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Linksys WRT54GS vs. WRT54G2

by Josh K / June 17, 2008 4:56 AM PDT

I have DSL with AT&T. The 2WIRE modem/router combo units they provide have been troublesome (wireless connection drops frequently). The DSL signal is just fine but the computers and router lose communication with each other. I'm troubleshooting that but am considering putting their modem into "bridge only" mode and adding my own router.

I think I have it narrowed down to the WRT54GS or WRT54G2. Unfortunately the Linksys web site does not have a side-by-side comparison. Can someone tell me a little about the difference between these two units? My home network consists of an iMac (has 801.11n capability) and an XP laptop (802.11 b/g only). I figured N is overkill for a DSL system but I'm all ears if someone thinks otherwise.

I looked at the Apple AirPort Extreme but didn't think it sounded as good as the Linksys routers.

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Read here
by Steven Haninger / June 17, 2008 5:18 AM PDT
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Cisco would definitely be overkill
by Josh K / June 17, 2008 6:22 AM PDT
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I hadn't noticed the Windows-only specs on the Linksys routers. I know Mac users who have them and say they're great. I'll have to look into that some more.

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