I love the looks of this router. It's so sleek compared to most other ones I've seen and the wirelss seems to work great all over the house. I have four wired desktops (PC's and a Mac) and a wireless laptop that all need to share an internet connection. I also did the set up to connect my Wii to the internet through it, an iPod, and a Brother wireless printer (It's great being able to print on this one printer from all the computers, even the wireless laptop). The range is very good. We have a fairly large house with upstairs and downstairs and the laptop worked everywhere I carried it without losing the connection. And it was a snap to configure even though that's something I've never done before.
One of the nicest things about this router is that it's easy to set up. I'm a 59 year old woman without a great deal of experience setting up networks and was able to hook up the wireless laptop and the wired desktops as well as connecting 2 Vonage phone adapters between the RCA cable modem and this router and everything worked right from the start. The most difficult part was climbing around desks and threading wires around them for the wired computers. The router part was easy. There's a CD included with all the instructions necessary for easy set up, even on some of the advanced security features. Connecting the Wii took about 3 minutes. And now I can see the news and weather on my Wii and play games over the internet. My iPod found the router right away the first time I turned it on to hook it up. I just put in my passwords and Voila! connected. I can walk halfway down the hill from my house to the mailbox and still not lose the connection. And it stays connected with no problem everywhere in the house. I feel like I've finally entered the 21st century.
I was really amazed that it was all so simple and regret that I sat looking at the box for 3 days, procrastinating about setting it up because I thought it would be really involved, confusing and take a long time. It took about 10 minutes. Two thumbs up for this router!
The Linksys WRT54G2 Wireless-G Broadband Router is a painless way to network your home or office. I bought my first wireless router (the Linksys BEFW11S4) in January 2003. I sure wish I had upgraded sooner. The WRT54G2 has better range than my older router and it has no external antennas to adjust. Obviously, the speed of the 802.11g is a huge improvement over the 802.11b. The router comes with a CD containing configuration software that detects the … more