-free number.

To protect your data and privacy, the Wireless-G Broadband Router can encode all wireless transmissions with up to 256-bit encryption, and supports both Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and the industrial-strength wireless security of Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA). The router can serve as a DHCP server, has a powerful SPI firewall to protect your PCs against intruders and most known internet attacks, supports VPN pass-through, and can be configured to filter internal users’ access to the internet. Configuration is a snap with the web browser-based configuration utility.

With the Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router at the centre of your home or office network, you can share a high-speed internet connection, files, printers, and multi-player games, and turn that internet connection into a high-quality, high-value telephone service!

Conclusion

Solid performing G router.

Linksys WRT54GP2
Price (RRP): $199 Manufacturer: Linksys
Excellent Linksys documentation, which will be a big help to networking beginners. It delivers good wireless coverage and very good throughput. VoIP is an added bonus.
VoIP phone quality can be patchy at times. There are only 3 LAN ports rather than the usual 4.
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