Since a router is the central component in your network, versatility is very important. The Linksys WRT54GS Wireless-G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster is an all-in-one internet sharing router, 4-port switch, Wireless-G (802.11g) Access Point, and high-speed ADSL2+ Modem.
The SpeedBooster product line provides a 35% boost in performance over standard Wireless-G products when used with other SpeedBooster network adaptors. However, if used with the older Wireless-B products, there is no improvement in performance.
With 4 Ethernet ports included, you can also connect any wired (CAT5) cable to the router for a wired connection. This may be useful if you want to utilise one desktop computer as the “home base” for your network where you can store files in one central location.
Reasonable G router ? but could do better.
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Delivers three functions in a single box and offers enhanced performance according to Linksys. Good match in the price-to-performance stakes. The throughput on this router was better than some of the competition. Easy to install.
Disappointing throughput to distance performance - didn?t live-up to the Linksys hype.