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Comcast says my old WRK54G router is defective. Should I replace it with WRT54GS (Walmart $55) or WRT54G2 (Staples $64). (2 home PC's & occasionally laptop-pretty heavy internet use) Thanks! Susan

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There's a bit of information with differences here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linksys_WRT54G_series#WTR54GS

this is a good article on wrt54g2 (seems like a a very basic router and seems slow)
http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/taxid;345396484;pid;6137;pt;1

this is a good article on wrt54gs (this seems to be a better option if you're looking for speed... keep in mind you may need to have wireless adapter on all your computers for this one.
http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/index.php/taxid;345396484;pid;434;pt;1;pg;1;pa;4

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The two models are very similar, the only real difference seems to be that the WRT54GS has more RAM according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linksys_WRT54G_series

be careful that you do not accidentally buy WTR54GS as it does not have sufficient ports for your requirements the model names are similar but this is a Compact model with fewer ports

hope this helps

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Since your WRK54G is already bad, I will advice you to get this WRT54GS router because i can tell you that it work fine and the connection is much faster compare to this WRT54G2 and WRT54GS is pretty much stable compare to the WRT54G2 since I have work for Linksys for almost 3 years...

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