"My favorite purchase of all time (well, one of them)"4.5 starson by bonedaddy4u1111
Pros: WPA2 encryption, SPI Firewall, speedbooster support, ethernet port, retractable plug. Very neat and tidy device unlike other travel routers.
Cons: can't recommend for regular use in large houses; Secure Easy Setup...not so secure
Summary: This ultra portable router is very simple to setup and configure. The feature rich WTR54GS takes advantage of the WRT54GS' award winning technology and performance.
With WPA2 encryption, a powerful firewall, and the ability to turn the SSID broadcast off, this is a very safe device for surfing the web wirelessly anywhere. Once it's configured for the first time that's it! Just feed it any broadband source through the blue ethernet port and plug it into a power outlet...instant connectivity every time!
Personally, I have had very good success with Linksys 24/7 support via both phone and e-mail incidents. The only downfall of this router is probably a good thing...range. Although the range is not exactly spectacular, this router is designed primarily for small area support (i.e. hotels, small apartments, etc). Thus, it covers the area you need on the road without broadcasting too far enough for hackers to even attempt to hack.
One minor problem worth mentioning that I encountered, however, was while pairing this unit with the Linksys USB wireless G adapter (with SpeedBooster) via the "Secure Easy Setup" the router automatically disabled a security feature: it re-ENABLED the brodcast SSID! Be careful of this as you will want to keep the SSID off once you have connected all your devices. This method discourages hackers from seeing your wireless signal.
Overall, I have owned this unit for 6 months, Love it, and highly recommend it.
-create a strong WPA/WPA2 encryption password: use combination of numbers, upper case AND lower case letters (minimum 8 characters total). Change every 3-6 months.
-combine use of a hardware firewall (like this unit offers) with a really good software firewall. I highly recommend ZoneAlarm 7 or Kaspersky Internet Security suites.
-Channell 11 is the best signal to broadcast with a Wireless G router.