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Need a replacement for Linksys RT54GP2

My router needed a long vacation and needs to be replaced. Apparently Linksys no longer makes this model. Is there a replacement/upgrade that does what the old router did (ie, 4 outlets and 2 phone lines)? The important thing is the VoIP which must be compatible with Vonage. Wireless functionality would be nice, but isn't absolutely necessary.

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Unfortunately, Linksys can't replace or upgrade your router. What you can do is just buy a new Linksys router. The model number WRTP54GP2 has all the VOIP functions that you need, plus it has wireless function, you can go online wirelessly using your laptop.

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