"Its a 'classic router' but has its a mini-oven as well!"4.0 starson by comp_cobra
Pros: Ethernet ports,
Built-in power supply
indicators very bright,
Wireless range is great, impressive (thats a 'very good mark') in open air operation but when walls are involved, 'satisfactory.'
The design of router gets a thumbs up BUT!.... (see cons)
Cons: The one and only problem that I had with this 'cute little baby' of mine is that she runs very hot and had no vents however, after going online and researching, I realized that everybody had the same problem. (See solution to this problem below.)
Summary: I neatly place three almost rectangular holes at the back of the unit but it still ran very warm... so in order to give this router a little more life, I bore another hole on the front and placed a mini fan on the back and power it with an old cell phone charger and viola! She works like a charm now... no more issues and whenever I use this unit for like 5 - 6 hours and then unplug it, its slightly warm and is usually cool to the touch in about 5 minutes., this experienced thought me a lesson, now I have even installed a mini-fan on the router at home and for all future routers that I am yet to own, they will all get their own cooling system from me. Unfortunately, the fan on the WTR-54GS is on the outside at the back as there is no space for it inside but for my router, yep, I can tuck it away inside and solder the power wires to the adapter in-let (the 'female' power receptacle on the router). I have had both my travel router for nearly 3 years now and its still going strong. Almost everyone who has seen it in action wants to buy one like it but bad news as Linksys doesn't manufacture this little gem again. I think that I will have this unit for years to come. Thanks Linksys, you guys at Cisco can make me a offer to buy it back in other 20 years or so (ha, ha, ha)