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Identification and Background ¶ 

The second version of the Linksys WRT54GS wireless router is nearly identical to the WRT54G except for additional RAM, flash memory, and SpeedBooster software. The first, second, and third versions all have 16MB of RAM and 8MB of flash memory. You can verify your version by looking at the model number on the underside of the router.

Version 2 reintroduced the SecureEasySetup (seen in the WRT54G) which allows configuring your wireless device with a push button. By pushing the button on the router and on your other SecureEasySetup-enabled wireless device, you automatically create an encryption-secured wireless connection.

The router features removable antennas that allow the user to replace them with high-gain antennas for increased range.

The WRT54GS was followed by the WRT54GL in 2005.

Troubleshooting ¶ 

Track down problems with your router using the Linksys WRT54GS V2 Troubleshooting Guide.

Specifications ¶ 

Processor: Broadcom BCM4712 @ 216 MHz

RAM: 32 MB

Storage: 8 MB flash memory

Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b

Channels: 11 Channels (US, Canada) 13 Channels (Europe)


  • Internet: One 10/100 RJ-45 Port
  • LAN: Four 10/100 RJ-45 Switched Ports
  • One Power Port
  • One Reset Button

Cabling Type: UTP CAT 5

LEDs: Power, DMZ, WLAN, LAN (1, 2, 3, 4), Internet

RF Power Output: 18 dBm

UPnP able/cert: Able

Security features: Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) Firewall, Internet Policy

Wireless Security: WEP, Wireless MAC Filtering

Dimensions: 7.32" x 1.89" x 7.87" (186 mm x 48 mm x 200 mm)

Unit Weight: 17 oz. (0.48 kg)

Power: External, 12V DC, 1.0A

Certification: FCC, IC-03, CE

Operating Temp.: 0° C to 40° C (32° F to 104° F)

Storage Temp.: -20° C to 70° C (-4° F to 158° F)

Operating Humidity: 10% to 85% Non-Condensing

Storage Humidity: 5% to 90% Non-Condensing

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