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Linksys WRT54GL-DE (802.11g, Broadband Router, 54 Mbit/s)

Network Network, Router, WiFi

Linksys WRT54GL-DE (802.11g, Broadband Router, 54 Mbit/s)
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Price: CDN$ 114.00 (on stock)
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Linksys WRT54GL-DE 
Minimum: CDN$ 43.25 
Maximum: CDN$ 93.09  
Updated: 10/03/2016 03:00

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Linksys WRT54GL is limited to Wireless-G and therefore not fully up-to-date. But due to its robustness is still used as a development platform to tinker with alternative Linux-based firmwares.

Compared to the WRT54G, the WRT54GL has more RAM and Flash memory (although these values depend on the hardware revision (see for details) and therefore is a ideal platform for Linux based firmwares, e.g., DD-WRT ( These firmwares enhance the router with additional functions that normally are not available in this price category.

In addition to the DD-WRT web surface that is provided by the DD-WRT firmware, it is also possible to install OpenVPN on the router.

Other alternative firmwares are OpenWRT ( and Tomato (

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