Linksys WRT54GS Wireless-G broadband router comparison

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Linksys WRT54GS Wireless-G broadband router

Linksys WRT54GS Wireless-G broadband router
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Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router

Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router
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Price $109 at 1 store $149 at 1 store $35 at 1 store $109 at 1 store $209 to $221 at 4 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
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3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.9 (3.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 291 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 1.5 stars out of 6 reviews 2.5 stars out of 404 reviews 3.0 stars out of 13 reviews
Release date March 01, 2004 January 07, 2013 August 17, 2003 December 01, 2002 September 24, 2013
The Bottom Line The Linksys WRT54GS is especially well suited for networks with both 802.11g and 802.11b connections. The low-cost Linksys WRT54G features fairly high throughput. But it has a relatively short operating range, and its poor performance with 802.11b devices makes claimed backward compatibility moot. For advanced and professional users, the Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router is worth every penny thanks to its stellar performance, solid build, and bounty of useful features.

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Packaged Quantity 1
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1
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Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
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Routing Protocol Info unavailable Info unavailable RIP-1
RIP-2
RIP-1
RIP-2
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Compliant Standards IEEE 802.1x
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
Info unavailable IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
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Remote Management Protocol HTTP
Telnet
Info unavailable Info unavailable HTTP
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Network / Transport Protocol L2TP
PPTP
TCP/IP
IPSec
PPPoE
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NetBEUI/NetBIOS
PPTP
TCP/IP
IPSec
TCP/IP
IPX/SPX
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 7.3 in x 7.9 in x 1.9 in
Info unavailable 7.3 in x 6.9 in x 1.9 in
7.3 in x 7.9 in x 1.9 in
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Data Link Protocol Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Info unavailable Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
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Data Transfer Rate Info unavailable Info unavailable 54 Mbps
54 Mbps
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Product Description Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router With SpeedBooster WRT54GS - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g - Desktop
Info unavailable Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54G - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g - Desktop
Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54G - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g - Desktop
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Weight 1.1 lbs
Info unavailable 1.1 lbs
1.1 lbs
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System Requirements Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP
Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP
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Enclosure Type Desktop
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Desktop
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Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
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3 years warranty
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Features DMZ port
VPN passthrough
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
MAC address filtering
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
Dynamic DNS server
DHCP support
NAT support
Info unavailable VPN support
Switching
DMZ port
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
DHCP support
NAT support
VPN support
Packet filtering
Full duplex capability
Firewall protection
DMZ port
256-bit encryption
MAC address filtering
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
DHCP support
NAT support
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Device Type Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Info unavailable Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
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