[technique] The WRT54GL: A 54Mbps router from 2005 still makes millions for Linksys

Laurent GUERBY laurent at guerby.net
Ven 1 Juil 20:11:00 CEST 2016


Pour les dinosaures :

Et sur le sujet des discussions de l'AG sur l'obsolescence des
"petits objets" :

In a time when consumers routinely replace gadgets with new models after
just two or three years, some products stand out for being built to

Witness the Linksys WRT54GL, the famous wireless router that came out in
2005 and is still for sale. At first glance, there seems to be little
reason to buy the WRT54GL in the year 2016. It uses the 802.11g Wi-Fi
standard, which has been surpassed by 802.11n and 802.11ac. It delivers
data over the crowded 2.4GHz frequency band and is limited to speeds of
54Mbps. You can buy a new router—for less money—and get the benefit of
modern standards, expansion into the 5GHz band, and data rates more than
20 times higher.
The WRT54GL and other routers in the WRT54G line have sold 31 million
units in their 14-year lifetime. The WRT54GL is the only one still being
manufactured and sold.

A Mones il y a toujours un WRT54G dans un plexo sur un mat
en fonctionnement depuis 2006 :)


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