Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Broadband Router reviewed

Routing Performance

Testing Notes:
All tests were run with LAN endpoint in DMZ

As you can see from the numbers, you'll find it hard to complain about the WRT54G's routing speed, which was evenly matched in both WAN-LAN and LAN-WAN directions. If 20Mbps isn't good enough for you, then I'm not sure you should be using a consumer-class router!

Note that the lack of UDP test results in the LAN to WAN direction isn't Linksys' fault, but a problem that Qcheck has with some newer routers. I'd expect actual performance to mirror that of the WAN to LAN UDP stream test results.

Routing Performance Test Results
Test Description Transfer Rate (Mbps) Response Time (msec) UDP stream
Throughput (kbps) Lost data (%)
WAN - LAN 19.7 1 (avg)
1 (max)
498 0
LAN - WAN 21.7 1 (avg)
21 (max)
Firmware Version 1.01.14 Jan 27 2003
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